WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta attended a ceremony yesterday to honor and give thanks to the 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Regiment of the New Hampshire Army National Guard as they prepare to deploy to the Central Command Area of Responsibility in support of Operation Spartan Shield.
“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to personally thank each and every one of the 370-plus Granite Staters whom are preparing to be the first Army National Guard unit to support this artillery mission. The men and women of the 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Regiment truly carry forward the National Guard’s mantra, ‘Always Ready, Always there.’ These troops are the very best our nation has to offer – and, our nation and the Granite State are forever indebted to them.”
Congressman Guinta attended yesterday’s ceremony at Southern New Hampshire University and was joined by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH.) To view more photos from the event, please click here.