Conexión Del Rio/ 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs contributor

LAUGHLN AIR FORCE BASE – As of this evening, Monday, January 22, it was confirmed that Congress passed a continuing resolution to allow funding for the federal government.

All civilian personnel originally non-excepted from furlough are instructed to return for duty.

“Our civilian employees play a critical role in sustaining our operations,” said Col Charlie Velino, 47th Flying Training Wing commander.

“We’re glad to have every one of our team members fully funded and back at work, but more importantly, the unity and support that our total force has shown through this time represents the true essence of what makes Laughlin a family.”

Military personnel on active duty, including Reservists on federal service, will continue to report in.

“Laughlin’s mission is vital to the Air Force,” Velino said. “Our ability to develop the world’s best military pilots and mission-ready warriors is vital to our national security, and it takes everyone here to make that mission successful.”

Even though military members were not subject to furlough, they would not receive pay for duties performed after January 19 without the passing of the continuing resolution.

Members of Laughlin should continue to monitor the base’s official website and social media outlets, as well as, news outlets for current details regarding this decision; however, at this time note, all base facilities will return to normal operations.

“Once we are notified through official channels that the government has been reopened, we will begin the orderly process of reaching out to units and notifying them of our return to normal operations. We expect this process to be smooth, but we’ll continue to keep our Airmen and civilian employees updated,” said Velino.