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National Guard deploys to fight spread of virus


JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri National Guard has been mobilized where needed to assist communities in this state that are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to be perfectly clear: This is not about putting Missouri under martial law. This is a planning stage operation to provide more assistance to Missourians and increase our capacity to deploy resources quickly. The Guard will play a major role in supporting state and local communities, ” Missouri National Guard Brig. Gen. Levon Cumpton said