WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force has notified at least 14,000 National Guard members and reservists they may be needed for a second straight year of active-duty military service for the war on terrorism, military officials said Monday.
The largest group facing an extended term are some 5,700 Air National Guard security troops who protect bases, said Kathleen Gereski, a spokeswoman for the National Guard Bureau. Some are serving at domestic bases; others have been sent overseas, she said.
An additional 3,500 Guard members and 4,800 Air Force reservists have been notified they may serve two-year terms. Airmen who work in intelligence and equipment maintenance are also seeing their terms extended, officials said.
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