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As a backbone of our nation, we are ready to defend the country in peacetime and to repel enemy forces during combat. We are trained in the use of various weaponry, hand-to-hand combat, reconnaissance techniques as well as many other important peacekeeping skills.
Texas Guardsmen are under a direct jurisdiction of the state and can be called by the governor to serve their community during disasters and emergencies. We stand ready to protect life and property of our fellow citizens. We strive to preserve peace, institute order and public safety during a time of distress.
Texas Guard offers lots of programs to help both you and your dependents. Take advantage of our scholarships, funding programs and academic counseling sessions. Propel your career!
The Guard shares a wealth of knowledge and experience by participating in community mentorship programs. For example, Texas Guardsmen team-up with professional athletes in the NFL High School Player Development program to address challenges facing high school football players in underserved communities.
With several career fields and over 150 job specialties to choose from, you will have no trouble finding a job that fits your passion. More importantly, we do much more than "hand out jobs"—we will pay for you to develop skills like leadership, team building and self-discipline, applicable in any career.
For over 365 years, the Citizen-Soldiers of the National Guard have come to the aid of their neighbors during times of need. We play a key role during floods, fires and other natural disasters. The Texas Army National Guard's mission mandates helping communities during natural disasters and civil emergencies.
The Texas Army National Guard values higher education and offers many types of assistance to help you stay on track while you serve. One of such examples, the Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP), available to Soldiers and officer candidates, with qualifying federal loans, will pay up to $50,000 of student debt.
Texas Guard opens ranks to Special Operations Detachment
Continuing its mission to remain adaptable and deployable for contingency operations around the world, the Texas Army National Guard has opened its ranks to what will be one of its most diverse and unique units, Special Operations Detachment-Africa.
Soldiers train in 'Urban Shield'
Joint Task Force 71 (Maneuver Enhancement Brigade) soldiers and airmen trained alongside civilian agencies from across Central Texas to better prepare themselves to respond to real-world, large-scale disasters as part of the exercise “Urban Shield.”
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