One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(in the US) the primary reserve military force partly maintained by the states but also available for federal use.
- ‘Several of my employees are in the reserves: the National Guard, the army, and the navy.’
- ‘Of the battalions in the National Guard enhanced brigades, 15 of the 45 were also deployed.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The National Guard and Army Reserve are critical.’
- ‘The stock answer was that the National Guard and Army Reserve would fill the gap.’
- ‘In the reserves and the National Guard the force is a bit older because most of us are army veterans in our late twenties and early thirties.’
- ‘He would call up the National Guard and Army Reserve.’
- ‘When it needs back up, the active-duty Army does have the National Guard and the Army Reserve to call on.’
- ‘It's also crucial to expose how the war has dangerously overextended the U.S. military, the National Guard and our military reserve units.’
- ‘The burden of employment has thus fallen more and more on the National Guard and Army Reserve military police.’
- ‘Not only are the half million active duty troops getting more training with live ammo, but the 600,000 National Guard and Reserve troops are also firing more real bullets.’
- ‘The National Guard and Army Reserve were lagging behind recruiting goals by 6,000 and 700, respectively, in recent months.’
- ‘However, using National Guard and Army Reserve forces is in effect a way of expending them.’
- ‘Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve citizen-soldiers are serving around the globe hand in hand with their active component counterparts.’
- ‘Chapters are also dedicated to the mobilization and use of the National Guard and Army Reserve.’
- ‘Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then.’
- ‘The National Guard and the Army Reserve also missed their recruiting target.’
- ‘We're having trouble in recruiting, both in terms of the Army and the National Guard and the Reserve.’
- ‘Within the National Guard and Army Reserve, due attention must be given to the local origins of the lineages and honors being perpetuated.’
- ‘He continued honing his skills during stints in the Navy, National Guard and then Army Reserve.’
- 1.1 A member of the National Guard.
- 1.2 The primary military force of some other countries.
- ‘Another half-brother, Prince Abdullah, Commander of the Saudi National Guard, was named Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister.’
2An armed force existing in France at various times between 1789 and 1871, first commanded by the Marquis de Lafayette.
- ‘During the 1870s the National Guard itself was dissolved.’
- ‘Tocqueville made no mistake: for him, the fighting that ensued between the workers of Paris and the National Guard and regulars was ‘a class struggle, a sort of servile war’.’
- ‘After the King was returned to Paris, the Assembly reinforced the frontiers of France by calling for 100,000 volunteers from the National Guard.’
- ‘The peace terms appalled the Parisians, especially members of the National Guard who had been at the heart of so much determined resistance.’
- ‘Their power brought the National Guard to Butte as an occupation force to squelch union activism in 1914.’
- ‘Sweeping aside attempts by the National Guard to restrain them, thousands of women marched on Versailles to coerce the king.’
- ‘When the Revolution began Gazan returned to Grasse and enlisted in the National Guard.’
- ‘The artist was himself a political animal, a member of the French National Guard, and agitator for the ideals of liberty and republicanism.’
- ‘He sided with the Revolution in 1791 by joining the Corsican National Guard, and then with France in 1792, when he returned as a captain in the regular army.’
- ‘Fear of royal retaliation led to popular unrest, the storming of the BASTILLE, and the capturing of the king by the National Guard.’
- 2.1historical A member of the French National Guard.
- ‘Here the National Guards from all over France converged, under the eye of their general and the king himself, to renew their oaths and celebrate a year of achievements.’
- ‘They were put down with the help of French National Guards, and a number of the Pope's adherents were killed.’
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