Lawrence Military Unit will Disband

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ A military unit based in Lawrence is disbanding as part of an Army reorganization that is putting greater emphasis on combat brigades.

The Army Reserve's 317th Quartermaster Battalion will disband as of September 15th and the unit's 50 reservists will be reassigned to other units.

The Army is rebuilding around 43 ground combat brigades, each with nearly four-thousand troops. As part of the effort, some battalions are being disbanded.

The 317th, nicknamed the War Boars, keeps soldiers supplied with food, water and other necessities. It has been based in Lawrence since 1974 and was last activated in 2004 for a year of duty in Kuwait.

Four units remain at the Samuel J- Churchill Army Reserve Center in Lawrence.

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