Army National Guard - One Weekend a Month Challenge Coin

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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. Honoring a commitment that extends well beyond "one weekend a month..." these men and women are fully prepared for prompt mobilization in times of war. On the home front, these dedicated soldiers execute critical disaster relief, law enforcement, and homeland defense missions.

This coin salutes the soldiers of the Army National Guard, who always go above and beyond to ensure America's military superiority and national security. The obverse bears the Minuteman emblem of the Army National Guard. The words "One Weekend a Month...My Ass" call to mind the sacrifices National Guard soldiers make in the fight for freedom. The reverse contains the U.S. Army's official seal.

Minted in a brass alloy, 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 safeguarding America's national interests.