Military in PA Hit by Shutdown

Posted October 2, 2013 at 9:23am

The Patriot-News offers “a quick rundown of what effect the shutdown will have on our military bases, according to interviews conducted with officials at those bases Monday.”

— “Mechanicsburg Navy Depot: Most of the supply-oriented functions at the Mechanicsburg Navy Depot have come to a halt.”

— “Fort Indiantown Gap: Pennsylvania Army National Guard spokeswoman Maj. Angela King-Sweigart said about 900 military employees were to report to work as usual Tuesday, but won’t see a paycheck until the government shutdown is resolved.”

— “Carlisle Barracks: About 76 percent of the workforce at the Carlisle Barracks, home of the U.S. Army War College, were slated to be furloughed Tuesday morning with no guarantee of being paid for their lost days during a government shutdown, spokeswoman Carol Kerr said.”