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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri-Governor Eric Greitens announced an expansion of the Missouri National Guard and job opportunities Tuesday.

“We’re growing Missouri’s National Guard! Today, we announced that we’re expanding our Guard by nearly 800 jobs, with new units all over the state. This is a great opportunity for Missourians who want to earn a paycheck, benefits, scholarships—and learn important lessons about service and leadership.

We also met with young men and women of the Missouri guard who are soon deploying to the Middle East. They have an important mission. Like all Guardsmen, they protect, serve, and defend our values and liberties, wherever there is a need. They make us all proud.

Want to do something to make your family, community, and country proud? Join the Guard. You’ll be part of America’s oldest fighting force. You’ll do important and meaningful work around the world. And you’ll join some of the finest men and women I know.”