The National Guard's core values are:
- Selfless Service
- Personal courage
But beyond these values, what do people actually do in the Guard?
The National Guard is part of the world's largest and most successful team! Its missions are vast and varied. It is impossible to sum them up in one comprehensive list, but here are a few of the missions the National Guard might cover:
- Homeland security
- Counter drug and immigration interdiction operations
- Law enforcement in volatile areas
- Large-scale transportation of supplies and troops via ground vehicles
- Stateside and International humanitarian missions delivering food supplies, building schools, bridges, etc.
- Flood, hurricane and earthquake relief, in addition to other natural disaster responses
- Augmenting the U.S. Army in times of war.
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