Iowa National Guard: Shutdown Furloughs Employees

Guard spokesman Col. Greg Hapgood said Wednesday about 1,100 military federal technicians – many on dual status with the state guard and the federal Department of Defense – will be required to take 11 unpaid furlough days.

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By Katie Stinson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa National Guard says more than 1,000 full-time employees have been furloughed because of the partial government shutdown.

The Guard says most of the furloughed employees are federal technicians that are uniformed members of the Guard. About 45 are civilian federal government employees.

Col. Greg Hapgood says about 50 employees remain on duty. The shutdown began Tuesday.

The Guard says most drills scheduled through Oct. 10 and community outreach missions have also been canceled.

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