About the Arkansas National Guard

Since 1804 the Arkansas National Guard has proudly served as a community-based, combat-proven force of citizen Soldiers and Airmen. Over 8,600 men and women continue to achieve greatness as we move forward in the global war on terrorism, protect our homeland and serve as leaders in our communities as a competent, capable and diverse force.

Arkansas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are trained professionals. We are well-equipped with warfighting and disaster response skills to ensure mission success, whether on foreign soil or performing civil support missions here in Arkansas. The Arkansas National Guard continues to prove we have the best Soldiers and Airmen in the nation.

The Arkansas National Guard has four major training sites. The Army National Guard at Robinson Maneuver Training Center (Camp Robinson) in North Little Rock, and Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center near Ft. Smith, and the Air National Guard at Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Ft. Smith and Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville.



Governor Asa Hutchinson
Governor Asa Hutchinson
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, commander-in-chief of the Arkansas National Guard.

Biography Photo for Major General AR Mark H. Berry.
Major General Mark H. Berry
Major General Mark H. Berry assumed duties as The Adjutant General, Arkansas National Guard on January 13, 2015.

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Arkansas Minuteman Newsletter
Summer Release
Oct. 25, 2018 - Summer Edition of the MinuteMan Newsletter

Reserve engineers drop into the Arkansas River for River Assault 2018
In this image, released by the U.S. Army Reserve, members of the 420th Engineer Brigade conduct a helocast drop in the Arkansas River July 22, 2018, as part of River Assault 2018, a joint training exercise featuring assets from the Army Reserve, National Guard, and active Army. This helocast event was supported by members of the Sapper Leader Course and the U.S. Army Deep Sea Dive Team. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by First Sgt. Daniel Griego/Released)
July 26, 2018 - The CH-47D Chinook helicopter is the U.S. Army’s primary troop and supply transport aircraft. It’s been around since the Vietnam War and has stood the test of time with its twin rotor blades and 42 cubic meters of cargo space, room enough for two humvees. But on this warm day in July along the Arkansas River, this legendary aircraft is supporting the Army Reserve’s River Assault 2018 with a helocast drop for the Soldiers of the 420th Engineer Brigade.