Five Easy Steps To Join the Nevada Army National Guard
The first step in joining the Nevada Army National Guard is to meet with a recruiter to see if you meet our entrance requirements. If you meet the requirements, you will take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, better known as the ASVAB. The ASVAB is a 3-hour test, containing ten separate segments. This test determines which job skills or Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) you are qualified for.
After you pass the ASVAB, your recruiter will schedule you for a physical at a Military Entrance Processing Station. Stations are located in Phoenix AZ, Sacramento CA or Salt Lake City UT.. Your geographic location determines which one you will use. After the physical and enlistment, you will attend weekend drills with your unit before you go to basic training. Your unit will assign a sponsor who will help in your transition, give you a tour of the facilities and make sure that you meet the other unit members. You will attend a Non-Prior Service Training is designed to help prepare you for basic training.
When you arrive at your basic training company, you will spend three to four days in-processing. During this period, you will receive your uniforms, review your records and get your immunizations. In basic training, you will cover a number of topics. Some of these include: military justice, code of conduct, race relations, map reading, first aid, the Geneva Convention, drill and ceremonies, physical training and weapons qualification. After nine weeks, you will graduate.
Job (MOS - Military Occupational Specialty) Training
Your next step is to complete advanced individual training, better known as AIT. This is the portion of your training where you will actually learn the military job that you are going to be performing. AIT lasts on average, five to thirteen weeks, depending on your military specialty. When you complete AIT, no longer will you be considered a trainee, but a soldier ready to return to your hometown unit.
As a member of your unit, you will be required to attend drills one weekend a month and an annual training period once a year, usually 15 Days.