The National Guard announced last year that it would reduce its force by more than 5,000 positions at 54 National Guard organizations throughout the country. But they announced Wednesday that they're reversing their decision to cut 50 jobs at Robins Air Force Base.
Mary Therese Tebbe, Director of Public Affairs with Georgia's Department of Defense, says it's because of the hard work of several Georgia National Guard leaders on Capitol Hill that the losses have been stopped.
Jobs at Savannah's guard unit were also saved.
Brigadier General Bill Welsh explained how the reversal will affect Georgia's guard.
"Whether that's here supporting the homeland defense, homeland security or whether that's overseas supporting the combat commanders around the globe we need the resources to be able to do our job and to do our mission," he said. "This will enable us to be able to continue to do that mission."
Brigadier General Welsh wasn't sure what the deciding factor in keeping the jobs was, but he said the military support in Warner Robins didn't hurt.
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