2018 government shutdown: local guidance
By Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published January 22, 2018
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. --
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and its facilities will be impacted due to the government shutdown.
The following services will be open for business as usual: Child and Youth services, Military Personnel Flight, Dining Facility, Lodging, Bowling Center and its Cafe and Sports Hub, the Golf Course and Eagles Nest, Club Ironwood, Family Camp and Information Tickets and Tours.
Both fitness center’s hours have been adjusted.
The Benko Fitness Center is open Monday-Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Those who have 24/7 access will not be affected. Their indoor pool will be closed.
The Haeffner Fitness Center will be open Monday-Friday 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Civilian and Labor Relations Personnel office will be open with limited manning.
In addition to limited manning, the Manpower office will pause any new continuous process improvement events, however, those in progress will continue will limited assistance.
The following facilities hours have been reduced:
Auto Hobby shop will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Towing services will be limited.
Outdoor Recreation is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, all of their trips have been canceled along with the closure of the skeet range and all arts and crafts classes.
The Commissary will close Thursday, January 25, if nothing changes with the shutdown and will not reopen till further guidance.
The Base Exchange will not be affected.
The 355th Medical Group and pharmacies will continue normal operations.
Airman and Family Readiness Center’s door will be closed with contact numbers for the following services posted: casualty assistance, pre-deployment briefings, reintegration line/how goes it, facilitation of contracted portions of TAPS GPS Seminar, pre-separation final outs, capstone final outs, AFA emergency cases. Right start and all other AFRC classes have been suspended.
Services for the Kennedy Professional Development Center have been reduced as well.
WAPS/AFOQT/TBAS/ADPT/TAPAS/DLPT/Course 14 & 15 Testing: Testing will not be available for the duration of the shutdown. Once the test center staff returns, they will contact any personnel who had a test date during the time of the shutdown to schedule a new date.
DANTES/CLEPS: DANTES-funded testing will be suspended for all active duty Services, Guard, Reserve, and Coast Guard. This includes administration of exams to active duty members, spouses and civilian personnel, exam reimbursements, and affects administration of all exams funded by DANTES contracts with the national testing agencies.
Military Tuition Assistance Funding: The Anti-deficiency Act prohibits the government from obligating and expending funds without an appropriation bill from Congress. Therefore, Airmen will not be able to apply for Military Tuition Assistance funding starting 20 Jan and any requests already submitted might not be processed by COB 19 Jan. If you proceed, be aware that you will incur a financial obligation.
Unit Training Managers will work with the Test Center Manager to reschedule any canceled CDC test times.
The KPDC classrooms will remain available for any previously scheduled classes and college courses.
Career Assistance Advisors/FTAC Leads and the Formal Training Manager will be available during the shutdown.
For all personnel movement to include PCS and TDY please refer to your leadership for guidance.