Just be aware tht the state reserve is the National Guard. They may call it the Connecticut National Guard, but the "National" is the Good Old USA. Half or more of the reservists in Afgnastan are National Guard Troops. The state reserves are really U.S. Army Reserve units, the U.S. equates to National in the National Guard. Actually the National Guard is more controled by the state Governors than are the reserves, and even that is with the approval of the Federal Gov. I don't mean to discourage you from joining the military. I was an Army Recruiter for 3 years 9 months, during the time the draft was discontinued. One of my pet peeves is "recruiters not telling prospects the truth". That has ruined a lot of good young mens lives. Even if they are not recruiters, when they don't tell the "truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth" they are setting you, the prospect, up to take the fall not themselves. Do as you wish, but do it with your eyes wide open. The benifits are awesome but the cost can be pretty steep also.
I was actually talking about state ran military not the state stationed US military. Like this one in Ga http://gasdf.com/index.htm