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Recruiters and other Virginia National Guard soldiers talk with fans at a July 2022 minor league baseball game in Fredericksburg. Any Virginia resident can collect a finder’s fee up to $750 for referring somebody who becomes a National Guard recruit.
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The referral bonuses are designed to boost recruiting at the National Guard, which fell thousands of troops short of its goal last year.
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