Army National Guard AGR Jobs

Do you need a job? Why not work for the National Guard? Go check out the list of AGR available for your state.

Texas Army National Guard AGR Jobs

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Florida Army National Guard AGR Jobs

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California Army National Guard AGR Jobs

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

How to Get Your DLAB/DLPT Score

To access an official copy of your score report: Log into and click on the "My Education Record" Smart Link. A PDF copy of your score report will be uploaded to your eFile tab within 2-3 business days after testing. Always retain an official copy of your score report for your records. DLAB scores do not expire, and DLPT scores are valid for 1 year.

ERBs and ORBs will be automatically updated through the system by HRC after taking DLAB/DLPT.

For College Credit: If you need information about obtaining ACE credit for a language test, and to request an official transcript to be sent to your school, or for JST update info, visit:

For Score Explanation: Visit and download a Generic Guide or Language Specific Guide. Score descriptions can be found at the end of the document - Appendix A: Skill Level Descriptions.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Where to Get IMR

MEDPROS IMR Printout (You can also get this from your Battalion Medical Readiness NCO)
Must show a current yearly PHA on file and current Negative HIV test within the last two years.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Military Movies

Based On
Gulf War
Lone Survivor2014

Black Hawk Down2002

Full Metal Jacket2020


Saving Private Ryan1998

Come and See1987
Nazi German occupation of Belarus (1941-1944)
Band of Brothers (miniseries)2001
World War II (1939-1945)
Generation Kill (miniseries)2008

Korengal Valley in Afghanistan (2007-2008)
Korengal Valley in Afghanistan (2007-2010)

Monday, July 13, 2020

What You Need Inside a Survival Kit

  • Sturdy backpack

  • Water: 1 Gallon per Person/Day

Shelter and Warmth
  • Poncho
  • Blanket
Light and Communication
  • Battery Pack
    • charging cord for cell phone
  • Flash light
  • Radio (NOAA)
  • Batteries - Better to get one battery type that fits all device types.
  • Charged unlocked phone - to call 911
  • Multi Tool
  • Duck Tape
  • Working glove
  • 550-cord
Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Face mask (2 per person)
  • Wet Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Female Hygiene
  • Garbage bags
  • Disposable gloves
First Aid
  • Blood stop powder
  • Bandage
  • Pain killers
  • Tourniquet 

  • Pocket Knife
  • Handgun
    • Ammunition
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Stimulants: Caffeine Pills/Instant Coffee (To keep you awake when you need to stay vigilant)

Friday, July 10, 2020

Get the Most Out of Tricare Reserve Select

Get a primary care provider.
Get all the annual tests.
Enroll your parents as dependents.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Washington National Guard SAD (State Active Duty) Pay, Explained.

The National Guard calls you to serve your state for events such as COVID-19. They say you are getting the SAD pay. What does that mean?! I will explain it here. Private-proof.

First, what you are NOT getting from SAD:
  • Healthcare (You are not covered under Tricare)
  • Retirement (no matter how long you are on SAD orders, you don't get points for your National Guard retirement)

Now, let's talk about your pay $$$

  1. If you are serving on SAD for 30 consecutive days or longer:
    • You get monthly military rate, which includes the following:
      1. the military monthly basic pay amount (based on PEBD or Pay Date)
      2. BAH for your home of record
      3. BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence), if meals are not provided
      4. Special Pay (as applicable)
  2. If you are serving on SAD for less than 30 consecutive days:
    • You get $229.50/day (the Washington state minimum wage for working 14 hours/day)
    • Daily Military Rate:
      (Basic Pay + BAH + BAS + Applicable Special Pay) / 30
    • Most Soldiers will get $229.50/day.

What do I mean by most Soldiers?

