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Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

The National Guard, a unique part of the American military, traces its origins to the birth of the first organized colonial militia regiments on December 13, 1636.

The Guard, which includes some of the oldest units in the US military, is a reserve component that can be called up on a moment’s notice to respond to domestic emergencies or participate in overseas combat missions.



Happy 382nd Birthday, National Guard!

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These 11 stunning photos from the past year show the Guard in action — dealing with fires, hurricanes, volcanoes, and more.

Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

(N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Andrew Valenza)

Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS), a C-130 Hercules plane modified for fire-fighting efforts, releases fire retardant over Shasta County, California, during the Carr Fire in early August 2018.

(California National Guard)

Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Brittany Johnson)

Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

(Florida National Guard photo by David Sterphone)

Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

(North Carolina National Guard)

Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

(Florida National Guard)

Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

(Oregon Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Holden, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

(Photo Composite by SSG Brendan Stephens, NC National Guard Public Affairs)

Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

(Photo courtesy of the State of Hawaii, Dept. of Defense)

Check out awesome National Guard photos on its 382nd birthday

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)

11. An Idaho Army National Guard sniper, from the 116th Calvary Brigade Combat Team, practices his skills during the platoon’s two-week annual training at the Orchard Combat Training Center on June 8, 2018.

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