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Furloughed National Guard members return to work

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Updated: 10/07/2013 4:43 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Members of the Mississippi National Guard furloughed because of the government shutdown will return to work on Tuesday.

An MNG spokesperson tells WTVA.com 1,325 federal technicians have been called back to work.

The Department of Defense on Saturday announced a review of the Pay Our Military Act signed last week by President Barack Obama allowed them to bring back civilian workers needed for operation, training and morale.

Officials say 75 technicians scheduled to be furloughed on October 1 had remained on the job after they were given "accepted" status.

The technicians work at facilities across the state, including the Aviaion Support Facility in Tupelo.

Guard officials say currently about 600 workers remain furloughed.

They are classified as state employees, but are paid with federal funding.

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