Members of the New Jersey Army National Guard visit the Jets training facility in Florham Park.
Benefits that last a lifetime
In the Army National Guard, you’ll receive a regular paycheck, 100% free tuition, and more. Benefits include a combination of state and federal benefits to provide money for education, a military retirement plan, and affordable health and life insurance to name just a few. And being a member of the New Jersey Army National Guard opens the door to a world-wide support system established for all military service members.
100% Free Tuition
New Jersey state law mandates that every member of the New Jersey Army National Guard is authorized to attend any New Jersey state college or university tuition free for undergraduate and graduate studies.
If you choose to serve in the Army National Guard, you will earn what's called Drill Pay. Drill Pay is money you earn while training on weekends and during full-time training events. And you can make more money by earning promotions.
In addition to drill pay, there may be opportunities to earn additional money in the Army National Guard. These bonuses are available if you choose a specific Guard job, have served in the military before, re-enlist, or become an officer.
The Army National Guard is committed to the well being of the community of people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation. Soldiers and their families can receive a myriad of benefits including health care, life insurance, discounted shopping, and more.