If you are a single, you will get $229.50/day unless,
  • E8 with 24 years of service or more.
    • Their daily pay: $197.52 + $32.61 = $230.13
  • W2 with 22 years of service or more.
    • Their daily pay: $200.43 + $32.25 = $232.68
  • O3 with 4 years of service or more.
    • Their daily pay: $194.91 + $38.41 = $233.32
If you have dependents, you will get $229.50/day unless,
  • E8 with 22 years of service or more.
    • Their daily pay: $192.93 + $42.11 = $235.04
  • W2 with 18 years of service or more.
    • Their daily pay: $190.12 + $40.07 = $230.19
  • O3 with 4 years of service or more.
    • Their daily pay: $194.91 + $44.47 = $239.38
Things to Consider:
  • If they give you weekends off, they may or may not pay you for the weekends.
  • If your HOR (Home of Record) is more than 50 miles away from your duty location, they will get you a hotel room (or a place to sleep).
A horrific example:

You are an E3. You are on SAD order for 29 days. That means you are getting $6,655.50 ($229.50 x 29 days). Great pay. And you know what's more awesome? Your PSG is getting the same pay as you. Screw him, right?

But now, you work one more day, and you are on SAD

Some Useful Tools to Calculate your SAD Pay:

Manuever Officer Education Path

  • The AMSP is for Majors and Junior Lieutenant Colonels who have completed their Intermediate Level Education requirement or equivalent, with the majority coming to AMSP from Command and General Staff School (CGSS).

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB) Pay for Army National Guard Soldiers

Can National Guard Soldiers get Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB) Pay? Yes! This is the same extra pay that you can get as a National Guard Soldier as your active duty counterparts.

1. Who is Eligible for FLPB Pay?

In order to be eligible for FLPB pay, you must be in one of the two following criteria:
  1. Be proficient (have DLPT score of at least 1/1) on at least one of the languages on Payment List A.
  2. Have MOS, Branch, CMF, AOC, or FA on AR 11-6, Chapter 4–4, a thru c. And be proficient (have DLPT score of at least 1/1) on at least one of the languages on Payment List B.

Department of the Army Strategic Language List

  • PAYMENT LIST A - Authorized for all PMOS/Branches
      • Arabic-Levantine | AP | QAV
      • Arabic-Yemeni | AU | QAY
      • Baluchi | BT | BAL
      • Pashtu-Afghan (Pushtu) | PV | PBT
      • Persian-Afghan (Dari) | PG | PRS
      • Persian-Iranian (Farsi) | PF | PES
      • Somali | SM | SOM
      • Urdu | UR | URD
      • Acholi | AH | ACH
      • Amharic | AC | AMH
      • Azerbaijani | AX | AZE
      • Bengali | BN | BEN
      • Burmese | BY | MYA
      • Hindi | HJ | HIN
      • Kirghiz | KM | KIR
      • Punjabi (Western) | QP | PAN
      • Tadjik | TB | TGK
      • Uzbek | UX | UZB

  • PAYMENT LIST B - Restricted to ONLY language capable and language dependent MOS/Branch
    • ARABIC: Region 1
      • Moroccan | BS | ARY
      • Algerian | DH | ARQ
      • Tunisiah | BW | AEB
      • Libyan | AL | AYL
    • ARABIC: Region 2
      • Egyptian | AE | ARZ
      • Sudanese | AV | APD
    • ARABIC: Region 3
      • Saudi Arabian | AN | QAS
    • ARABIC: Region 4
      • Lebanese | AQ | QLB
      • Jordanian | AK | QAJ
    • ARABIC: Region 5
      • Iraqi | DG | QAG
    • "4 + 1" Languages
      • Chinese-Mandarin | CM | CMN
      • Korean | KP | KOR
      • Russian | RU | RUS
AR 11-6, Chapter 4–4.  Language capable and language dependent military occupational specialties and career management fields for foreign language proficiency bonus purposes only
Language capable and language dependent MOS and Career Management Field (CMF) for FLPB purposes only include:
a. Enlisted:
  • 00S
  • 00Z: Nominative Command Sergeant Major/Sergeant Major
    • (limited to those with a 18, 35, 37, 38 CMF background)
  • 09L: Interpreter/Translator
  • 35L: Counter Intelligence Agent
  • 35M: Human Intelligence Collector
  • 35N: Signals Intelligence Analyst
  • 35P: Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Voice Interceptor
  • 35Y: Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant
  • 35V: Chief Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Sergeant
  • 35Z: Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Senior Sergeant/SIGINT Chief
  • CMFs
    • 18: Special Forces
    • 37: Psychological Operations
    • 38: Civil Affairs
b. Warrant officer:
  • 180A: Special Forces Warrant Officer
  • 351L: Counter-Intelligence Technician
  • 351M: Human Intelligence Collection Technician
  • 351Z: Attache Technician
  • 351Y: Area Intelligence Technician
  • 352N: Signals Intelligence Analysis Technician
c. Officer:
  • Branch 18: Special Forces
  • Branch 37: Psychological Operations
  • Branch 38: Civil Affairs
  • AOC 35F: Human Intelligence
  • Functional Areas (FA’s)
    • 47A: USMA, Professor
    • 47G: USMA, Professor of Foreign Languages
    • 48: Foreign Area Officer
      • FA 48 personnel are only language dependent (for FLPB  purposes) when FA 48 is their primary FA designator.

