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Furloughs, closures begin as shutdown affects Ohio

Associated Press • Oct 1, 2013 at 8:40 AM

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton has closed, canceling all tours and other events. The museum has some 1 million visitors a year and is a popular place for military reunions. A spokeswoman has said that all but three security staff members of 95 museum employees would be furloughed.

Some 8,700 civilian employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton had been notified earlier that they would be on unpaid leave if the shutdown began. The base has a total workforce of about 29,000, including civilian and military personnel.

Other impacts of the shutdown will include closed national parks, delays in government-backed mortgages and trimmed congressional staffs.

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