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Community Outreach Program

Our Mission

The purpose of the Community Outreach program is to establish relations within all of our diverse communities here in Massachusetts. By developing these inroads it is our intention to increase the public’s knowledge of the Guard. The ultimate goal is one in which we, the Massachusetts National Guard, are able to develop a better understanding of our communities and are able to ensure proper representation of all demographics in our organization.

United We Stand

Today the Guard finds strength in diversity. The Massachusetts National Guard is comprised of more than 8,000 members of many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds that together provide a force that is fully capable of responding to local, state and national emergencies, and when necessary, can also deploy world-wide in support of the Department of Defense.

Divided We Fall

It is imperative to the success of the Massachusetts National Guard to effectively communicate with local communities and develop a good rapport in an effort to increase participation from various groups not properly represented in our organization.

Demographic

% of Guard 2009

Projected %
of Population 2015

Female

14%

49.00%

African American

6%

8.00%

Native American*

.003%

.003%

Asian

2%

10%

Caucasian

83%

69%

Hispanic  5% 12%

* Includes American Indian and Native Alaskan


Opportunities

Currently there are more than 100 enlisted career fields in the Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard, ranging from infantryman to medical specialist to aircraft technician.

What we can Offer

  • No high school diploma? We can help.
  • Job Training? We provide training in more than 100 career fields.
  • College Education? Membership in our organization provides you FREE tuition and fees at all State schools and you may qualify for new G.I. Bill.
  • Signing Bonus? Bonuses up to $20,000 are available.
  • Health/Dental Insurance? Insurance for our members is available through Tri Care
  • Life Insurance? Members can secure a $400,000 policy which is available at very low premium.
  • Citizenship? Our members can participate in an Accelerated Naturalization Process.