Reserve Opportunities in Northeast Indiana
Continue to serve your country with the Air National Guard, the Indiana National Guard, or the Indiana Guard Reserve.
Air National Guard
The 122nd Fighter Wing flies the A-10 Thunderbolt II out of the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base.
The 122nd has deployed to combat zones across the Middle East, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Oman, and Qatar. The 122nd serves in the Air Expeditionary Forces deployment rotation, as well as deploying members to augment Air Force and Army units serving at home and abroad.
Contact the 122nd for more information on how you can continue to serve your country while still enjoying the comforts of civilian life in Northeast Indiana.
Indiana National Guard
The National Guard's roots date back to 1636, when colonial militias made up of ordinary citizens would put down their plows and pick up weapons to protect families and towns from hostile attacks. Today, citizen-soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time, always ready to defend the American way of life in the event of an emergency. The Indiana National Guard is a joint-force organization with 65 Army National Guard installations around the state, and facilities at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.
The 14,000 members of the Indiana National Guard make it the fourth-largest National Guard contingent in the country. Soldiers and airmen have also deployed to assist clean-up and rescue efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina; they also assist the Department of Homeland Security in its efforts to secure the border between Mexico and Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico.
The National Guard's roots date back to 1636, when colonial militias made up of ordinary citizens would put down their plows and pick up weapons to protect families and towns from hostile attacks.
The Indiana National Guard currently has 64 armories, two air bases, and two air-to-ground ranges. Reserve roles, as well as full-time careers are available with the Indiana National Guard.
Contact the Indiana National Guard for more details.
Indiana Guard Reserve
The Indiana Guard Reserve (IRG) focuses on serving Hoosiers by assisting the National Guard and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in their domestic missions, as well as providing instruction to emergency management teams regarding the National Incident Management System (NIMS), designing and evaluating training exercises, and executing community support missions.
The Indiana Guard Reserve is comprised of seven major subordinate units (MSUs), two specialized detachments, the Medical Corps, and the Chaplains Corps. The IGR operates at a cadre strength, establishing the organizational framework for the overall Indiana state militia.
Unit drills are held once a month, usually on Saturday. Also, Guard Reservists attend annual training each fall at Camp Atterbury, normally in September or early October. This training covers subjects such as the National Incident Management System (NIMS), search and rescue, family assistance, armory support activities, communications and other facets of the unit mission.
For more information, contact the Indiana Guard Reserve.