Connecticut’s Home Team

Being a member of the Connecticut National Guard will provide you the greatest experiences and opportunities as an American citizen.  You will be mentally and physically tested as an individual, as a member of a team, and as a future leader.  You will have the opportunity to serve your nation and state in its most challenging circumstances, whether it be combating America’s enemies or saving lives in response to natural disasters.


Wherever you are in your goal for a higher education, the Army & Air National Guard can help pave the way. If college is on your agenda, we offer financial aid programs that cover all tuition and expenses. We have SAT and ACT prep and testing—and much more. The Connecticut National Guard offers free in-state tuition to Connecticut state public universities and community colleges

  • University of Connecticut (UCONN)
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Manchester Community College
  • Housatonic Community College
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Tunxis Community College
  • Gateway Community College


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  • TRICARE Health Insurance
  • $400,000 Life Insurance Coverage
  • Free Serviceman's Group Life Insurance
  • Dental Insurance coverage
  • Eligibility for VA home loans and benefits
  • Post Exchange and Commissary privileges
  • Free space - available air travel
  • 20-year retirement with medical benefits
  • Property tax exemptions
  • Recreation facilities
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • Fully funded active duty job training