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Catalog Number HRHS-052
Collection Harrisonburg-Rockingham County National Guard Collection
Object Name Collection
Virginia Army National Guard units are trained and equipped as part of the United States Army. The same enlisted ranks and officer ranks and insignia are used and National Guardsmen are eligible to receive all United States military awards. The Virginia Guard also bestows a number of state awards for local services rendered in or to the commonwealth of Virginia.
National Guard units can be mobilized at any time by presidential order to supplement regular armed forces, and upon declaration of a state of emergency by the governor of the state in which they serve. Unlike Army Reserve members, National Guard members cannot be mobilized individually (except through voluntary transfers and Temporary Duty Assignments.

Artificial collection of items relating to National Guard units in Harrisonburg-Rockingham County

Card belonging to Wilson Homan of Company C giving his sleeping quarters and dining room assignment on the Queen Mary on the way to Europe which departed September 27, 1942

Program for the dedication of the William G. Myers Armory in Harrisonburg dated November 11, 1954

Poster titled "Volunteer Tonight" for Company C of the Virgina National Guard possibly prior to WWII

Poster titled "Enlist in the Virginia National Guard" possibly prior to WWII

Title Harrisonburg-Rockingham County National Guard Collection