Illinois National Guard to leave East Cape Girardeau, to be replaced by Air National Guard and Army National Guard

Army National Guard in East Cape

EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. (KFVS) - One task force of the Illinois National Guard is leaving East Cape Girardeau, but another will be taking its place.

The Air National Guard and Army National Guard will move in over the next few days.

According to Barb Wilson with Illinois National Guard Public Affairs, the soldiers are part of the Illinois National Guard.

Wilson said Task Force 5 soldiers will be the ones taking over.

According to East Cape Girardeau Trustee Jason Tubbs, members of the Army National Guard are moving out.

The Air National Guard arrived July 7 and members of the Army National Guard will arrive Friday, July 12.

The floodwaters are expected to be an ongoing issue, Tubbs said, for at least another month.

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