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May 8, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Bryce

Employer Boss Lift

Citizen-soldiers with the Missouri National Guard recently had a chance to show their employers what life is like when they are called away from their jobs.

The employer support for the guard and reserve recently held a "Boss Lift" for about 20 employers, allowing them to travel to fort Chaffee, Arkansas to see firsthand what their training entails. Public Affairs representative for the Missouri National Guard, Jennifer Archdekin says the experience is just as important for the soldiers.

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The event featured soldiers with the 1129th Field Artillery, which is headquartered in Maryville and maintains 3 batteries in Albany, Chillicothe and Independence, and the 1128th forward support company based in Marshall.