National Better Hearing Month on May, 2019: Funny national days anyone?

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May, 2019 is National Better Hearing Month 2019.

Funny national days anyone?

National Tap Dance Day is on May 25.

All American Breakfast Month--September 1-30

Better Breakfast Month--September 1-30

Prune Breakfast Month--January 1-31

National Egg Month--May 1-31

National Eggs Benedict Day--April 16

Oatmeal Month--January 1-31

Oatmeal Muffin Day--December 19

National Pancake Week--February 21-27

National Pancake Day--September 26

Waffle Day--March 25

Maple Syrup Saturday--3rd Saturday in March

National Maple Syrup Day--December 17

National Applejack Month--October 1-31

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Should I join the National Guard our the Army National Guard?

Should I join the National Guard our the Army National Guard?

Army National Guard

The National Guard, often referred to as the modern form of the militia, is organized by state. In times of peace, the National Guard answers to the leadership in its particular state and assists with emergencies such as fires, flooding and assisting police efforts in disasters. It is only in times of war that the National Guard can become federalized and deployed, and the National Guard is supposed to be the last line of defense, and the last to be activated.

Army Reserves

The Army Reserves, as the name might suggest, are the soldiers that the Army calls upon when it needs backup. Reserves are usually stationed close to home, and are not considered to be on active duty when trained. However, if the regular Army begins to run short on manpower, then the Reserves are activated to fill the gaps. The Reserves usually come before the National Guard when it comes to war time activation.

Training

Both the Reserves and the National Guard offer roughly the same training to their soldiers. Both the National Guard and the reserves offer to teach those who enlist useful skills, and to assign soldiers to tasks and jobs they show an aptitude for. In addition, the schedule for training these troops is roughly the same. One weekend a month, and two weeks per year is all the time they ask in order to keep their soldiers sharp.

Benefits

Both the National Guard and the Reserves offer a slew of benefits to their soldiers. Legal representation, medical insurance, education (especially the G.I. Bill), and life insurance are all on the list. These services are sometimes the reason that candidates sign up for the Reserves and the National Guard.

Pay

Payment, as with any other place in the military, varies by the rank of the individual. So, those with higher rank and more experience will get more money. Payment for these two parts of the armed forces are roughly the same, with the lowest ranking soldiers earning a little over $2,800 per year, and the highest ranking over $5,000 per year.

There are a few advantages of the NG:

-State Tuition Waiver -> saving GI Bill until it becomes a Post 9/11 GI Bill for expensive private grad school

-has much more Combat MOSs

Advantages of the NG in the past that probably no longer true today:

-Money to send you to Hooah schools.

Disadvantages of the NG

-Slow promotion compared to USAR

The Guard eclipses the Reserves in educational benefits, but when it comes for money and opportunity to do "Army Stuff" the Reserves are much better funded.

And yes, they both deploy into combat zones and have done so since birth.

Good luck, talk to recruiters from both and research online. Also, talk to people in both of different ranks and jobs.

Need more grilled cheese jokes for national grilled cheese month!?

Need more grilled cheese jokes for national grilled cheese month!?

National grilled cheese month?? Never heard of this.

Also on this date Wednesday, May 1, 2019...