As the federal government shutdown continues, Fort Campbell officials issued a statement Saturday about how it affects the local post.
All active duty military personnel will continue to serve and accrue pay, but will not be paid until appropriations are enacted. Meanwhile, civilian employees are furloughed without accrual of pay.
Post officials say civilians who support an excepted activity are allowed to work and accrue pay but will not be paid until appropriations are enacted. Military medical treatment facilities will likely scale back operations. Routine medical and dental procedures and elective surgery/procedures may be stopped. Military members continue to receive TRICARE, but provider bills will likely go unpaid until appropriations are enacted.
Maintenance activities on Fort Campbell not directly related to military operations will stop and new contracts may not be executed unless the contractor is supporting an excepted activity. Contracts for excepted activities will not be paid until appropriations are enacted.
Training and education activities not directly related to military operations or excepted activities will be stopped.
Death benefits to families of military members killed in the line of duty will not be paid until appropriations are enacted.
Civilian and military personnel should contact their immediate supervisor or chain of command with specific questions.