Arkansas - 135 Units in 55 Counties

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Major General
William D. Wofford

THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
Camp Joseph T. Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72118-2200
Phone: 501-212-5001 Fax: 501-212-5009

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MAJOR COMMANDS:
Joint Forces Headquarters
39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
77th Aviation Brigade
87th Troop Command
142nd Fires Brigade

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Guard PhotoThe Arkansas Army National Guard (ARARNG) kicked off FY09 hosting the 38th Annual Winston P. Wilson Warfighter Sustainment Training Exercise and the 18th Annual Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting. The purpose of these exercises is to promote marksmanship training and offer service members an opportunity to test marksmanship skills in a battle-focused environment.

In December, more than 3,200 Soldiers of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returned from their deployment in Iraq (for many Soldiers this was a second tour of duty in a combat zone). Immediate attention was given to the Yellow Ribbon Family Reintegration Training Program to assist returning Soldiers and their families through the difficult process of reintegration that accompanies a long-term deployment.

The ARARNG responded to a record 107 state active duty missions. Many of these missions were the result of the severe winter weather that slammed the state in February, leaving roughly 600,000 Arkansans without power. Soldiers provided food, water, blankets, and transportation to civilians in 23 of the 75 counties.

Soldiers of the 875th Engineer Battalion began their Soldier readiness process for an FY10 mobilization. The 875th will be responsible for conducting route clearance for ground forces in Afghanistan. In 2006, they successfully cleared 1,244 roadside bombs in Iraq and saved countless lives in the process.

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State Financial Information

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Colonel Philip L. Roser
USPFO
Camp Joseph T. Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199-9600
Phone: 501-212-4300 Fax: 501-212-4389

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Military Pay and Allowances
Civilian Payroll
Goods and Services
Military Construction
Total Economic Impact

$
$
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  256,108,327
   77,948,852
  168,379,257
  321,462,823
  823,899,259

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Economic impact multiplier of 1.979 has been applied.

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Guard PhotoFY09 was a successful year for the Arkansas Army National Guard. Due to the continuous efforts from the USPFO-Arkansas Comptroller Division and state program managers, program execution increased throughout the year and federal funding was adequate to complete statutory and essential mission requirements, including successful implementation of the command-emphasized Yellow Ribbon Family Reintegration Training Program, as well as training, mobilization, and readiness goals established by the adjutant general. Readiness and accountability remained the senior leadership's priority in order to provide trained Soldiers and units for the needs of the nation, state, and communities.

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For more information about the Arkansas Army National Guard go to: http://www.arguard.org/