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Nebraska Army National Guard to undergo major restructuring

Nov 17, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Army National Guard is planning to offer new training and job opportunities to many of its soldiers as it launches the biggest overhaul of its services in 20 years.

Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Tuesday that roughly 1,100 of the Nebraska Guard's 3,600 soldiers could be retrained for new jobs.

The charge is part of a larger reorganization taking place nationally throughout the Army National Guard.

Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, Nebraska's adjutant general, says the number of soldiers will remain roughly the same. Bohac says many local transportation companies will shift to perform other duties, providing a greater diversity of services.

The changes will affect units in Lincoln, Omaha, Beatrice, Columbus, York, Hastings, Kearney, Grand Island, Mead, O'Neill, Broken Bow, North Platte, McCook, Sidney, Scottsbluff, and Chadron.

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