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Free Beach at Sea Girt, NJ
Guard Soldiers and their families can enjoy free beach facilities at the Army National Guard’s Training Center at Sea Girt, NJ. Enjoy a day of fun and sun. All it will cost is the gas to get you there.

Hunting and fishing licenses
Eligible National Guard personnel are entitled to free licenses, permits and stamps.

Fly For Free Guard Soldiers can travel free on military planes when space is available. You can fly within and between the Continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico. Availability is based on a priority system.
Discount Shopping Guard Families can enjoy privileges at military installations around the world, including tax-free discount shopping at any Military Exchange and commissary.  You can even shop online at the Exchange.
Healthcare The Guard cares about the health of Soldiers and their Families. Military members and their Families can purchase inexpensive health coverage from TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS), for the top-quality healthcare they deserve.
Life Insurance Low-cost life insurance plans are available for Guard Soldiers – up to $400,000. Family members are eligible for Family Service Members’ Group Life Insurance.
Thrift Savings Plan As a member of the uniformed services, you have the opportunity to participate in one of the finest retirement plans in the world. The TSP allows Guard members to contribute to a long-term savings and investment plan.
Re-employment Benefits When you have to leave your job to serve your country, you are assured of being able to come back to work when you return. Federal law protects your right to be re-employed in the same position upon returning from military service.
Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loans Guard Soldiers may be eligible for VA home loans with minimum or no down payment. VA guarantees loans for homes up to a pre-determined amount and can also eliminate the need for private mortgage insurance.
Uniformed Services Retirement Plan The Guard can continue to pay you every month after you have finished serving. This is on top of any benefits from your civilian career and any other retirement funds you may have coming.
Veteran’s Hiring Preference New Jersey’s merit system provides veterans preference in employee selection. Qualified veterans are placed at the top of an open competitive employment list ahead of non-veterans.
Temporary Lodging As a member of the Army National Guard you will qualify to use on-post military temporary housing when available.  This is a great benefit no matter where you are going.
Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Shades of Green is an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) located at Disney World. This resort is designed to provide R&R for our nation’s brave servicemembers and their families.
Waves of Honor Waves of Honor permits National Guardsman to one complimentary admission per year to either SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® or Sesame Place® for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
Blue Star Museums More than 2,000 museums across America offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

57th Troop Command

The 57th Troop Command provides command and control for several logistical, aviation, and administrative units in the NJ Army National Guard. The Command also provides emergency response for floods and similar disasters in New Jersey.

  • Alpha Company, 104th Brigade Engineering Battalion, assumed command during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Redleg, United Arab Emirates, March 16, 2019. #nationalguard
  • New Jersey troops recognized!  U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. J. Curt Cornelison, U.S. Army Central command sergeant major, presents his coin to Soldiers with the New Jersey National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, at the Joint Training Center in Jordan, March 13, 2019. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian A. Barbour)
  • Here's a dramatic photo from one of our Soldiers in Afghanistan of a dust storm! #goarmy #armynationalguard #nationalguard 📸 by @weenz0r
  • ☘️ Happy Saint Patrick's Day! ☘️ #saintpatricksday #nationalguard
  • In recognition of Women's History Month, here are just a few of the many Soldiers and Airmen who are serving their New Jersey communities as well as their country! #womenshistorymonth #nationalguard
  • Airborne-qualified Tactical Air Control Party airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, based at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, New Jersey along with Army Reserve soldiers of the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), based at JBMDL conduct a proficiency jump from a C-130 Hercules from the Air Force Reserve's 910th Airlift Wing based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio. These paratroopers jumped onto Coyle Drop Zone on March 2, 2019 using T-11 parachutes. #airnationalguard #airforcereserve #tacp #airborne 📸 by @billreed17