Take Two for October 14, 2013

National Guard members are feeling the effect of the shutdown

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More than 1,000 members of the Oregon National Guard who are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in the spring aren't being trained because of the government shutdown.

One of the many effects of the partial government shutdown is military training.

While the Pentagon has the funding to train units that are immediately deploying to Afghanistan, there isn't money to fully train their replacements.

In Oregon, the National Guard has delayed training for more than one thousand of its members scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan next spring.

Capt.  Stephen Bomar  with the Oregon National Guard said when the guard members  do resume weekend training - they won't be getting paid just yet.

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, a senior fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations, has been writing about the effect of the shutdown on the National Guard.

 

 


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