FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Amid a Government shutdown a portion of drill status guardsmen performing non-exempt duties were released at noon Saturday for the remainder of the drill weekend.
All federal technicians will report for duty Monday and after four hours, non-exempt technicians will be placed on furlough. Exempt federal technicians and active duty Airmen at the base will continue operations, ensuring that they're prepared to defend Hoosiers and citizens if need be.
Col. Renwick released a statement Saturday saying, "My biggest concern is for the safety and security of our Airmen and their families. This shutdown will have a significant impact on each and every one of them. Exempted personnel will continue our constant vigilance to ensure that essential operations endure through this period. Our duty is to guarantee readiness for national security requirements and we are and will continue to be equipped and able to support those. We will work closely with local organizations to assist those Airmen and their families in need."