What can I expect from the National Guard and why is it so great?

My boyfriend is enlisting in the Guard next week and I'm very nervous. I have no idea why the National Guard is the best choice for him, or if it even is. Does the guard really take care of you financially? And why are there chances of his deployment if he's supposed to protect our land? Also, he wants to get a mechanic job and I don't think that's such a great idea. Opinions on that?

Asked By: ThatChick - 2/18/2008
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Answered By: Poor Horatio - 2/18/2008
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Wow, ok where to begin without sounding like I'm bashing the Guard. The guard doesn't take care of you financially unless you are deployed as that job is only one weekend a month... More
Answered By: scubasniper - 2/18/2008
just like any other branch the guard has its good points and his bad points but really the only person who can say if its good for him is him because for everybody else its just opinion... More
Answered By: blaster - 2/18/2008
I would have to say that I disagree with that first comment on here. My husband is National Guard for 9 years now yes he has been deployed to Iraq. We were well taken care of and he also goes to school now that he is home full-time (Free) paid for by the National Guard. When he was deployed the Guard had the best... More
Answered By: Debbie - 2/18/2008
Don't expect much and it isn't so great. Your boy will get a paycheck for about $150 to start out with for the weekend. I wouldn't count on the guard supporting you. His chance of deployment is the same for any other branch. Mechanics are very much needed in the civilian world along witht the military. Besides, most... More
Answered By: corruptedchris69 - 2/18/2008
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