The Missouri National Guard has been receiving praise from deployed commanders in Afghanistan. Major General Steve Danner says he is very proud when commanders recognize the skill and effectiveness of Missouri National Guardsmen overseas.

Their motto is “always ready, always there.”

Col. Brian Pearl who serves with the 4th infantry Division wrote to Danner and said he recently came across the 276th Engineer Company in Afghanistan and was impressed with how they performed their deconstruction operations. Maj. Gen. Danner said the letters being received serve as a good reminder of the National Guard’s role in the nation’s security.