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Updated: 09/13/2017 08:30:01AM

National Guard unit provides support at shelters

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National Guardsman Umar Magee, from Orlando, moves a case of water at the Highlands News-Sun Center shelter on Tuesday.


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SEBRING — While it’s the Boy Scouts who are associated with the motto “always be prepared,” the United States National Guard can make a pretty good case for using it, as well. Not only does the National Guard have to be ready to handle a wide-range of tasks, they also have to be ready to do it at a moment’s notice.

That was how a National Guard unit from Pinellas County found themselves in Highlands County the past few days.

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