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Deep cuts loom for National Guard if Capitol security mission is not reimbursed, report says

June 18, 2021

From the Star and Stripes website

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The National Guard could be forced to ground aircraft and make deep cutbacks to training and maintenance if it is not reimbursed by August for its mission in Washington, D.C., after the breach of the Capitol in January, an advocacy group said Wednesday.

“The National Guard spent $522 million on the Capitol security mission,” said John Goheen, a spokesman for the National Guard Association of the United States. “That money was taken out of accounts that need to be replenished. Otherwise, the National Guard will have to cancel a lot of training, attendance at schools, drills later on this summer.”

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