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Fort Huachuca assessing government shutdown

Officials at southern Arizona’s Fort Huachuca are assessing how a federal government shutdown would affect activities at the military base.

Post Public Affairs Officer Angela Moncur tells the Sierra Vista Herald exactly how the potential lack of funds to operate will affect the fort is unknown if Congress and the administration cannot reach an agreement on the budget.

The Pentagon said Thursday Operations and activities which are essential to safety, protection of human life and protection of national security, fall under the “excepted” rule, meaning they will not shut down.

Civilians will be briefed by their supervisors Friday as to whether their work and responsibilities fall into excepted or non-excepted status.

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