Missouri National Guard affected due to shutdown

MISSOURI (KFVS) - Monday, President Obama signed a bill into that would pay the 1.4 million active-duty military personnel in the event of a shutdown.

It's a similar story for the roughly 11,500 civilian soldiers in Missouri.

Major Tamara Spicer of the Missouri National Guard says the weekend drill and pay are being postponed at this point, but not cancelled.

Major Spicer said they are not authorized to train when a government shut down is taking place, but national guardsmen are ready and prepared to respond to any state emergencies that may take place during the shut down.

Major Spicer said at this point one question mark does remain, it's the 1,400 federal technicians that work for the guard.

Wednesday morning each person will find out if they have been accepted or not accepted to remain working.

If the answer is no, they will be classified as non-duty non-pay or basically furloughed until it is all settled.

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