2. How Much Will I Get Paid for FLPB?

You will get paid based on AR 11-6, Table 4–2 (Foreign language proficiency bonus payment table).

Table 4–2 Foreign language proficiency bonus payment table
 DLPT Score
 Payment list "A" Payment list "B"
 1/1* 100* 50*
 1+/1+* 150* 75*
 2/2 200 100
 2/2+ 250 125
 2+/2+ or 2/3 300 150
 2+/3 350 175
 3/3 400 250
 3/3/3** or 4/4 500 300
  • * Qualified Soldiers only. See paragraph 5-2 to determine if Soldiers qualify for sub 2/2 proficiency FLPB.
  • ** Only paid when the linguist achieves a 3 on OPI to verify their speaking capability.
  • Note: Any equivalent combination of DLPT scores may be used. For example: "2/2+" is the same as a "2+/2." A DLPT score higher than "3/3" but less than "3/3/3 or 4/4" (for example, 3+/3) is paid at the "3/3" level.


Friday, July 3, 2020

Get These Credit Cards When You Are Covered Under SCRA

When you are covered under SCRA, many credit card companies will waive your annual fee. That means you can enjoy the premium benefits without paying the premiums. Below are some of the credit cards with the highest annual fees:

 Card Bank
Yearly Benefits
Annual Fee
Chase Sapphire Reserve Chase
  •  $300 Annual Travel Credit
The Platinum CardAmerican Express
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit
  • $100 in statement credits for Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Global Lounge Collection
Citi Prestige Citi
  • Complimentary 4th Night Hotel Stay
  • VIP Lounge Access
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Application Fee Credit
 Marriott Bonvoy
American Express
  • 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary.
  • Complimentary Gold elite status.
  • $300 Marriott Bonvoy Statement credit.
  • $100 Marriott Bonvoy Property Credit.
  • Global Entry or TSA Precheck® fee credit.
Hilton Honors Aspire CardAmerican Express
  • $250 Hilton Resort Statement Credit
  • 1 weekend night reward every year after renewal.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

SCRA (Servicemembers Civil Relief Act) for Army National Guard

Q: Are National Guard Soldiers Covered Under SCRA?

A: Yes, under two circumstances:

  1. When you are on a Title 10 order.
    • When will a National Guard Solider be on a Title 10 order? When you deploy overseas, or when you go on a mandatory training such as BOLC for commissioned officers. See towards the bottom of your order, and under "AUTH" you will see "10 USC..." if you are on a Title 10 order.

  2. When you are "under a call to active service authorized by the President or the Secretary of Defense for a period of more than 30 consecutive days under section 502(f) of title 32, United States Code, for purposes of responding to a national emergency declared by the President and supported by Federal funds" (from SCRA Website FAQs:
    • Your drills, annual trainings, or State Active Duty (SAD) orders aren't covered under SCRA.
      • For an example, look at the bottom of your AT order. Under "FOR ARMY USE", you will see "Auth: 32 USC 502(a)". Your AT order is under section 502(a) of title 32, not 502(f) that covers you under the SCRA.
    • When you are under an ADOS order or you are an AGR, your title 32 order is under section 502(f). However, SCRA does specify that even under 502(f), you must be on the order "for purposes of responding to a national emergency declared by the President and supported by Federal funds". So for most part, you aren't covered.
    • One good example for when you are covered under SCRA as a National Guard Soldier:
      • COVID-19 breaks out in 2020. You are called into duty by your governor, whether to do contact tracing, riot control, packing food at food banks, or assisting with backed up unemployment claims. Your Task Force command team figures out that you will be there more more than a month, and request the authorization to put you under Title 32 order instead of the SAD order. In this case, you are responding to a national emergency declared by the President, so you will be covered under SCRA.

