The strategic goals of the MIVDF include providing a mission-ready military force to assist state and local authorities in times of declared emergencies; conducting homeland security and community service activities; and augmenting the Michigan National Guard as required.
Who We Are
The Volunteer Defense Force has been serving Michigan since 1917. While the times have
changed, the mission has stayed the same: to be "Vigilant, Ever Ready..."
What We Do
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Why We Serve
Recruits join the force for a variety of reasons - some wish to continue their tradition of service, others desire to learn military customs. Defense Force soldiers have this in common: a desire to give back to the state and to fellow citizens.
MIVDF In Action
From advanced training to community support and search & rescue, watch your local heroes in action...