Furloughed Ohio National Guard Members Recalled To Work

The Ohio National Guard recalled to work the 1,800 members furloughed last week due to the government shutdown.(Photo: Ohio National Guard)
The Ohio National Guard recalled to work the 1,800 members furloughed last week due to the government shutdown.(Photo: Ohio National Guard)

The 1,800 Ohio Army and Air National Guard members who were furloughed, last week, due to the government shutdown all have been recalled to their jobs.

Ohio National Guard spokesman James Sims said Congress passed the Pay Our Military Act which allowed the positions to be funded.

“We have aviators, we have folks who do our contract and pay,” Sims said. “A number of our members do a lot of the administrative work. They are needed positions.”

All but nine were back on the job Monday. The remainder return to work Tuesday.

Sims said they will be paid now, but whether they will be reimbursed for the week they were furloughed remains in question. He said that will be up to the U.S. Congress.

Despite the temporary furloughs, Sims said the Guard maintained its readiness to support military operations in Ohio and overseas.

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