Idaho Army National Guard reschedules training

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Army National Guard officials say drills have been rescheduled for late September after being postponed due to a federal budget shortfall.

The Coeur d'Alene Press ( reports drills originally scheduled for Sept. 6-7 will take place Sept. 27-28 at armories throughout Idaho.

According to a National Guard Bureau statement, unusual and unforeseen circumstances including high training attendance and historic high pass rates at schools contributed to higher-than-normal expenditures for the Guard.

National Guard spokesman Capt. John Fesler said a $101 million gap led to postponed training and suspended travel across the country.

Idaho National Guard public affairs officer Col. Tim Marsano said with a new fiscal year starting Oct. 1, he doesn't anticipate funding problems in the near future.


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