Arkansas National Guard Reserve Component Military Pay, Delayed

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Arkansas National Guard announced that all reserve component military pay will be delayed.

This delay stems from a lack of budget or continuing resolution delegated by Congress. The current resolution is set to expire this Wednesday, and this is the third time in 12 months that pay has been delayed.

Guardsmen are frustrated but said they are getting used to it.

“I hate to say it’s the new norm. I hope it’s not, but it’s a challenge that we will overcome. I know our leadership is doing everything that they can to mitigate the impact,” said state public affairs officer Mett Sneed.

Around 8,500 guardsmen have drilled over the past two weekends; their pay for that service is to be recorded but not dispersed until funding is restored.

11 comments

  • Larry

    If the Government can’t keep its word to the Military, why would we believe anything they promise. This is a disgusting event.

  • me

    Ridicious on both ends. The state officals blame federal officials but the state should have delayed drill if they didn’t have the money to pay.

  • Brian

    There really is no excuse for this. Pretty disgraceful for our Governor and Military Officials… The AGR folks are still getting paid though…

  • ifucsheep

    so they get paid for drilling? I suppose theyre rehearsing hypothetical situations or practicing their police skills….its a shame that so many idiots believe they deserve money for playing cowboys and indians

    • priscilla

      Ifucsheep…You are ignorant and don’t have a clue what is done during “drill” weekends. Unless you are there and working then dont spill that vomit non since our of your mouth.

  • SomeGuy

    I think you meant “martial” law.

    If you want to be taken seriously, you could consider using proper puncuation and capitalization.

  • Brett Carpenter

    This is exactly why im getting out and many others. Cant even get paid. all you retards that think there is gonna be marshal law and the government is ploting against you. Next war or conflict, you can go. Ill sit at home and eat Cheetos this time. have fun.

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