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National Guard

noun

  • (in US) See examples: the National Guard
    la Guardia Nacional
    Example sentences
    • The burden of employment has thus fallen more and more on the National Guard and Army Reserve military police.
    • To meet this requirement, it appears that it will be necessary to rely upon a return of some U.S. Marine Corps units and additional Army Reserve and National Guard forces.
    • It's also crucial to expose how the war has dangerously overextended the U.S. military, the National Guard and our military reserve units.

Cultural Note: National Guard

Una milicia voluntaria reclutada por cada uno de los estados norteamericanos, cuya historia remonta a la época colonial. En tiempos de desastre natural o emergencia civil puede ser declarada bajo mando federal, y hoy día se le considera parte del ejército nacional.

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