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611 § 504. National Guard schools and small arms competitions (a) Under such regulations as the President may prescribe, the Secretary of the Army may provide for assemblies of members of the Army National Guard— (1) to attend schools conducted by commissioned officers of the Regular Army detailed by the Secretary; or (2) to participate in small arms competitions. Similarly, the Secretary of the Air Force may provide for assemblies of members of the Air National Guard— (1) to attend schools conducted by commissioned officers of the Regular Air Force detailed by the Secretary; or (2) to participate in small arms competition. (b) Assemblies under subsection (a) for members of the National Guard of a State or Territory, Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, or the District of Columbia may be held inside or outside its boundaries. § 505. Army and Air Force schools and field exercises Under such regulations as the President may prescribe and upon the recommendation of the governor of any State or Territory, Puerto Rico, or the Canal Zone, or of the commanding general of the National Guard of the District of Columbia, the Secretary of the Army may authorize a limited number of members of its Army National Guard to— (1) attend any service school except the United States Military Academy, and to pursue a regular course of study at the school; o r (2) be attached to an organization of the branch of the Army corresponding to the organization of the Army National Guard to which the member belongs, for routine practical instruction at or near an Army post during field training or other outdoor exercise. Similarly, the Secretary of the Air Force may authorize a limited number of members of the Air National Guard to— (1) attend any service school except the United States A i r Force Academy, and to pursue a regular course of study at the school; or (2) be attached to an organization of the Air Force corresponding to the organization of the Air National Guard to which the member belongs, for routine practical instruction at an air base during field training or other outdoor exercise. §506.

Assignment and detail of members of Regular Army or Regular Air Force for instruction of National Guard (a) The President shall assign for instruction of the National Guard such members of the Regular Army or the Regular Air Force as he considers necessary. (b) The Secretary of the Army may detail members of the Regular Army to attend an encampment, maneuver, or other exercise, for field or coast-defense instruction of the Army National Guard. Similarly, the Secretary of the Air Force may detail members of the Regular Air Force to attend exercises for field or coast-defense instruction of the Air National Guard. Members so detailed shall instruct the members of the National Guard at the exercise, as directed by the Secretary concerned, or as requested by the governor or commanding officer of the National Guard there assembled.