Other Military Families to Consider
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To most civilians the concept of the Reserves and the National Guard are more than likely interchangeable, so ﬁrst I want to identify the mission of each and the differences between the two components of the military, both currently referred to as “suddenly military” and “citizen soldiers.” Although the National Guard is part of the Reserves forces, it is the oldest component of any uniformed services, tracing its roots back to 1636 with the earliest English colonies in North America (About the National Guard, n.d.). The National Guard made up 40 percent of the combat divisions in France during World War I, and in World War II the Guard was among the ﬁrst to deploy overseas and the ﬁrst to ﬁght in combat. After World War II the aviation units became the Air National Guard.