Budget battle means furloughs for 1,000 in Iowa National Guard

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Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — The federal government shut down will idle more than 1,000 full-time Iowa National Guard employees across the state and halt weekend training missions for thousands of soldiers, a spokesman said Monday.

Included in the idled employees are workers at the Iowa Air National Guard base at Des Moines International Airport, where about 350 full-time workers are assigned.

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