Pennsylvania National Guard

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General Information
Description of ProgramThe Pennsylvania National Guard is composed of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. It is one of the largest National Guards in the nation. It has the largest Army National Guard of all the states and the fourth largest Air National Guard. These forces are respective components of the United States Army and Air Force. The state air and ground national guard forces are governed through the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, headquartered at Fort Indiantown Gap.

The Guard has a unique dual mission, with both federal and state responsibilities. During peacetime, Guard forces are commanded by the governor through a State Adjutant General. The governor can call the Guard into action during local or state-wide emergencies such as storms, drought, and civil disturbances. In addition, the President of the United States can activate the National Guard to participate in federal missions. Examples of this are the many Guard units deploying to participate in operations all over the world to include: Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Egypt, Germany, Kosovo, etc.

PA National Guard (federal) offices and program include:
  • Counterdrug Joint Task Force (Includes Northeast Counterdrug Training Center),
  • DEERS / RAPIDS ID Office,
  • Employment Outreach,
  • Environmental Management,
  • Family Programs,
  • Human Resources,
  • Legislative Liaison,
  • Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP),
  • Public Affairs.
  • Safety.
Geographic AreaPennsylvania: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland , Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Contact Information
Contact's Phone717-861-8500
Physical Site Address 1Fort Indiantown Gap
Physical Site Address 2Building 0-47
Physical Site City, State, ZipAnnville, PA 17003
Main Phone717-861-8500
Hotline PhoneVeterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
This Program: Pennsylvania National Guard
Affiliated Services: Pennsylvania National Guard
Pennsylvania National Guard - Child and Youth Program
Pennsylvania National Guard - Resilience, Risk Reduction, & Suicide Prevention (R3SP) Program
Pennsylvania National Guard - Survivor Outreach Services
Pennsylvania National Guard - Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and Employment Outreach