Recruitment Begins in Wichita Falls for State Guard

    Sunday was the first official recruitment for the newest chapter of the Texas State Guard. The Texas State Guard is new to Wichita Falls, but Sunday Texomans came out to learn more about what the State Guard is all about.
    Right now the closest State Guard unit is located in Dallas, and the Wichita Falls unit will be headquartered out of Sheppard Air Force Base When in need, members of the local unit of the State Guard will lend a hand to folks at Sheppard and local law enforcement as well.
    "We want to get the community involved having local people here so that we can have trained volunteers to react to any emergencies that might occur here in Wichita Falls. Right now if a city, base, or the county needs our assistance then we'd have to come up from Dallas, but having people would be really available," said Ron Soejoto,TX State Guard Commander
    The State Guard has assisted in numerous state emergencies, like Hurricane Rita which hit South Texas in 2005.

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