Who We Are

The New York Guard works alongside the New York Air and Army National Guard units to serve the citizens of New York during disasters and emergencies.

What We Do

As a State Defense Force, our mission is similar to what a state's National Guard will do. The biggest difference is that we are only focused on domestic operations (DOMOPS).

Our History

Formed in 1917, the New York Guard has stood ready to serve in the state of New York. Soldiers of the NYG have served in support of our state during every major war and disaster since our founding.

Push Yourself Further

Prove Yourself | Push Yourself

Help Those in Need

State Active Duty pays you to help your neighbors

Live Your Life Long Dream

Fulfilled through State Military Service

Volunteer with Paid Opportunities

Drill as a Volunteer | Serve with Pay

100 plus years.

Thousands of New Yorkers Helped.

It's not too late to join the military!