Defense furloughs likely to hurt Florida National Guard

Published On: Feb 21 2013 10:40:53 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 22 2013 07:20:13 AM EST

VIDEO: We're learning more about the impact on our local military presence, if Congress is forced to make automatic spending cuts next Friday. The Department of Defense says the cuts will be "catastrophic." More than 8,000 civilians working for the Navy could face furloughs. But they won't be alone. It will also affect hundreds of local employees for the Florida National Guard headquartered in St. Augustine. Channel 4's Jim Piggott spoke with guard officials about the potential impact.


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