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California National Guard feels brunt of sequestration




The California National Guard helps out in domestic public emergencies, but officials say that furloughs will cut in their preparedness.
The California National Guard helps out in domestic public emergencies, but officials say that furloughs will cut in their preparedness.
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Today, sequestration hits home for the Defense Department - and it hits hard.

Furloughs start for 650 thousand of the department's employees.

From now until the end of the fiscal year - about three months - these workers have to take an unpaid day off each week.

Those affected include the National Guard members who respond to public emergencies in each state.
 

Guest: California National Guard  spokesman Captain William Martin