In short, SCRA usually doesn't cover National Guard Soldiers.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Captains Career Courses CCC

Army Publication Types

Click on a link to be directed to respective APD pages.


Technical and Equipment

Doctrine and Training

  • ADP: Army Doctrine Publication
  • ADRP: Army Doctrine Reference Publication
  • ATP: Army Techniques Publications
  • ATTP: Army Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
  • CTA: Common Table of Allowances
  • FM: Field Manual
  • GTA: Graphic Training Aid
  • JTA: Joint Table of Allowance
  • PB: Professional Bulletins
  • STP: Soldier Training Publication
  • TC: Training Circular



Washington Army National Guard Resources

Thursday, June 11, 2020

State Active Duty (SAD) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q: Did the state law change for State Active Duty (SAD) pay?
A: Yes. Effective 28 July 2019, the Washington State Legislature approved the following changes to SAD Pay:
  1. SAD Minimum Wage: Is now based on the state minimum wage (previously the federal minimum wage. The state minimum wage rate for 2019 is $13.50 per hour. Pay rate is calculated at 8 hours of straight pay plus 6 hours of overtime pay at 1.5x minimum wage, for a total of 14 hours per day or: (8 hours @ $13.50) + (6 hours @ $20.25) = $229.50

  2. SAD Daily Military Rate: There is no change; it is calculated using the military monthly basic pay amount divided by 30 (based on PEBD or Pay Date), plus Basic Allowance for Housing Reserve Component (RC)/Transient monthly rate for the current calendar year for the service member's grade and dependency status (with or without dependents) divided by 30, plus monthly special pay rate divided by 30 (if applicable). Special pay examples: flight pay, language pay, cyber security pay.

  3. SAD Monthly Military Rate: Calculated for service members serving on SAD for 30 consecutive days or longer. The military monthly pay rate is the military monthly basic pay amount (based on PEBD or Pay Date), plus BAH for service member's home of record for the current calendar year for the service member's grade and dependency status (with or without dependents), plus Basic Allowance for Subsistence (if meals are not provided), plus Special Pay (as applicable).
Service members will continue to receive the greater of the pay rates they are eligible for, based on the SAD event.

Q: How much will I get paid on SAD?
A: By state law, Service members responding to any non-wildfire event are authorized your military daily rate or state minimum wage daily rate - whichever is GREATER.

Example 3: E6 service member with 16 years of service, 3 dependents, and no special pay is called to SAD for flood response. The SAD period of service is 18 days.

 Basic Pay     +    BAH            ÷    30   =     Military daily rate
 $4144.00      +     $1083.00     ÷    30   =              $173.23
State minimum wage daily rate: $229.50

The service member will receive the state minimum wage daily rate of $229.50 (the highest rate).

Example 4: E8 service member with 22 years of service, 1 dependent, and no special pay is called to SAD for JOC staff support for a civil disturbance in downtown Olympia. The SAD period of service is 29 days.

 Basic Pay     +    BAH            ÷    30   =     Military daily rate
 $5788.00      +     $1263.30     ÷    30   =              $235.04
State minimum wage daily rate: $229.50

The service member will receive the state minimum wage daily rate of $235.04 (the highest rate).

Q: What happens if I work less than 14 hours a day? Will I receive partial pay?
A: No. Service member is paid at daily rate, regardless of number of hours worked.

Q: What happens if I report for SAD and I am medically disqualified for SAD service?
A: You will be out-processed and transportation will be arranged to return you to your report location (if required). You will be authorized travel time to your home of record (HOR). If authorized travel extends to the following calendar day, you will receive pay for your report day and the following day. Service members found medically disqualified for SAD service will be paid either their military daily rate or state minimum wage daily rate, whichever is higher.

Q: How will I get paid?
A: All SAD pay is sent by check to the address on file in the SAD database. There is no electronic transfer of funds at this time.

