Missouri National Guard http://kcur.org en Mo. National Guard Ready For Emergencies Despite Furloughs http://kcur.org/post/mo-national-guard-ready-emergencies-despite-furloughs <p>The federal government shutdown has now hit the&nbsp;Missouri National Guard.</p><p>Late Wednesday, the Guard furloughed nearly a thousand of their 1,400 federal technicians considered to be non-essential. Spokeswoman, Major Tammy Spicer, says the technicians include both civilian and uniformed staff.</p><p>&quot;Full-time federal technicians do a variety of jobs across the state, anything from clerical, to mechanical, to aviation related,&quot; Spicer said.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:33:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 44670 at http://kcur.org Governor Nixon Travels Overseas To Visit National Guard http://kcur.org/post/governor-nixon-travels-overseas-visit-national-guard <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> is in Afghanistan visiting members of the <a href="http://www.moguard.com/">Missouri National Guard</a> who won’t be home for the holidays. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28594 at http://kcur.org Governor Nixon Travels Overseas To Visit National Guard