You are a participant in one of the Nation’s ancient and sacred institutions, the National Guard. Since this Nation raised its first militia in 1636, it has placed its trust in the Guard members and the people that are his or her primary support, the Family.
The National Guard family is unique and special. It has learned to share it loved one with the rest of the country. They are the true patriots. The National Guard Family knows that through their sacrifice, they help maintain a strong and secure national defense for their state and country.
The purpose of this handbook is to make a sometimes-difficult life a little easier. It will inform you of the benefits that you are entitled to receive, and to be prepared in the event of mobilization. It is an important book, full of information that will answer questions you may be have or will have in the future. It has been prepared to reduce the stress and strain on the family and the service member before, during, and after mobilization.
The New Jersey National Guard remains strong because of its soldiers and airmen. The Guard remains strong because of you the family!