A plan to close eight Arkansas Army National Guard armories is scheduled to go before Governor Asa Hutchinson Thursday.
A Guard spokesman says no personnel would be cut and the property would be donated to the cities where they’re located.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the restructuring plan calls for closing armories, also known as readiness centers, in:
- Helena-West Helena
- Walnut Ridge
They were selected based on their age and how many people can be recruited in those areas. The plan would save the National Guard just over $300-thousand dollars a year.