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The Pennsylvania National Guard traces its roots to 1747, when Benjamin Franklin established The Associators in Philadelphia to provide for a common defense against raiders and privateers. For 275 years, Pennsylvanians from all walks have life have answered the call to serve their Community, their Commonwealth and their Country when needed. 

Today, the Pennsylvania National Guard comprises nearly 18,000 Airmen and Soldiers, making it the second-largest state National Guard in the country. The Pennsylvania National Guard is divided into the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, and it has units in more than 60 communities throughout Pennsylvania. 

We live here. We train here. We serve here.


When you join the Pennsylvania National Guard, not only will you join a world-class organization with a proud history, you may also be eligible for numerous benefits. In addition to a steady paycheck and training in your chosen career field, you may also be eligible for: 

  • A signing bonus of up to $20,000
  • College tuition assistance
  • College loan repayment
  • The G.I. Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • VA home loans
  • Civilian occupational credentialing programs
  • Reenlistment bonuses
  • Retirement plans

Military Family Education Program

A unique benefit to the Pennsylvania National Guard is the Military Family Education Program (MFEP). Known as the Pennsylvania G.I. Bill, this bill allows spouses and children of Pennsylvania National Guard members to attend college at no cost or at a reduced cost.

Under the PA G.I. Bill, Pennsylvania National Guard members who commit to an additional six years of service can receive five years of higher education benefits for their spouses and children. The program will provide for 10 semesters of tuition-free education for family member(s). 

Get more information on all the education benefits and services Pennsylvania National Guard members are eligible for here:

Contact a recruiter today to see what benefits you qualify for.

Pennsylvania Army National Guard

The Pennsylvania Army National Guard has about 14,000 members at 60 locations across Pennsylvania. It offers about 150 different jobs.



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Pennsylvania Air National Guard

The Pennsylvania Air National Guard has about 4,000 members at six locations across Pennsylvania. It offers about 150 different jobs.



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