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    Shutdown over: What next?

    SERVING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     RDavidson926 is a retired Navy Reservist in northern California. Her surgery was scheduled to be performed at Travis Air Force Base on Tuesday. She received a call Monday afternoon saying it was cancelled due to the impending shutdown. (UPDATE: The surgery has been rescheduled for Wednesday, regardless of the shutdown.) 'I joined the military because I believed in our country and our government, however, this present situation is disgraceful and sends a horrible message to the rest of the word about what America has become.'
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    I am a retired Naval Officer and disabled veteran. Today, I was scheduled for surgery that was cancelled due to the shut down. I'm profoundly disappointed that the well-being of veterans is being pushed aside in favor of political ideology.
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