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ANG Aircraft Grounded This Week

February 26, 2013

The Air National Guard may be forced to ground aircraft this week due to shortfalls in the operations and maintenance accounts under the current continuing resolution that is funding the government at 2012 levels for lack of a fiscal 2013 budget.

Gen. Frank J. Grass, the National Guard Bureau chief, delivered the news last week in an email to adjutants general. He told them, too, that depot-level repair and maintenance will be impacted as well.

This issue is separate from sequestration, which will cut all programs across the board starting Friday if Congress fails to take other action. Read more.

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