Today's U.S. National Guard

Today's U.S. National Guard

by Karen Latchana Kenney
     
 

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The citizen soldiers of the National Guard are prepared to respond quickly when disaster strikes. Their motto "Always Ready, Always There" explains it all. The National Guard is a branch of the U.S. armed forces that trains regularly, but is only called into active duty at certain times of need.See more details below

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The citizen soldiers of the National Guard are prepared to respond quickly when disaster strikes. Their motto "Always Ready, Always There" explains it all. The National Guard is a branch of the U.S. armed forces that trains regularly, but is only called into active duty at certain times of need.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Did you know that the National Guard is the oldest military organization in American history with roots reaching all the way back to the early seventeenth century? Were you aware that men and women serving in the National Guard swear an oath of allegiance to two constitutions, those of the United States and their home state? Did you realize that twenty former Presidents of the United States have served in some capacity in the National Guard? These questions, and many others about this important facet of the armed services of the United States are answered in this title from the illustrated “U.S. Armed Forces” series. Kenney provides her readers with both the history of the Guard as well as detailed information about career opportunities within this redoubtable force. She takes the necessary time to carefully detail the types of entry qualifications, training, jobs, and service requirements that potential recruits in the National Guard face. In this way the author offers her readers valuable career awareness information about potential service in this organization. In addition, Kenney does a fine job of describing not only the military functions of the National Guard but also disaster relief endeavors. The final product of Kenney’s efforts is a good introduction to the National Guard and what serving within it could represent to the reader. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck; Ages 10 to 14.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756546397
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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