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Local residents and families are upset at the National Guards new orders. The National Guards Bravo Troop has just been given notice that they will be transferred from the Manistee Armory to the Grand Valley Armory in Kent County.
This came as a surprise to Bravo Troops 68 soldiers who have called Manistee their home for decades. Budget shortfalls are to blame as the troop is also down in numbers by about 22 solders. This is devastating news to the families who have been living and working in Manistee their whole career. Bravo Troop also plays a part in Tight lines for troops, blood drives, 5k runs, and they even open their gym for sports practices.
For now the future of the Armory is uncertain. It may go unused or they may bring in another unit. What is certain is that the order is effective immediately. The troop is training at Camp Grayling for the next few weeks, so they believe the move will begin once they return.