States To Lose Air National Guard Units – American Military News

States To Lose Air National Guard Units

Could the Air National Guard retreat from it’s guiding principle of one flying unit per state? Well due to budget cuts, that very well may be the case. What’s more surprising is that state leaders are OK with it!

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Budget realities could force the Air National Guard below its guiding principle of one flying unit per state, and state leaders could be OK with that.

During last year’s budget deliberations, the Guard and state leaders drew a line on cuts, focusing on its “capstone principle” of one unit capable of flying missions per state, while the Air Force was targeting the component for cuts.

But the realities of sequestration and an uncertain budget future may mean the closure of some aircraft units, although state leaders say they would agree to the cuts as long as there are enough assets available regionally to respond to natural disasters.

 

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