Thursday, May 28, 2015

Arkansas Army National Guard Proposes Closing 8 Armories . . .

. . . Saving $306,000 annually.

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Army National Guard has proposed shutting down eight armories as part of a restructuring plan that will go before Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the plan calls for closing armories, also known as readiness centers, in Berryville, Blytheville, Brinkley, Crossett, Helena-West Helena, Rector, Walnut Ridge and Wynne.

A spokesman for the Arkansas National Guard said no personnel would be cut due to the closures and the property would be donated to the cities in which they are located. The armories were selected based on their age and how many people can be recruited in those areas.

Closing the armories would save the state National Guard about $306,000 annually in operating costs. The plan will go before the governor on Thursday.

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