PLACEHOLDERRhode Island - Presence: 16 Armories in 13 Communities

PLACEHOLDERMajor General Reginald Centracchio

Major General
Reginald Centracchio

645 New London Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920-3097
Phone: 401-275-4102 • Fax: 401-275-4338

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Joint Forces Headquarters - 56th Troop Command
103rd Field Artillery Brigade - 43rd Military Police Brigade

Rhode Island National Guard PhotoDuring FY04, the Rhode Island Army National Guard (RIARNG) responded to major changes within the United States and the world in light of the Global War on Terrorism and the continued campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.

As an active participant, the RIARNG responded with numerous activations and deployments. Since September 11, 2001, 78% of all RIARNG members deployed at least once. The following deployments occurred in FY04: 143rd Airlift Wing–Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait; 118th Military Police Battalion–Iraq, Kuwait; 119th MP Company–Iraq, Kuwait; 115th MP Company–Iraq, Kuwait; 169th MP Company–Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; 172nd Infantry Company–Afghanistan; 173rd Infantry Company (LRS)–Iraq; A Battery, 1/103rd Field Artillery–Iraq; B Battery, 1/103rd Field Artillery–Iraq; 103rd Field Artillery Brigade–Iraq; Special Operations Detachment G–Iraq, Djibouti; 249th Air Ambulance Company–S.E. United States; 243rd Regional Training Institute–Afghanistan; HHSB/103rd Field Artillery–Quonset ANGB; 1/126th Aviation Bn–Iraq; A Company/1/126th Aviation Bn–Honduras.

The homeland security mission also continued in FY04 while the 172nd Infantry Company deployed to the Port of Providence to help safeguard port operations.

The RIARNG hosted two major events. Record crowds of more than 110,000 attended the two-day 13th Annual Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show. The 22nd Annual Leapfest International Military Parachute Competition featured 200 paratroopers from the United States and 11 foreign countries competing for the title of best parachute team.

More than 12,000 people packed the Civic Center to participate in the "Rhode Island Salutes Her Troops" event during which the state saluted all the deployed Reserve Component troops from Rhode Island.

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Colonel James D'Agostino

Colonel James D'Agostino
330 Camp St., Providence, RI 02906-1954
Phone: 401-275-4201 • Fax: 401-275-4221



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Total Economic Impact



Economic impact multiplier
of 1.776 has been applied


PLACEHOLDERRhode Island National Guard PhotoThe Rhode Island Army National Guard received $39,219,058 million in FY04. The Command faced challenges throughout FY04 with deployment preparation and execution. The cost of these challenges along with Congressional thresholds, migration restrictions, and "growth" issues, tested the program managers’ ability to budget funding requirements. The Program Budget Advisory Committee and reconciliation process afforded the opportunity to provide quality of life support, promote unit readiness, and maintain personnel strength.

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