National Be On-Purpose Month on January, 2018: Purpose Month - What is a 'national insurance card?'?
January, 2018 is National Be On-Purpose Month 2018. National Be On Purpose Month - January be on purpose month
the national insurance card has our national insurance number on it, used to identify a person for tax-paying purposes, claiming back tax, pensions etc. Kind of like your identity with regards to the government. The money contributes to health care, unemployment, other benefits and pensions. You generally get the card through a few months before your turn 16.
Has anyone seen that cheesy National Guard music video in movie theaters?
I get really tired of this question.
Your understanding of the purpose and mission of the National Guard is 104 years out of date. The Guard itself is the oldest of the military components of the United States, older enven than the US, and traces it's origin to the formation of the first Regimental units in Massachusetts Colony in 1634.
That was us that fired the shot heard round the world on 19 April 1775. The Continental Army would not be formed for another two months, 14 June.
During the Spanish American War, many militiamen (Guardsmen) resigned or took leave in order to enlist in the Regular Army in order to fight. There are many stories of militia Colonels enlsiting as buck Privates for the purpoe of participating in the conflict. To fix this, Congress passed the National Guard Act in 1903 which formalized the militia as a reserve of the Army, standardized training and established the title "National Guard" to refer to militia units that were federally recognized.
In WWI, 17 National Guard Divisions served overseas. 18 wold participate in WWII. the 40th Division (California) and the 45th Division (Oklahoma) fought in Korea. ANd despite the garbage about joining the Guard to avoid servic ein vietnam, many hundreds of Guardsmen served with distinction in SE Asia, just usually as individual replacements rather than units.
We were there in the Gulf the first time around, and in Bosnia and Kosovo.
And litterally thousands of overseas military and humaitarian missions in between.
During peacetime each state National Guard answers to the leadership in the 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia. During national emergencies, however, the President reserves the right to mobilize the National Guard, putting them in federal duty status. While federalized, the units answer to the Combatant Commander of the theatre in which they are operating and, ultimately, to the President.
Even when not federalized, the National Guard has a federal obligation (or mission.) That mission is to maintain properly trained and equipped units, available for prompt mobilization for war, national emergency, or as otherwise needed.
The Army National Guard is a partner with the Active Army and the Army Reserves and the Air National Guard is a partner with the Active AirForce and the Air Force Reserves in fulfilling the country's military needs.
The state, territory or district leadership are the Commanders in Chief for each Guard. Their Adjutants General are answerable to them for the training and readiness of the units. At the state level, the governors reserve the ability, under the Constitution of the United States, to call up members of the National Guard in time of domestic emergencies or need.
The National Guard's state mission is perhaps the most visible and well known. Nearly everyone has seen or heard of Guard units responding to battle fires or helping communities deal with floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms or other emergency situations. In times of civil unrest, the citizens of a state can rest assured that the Guard will be ready to respond, if needed.
what's the difference between national guard and reserve,both are military soldiers ?
Yea the National Guard has a dual state-federal mission. Meaning the National Guard can be called for domestic purposes (floods, fires, tornados, hurricanes, snowstorms, other natural disasters + riot control, security, and other law enforcement purposes). Each state has both an Air and Army National Guard, which go thru the same training and have the same basic equipment as the active (regular) Air Force or Army. A state would use it's Air National Guard for example, to look for missing people or for air rescues, or for security purposes in state emergencies, and it's Army National Guard for state disasters or civil disturbances.
Army National Guard soldiers helped fight the wildfires in California. They have helped with security on the US-Mexican border. They have given out food and supplies in floods and storms. They will be on hand during the President-elect's inaguration for security purposes.
The Army Reserve, in contrast, is solely a federal component of the Army and has no domestic responsibilities. Both are reserve components of the US Army and both can be called up for war (and always are), and when not called up for state or federal duty both drill one weekend a month, 15 days a year in the summer. Reserve is more infantry support, whereas Guard has infantry, Special Forces, and everything else.
-EDIT- Oh and the answerer above me doesn't know what he's talking about, all branches of the US Armed Forces have the same pay & general benefits. A soldier earning E-3 pay in the Army (regardless of active or reserve/guard status) and a sailor making E-3 pay in the Navy are both E-3 on the same military payscale. Meaning they both earn the same amount. There is only 1 military payscale. As for benefits, all components of the Army enjoy the same benefits. It's an "Army of one."