If you haven’t noticed by now, I am a National Guard spouse. My husband enlisted as a Guardsman for two years before becoming an active duty soldier, then to the Reserves and back to the National Guard. We’ve been in all three branches of the Army and being a National Guard spouse has surely come with an interesting set of challenges that the other two branches did not. But even though it has not been an easy ride, I wouldn’t change a thing. Being a Guard spouse has been life changing, making me appreciate the smaller things and growing closer to this branch that many still don’t understand.
I have a genuine love for the National Guard; proud of their sacrifice and commitment to their state and country. On December 13th, the National Guard will be turning 380 years old. How could I not write about this special occasion?
To honor the National Guard birthday, I have put together a fun list of facts you may have not known.
Now that you know a little bit more about the National Guard, join me in wishing them a very Happy Birthday in the comments below!
About the blogger:
Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, freelance writer, published author and branding expert. Her husband was one of the many soldiers impacted by the unprecedented activation of the National Guard in 2008. In 2010, she founded the Homefront United Network, a military spouse and family support blog created to assist spouses who do not live near an installation, but also focusing on bridging the gap between National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty spouses. She is also co-founder of SpouseTalks. As a branding and digital influencer, she has created content for A&E, Lifetime Network and PBS. She has an extensive background in Human Resources and Communications, with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources. Angela resides in the beautiful Garden State of New Jersey with her husband of 11 years and two children.
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