By now, your commanders should have notified everyone that all S.C. Army National Guard September drills are back on schedule. Earlier today, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees appropriated additional funds to cover the national level deficit that impacted all of the National Guard’s states and territories. It is regrettable that this situation occurred. Please know this was not a state caused issue, but it most certainly affected our South Carolina Soldiers and their families. We will work with National Guard Bureau to ensure this type of budget issue does not occur again. As always, thank you for doing what you do in service to our state and nation. I look forward to drill this month, especially to see our units in the field doing what they love, training and being Soldiers.