Trenton Guard Unit to Get Upgrade

1 decade 1 year 3 months ago Friday, March 30 2007 Mar 30, 2007 Friday, March 30, 2007 9:14:26 PM CDT March 30, 2007 in News
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TRENTON (AP) - The National Guard based in Trenton will be the home of a new transportation company, as well as getting 30 new jobs and $20 million worth of new equipment. As of next Wednesday, the unit will be the headquarters for the 242nd Transportation Company, with 110 soldiers assigned at the armory. The new transportation company will operate a pallet system equipped with 48 trucks that can load anything stored on their pallets and travel over highways and off-road. The Guard says the trucks will be able to respond to all types of emergencies, including earthquakes. The trucks should be in Missouri by September, with 32 based in Trenton and others in Centertown. This will be the first unit in Missouri to receive the pallet trucks. Trenton has been the home to Missouri National Guard since 1988.

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