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Service members are greeted by locked doors at the Harriotte B. Smith library aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune due to a government shutdown, Oct. 1. Only operations and activities essential to safety, protection of human life and protection of our national security are authorized to remain open, and only the minimum number of civilian employees necessary to carry out those activities will be exempt from furlough.

Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Ryan E. O'Hare

Government shutdown affects base services

2 Oct 2013 | Base Public Affairs

The recent government shutdown has affected a number of programs and services aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and will continue until federal funding has been restored.

During a government shutdown, only operations and activities that are essential to safety, protection of human life and protection of our national security are authorized and only the minimum number of civilian employees necessary to carry out those activities will be exempt from the furlough. These include but are not limited to security and emergency services (police, fire, and EMS), utilities, training ranges, chow halls, and more. Non-appropriated fund activities (Marine Corps Community Services) are generally exempt with a few exceptions.

Programs and services that will remain open include: Marine Corps exchanges, child development centers, base schools, fitness centers, counseling offices and more.
Programs and services that will be closed include: the commissary, libraries, the education center, the outdoor recreation office, hobby shops, the relocation assistance office, professional development services and more.

Some of the programs and services that will be operating on reduced staff or operating hours include: the ID card center, traffic court, the installation personnel administration center, civilian human resources and more.

For a complete list of impacted base programs and services, please visit www.lejeune.marines.mil/Resources/FurloughImpacts.aspx.

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