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2nd Battalion - 172nd Armor Regiment

In 1997, the 2nd Battalion, 172nd Armor, mastered tank table 12 at Fort Knox, KY, which measures how well a platoon of four tanks can maneuver and engage targets as a team (Army National Guard armor units are only required to qualify on tank table 8, which measures individual tank skills).

The unit is hampered by limited training funds and no place in-state to fire the 105-millimeter canons of its M-1 tanks.

About 200 members of the unit deployed to New York on October 20, 2002, for 17 days to provide security at several sites in Manhattan.

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