Random postcards from a National Guard Blackhawk crew chief.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
While there has been money put aside for the active duty branches, the National Guard has sent all of the technicians that support the units between drills home till a continuing resolution, or God forbid, an actual budget gets passed. Personally this doesn't impact me very much, but we have some soldiers that live pay check to pay check and this can get rough for them. (All our technicians have to be MOS qualified National Guard soldiers as a condition of employment.)
If it were up to me, I'd say leave the Federal Government shut down, and let's get back to the states being in charge of their own destinies. As was once stated by an individual far more eloquent than I, let Washington, DC return to the malarial swamp from which it rose.