In this book, readers will learn about the U.S. National Guard, its history and importance, duties and special missions, and how it relates to and works with other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the U.S. National Guard's duties, training, positions, special missions, and more.Infographics aid understanding, Quick Facts in each title presents a timeline and statistics on the specific branch, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to take action and explore their civic duty. Children can learn more about the U.S. National Guard using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. U.S. National Guard also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.U.S. National Guard is part of Jump!'s U.S. Armed Forces series.