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National Guard

n. Abbr. NG
The military reserve units controlled by each state of the United States, equipped by the federal government and subject to the call of either the federal or the state government.

National Guard

n
1. (Historical Terms) (sometimes not capitals) the armed force, first commanded by Lafayette, that was established in France in 1789 and existed intermittently until 1871
2. (Military) (in the US) a state military force that can be called into federal service by the president

Na′tional Guard′


n.
a state military force that is subject to call by the state or federal government in emergencies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.National Guard - United States military reserves recruited by the states and equipped by the federal governmentNational Guard - United States military reserves recruited by the states and equipped by the federal government; subject to call by either
Air National Guard, ANG - a civilian reserve component of the United States Air Force that provides prompt mobilization during war and assistance during national emergencies
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
territorial reserve, territorial - a territorial military unit
National Guard Bureau, NGB - the agency that administers the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard; provides liaison between the Army and the Air Force and various National Guard units
Army National Guard, ARNG - a civilian reserve component of the United States Army comprised of guardsmen who serve during overseas peacekeeping missions and during local emergencies
guardsman - a soldier who is a member of a unit called `the guard' or `guards'
territorial - nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit
Translations

National Guard

n (Am) the National Guardla milizia nazionale (volontaria, in ogni stato)
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His Highness the Amir was accompanied by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy head of National Gaurd Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
senior officials of the State, Army, and National Gaurds.

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