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Cochran, Adjutant General discuss MS National Guard

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Updated: 2/27/2014 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (WTVA) -- The Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard provided input on the guard's operations to Sen. Thad Cochran.

Cochran, vice chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, talked with Maj. General Augustus L. Collins about the Army and Air National Guard.

The discussions centered around the operations and the outlook of the guard.

Earlier this week,  the Pentagon unveiled plans to reduce the number of military troops while increasing drone and cyber warfare technology.

The proposed cuts also include National Guard.

Cochran said it is important for the men and women serving in the armed forces to remain the best trained and equipped military force in the world.

He says he is skeptical of any plan that cuts military benefits, closes bases or diminish the effectiveness of the military.

He adds its important not to affect the ability of the National Guard to provide critical services.

The President’s FY2015 budget plan is scheduled to be submitted to the Congress on March 4.
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