Furloughed Nellis Workers Return
(LAS VEGAS, NV., KXNT)–Following a Pentagon ruling to return at least half of the esimated 400,000 military and support personnel who were furloughed in the government shutdown, some operations were returning to normal at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
An estimated 1100 personnel at Nellis were affected in the shutdown.
In a statement from the base, the Air Force said, “All Air Combat Command and tenant unit civilians assigned here have returned to work Oct. 7 in accordance with a Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel memo released Oct. 5.
The commissary has re-opened and will be open for normal operating hours. Other facilities and offices operating at Nellis AFB, including non-appropriated funds facilities which remained open last week, are the 99th Force Support Squadron’s Mortuary Affairs, Honor Guard, Lodging, Clubs, Manpower, Civilian Personnel, Human Resources, Arts and Crafts Center, Outdoor Recreation, Family Camp, Information, Tickets and Tours, Community Center, Gun Club, Golf Course, Child Development Centers I, II and III, Youth Center, Family Child Care, Airman and Family Readiness Center, Education and Training, Base Training, Civilian Training, Professional Development, and Airman Leadership School.