You probably won't be thinking about retirement for many years, but think about this: The Guard can continue to pay you every month if you have 20 years of service while serving in the Guard when you reach age 60 (including service in other branches). And considering that retirement will probably mean time to travel, play or even start your own business, financial security would be a nice part of your plan.
And it's a pretty simple plan. If you complete a standard part-time term in the Guard by age 60, you could be eligible to receive monthly payments* based on serving one weekend per month plus an additional 15 days per year, for 20 years.
This is on top of any benefits from your civilian career. You'll still receive those and any other retirement funds you may have coming. So, you can see how it all adds up. Serving part time in the National Guard is like money in the bank.
*Payment amounts and terms vary. To discuss retirement in greater detail, contact your local recruiter.
Note: Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change.
For the latest information, please contact your local recruiter.
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