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Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 10/01/2013 11:05 am
COLUMBUS AFB, Miss. (WTVA) -- Officials with Columbus Air Force Base have released more information on how the partial shutdown of the federal government will affect military installation.

Officials say 230 civilian personnel paid by appropriated funds will be furloughed, except for the minimum number necessary to accomplish excepted activities that are essential to national security and safety.

Active military members will continue to receive their pay under a law passed Monday and signed by President Obama.

Civililan workers classified as essential employees will receive pay for their work once it is approved by Congress.

Furloughed workers will not receive backpay unless lawmakers approve and fund it.

CAFB officials say they will continue training and will still have planes in the air.

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