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South Dakota National Guard battalion receives national award for second year in a row

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The South Dakota National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion has received a national award for the second year in a row.

The General Walter T. Kerwin, Jr. Readiness Award recognizes excellence in operational planning, execution of training and maintaining high readiness standards.

The national award is presented jointly on behalf of the National Guard Association of the United States, the Association of the U.S. Army, and the Reserve Officers Association.

This is the third time the Brookings-based 152nd has received the award. It is the fourth straight year a South Dakota National Guard battalion has won.

The Kerwin award was named for retired Gen. Walter T. Kerwin, Jr., who served as the first commander of United States Forces Command and also as Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1978.