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    Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    The gov. shutdown could cancel the Air Force v. Navy game on Saturday due to Air Force Upperclassmen being clarified as Military Personnel. Pretty crazy effect of the this situation

    Government shutdown could put Navy-Air Force game in jeopardy - CapitalGazette.com: Naval Academy | Military

    Also, I put this under general college in hopes that we can be big kids about this. I thought non cave dwellers would like to read this as well.


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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    Does this mean they are paying upperclassmen at Air Force to play football?



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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by NATEizKING View Post
    Does this mean they are paying upperclassmen at Air Force to play football?
    Players at the academies are special cases in a lot of ways. Navy would be in the same situation if they were the ones traveling.



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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Players at the academies are special cases in a lot of ways. Navy would be in the same situation if they were the ones traveling.
    Correct, this is about the travel money and costs to fly the team from Colorado to the east coast. The provision passed yesterday pays the military staff, civilians and contractors in the military and I assume this would include the academy staff.



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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by BoxsterCy View Post
    Correct, this is about the travel money and costs to fly the team from Colorado to the east coast. The provision passed yesterday pays the military staff, civilians and contractors in the military and I assume this would include the academy staff.
    Not all civilians and contractors connected to the military are considered "essential" though. It all depends on how they are funded. I'm not sure where the cutoff ends though - like are the coaches allowed to come to work but not the trainers? It's confusing and I won't even attempt to figure it out.

    On the flipside though, if there are any schools that could probably practice without missing a beat with no coaches/trainers/support staff, it is the Academies.

    I think that Army at Boston College is in the same situation.



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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    I wonder if Army is going to hold out for another day or two or go ahead and call it as well.



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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    Snicker. This is like shutting down WH tours. Dramaville.


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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Snicker. This is like shutting down WH tours. Dramaville.
    The Cave is over there, not here.



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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by BoxsterCy View Post
    Correct, this is about the travel money and costs to fly the team from Colorado to the east coast. The provision passed yesterday pays the military staff, civilians and contractors in the military and I assume this would include the academy staff.
    I don't think it pays the civilians and contractors. It pays "active-duty" military, but my understanding is as many as half of the civilians will go on furlough.



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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I don't think it pays the civilians and contractors. It pays "active-duty" military, but my understanding is as many as half of the civilians will go on furlough.
    I can answer that one. I work for the Army as a civilian, and I was one of the lucky ones that didn't get furloughed as part of the government shutdown. I, however, am getting paid in IOUs (which Dumb and Dumber informed us was as good as money). But yeah, some of my teammates, friends, and family members are furloughed. If this plays out like 1995, they will be reimbursed, but there's no guarantee of that.


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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    The game will just be rescheduled.


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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    Also affecting Army @ BC

    Government shutdown threatens cancellation of college football games involving service academies - ESPN

    The DOD is investigating if the funds for travel are congressionally appropriated or not.



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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I can answer that one. I work for the Army as a civilian, and I was one of the lucky ones that didn't get furloughed as part of the government shutdown. I, however, am getting paid in IOUs (which Dumb and Dumber informed us was as good as money). But yeah, some of my teammates, friends, and family members are furloughed. If this plays out like 1995, they will be reimbursed, but there's no guarantee of that.
    Also a DOD civilian employee. I didn't get furloughed (yet). We have enough fiscal year 2013 funds carried over to pay us through the end of the week. Or, as several of us project managers here like to say, we are FTL and LTD. It's the Army and we love our acronyms.

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    Re: Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

    https://twitter.com/united/status/385433377446572032

    We hate cancellations, so we’re offering to fly @AF_Academy to this year’s Air Force-Navy game. Retweet if you agree. http://es.pn/15LuaYq



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