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Photos from the Wagner 155th Engineering Company activation ceremony

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner.

Specialist Wade Wright plays with his nephew two-month old Tucker Hinckley as his mom Ashley, Wright's sister, holds him prior to the start of an activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard unit  have their activation ceremony the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. At 8 o'clock this morning busses and families will caravan from the Wagner Armory to Rapid City. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Specialist Wade Wright plays with his nephew two-month old Tucker Hinckley as his mom Ashley, Wright’s sister, holds him prior to the start of an activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard unit have their activation ceremony the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. At 8 o’clock this morning busses and families will caravan from the Wagner Armory to Rapid City. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Sergeant Robert Larson takes a selfie with Jennifer Goldhammer, Taylor Goldhammer (3) and Ryleiegh Goldhammer (5) following the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Sergeant Robert Larson takes a selfie with Jennifer Goldammer, Taylor Goldammer (3) and Ryleigh Goldammer (5) following the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Specialist Terry Cuka whispers in his daughter Jurnie's ear during the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard activation ceremony at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Specialist Terry Cuka whispers in his daughter Jurnie’s ear during the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard activation ceremony at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Sergeant Jarrod Bultsma holds his son one-year-old son Dawson prior to the start of the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Sergeant Jarrod Bultsma holds his son one-year-old son Dawson prior to the start of the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Specialist Scott McNinch plays with his son Max following the conclusion of the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard activation ceremony at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Specialist Scott McNinch plays with his son Max following the conclusion of the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard activation ceremony at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Warrant Officer Kenny Podzimek holds his son Palmer (3)  while standing during roll call during the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard unit at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Warrant Officer Kenny Podzimek holds his son Palmer (3) while standing during roll call during the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard unit at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Approximately 1,200 people filled the Wagner Community School Gymnasium during the activation ceremony for the  Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard unit on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Approximately 1,200 people filled the Wagner Community School Gymnasium during the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard unit on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Scenes from the activation ceremony for the Wagner 155th Engineering Company of the South Dakota National Guard at the Wagner Community School Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon in Wagner. (Matt Gade/Republic)

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