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Army National Guard Looking for New Recruits during National Hiring Week

MARION – Have you ever thought about serving your country in the Army National Guard?

The U.S. Army will attempt to recruit 10,000 new soldiers, largely online, now through July 2 during the Army National Guard National Hiring Week.

First Sgt. Graham Young, team boss for recruiters with the Illinois Army National Guard in southern Illinois, says the National Guard is looking for those 17 to 35 years old that are interested in being a part of something bigger than themselves. He also says they need to be morally, medically, and mentally qualified to join.

First Sgt. Young says you will go to training after enlisting in the National Guard.

There are also some great benefits when you join the National Guard like 100 percent college tuition to any state-funded school.

If you are interested in becoming part of the National Guard, call First Sgt. Young at 618-708-2039 and he will put you in touch with a recruiter, or you can go online to