Describing Air National Guard Drill Weekend(00:32)
Esther, a nurse in the Air National Guard, trains and serves during drill weekend. Once a month, she reports to duty, teaches classes in her field and works at a clinic.
More from the Air National Guard
More from Today's Military
Schedule a meeting with a recruiter and learn what to expect from your visit.
Get a complimentary DVD and magazine, plus additional information from each Service, sent to your home.
View answers to commonly asked questions about the Military.
Want to see even more of what life in the Military is really like? Check out our FUTURES magazine page! Order or download a complimentary magazine featuring an in-depth look into the lives of the people who make up today's Military, and be sure to check out the accompanying videos.
Esther: My drill weekend starts at six in the morning. We get here on Saturday morning. We start with roll call. We get to see who's there. We cover any unfinished business that we started the month prior, even the previous months prior to that. From there, we do patient care. I teach some first aid classes here on base. Hopefully, by that time it's time for lunch, and after that, it's immunizations and just helping around the clinic any way that you can before it's time for roll call again, and then I'll try to hit the gym, and then get home so I can have dinner with my family.closeX