With shortfall fixed, Maryland National Guard re-starts drills

  • Left to right, CPT Martin Noorsalu of the Estonian Air Force and Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Eppler of the Maryland National Guard go through post-flight procedures after Noorsalu lands a UH-60, Black Hawk helicopter at the Weide Army Airfield.
Left to right, CPT Martin Noorsalu of the Estonian Air Force… (Kim Hairston, Baltimore…)
September 18, 2014|By John Fritze | The Baltimore Sun

Army National Guard units in Maryland and across the country will begin holding drills again now that Congress has resolved an unexpected budget shortfall, a spokesman for the Maryland National Guard said Thursday.

The Maryland Army National Guard planned to delay drills for 3,900 Maryland guardsmen this month to save $1.5 million, Col. Charles Kohler said. But lawmakers approved legislation allowing the Department of Defense to reallocate money from other funds to cover the shortfall.

Kohler said missed drills will be rescheduled.

john.fritze@baltsun.com

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