Citizens in Time of Peace

When a natural disaster strikes, whether it’s a tornado, flood, fire or blizzard, State Governors send their National Guard into action. These citizen soldiers become local heroes; saving lives, protecting property, and helping communities get back on their feet.

The Nebraska National Guard is always there to help our communities. National Guard units are located throughout the state and, when needed, can be mobilized to help the citizens of Nebraska.

Soldiers in Time of Need

The National Guard plays an important role in the defense of American interests around the world. The Nebraska National Guard receives the same training as the United States Army.

Overnight, Nebraskans can be in their military uniforms, on their way to protect our nation and its interests as part of America’s Total Force.

Always There, Always Ready.

What is the ASVAB?

Whether you want to be a pilot, computer systems analyst, or reporter, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the key to your military career. The ASVAB is required of all recruits and consists of multiple subject tests that measure the skills required for various careers.

Test subjects include: General Science; Arithmetic Reasoning; Word Knowledge; Paragraph Comprehension; Mathematics Knowledge; Electronics Information; Auto & Shop Information; Mechanical Comprehension; and Assembling Objects.

Each test is scored individually. In addition, composite scores measure academic, verbal, and mathematical ability. Finally, the Armed Services Qualification Test (AFQT) score reflects ability in Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning, and Mathematics Knowledge.

How does the ASVAB help you?

The ASVAB is required when you enlist in any branch of the military. It is also required if you want to change career fields and don’t have the scores you need on file.

The ASVAB enables you to explore your options among various military and civilian careers. For that reason it is also popular with many high school students who may or may not want to enlist.

Where can you take it?

The ASVAB is administered at more than 14,000 high schools and postsecondary schools across the United States. It is also offered at Military Entrance Processing Stations and Mobile Examining Team (MET) sites year round.