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Government reopens, Peterson AFB returns to normal operations

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Government funding expired Jan. 19 and the government shutdown as all non-excepted civilian personnel were furloughed through Jan. 22. President Donald Trump signed a continuing resolution Monday, Jan. 22 to provide funding through Feb. 8. (Courtesy photo)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- All operations on Peterson Air Force Base returned to normal Tuesday, Jan. 23 after President Donald Trump signed continuing resolution H.R. 195 Monday night, the third day of the government shutdown.

The continuing resolution will fund the government through Feb. 8, which is when Congress is expected to vote on another appropriation bill.

During the government shutdown, all non-excepted civilian personnel were furloughed. A letter from Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and and Chief of Staff David Goldfein was released to Airmen Jan. 20 to address the shutdown.

For more information about the Jan. 19-22 government shutdown, see pages eight and nine.