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Troop E 2/278th Armored Cavalry Regiment  


Welcome to our page.  We hope that you find it informative.  We can't list all of the benefits nor post answers to every question that you might have here. So, If you have any questions about joining the Tennessee Army National Guard, Don't hesitate to call or email us.  Our numbers and email can be found here.    



As a member in the Tennessee Army National Guard you are entitled to several privileges that the average "Joe" doesn't have.  You have unlimited visits to the PX (Post Exchange) on any military installation, cheap grocery shopping at the Commissary, Travel benefits, Free Uniforms, FREE Tennessee Army National Guard License Plates and a host of other benefits.  

LOOK, Just In: Sign Up Now and Receive up to a $ 20,000.00 Enlistment Bonus or MORE!!!!

Education Benefits

Have you ever wished that you had continued your education and now you can't seem to save the money for college or a trade school?  Well we have a solution for you!  As a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard your are entitled to the Montgomery GI Bill, which is approximately $20,000.00 for you to use at a college or trade school of your choice*.  We also have the "Kicker", which is an added bonus to the GI Bill.  Currently the Kicker adds another $200.00 to your monthly drill paycheck, TAX FREE!!!!  The Tennessee Army National Guard also offers 100% Tuition Assistance to use at any approved education center.


Health and Dental Care

As a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard you have the option of purchasing low cost health and dental insurance for you and your family.  Click HERE for more information.


What Do We Want From You In Return

Nothing much considering the benefits that you will receive as a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard.  Once you complete Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), your obligation is for you to attend scheduled training assemblies with our unit.  This equates normally to One Weekend a Month and a Two Week Annual Training during the Summer each year.  We have attended Annual Training at Ft Stewart, GA, Ft Hood, TX, Ft Pickett, VA, Ft Knox, KY, Gowen Field, Boise, ID, Ft Iwrin, CA (NTC), Camp Shelby, MS  just to name a few.  We have also been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III (OIF III) to Kuwait and Iraq. As you can see, you will see parts of the country or even the world as a Tennessee Army National Guard member. 

For more information about joining the Tennessee Army National Guard, Contact Us by clicking on the Contact Us link below or to the left.


* Must be a VA approved school