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(Neb)-New Neb National Guard Infantry Battalion Could Bring In Recruits

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/06/2019 09:15 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Army National Guard has established a new infantry battalion - a move a general says could help recruitment.
 
     The 2nd Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment was activated during a ceremony Saturday at the guard's parachute landing area near Yutan and was followed by a parachute jump by more than 100 unit members from a helicopter hovering 1,000 feet in the air.
 
     The Nebraska National Guard has been dominated by support units since a major reorganization over 2 decades ago and Brigadier General Lynn Heng, its land component commander, says adding an infantry battalion should boost state recruiting.
 
       General Heng says the new battalion is "a very attractive unit for these young folks who are looking for adventure, joining the guard."


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