“Soldiers from Joint Force Headquarters, Connecticut Army National Guard march in Rocky Hill Memorial Day Parade. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Simon, JFHQ Public Affairs)

As an integral part of the communities in which they are located, National Guard units have a long tradition of providing support to certain civic and community-based organizations. In the past, under community relations guidance found in NGB PAM 360-5, DODI 5410-18, and DODI 5410-19, this support included the loan (without fee) of limited non-excess items such as generators, water trailers, flood lights, tents, cots, armory facilities, etc., for short periods of time to activities sponsored by such organizations.

With the passage of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 105-85, Section 1061(a), amended 10 USC 2667), equipment and material, must now be leased at fair market value, rather than loaned on a non-reimbursable basis. This law applies to state and local governments and to civic and community-based organizations.

It is possible that the current restrictions on the loan or lease of facilities and equipment may be eased in the future, so we urge you to call us for the latest information.

To discuss your request for facility or equipment support, please call the Connecticut National Guard Directorate of Military Support at 860-524-4951, and submit a General Support Request Form DD2536 .

Thank you for your interest in military support for your event. We take pride in supporting our local communities and hope to be able to promote the positive attributes of military service at your event.      

If you don't find the answers you need here, or you have other questions, please call the Connecticut National Guard Directorate of Military Support.

Joint Force Headquarters
360 Broad St
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 524-4951

Please complete one of the following forms and submit no later than 60 days in advance to allow for proper planning of support from our military units. While requests within 60 days will always be considered, we are rarely able to accommodate due to the short notice.

 General Support Request Form DD2536

 Aerial Support Request Form DD2535

 Sample Letter of Request