Guard Drills Canceled Due to Gov't Shutdown
Due to the shutdown, more than 3,000 Montana National Guard members are being told to not report to drill exercises this weekend.
Impacted soldiers and airmen were notified today about the cancellations. Governor Bullock released a statement today saying, "Washington’s inability to pass a budget is now impacting important training exercises and disrupting plans for thousands of Montana families.” Adjutant General Matt Quinn also commented on the issue saying “I recognize and apologize for the impact this necessary action will have on soldiers and Airmen and their families and I sincerely appreciate their understanding as we continue to work through the many implications the government shutdown is having on our force.” A small group of guard members who are preparing for deployment, will continue their training at Fort Harrison.
Story by Aniseh Hamour, Beartooth NBC.
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