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Start a path with purpose. Be part of something bigger than yourself.

The Pennsylvania National Guard is more than just a job. As a National Guard Soldier you'll respond when disaster strikes at home. You'll also answer the call when your country needs you around the world. We are unique dual mission–serving both in our community and country. Make it your mission today.


To join the Pennsylvania National Guard without Military Service, you must meet these mandatory requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 35

  • Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Be at least a junior in high school, or have a High school Diploma or a GED certificate

  • Meet medical, physical and moral requirements

  • Achieve a minimum score on the ASVAB test

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The Pennsylvania Army National Guard offer. Below are just a few:

  • State Education Assistance Program ($8,194 a year)

  • Federal Tuition Assistance- ($4,000 a year)

  • GI Bill and Weekend Drill PAY totaling almost $1000/MONTH

  • GI Bill Kicker- Extra $200/month while in school, up to 36 months of entitlement    

  • Enlistment Bonuses

  • PAID training in your chosen career field

  • Student Loan Repayment Program up to $50K

  • Officer Candidate Option with 90+ credits (automatically qualifies for Student Loan Repayment)

  • Security Clearance-(Resume Builder)

  • VA Home Loan Eligibility- Buy a home w/ NO $ DOWN!

  • Low Cost Health Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Retirement plans

  • Service to your community & country- EARN YOUR BENEFITS



Your opportunity is here. Current times are a little unorthodox and the future seems uncertain!

Your time is precious! Make the most of it with job training from the National Guard.

There are over 150 different jobs available in the Guard. Some opportunities that are range from Infantry, Medical, Military Police, intelligence, Technology, Engineering, Aviation, and many other fields.

Why choose the National Guard instead of another branch of service? Because you can serve part time, close to home. That means you can ATTEND COLLEGE, FULL TIME – NOW! You don’t have to put it off for four or six years.

Choose a path with a purpose, your choice to serve comes with options:

Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life.

Choose a Guard career that teaches you marketable skills that translate to civilian jobs, or you can enter a career that offers an experience beyond anything the civilian world can imagine.

Whichever path you decide to choose, people will see you differently. They will look to you in times of need, when disaster strikes locally and when the country calls. You are a Pennsylvania National Guard Soldier.

When you join the Pennsylvania National Guard, you create a world where your goals are within your grasp.

The National Guard is about commitment. A commitment to yourself. A commitment to those around you. A commitment to make a difference. The kind that doesn’t fade when obstacles are staring you in the face. It takes mitigation, teamwork and the will to achieve something bigger. If you’re looking for something more, the Pennsylvania National Guard is looking for you.

To learn more about all of our benefits and programs. Make a quality, educated, and informed decision about your future now.




Contact: MSG Christopher Chladny

Cell: 484-788-5974


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