Furlough letter sent to more than 150 members of 117th Air Refueling Wing

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1380684011&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4398554&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1380684011 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – On Tuesday morning, more than 150 members of the 117th Air Refueling Wing received a furlough letter and were sent home.

Col. Scott Grant says the base is still in a state of shock as they try to prioritize what they can and cannot do.

“Most Americans think that only civilians are being impacted by the [shutdown],” Col. Grant said.

Col. Grant says the Air National Guard and the National Guard already operate on a minimum staff.

As a result of the shutdown and the furlough, a majority of the training missions have come to a halt.

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