Missouri National Guard

6:33 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Mo. National Guard Ready For Emergencies Despite Furloughs

The federal government shutdown has now hit the Missouri National Guard.

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.

"Full-time federal technicians do a variety of jobs across the state, anything from clerical, to mechanical, to aviation related," Spicer said.

Just over 400 federal technicians considered essential remain on duty. Meanwhile, weekend drills have also been called off.

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6:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Governor Nixon Travels Overseas To Visit National Guard

Credit U.S. Dept. of Defense Gov. Jay Nixon (D) meets with Missouri National Guard troops in Afghanistan Dec. 5th, 2012.
U.S. Dept. of Defense

Governor Jay Nixon is in Afghanistan visiting members of the Missouri National Guard who won’t be home for the holidays.

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