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Liberal Survives National Guard Armory Closures
12/11/2009

The Kansas Adjutant General's Department released the names of the communities where 18 of its 56 National Guard armories will close in early 2010 due to state budget cuts.

The following armory locations will be closed:

Atchison, Burlington, Chanute, Cherryvale, Council Grove,

Fort Scott, Garden City, Garnett, Goodland, Horton, Kingman, Larned,

Phillipsburg, Russell, Sabetha, *Salina East, Troy and Winfield.

A total of 29 full time Guard staff and 412 traditional/M-day Guard soldiers

will be impacted by the consolidation.

Closing the 18 armories will reduce $156,662 from the current fiscal year's

operating budgets to meet state requirements and addresses additional cuts

for next year's budget for a total of $264,217 for FY 2011.

Significant additional savings beyond the $420,000 will result from

consolidating operations and no longer maintaining or inspecting the

facilities.

A comprehensive strategic analysis was conducted to consider the

closure of armories and consolidation of operations. It included location and

proximity to other armories, historical and projected demographic shifts in

population, consolidation of operations, condition of current facilities and

the potential to expand to accommodate new mission requirements in the

future, required facility upgrades and maintenance costs. Another factor

included ensuring a National Guard presence in each of the seven homeland

security regions to support domestic response operations.

Disaster response will not be impacted

Despite the consolidations, the Kansas National Guard is committed to

its state mission of disaster support to communities.

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