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Community Support

The National Guard offers community support through channels outside of public affairs. The following programs are other ways in which the National Guard reach out and have a positive impact on the lives of our children, families, and neighbors.

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Family Programs

To establish and facilitate ongoing communication, involvement, support, and recognition between National Guard families and the National Guard in a partnership that promotes the best in both. Joint Services Support

National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

The mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults. National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

Innovative Readiness Training

Civil-military Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) projects enhance unit training and readiness while filling a community need. For more information and to submit an application for your community project, please go to Innovative Readiness Training (IRT).