Civilians going back to work at Joint Reserve Base

Fort Worth deployment

Credit: Chris Johnson / WFAA

At a brief but meaningful ceremony at the Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, around 200 Texas Army National Guard soldiers deployed to Afghanistan on June 17, 2012.

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Posted on October 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM

The Fort Worth Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base announced Sunday that hundreds of civilians employed by the Navy and Air Force will "return to normal work schedules" starting Monday.

On Saturday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said a legal interpretation of the Pay Our Military Act concluded that the Pentagon could eliminate furloughs for "employees whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members."

That means more than 400 civilians who were furloughed with the federal government shutdown last week can now return to their jobs.

 

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