October 18, 2005

Virginia Guard deploys to assist in water emergency

BIG STONE GAP, Va. -- The Virginia National Guard has deployed approximately 40 soldiers of the 1030th Engineer Battalion and 1032nd Transportation Company from Gate City, the 1710th Transportation Company from Rocky Mount, and the 222nd Quartermaster Detachment from Staunton to help supply water to Big Stone Gap. Big Stone Gap's 600 million gallon Big Cherry Reservoir is practically empty, and the area has been operating under tight water use restrictions.

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