Government shutdown hits Fairchild air base operations
The partial federal government shutdown hit the West Plains earlier this week at Fairchild Air Force Base, where some services were temporarily suspended due to the inaction in Washington, D.C.
According to a press release by Fairchild, approximately 300 civilian members and 248 inactive guardsmen were furloughed as a result of the shutdown.
Military health care is still available for those who are enrolled.
“Private sector care under TRICARE will continue, as will inpatient, acute and emergency outpatient care in medical/dental treatment facilities. We encourage all personnel to contac...