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Looming Budget Cuts Pit National Guard Against The Army

Posted on AllSides April 22nd, 2015
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Inside the hangar at Washington state's Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), the Army National Guard mechanics are busy maintaining a neat line of Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters.

Some of the Washington Guard's Chinooks have flown in every war since Vietnam and they have the bullet holes to prove it.

"So we get hand-me-downs," says Col. David Caporicci, the deputy commander of the 66th Theater Aviation Command. "So, like I'm the middle child. So my bigger brother, the Army,

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