Equipment for the Kansas National Guard is getting worn out according to the Guard Commander.
Major General Tod Bunting says the equipment is not the only thing getting worn out- so are the troops. Bunting says the Guard's equipment is not being replaced quickly enough and that about 800 soldiers will stay in Iraq for now...some of them in their fourth tour.
And about 1,000 members are deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and the US-Mexico border. Bunting also says that before the deployments the Guard had about 60% of its needed equipment, and now they have about 40%.