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    Does anyone know if the 96th troop command has a LRS unit? I know that they typically are attached to C-troops now but wasn't able to find any details if they have one. Any knowledge would be welcome. thanks

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    Re: Washington National Guard 96th troop

    Originally posted by jfofister13 View Post
    Does anyone know if the 96th troop command has a LRS unit? I know that they typically are attached to C-troops now but wasn't able to find any details if they have one. Any knowledge would be welcome. thanks
    Unfortunately, there are no LRS units in the Washington Army National Guard (WA ARNG). The closest LRS unit is in Alaska (AK ARNG)(1-129th R&S [LRS])
    Last edited by SF Hunter; August 15th, 2013, 06:17 PM. Reason: Correction

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      Re: Washington National Guard 96th troop

      Thanks, do you know any in the midwest? IE Idaho, Wyoming etc? I'm ISTing out there soon.

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        Re: Washington National Guard 96th troop

        Originally posted by jfofister13 View Post
        Thanks, do you know any in the midwest? IE Idaho, Wyoming etc? I'm ISTing out there soon.
        Nebraska ARNG has Company C , 1-134th (LRS) located at Beatrice, NE.

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          Re: Washington National Guard 96th troop

          With the conversion to the RSTA format, what's the future looking like? I'm curious since I'm transferring to a Unit myself in Florida.

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            Re: Washington National Guard 96th troop

            There are very few "actual" LRS units left in the ARNG. From what I hear some are being relabeled R&S units, instead of LRS. But, the units are trying desperately to hold onto the LRS designator, mostly for traditions sake and to set themselves apart.

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              Re: Washington National Guard 96th troop

              I can certainly understand that, but why not have Big Army make a compromise between the two? Such as making RSTA Units Airborne and possibly more capable for the LRS Mission?

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                Re: Washington National Guard 96th troop

                The LRS units that remain belong to the R&S squadrons which belongs to Battlefield Surveillance Brigades (BfSB), which are corps assets. While LRS detachments disappeared in favor of the RSTA Squadrons (1 per BCT), the number of LRS companies increased with the formation of BfSBs. I don't feel like doing the math but I think that the NG may have experienced a net gain in LRS slots, just consolidated into fewer locations.

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