Members of the 6th Air Mobility wing were notified Sunday to return to work, as early as Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. On Monday afternoon, some furloughed workers headed back to work at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. More than 1,500 civilians at MacDill were affected by the federal government shutdown that began at midnight, Oct. 2, last Wednesday. "While this is welcome news for MacDill Air Force Base, it is important to note that there is still a lapse in appropriations due to the ongoing government shutdown. This means that military contracts that were on hold last week due to the government shutdown are still on hold. This situation will continue to have an adverse effect on the greater Tampa Bay area community until the government shutdown situation is resolved," according to Michael A. Ellis, SrA, USAF, Public Affairs Officer for the 6th Air Mobility Wing in a news release today. MacDill AFB officials also want to thank the Tampa Bay area's community and business leaders for their outpouring of support to help the furloughed workers. During the federal government shutdown, military personnel have remained on duty at MacDill AFB.
MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL
Oct. 7, 2013
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