Ben DeMeyer (DEE-my-er) has more from the state capitol.
The larger of the two new battalions will be a 810-soldier infantry battalion stationed in various locations throughout the state.
The smaller battalion will be a medical headquarters in Jefferson City.
Captain Tamara Spicer says the expansion is possible because of the current strength of the Guard.
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The new infantry battalion will be the first in the state since 1974.
From Jefferson City, I'm Ben DeMeyer