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Local National Guard Worries About Pay

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From the Rock Island Arsenal to National Guard stations placed around the area, one of the biggest concerns for National Guard employees is their pay.
     
Over 13-hundred guard members are stationed in Illinois and if the government stays closed for a while it could affect their future checks.

"It does kinda loom out there, over your shoulder," said Jeramy Miles, 2nd Battalion Executive Officer. "Think about your budget, thinking about your finances. You would hope things like that there's a little bit of nest egg to fall back on but that's not the case for all the soldiers."

Twenty active National Guard employees are at the Milan National Guard. 
     
October is the busiest time of the year for several soldiers as they come in for their once a month weekend drills. If the government is shutdown, those soldiers will have to reschedule them.