The Georgia Air National Guard has four main bases across the state located in Brunswick, Marietta, Savannah and Warner Robins. They perform eleven unique missions training and preparing the citizen-airman to respond to the Governor of Georgia for state emergencies or the call of the President in times of crisis.
Georgia State Benefits
The Georgia HERO (Helping Educate Reservists and their Offspring) Scholarship Program was created to provide educational grant assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists who served in combat zones or the children of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves. The grant is to attend an approved school for a maximum of up to four award years in the sum of $2,000.00 per award year. No person shall be eligible to receive grant assistance provided under this subsection in excess of $8,000.00
Injury Death Benefits
Georgia Air Guard members on state-summoned active duty, who are injured in the line of duty, receive pay, allowance, and medical expenses for 90 days. Those killed in action are also granted up to $500 for funeral expenses.
Any member of the Georgia National Guard who is in good standing and has completed at least one year of satisfactory service is eligible for a free National Guard Driver's License. A member of the Georgia Air Guard is entitled to one free National Guard specialty plate. The surviving spouse of a member of the National Guard who was killed while serving in a combat arena is also eligible as long as he/she does not remarry. There is no registration fee, manufacturing fee, or annual registration fee for this specialty plate. An applicant is also entitled to one additional specialty plate upon payment of a $25 manufacturing fee. An applicant will also be required to pay a $25 annual registration fee for the additional specialty plate.
Georgia state employees that join the Air Guard are given 18 days of military leave per year.