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400 civilians sent home at the Youngstown Reserve Air Station

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VIENNA TWP., Ohio - Men and women who work at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station begin feeling the effects of the government shutdown.

400 civilian personnel assigned to the base have been placed on emergency furlough because congress has failed to come to a compromise on a temporary spending plan for the government.

Base officials tell 21 news that about 40 people remain on the base. Most of them are security and fire protection personnel.

Many of the 400 furloughed employees worked shortened work weeks over the summer because of congressionally mandated sequestration, which required certain government agencies to reduce spending.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a statement saying, "While military personnel around the world would continue to serve in a normal duty status, a large number of civilian employees and contractors would likely be temporarily furloughed."

 

 

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