By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
National Guard battalion transitions today
New name, more engineering muscle for Boro-centered unit
W Col. Randall Simmons
Col. Randall Simmons
Today, the National Guard's 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion will become the 177th Brigade Engineer Battalion, still part of the 48th Brigade, with a ceremony at the battalion's headquarters, the Terrell Reddick Armory in Statesboro. The armory will welcome visitors with an open house at 2 p.m. The transition ceremony begins at 3 p.m. The change is part of an ongoing move to bulk up the engineering capabilities of infantry brigade combat teams throughout the Army, affecting active-duty as well as National Guard units, said Col. Randall Simmons. The Statesboro native became chief of staff of the Georgia Army National Guard in January and is returning to take part in today's ceremony.
Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter