The Nebraska National Guard consists of the Nebraska Army National Guard and the Nebraska Air National Guard. The Nebraska Army National Guard was established on December 23, 1854, and the Nebraska Air National Guard was later established on July 26, 1946.
The Nebraska Adjutant General, currently Maj. Gen. Daryl L. Bohac, administers the joint federal-state program that is the Nebraska Army and Air National Guard. Approximately 4,600 Guardsmen currently serve the state of Nebraska. The Nebraska Army National Guard is authorized approximately 3,700 Soldiers, while the Nebraska Air National Guard is authorized approximately 900 Airmen.
The Nebraska Army National Guard is made up of Joint Force Headquarters, Lincoln; 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Lincoln; 92nd Troop Command, Lincoln; 209th Regional Training Institute, Camp Ashland; and their subordinate units.
The Nebraska Air National Guard is made up of the Joint Force Headquarters, Lincoln; 155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln; the 170th Group, Offutt Air Force Base; and their subordinate units.
The governor of Nebraska, as state military force commander in chief, authorizes and calls Guardsmen to state active duty to execute missions within the state. The state mission of the Nebraska National Guard is to provide trained and equipped organizations to protect life and property and to preserve peace order and public safety.
The president authorizes troops to be called to federal service for national defense missions in the United States or abroad. The federal mission of the Nebraska National Guard is to provide the armed forces with trained and equipped units ready for a national emergency or war, in accordance with the U.S. Department of Defense plans.