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California National Guard feels brunt of sequestration

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The California National Guard helps out in domestic public emergencies, but officials say that furloughs will cut in their preparedness. The California National Guard/Flickr

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

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