Alabama National Guard announces issue with soldier pay for January drill

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT)-The Alabama National Guard announced work is being done to fix a glitch that is affecting January drill pay for national guard soldiers.  The glitch is affecting National Guard members around the country.

"Be assured.  Getting you paid is our top priority,"  announced The Alabama National Guard adjutant general, Major General Perry G. Smith, in a video posted to YouTube Thursday.

Smith said the issue started at the Army National Guard Unit pay website in early January.  The issue is at the National Guard bureau level.  The National Guard finance office has set up another pay website to help payroll functions resume.

"Our goal is to submit all pending payrolls in time for a Feb. 1 pay date."  Smith said.    "If you are in a financial bind due to this situation I encourage you to get with your unit’s full time personnel  to inquire about assistance from non-profit organizations that help serve soldiers, particularly those that service and help Alabama National Guard soldiers," he added.

Maj. General Perry closed the video saying "I'm sorry for this delay, and I want to let you know it has visibility and push from the highest levels, because we owe it to you to get you paid for your service and duty".

You can find more from the Alabama National Guard at its Facebook  and Twitter pages.

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