More than a hundred North Carolina Air and Army National Guard units are trying to reschedule training time they missed during the government shutdown.
That amounts to about 6,400 troops who could not conduct three weekend drills earlier this month. Maj. Matthew Devivo says a short lapse in funding was enough to make conducting drills impossible.
"That's operational funds. That's maintenance funds. We couldn't move equipment to do training and we couldn't feed the soldiers who would come to drill," Devivo says.