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|Noun||1.||home reserve - 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"
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