LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, AR -- All 350 furloughed civilians at Little Rock Air Force Base will report for duty Monday.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the announcements Saturday, all civilian employees were notified through their chain of command Sunday.
Approximately 350 civilian personnel were subject to an emergency furlough as a result of the government not reaching a funding agreement.
During a press conference Thursday, Col. Patrick Rhatigan, 19th Airlift Wing and base commander said, “We rely on our civilians every day to keep the Air Force in the fight.
This is a workforce we depend on to get our mission done.”
The commander said every member of the Air Force team is important to accomplishing the mission to include the civilian teammates at Little Rock AFB.
The civilian employees will be receiving back pay for the unpaid furlough days.
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