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By Mark Foss
PCN Staff 

Ribbon cutting at Malta Armory

Grand Opening of the New Montana Army National Guard Readiness Center


Malta Mayor John Demarias cuts the ribbon, opening the new Montana Army National Guard Readiness Center, with Major General J. Peter Hronek on Sunday, July 11. Photo by Mark Foss.

At 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 11, a ceremony to open the new National Guard Readiness Center was held.

Captain Jacob Pancheau, Commander of the 484th Military Police Company in Malta, welcomed everyone to the ceremony.

After the National Anthem and the invocation, he gave a short history of the National Guard and the Armory in Malta.

CPT Pancheau said, "On December 13th, 1636, the first militia regiments were organized in Massachusetts. Based upon an order of the Massachusetts Bay Colony's General Court, the colony's militia was organized into three permanent regiments to better defend the co...

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