SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Army National Guard says it will be giving up six armories within the state as a result of relocating Army Guard units.
The Argus Leader reports that some 215 soldiers from the Miller, Platte, Redfield, Salem, Webster and Winner units eventually will conduct their drill training at other locations as the National Guard scales back to 22 communities from 28.
Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch says five of the unit armories are co-located with school districts and their leases will be terminated. Exclusive control of the Salem armory will be turned over to the city.
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