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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.



 Free tuition Serve in the National Guard while pursuing a college education.  We waive tuition to all Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  The Guard also offers many assistance programs to help pay tuition costs and other educational expenses.  Counseling programs for Guard members are available to help soldiers prepare for College-Level Examinations, Standardized Tests, and other career-based testing programs.  Talk to your recruiter or state Education Services Officer (ESO) about education opportunities available to you.
  • University of Connecticut (UCONN)
  • Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU)
  • Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
  • Western Connecticut State University (WCSU)
  • Asnuntuck Community College
  • Capital Community College
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Gateway Community College
  • Housatonic Community College
  • Manchester Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Northwestern Connecticut Community College
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Tunxis 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