Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Adjutant General to Announce Location of 18 Armories to be Closed
12/09/2009

Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, Kansas adjutant general, will announce the location of

18 armories closing across the state of Kansas during a 2 p.m. news

conference on Friday, Dec. 11, at the State Defense Building, 2800 S.W.

Topeka Blvd., Topeka, Kan.

The Kansas Adjutant General's Department announced on Nov. 25 it would close

18 of its 56 National Guard armories and consolidate its operations into 38

existing armory facilities. The proposal was part of Gov. Mark Parkinson's

budget reduction announcement earlier that week.

"This decision was a very difficult one and the result of many hours of

careful consideration of the impact to communities and our Guard members,"

Bunting said.

"During the past two weeks, we notified a number of staff to begin working on

an implementation plan for the movement of the impacted Army units and

equipment from each of these 18 facilities," said Bunting. "We are working to

ensure each unit has a smooth transition."

All community and armory notifications will occur Thursday afternoon and

Friday morning, prior to the public announcement. Meetings will be scheduled

with each community to discuss the implementation of the closures.

Personnel in these armories will retain their jobs and be transferred to

another location. The number of National Guard units in Kansas will not

change due to these closures.

The decision to close the 18 facilities was the result of a reduced state

budget and the need for long-term sustainment of the existing armories.

"Unfortunately, additional anticipated state budget reductions due to our

challenging financial times are also requiring us to consider additional

armory closures beyond these 18 in the future," said Bunting.

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Arrest Made In Death After Altercation At National Beef
Huge Demethanizer Transport Making It's Way Through Liberal
U.S. Energy Secretary Lauds Abengoa in Hugoton
480 Board Announces Names for New Schools
Hugoton One of Three Innovative School Districts in Kansas
Friday's Scores
Skins Tame Lions in District Opener
Fearless Four Overcomes Elements to Make State  
Fundraisers Scheduled For United Way
Eliel Gonzalez is Mead Lumber Athlete of the Week  
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Trick or Treat For United Way This Weekend
Guymon to Host Tri-State Area Museums with Michael Martin Murphey & Comedy Duo Oct. 25
Walk To End Alzheimer's This Saturday
Hutch Continues their Conference Dominance in Volleyball
Four LHS Girls Compete at State
Great Bend Dampens Liberal's WAC Title Hopes
480 Board Announces Names for New Schools
Saints Squeeze Past Dodge
Advance Voting Begins in Seward County
Aggies Grind Out Fifth Victory
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group