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National Guard troops deployed to help archery complex in South Dakota

Capt. B.J. Poore, a member of the South Dakota National Guard's 155th Vertical Engineer Company, accepts a plaque Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in recognition of the guard's continued help at an archery complex in Yankton, S.D.

KELLY HERTZ/YANKTON PRESS & DAKOTAN/AP

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 13, 2019

YANKTON, S.D. — The South Dakota National Guard has been deployed to somewhere unexpected — Yankton.

The Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan reported that the 155th Vertical Engineer Company based in Wagner and Rapid City will set up camp at the National Field Archery Association's Easton Yankton Archery complex.

Over the next two weeks, the unit will assemble three comfort stations and an outdoor classroom at the center. The Guard will also clear what was once a city dump for additional archery space.

Association president Bruce Cull says the unit is making improvements that the archery could otherwise not afford.

Captain B.J. Poore says the deployment will also help members of the 155th complete important facets of their training. He adds the contingent is made up of three platoons, cooks and a fueler.

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Information from: Yankton Press and Dakotan
 

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