Air Station Impacts Due to Potential Government Shutdown

Story by 1st Lt. Sarah Burns
Marine Corps Air Station New River

The government shutdown at midnight last night impacted a number of base programs and services across Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune beginning this morning and continuing until federal funding has been restored.

During a government shutdown, only essential operations and activities impacting safety, protection of human life and protection of our national security are authorized, and only the minimum number of civilian employees necessary to carry out those activities will be exempt from the furlough.

These include but are not limited to security and emergency services (police, fire, and EMS), utilities, training ranges, chow halls, and more.

Non-appropriated fund activities (Marine Corps Community Services) are generally exempt with a few exceptions.

Programs and services that will remain open include: Marine Corps Exchanges, Child Development Centers, Base Schools, Fitness Centers, counseling offices and more. The Legal Assistance office will be operating on reduced hours remaining open for limited services Monday, Wednesday and Friday. New River legal assistance clients can seek services at the Lejeune Legal Assistance office.

Programs and services that will be closed include: the Commissary (closed beginning Oct 2), Libraries, the Education Center, the Outdoor Recreation office, indoor pool, group exercise classes, Auto Skills Center, the Relocation Assistance office, Professional Development Services and more.

Some of the programs and services at MCB Camp Lejeune that will be operating on reduced staff or working hours include: the ID Card Center, Traffic Court, the Installation Personnel Administration Center, Civilian Human Resources and more.

For a complete list of impacted MCAS New River programs and services please visit www.newriver.marines.mil

For a complete list of impacted MCB Camp Lejeune programs and services, please visit www.lejeune.marines.mil/Resources/FurloughImpacts.aspx

Find out which MCCS Programs are effected at your base by checking your installation MCCS website.

Civilian Marines (APF and NAF) effected by the shutdown can go to the Civilian Personal Management Service website for more information.

You can also find more information on the M&RA Website.

See http://www.usmc-mccs.org/inforef2/shutdown.cfm for more information.

 

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  • Keith Gilabert

    This shutdown is affecting our support staff for the military. It is unreal that congress is using this leverage to accomplish absolutely nothing. The cost of the shutdown to the economy is much more significant than the cost of Obamacare. Let’s move on and get America back to work!