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Nashville National Guard Workers Face Furloughs

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Hundreds of Department of Defense employees in Nashville are facing the same fate as thousands of workers at Ft. Campbell as a result of sequestration cuts: 11 days off without pay.

Employees at the National Guard armory in Nashville said the furloughs could mean delays in training or postponing important equipment repairs.

Those are the types of things the National Guard said make a big difference in keeping you safe in an emergency, not to mention the uncertainty it causes families who are living paycheck-to-paycheck.

 "It's an especially difficult situation across the board for the nation, but down at the soldier level it does make it difficult to plan properly and care for their families," said Lt. Col. Jimmy Cole with the Army National Guard.

The sequestration cuts and furloughs will affect soldiers and airmen of all ranks at the National Guard, from the Chief of Staff all the way down to a new private.

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