Texas Army National Guard

Sgt. Everardo Zamora (6 minutes)
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Panel Discussion: AmeriCorps (Jacob Johnson), National Guard (Sgt. Everardo Zamora), Civilian Conservation Corps (Bill McDonald) (17 minutes)

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Listen and Learn:

Who were the first national guard?
Why was the National Guard formed?
What is the role of the National Guard?
How does the National Guard serve the country?
What is the commitment of guardsmen?
How has being in the National Guard affected this man?

To Discuss:

Has the role of the National Guard changed over time?
Are there roles of the National Guard that surprised you? Which ones?
What is the difference between the Army and the Army National Guard? Do we need both? Why or why not?
What does it take to make a commitment to the armed services? What are the benefits? What are the sacrifices?
How does the National Guard compare to the Buffalo Soldiers? The CCC? AmeriCorps?

Tell us what you think! Answer one of the questions above, something of your own, or ask a question of one of the guests! Email us at education@tpwd.state.tx.us Give us just your first name, name of your school, age and comment or question. We'll post the best questions and comments on our discussion page. You may ask questions of specific people if you wish.


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