National Guard Personnel Get One Month Reprieve 

Sen. Susan Collins says National Guard personnel in Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and New Jersey are getting a 30-day reprieve as the Air Force reconsiders cuts of aerial refuelings of military aircraft headed to and from Iraq, Afghanistan and Europe.Gen. Raymond Johns of the air mobility command will visit Bangor in a Thursday to assess the air bridge program.The Air Force had notified more than 400 personnel, including the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor, that they would stand down at the end of October under a budget-cutting directive. Collins says their orders are now being extended until November 30th.