Friday, June 14, 2013

National Guard Fast Facts

If you were following us on Twitter this week, you probably noticed that we were sharing some Fast Facts about the brave men and women who make up the US National Guard.  If you missed them, here they are.

  • The unemployment rate for members of the National Guard is hovering about 20%, 2x rate of all military veterans as a group.
  • There are more than 60,000 unemployed National Guard members looking for jobs right now.
  • Only one in four applicants makes it into the National Guard.
  • The National Guard provides 107 types of training.
  • Of the 60,000+ unemployed members, about half are 30 years old or younger.
  • The National Guard is the oldest part of the military, it's 376 years old.
  • The National Guard operates the air defense system protecting Washington DC.
  • 50,000 Guardsmembers helped the Gulf states after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Twenty US presidents have served in the militia or the National Guard.
  • On any given day, an average of 4700 National Guard members are away from home in support of national security.
  • The army national guard has fought in every war in American history.

  • Remember to follow AJAH on Twitter to keep up to date on our campaign to connect veterans, members of the National Guard, reservists and their families with American employers.  Follow us and help us find jobs for heroes - @USJobs4USHeroes

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