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D-M services to be impacted in event of government shutdown

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Congress has until 11:59 p.m. EST tonight to pass an appropriations bill to fund the government, or another shutdown will be initiated.

In the event of a shutdown, some facilities here may be affected.

The following services will be open for business as usual with no changes to hours of operation: Child and Youth Services, Military Personnel Flight, Dining Facility, Lodging, Bowling Center, Café, Sports Hub, Golf Course, Eagle’s Nest, Club Ironwood, Family Camp, Information, Tickets & Tours, Outdoor Recreation, Auto Hobby, and Arts & Crafts.

The Base Exchange will not be affected.

The 355th Medical Group and pharmacies will continue normal operations.

Both fitness centers' hours have been adjusted due to recent deployments.

Benko Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registered CAC holders for 24/7 access will not be affected. Their indoor pool will be closed.

The Haeffner Fitness Center will be open Monday through Friday from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed Saturday and Sunday.

The Civilian & Labor Relations Personnel Offices will be open with limited manning and no changes to hours of operations.

In addition to limited manning, the Manpower office will pause any new continuous process improvement events; those already in progress will continue with limited assistance.

The Airman & Family Readiness Center will be closed. Contact numbers to the following services will be displayed: casualty assistance services, military family life consultant, and pre-deployment/reintegration briefings. If you are in urgent need of the Air Force Aid Society, please contact you first sergeant, all others must contact the American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337. Right Start and all other Airman & Family Readiness Center classes will be suspended.
There will also be a reduction in services provided by the Kennedy Professional Development Center.

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 Feb. 9, and any requests already submitted might not be processed by close of business Feb. 8. In the event of a government shutdown, please do not make any commitment until this situation is resolved. If you proceed, be aware financial obligation may be incurred.

KPDC classrooms will remain available for any previously scheduled classes. College courses at the KPDC will continue to be administered.

Career Assistance Advisors/FTAC Leads and the Formal Training Manager will be available in the event of a government shutdown.

Military testing (WAPS, CDC, EPME DL, DLPT, AFOQT) will continue as schedule.