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How the government shutdown may impact Fort Benning

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – With Fort Benning operating directly under the federal government, many people wonder how this latest shutdown will impact the Valley.

Looking back at the shutdown to 2013, essential staff at top level agencies continued to work but did not get a paycheck until the government approved reto-active pay.

That said, all essential services, like law enforcement, medical and dental facilities, schools, childcare facilities and emergency services on Fort Benning were open.

Brian Anderson, CEO of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, says every shutdown is different, but the Fountain City should expect some impacts. 

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