CAFB civilian employees furloughed during federal government shutdown

On Sunday, Columbus Air Force Base officials said it was not clear what impact the federal government shutdown would have. On Monday. roughly half of the base's civilian employees were furloughed.

Posted: Jan. 22, 2018 10:17 PM
Updated: Jan. 22, 2018 10:18 PM

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - On Sunday night, Columbus Air Force Base officials said it was not clear what impact the federal government shutdown would have.

On Monday morning, roughly half of the base's civilian employees were furloughed.

Base officials did not provide a number of how many employees were sent home.

Those workers are expected to return Tuesday with Congress agreeing to end the shutdown.

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