As the hours count down to the possibility of a government shutdown, one of the largest institutions to be impacted is the US Military.
All active duty members will report into work in the event that Congress can't come to an agreement.
Barksdale AFB is certainly not immune and neither are their civilian employees.
"It's absolutely distressing. We can't underscore how much stress this puts on each person and the enterprise as a whole. We are all dedicated patriots who come into work every day wanting to do the best we can for our country," Col. Jon Ellis, Commander of the 307th Bomb Wing said.
Despite overwhelming support for a House Bill that would keep active duty military members paid, time is ticking for the Senate to continue the resolution or Congress to come to an agreement. If they wait, the pay system will not have time to catch up.
"They should get paid on the 15th. If is goes too late then they'll skip a pay check and it becomes an IOU. So they could go however long this process takes without pay," Col. Ellis said.
However, for civilian employees they will not know if they will be staying for a whole work day until they arrive on base Tuesday morning.
Out of the 1,400 civilian employees at Barksdale, Ellis says for his bomb wing, he anticipates about 25% will be told to go home and furloughed until further notice. It all comes down to the job and if it's essential to the mission or security.
"We all hope Congress gets together quickly and comes up with a viable solution sooner rather than later," Ellis said.
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