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Furloughed Civilians Return to Work

While the government is still shut down, all air combat command and tenant unit civilians assigned to Nellis Air Force Base went back to work Monday.

The workers return means that the commissary has reopened and will have normal operating hours. The recall of furloughed workers also means that several other services are now back open, including everything from the 99th Force Support Squadron Mortuary Affairs to arts and crafts centers and the family child care center.

The government shutdown started last week and sent more than 1,000 civilian workers from the base home.

Before the shutdown started, Congress passed a bill and President Obama signed it paying members of the military during a shutdown, allowing them to keep working.

Friday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel declared that the law included the nearly 400,000 civilian workers in his department.

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