Idaho Army National Guard reschedules training

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 19, 2014 at 2:31 p.m.



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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 (http://bit.ly/1qiRBBf) 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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Information from: Coeur d'Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com

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