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by Report submitted · June 22nd, 2017


Pvt. Olivia J. Johnston, of Marion, Iowa, was part of more than 35 Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers recently recognized during a patching ceremony held at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnston, Iowa.

This ceremony represents a time-honored tradition, where Iowa Citizen-Soldiers officially receive the left-shoulder military patch representing their unit of assignment in the Iowa Army National Guard.

It also marks completion of the Iowa National Guard Recruit Sustainment Program, a preparatory training program that provides new recruits the education and skills needed to excel during their Army Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (military school).

These soldiers represent today's Iowa Army National Guard, which consists of 7,000 Citizen-Soldiers based in more than 40 communities across the state. Johnston, a 2016 graduate of Linn-Mar High School of Marion and student at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, now becomes a Human Resources Specialist with the 109th Medical Battalion of Iowa City, Iowa.

Human resources specialists are responsible for providing support that affects soldiers' overall welfare and well-being while assisting leaders with keeping soldiers combat-ready and effective.
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