Providing highly trained citizen-soldiers to strengthen the nation's domestic and international defense capabilities, the Army National Guard plays a vital role in securing America's freedom. Comprised of more than 300,000 combat-ready personnel, the Army National Guard is a major component of America's military arsenal. Fully prepared for prompt mobilization in times of war, the dedicated soldiers of the Army National Guard also execute critical disaster relief, law enforcement, and homeland defense missions. Equally equipped to engage America's enemies overseas or to confront emerging threats at home, they are an essential element of America's national defense network. This coin salutes the soldiers of the Army National Guard, whose courage and commitment strengthen America's security. The obverse bears the Minuteman emblem of the Army National Gurard. The reverse contains the U.S. Army's official seal. Minted in a brass alloy and finished in antique bronze, this coin contains rich enamel accents on both sides. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the role of the U.S. Army in securing America's freedom.