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.