The Michigan Volunteer Defense Force (MIVDF), at the direction of the Governor (Commander-in-Chief) and Michigan National Guard Adjutant General (TAG), provides reliable support personnel to local and state agencies during declared emergencies.
The mission of the MIVDF is to provide 'Mission-Ready' military forces to assist state and local authorities in times of state emergencies; to conduct homeland security and community service activities; and to augment 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
Support MING LNO
Support MING JRSOI
Support MING RSO
Support SAR Efforts
Support RSS of SNS
Why We Serve
MIVDF soldiers join for a variety of reasons - some wish to continue their tradition of service, others desire to learn military customs. MIVDF soldiers have this in common: we desire to give back to our state.
MIVDF In Action
From advanced training to community support and search & rescue, watch your local heroes in action...