[Defense in Brief] Pentagon will have to forego needed National Guard helicopter upgrades

A Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk medevac helicopter hovers in flight during a March 2013 training exercise in Oconomowoc, Wis. Approximately 35 Soldiers from West Bend, Wis.-based Company C, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation will deploy to Afghanistan this winter. Wisconsin National Guard file photo
Vitally needed National Guard modernization, especially helicopter assets, have been put on hold thanks to Congress failing to pass real budgets and instead have managed only continuing resolutions now for years. The necessity of having to upgrade Guard helicopters really came into focus in recent weeks as many air units were tasked with providing relief […]
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