Fort Benning prepares for potential government shutdown
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -
If Congress does not approve a funding extension granting
continuing resolution authority before midnight, the federal government will shut down effective Oct. 1 and many of Fort Benning's civilian employees will
face a temporary furlough.
of a shutdown, all military and civilian personnel should report to work Oct
1. At that time, they will receive
guidance from their supervisors based on the current situation and available
event of a furlough, all essential services – law enforcement, medical and dental
facilities, schools, childcare facilities and emergency services – will
Benning schools will remain open. The
Post Exchange, convenience stores and most morale, welfare and recreation
services will remain open to serve our Soldiers, their Families and Civilian
The commissary will remain open a full business
day Oct. 1, even in the event of a shutdown, to reduce the amount of
perishables on hand before beginning a systematic closure process to account
for unsold products and secure facilities.
This temporary furlough may affect a number of
services on post. The Fort Benning website will
be updated with official information regularly and as soon as it is
available. Our goal is to provide our
Soldiers, civilians and their Families with accurate information until the
current situation is resolved.
Fort Benning will remain open. Our mission is to prepare Soldiers and leaders
in support of our nation's defense and we will continue to do so through this
time of uncertainty.
The Fort Benning command team is committed to taking care of our Soldiers,
Families and civilians. Programs and
services on post, such as Army Emergency Relief and Army Community Service,
stand ready to provide assistance when and where it is needed.
Fort Benning remains hopeful that a government shutdown will be averted. We
know this is a time of uncertainty and ask for your patience and understanding.