WPR News
9:00 am
Tue March 14, 2006

Guard Reaches Goals In Wyoming

Laramie, Wy – The Wyoming army national guard has already met its end-of-year recruiting goals. Bringing nearly 1700 new soldiers on board. That's in contrast to nationwide figures which show the army guard behind in recruiting. Major fred fichtner says that Wyoming has managed to reach its goal despite the fact that most new recruits will likely be deployed to Iraq or other overseas conflicts.
Fichtner says about sixty percent of recruits have no prior military service.