Idaho Army National Guard

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Headquarters, State Area Command
Idaho Army National Guard
Seal of the United States Army National Guard.svg
Seal of the Army National Guard
Country United States
Allegiance Idaho
Branch Army National Guard
Type ARNG Headquarters Command
Part of Idaho National Guard
Garrison/HQ Boise, Idaho

The Idaho Army National Guard is a component of the United States Army and the United States National Guard. Nationwide, the Army National Guard comprises approximately one half of the US Army's available combat forces and approximately one third of its support organization. National coordination of various state National Guard units are maintained through the National Guard Bureau.

Idaho Army National Guard units are trained and equipped as part of the United States Army. The same ranks (both enlisted and officer) and insignia are used and National Guardsmen are eligible to receive all United States military awards. The Idaho Guard also bestows a number of state awards for local services rendered in or to the state of Idaho.

The Militia Act of 1903 organized the various state militias into the present National Guard system.


116th Cavalry Brigade insignia

In popular culture

The "Divided We Fall" series by Trent Reedy, currently comprising the books "Divided We Fall" and "Burning Nation", is written about a member of the Idaho Army National Guard during a Second American Civil War.

The book "Against All Enemies" by Harold Coyle centers around the Idaho National Guard.

See also


  1. IdahoArmyGuard - HHC/116th BCT

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