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Government Shutdown Status

Posted 10/4/2013   Updated 10/4/2013 Email story   Print story


Commentary by Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno
Commander, 45th Space Wing

10/4/2013 - PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- At Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, every activity being worked, and many facilities or services that are open, are mission essential in support of launch operations.

Some of the services you see open are NAF or non-appropriated funds; therefore, these services are not funded by congress' annual appropriations. Services such as bowling, golf course, the Beach House, and The Marina are all NAF activities. You can think of them as having a separate funding source from congressionally-approved appropriations.

I continue to be impressed with the professionalism of our entire team. Please be patient, and let's hope for a quick return to full operations.

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