Q: When will I get paid?
A: State pay is processed twice per month. State HRO will mail checks for work performed the 1st through the 15th no later than the 25th of that month. Checks for work performed the 16th through the end of the month will be issued no later than the 10th of the following month.

Q: Will I earn military retirement points on SAD status?
A: No. SAD does not confer state or federal benefits such as leave accrual, holiday pay, unemployment, pension, medical benefits, or retirement points.

Q: I am a Technician or Title 5 Employee - can I go on SAD?
A: As a Technician or Title 5 Employee you may enter SAD status and receive SAD pay however, you must be in an approved leave status to go on SAD. It is the employee's responsibility to coordinate leave dates and status with your supervisor. Full-time and Temporary federal or state employees may support SAD operations in the execution of the regular duties as supported by federal law, regulation, and state policy. Individuals in this category will verify eligibility to support SAD events with their supervisor or appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO).

Q: I am a Technician - am I eligible to take Law Enforcement Leave (LEL)?
A: Yes. Permanent or Indefinite employees are entitled to 22 days of military LEL under the provision of 5 USC 6323(b) while performing voluntary or involuntary call to SAD. LEL is not "dual compensation" leave. An employee will not be authorized to retain both SAD and federal employee pay. Two basic rules apply: (1) If the SAD pay is greater than the technician pay, the no technician pay would be due or (2) If the SAD pay is less than the technician pay, then the difference between the two is paid on the technician payroll. Contact the Federal HRO for more information.

Q: I am ADOS - can I go on SAD?
A: Service members on ADOS orders will not be activated for SAD. If your commander determines you are mission essential for a SAD mission, your unit will need to terminate your ADOS orders. Leave you accrued during your time on ADOS orders may be sold back to you. Termination of ADOS orders will result in disenrollment from TRICARE. After you are terminated from SAD status, and if you are approved to return on ADOS orders, it is your responsibility to reenroll in TRICARE. You WILL NOT automatically be reenrolled. Regardless of the time you spend on SAD, you should expect a minimum 30 day break in medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents. In rare circumstances, members on ADOS may be authorized to support SAD events without termination of orders. Approval will not be delegated below the Joint Chief of Staff/J3 level.

Q: What if I get hurt while I am on SAD?
A: If you are injured while on SAD, immediately notify your Task Force chain of command. they will assist you in filing a SAD medical accident claim. Your Task Force will submit the claim through the J1 to the State Human Resources Office (HRO). IMPORTANT: If you do not report the accident at the time of the injury, your final opportunity to report the injury is at out-processing (reverse JRSOI). Requests to submit accident claims after the service member has ended SAD status will not be accepted! State HRO will convene a board to determine the status of the medical claim. State HRO will pay medical expenses related to injuries incurred on SAD as approved by the medical board. After completion of SAD, submit all inquiries for medical claims through your unit.

Q: Is there employment and reemployment rights for Guard members called to SAD?
A: Yes. Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 73.16 protected the employment rights of all Guard members with military service obligations under state authority, such as members of the National Guard ordered to SAD. You can find more information at 

Thursday, April 30, 2020


Friday, March 27, 2020





Sunday, February 23, 2020

The IHG Best Ever Deals

Don't like not getting the best deal? Don't worry, if you see a deal from IHG, compare it with the deals posted here to see if you're getting the best deal ever. If your deal isn't the same or better than what's on this page, I would wait until you make the purchase. Because if they've offered it before, they will do it again or beat it. 

Best Ever Deals for IHG Credit Cards

IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

  • Earn 140,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Best Ever Deals for IHG Point Purchases

Buy 7,000+ Points and receive 50% bonus (Ends 2/27/2020)
Buy 20,000+ Points and receive 75% bonus (Ends 2/27/2020)

  • For $1,500: 150,000 + 112,500 Bonus Points = 262,500 Total Points
  • If you are using IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card:
    For $1,200: 150,000 + 112,500 Bonus Points = 262,500 Total Points
  • Average standard room with points: 20,000 - 25,000 points
  • So with $1,200 you get 10-13 nights.
  • That's about $92-$120/night. Not bad, but not good enough to spend that much money in advance, in my opinion.
  • What would be better:
  • 100% Bonus Points = $1,200 for 300,000 Points
  • That's 12-15 nights. $80-$100/night. I would buy this.