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New National Guard Detachment in Montesano

March 29, 2013

The Washington Army National Guard will station a new unit at the Montesano Armory effective on Monday.

The 1041st Transportation Company operates and maintains Light Medium Tactical Vehicles. Those vehicles are set high on large wheels making it an asset during flood missions to evacuate people and move supplies.

“We are proud to be part of the Montesano community, and we encourage area residents to consider serving their community and their nation by joining our team. This unit will be called upon to help its neighbors during state emergencies,” said Major General Bret D. Daugherty, the Adjutant General and commander of the Washington National Guard.

The Detachment will initially have approximately 20 citizen-soldiers training in Montesano for weekend “drill” periods, in addition to one full-time soldier who will work at the Armory and tend to the unit’s administrative, logistic and training needs.
The Detachment is looking to fill vacant positions for traditional citizen-soldiers who typically serve one weekend per month and a 15-day annual training period each year.

Anyone who is interested in talking to a recruiter should call 1-800-GO-GUARD, or stop by the Montesano Armory between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. The Armory is located at 298 Clemons Road.

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