When you serve in the National Guard and Reserve units, you receive Drill Pay - money earned while training on weekends and during full-time training events. But those committed to the Reserves and National Guard earn a good deal more: they share in a military lifestyle, facing family challenges similar to those of other military service branches.
National Guard and Reserve perform a minimum of one weekend drill per month, and two weeks per year of active duty for training. Compensation for drill is monthly Drill Pay, equal to one day's active duty base pay for each drill period. There are four drill periods in one weekend drill.
For training events longer than one weekend, Guard/Reserve members receive prorated Basic Pay. Guard/Reserve members are normally credited with 4 days active duty pay for a weekend duty.
Our Drill Pay charts show monthly Drill Pay based on the standard requirement of one weekend of drill duty per month for National Guard and military Reserve.