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National Guard is 369 years old today.

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History of the Guard
The Army National Guard began on December 13, 1636, when the Massachusetts Bay Colony organized three militia regiments to defend against the growing threat of the Pequot Indians. Today, the Army National Guard continues its historic mission of providing defense for the nation.

Not much of a debate here, but just something I thought was interesting.
 

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shuamort said:
History of the Guard
Not much of a debate here, but just something I thought was interesting.
Um...
The National Guard we have today was created in 1903 by the Dick act, prusuant to its power to raise and maintain armies.
Prior to thet Dick Act, the Militia act of 1792 was the controlling authority over the "National Guard".

And the Arny itself was created 14 June 1775.
The Army National Guard pre-dates the army itself?

The problem here is trying to equate National Guard as we have it today to "National Guard" (read: militia) as it was prior to 1903 -- the National Guard is part of the standing army whereas the militia is not.
 
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M14 Shooter said:
Um...
The National Guard we have today was created in 1903 by the Dick act.
Prior to thet Dick Act, the Militia act of 1792 was the controlling authority.

And the Arny itself weas created 14 June 1775.
The Army National Guard pre-dates the army itself?

The problem here is trying to equate National Guard as we have it today to "National Guard" (read: militia) as it was prior to 1903 -- the National Guard is part of the standing army whereas the militia is not.
It even pre-dates the country itself.

USAA where I have my car insurance and a credit card through, is a military organization that is also celebrating its birthday. Here's a link to their website with graphic-y goodness.
 
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