Georgia - More than 80 Armories in 65 Communities

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PO Box 17965
Atlanta, GA 30316-0965
Phone: 678-569-6001 Fax: 678-569-6097
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Joint Forces Headquarters
78th Troop Command
48th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized) (Separate)


Guard PhotoThe Georgia Army National Guard (GAARNG) continued its significant contributions in support of the Global War on Terrorism in FY06. More than 4,000 GAARNG members deployed over the past year, and every unit in the Georgia Army National Guard has mobilized in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

The highest-profile mission in 2006 was the mobilization of the 3,000 member 48th Infantry Brigade which completed its year-long deployment to Iraq in May. During the final six months of operations, the unit conducted theater convoy security escort missions throughout Iraq during which it conducted more than 5,000 convoys and escorted more than 90,000 vehicles. During the deployment, 26 Soldiers gave the ultimate sacrifice and more than 200 Soldiers were awarded Purple Hearts.

At home, the Georgia Army National Guard continued to support domestic operations and in the summer of 2006, deployed 150 GAARNG members to New Mexico in support of Operation Jump Start. Serving along the Mexican border, the Soldiers provided direct support to the New Mexico National Guard to stem the crossing of illegal immigrants into the country.

This was also a banner year for recruiting. The GAARNG finished with an end-strength of more than 10,000, exceeding all recruiting and retention goals and promoting the Georgia Army National Guard into the top-10 states in terms of total size.


State Financial Information

Colonel Raymond Godleski spacer Colonel Raymond Godleski
935 East Confederate Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30316-0882
Phone: 678-569-6343 Fax: 678-569-6277
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Military Pay and Allowances
Civilian Payroll
Goods and Services
Military Construction
Total Economic Impact

Economic impact multiplier of 1.657 has been applied.


Guard PhotoDuring FY06, the Georgia Army National Guard was again faced with a record number of mobilizations and de-mobilizations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the southwest border mission. While this placed a tremendous strain on recruiting and retention efforts and the ability to execute on even statutory programs, the GAARNG was still able to close out the fiscal year exceeding the end-strength goal of 10,000 with funding provided by National Guard Bureau and the internal movement of funds.


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