OUR MISSION MISSION STATEMENT Our Mission The Missouri National Guard organizes, trains and prepares a Family and community-based force of ready CitizenSoldiers and Airmen as units to defend and serve the people of Missouri and the United States of America. Our Mission VISION The Missouri National Guard is a recognized community and national leader in Soldier, Airman and Family readiness, possessing agile and effective units capable of responding to changing demands. Our Mission VALUES Soldier, Airman and Family focused Honor in all we do Opportunities for all Willing to Learn Meet changing demands Empower and mentor DUAL MISSION Our Mission The National Guard is the only armed service that has two missions. To provide FEDERAL support when called by the president and to support to STATE authorities when needed FEDERAL MISSION Our Mission Our FEDERAL MISSION is to maintain properly trained and equipped units for prompt mobilization for war, national emergencies, or as otherwise directed by the President STATE MISSION Our Mission Our STATE MISSION is to provide trained and disciplined forces for domestic emergencies or as otherwise required by state law under the authority of the Governor Local Force National impact Our Mission Gov. Jay Nixon Commander-in-Chief, Missouri National Guard Member, Council of Governors Maj. Gen. Steve Danner Adjutant General of Missouri Past Chairman, NGAUS Gen. Frank Grass Chief, National Guard Bureau Member, Joint Chiefs of Staff Missouri Guard leaders occupy critical national roles and influence key policy decisions. Economic Impact Our Mission The Missouri National Guard’s economic impact in Fiscal Year 2014 was more than $1 billion OUR FORCE AIRLIFT Our Mission The 139th Airlift Wing, in St. Joseph, provides the state and nation with immediately deployable, combatready C-130H-model aircraft AVIATION Our Mission The 35th Combat Aviation Brigade units fly AH-64A Apaches, LUH-72 Lakotas, UH-60 Blackhawks, and C12 Hurons. ENGINEERS Our Mission Army and Air Engineers undertake, plan, integrate and direct the execution of engineer missions FIELD ARTILLERY Our Mission Known as the King of Battle, Missouri’s field artillery units have a long, proud history. Its Soldiers have deployed to support overseas contingency operations and stateside flooding. AIR OPERATIONS Our Mission CONTROL The 157th Air Operations Group, at Jefferson Barracks, provides trained, experienced cadre to execute joint forces air component commander’s contingency plans. INFANTRY Our Mission The backbone of the Army, Infantry returned to Missouri in 2007. With units strategically placed around the state, these foot Soldiers are among the most elite in the Missouri Guard. LONG RANGE BOMBING Our Mission The 131st Bomb Wing, at Whiteman Air Force Base, provides full spectrum, expeditionary B-2 Spirit global strike and combat support capabilities MEDICAL Our Mission Missouri medical personnel provide a wide range of medical services, whether they are helping after a stateside emergency or supporting efforts overseas. MILITARY POLICE AND Our Mission SECURITY FORCES Military Police and Security Forces are prepared to assist civil authorities during stateside emergencies and conduct a wide range of security and law and orderrelated overseas missions. SUPPORT UNITS Our Mission The Missouri National Guard could not function without critical support units including maintenance, supply, signal and transportation. They are indispensible in both the fight overseas and during state emergencies. SPECIALIZED UNITS AND PROGRAMS th 7 WMD CST Our Mission 7TH WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION CIVIL SUPPORT TEAM The 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team supports civil authorities in responding to suspected weapons of mass destruction attacks by rapidly deploying to and assessing an affected area. Homeland Response Our Mission Force The joint Homeland Response Force is a 566member team augmenting existing CERFP with a brigadelevel headquarters and security forces. The team offers another layer of assistance to civil authorities in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents. 140TH REGIMENT Our Mission REGIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE The 140th Regiment hosts a variety of classes including military occupational specialty courses and officer and warrant officer candidate schools. RECRUIT SUSTAINMENT Our Mission PROGRAM The 27th Recruiting and Retention Battalion’s Recruit Sustainment Program prepares new Soldiers for the rigors of basic and advanced individual training. COUNTERDRUG Our Mission TASK FORCE The Counterdrug Task Force provides specialized equipment, facilities and personnel to aid law enforcement and supplies personnel to educate students and community organizations. Advanced Airlift Tactics Our MissionTraining Center The Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center increases the warfighting effectiveness and survivability of mobility forces and has maintained a reputation as the mobility Air Force's "Tactics Center of Excellence" since its inception. In 2014, added C-130H Weapons Instructor Course (WIC). Cyber Threat Response Our Mission Team Missouri will be the first state to fully staff a National Guard computer network defense team that will respond to cyber threats or attacks, whether physical or internet-related, at both the state and possibly national level. STATE PARTNERSHIP Our Mission PROGRAM Missouri’s state partnership with Panama improves long-term international security while building a partnership across all levels of society that is mutually beneficial. SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES AND FAMILIES Our Mission Maj. Gen. Steve Danner launched Guard TV, a monthly, half-hour public affairs program, to keep the public informed about Missouri National Guard deployments, missions, training and other activities. It is aired on a number of stations throughout the state, or may be viewed on DVIDSHUB.net Guard TV SHOW ME HEROES Our Mission Gov. Jay Nixon’s initiative to provide increased employment, interview and hiring opportunities to Missouri’s Veterans and National Guard and Reserve forces, and to showcase those employers who have pledged to do so. www.ShowMeHeroes.mo.gov EMPLOYER SUPPORT OF Our Mission THE GUARD AND RESERVE ESGR promotes a culture in which employers support and value their employees’ military service. It is crucial to our mission as Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen FAMILY PROGRAMS Our Mission The Family Program Office has a twofold mission – to improve the quality of life for Guard members and their Families, and to enhance service member readiness and retention. MILITARY FUNERAL Our Mission HONORS Established in 1999, the Military Funeral Honors Program coordinates and provides military funeral honors to Missouri’s military Veterans. VETERANS RECOGNITION Our Mission PROGRAM Through the Veterans Recognition Program, Missouri has recognized thousands of Veterans who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. YELLOW RIBBON Our Mission PROGRAM The Defense Department’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program synchronizes, plans and manages the deployment cycle support process for unit and individual mobilizations in support of the Adjutant General’s intent. VISIT US ONLINE! Our Mission The Missouri National Guard is a national leader in social networking. Visit us on Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube or on our blog at MoGuard.com.