Shutdown could affect Air Force v. Navy Saturday

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  1. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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

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    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.
     
  3. BoxsterCy

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    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.
     
  4. Judoka

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    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.
     
  5. Judoka

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  6. Wesley

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  7. Judoka

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    The Cave is over there, not here.
     
  8. Doc

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    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.
     
  9. jdoggivjc

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    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.
     
  10. Wesley

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    The game will just be rescheduled.
     
  11. Clone96

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  12. BoxsterCy

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    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.

    BTW, it's Feeling The Love and Living The Dream and always used sarcastically. :smile:
     
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    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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  16. Cyclonepride

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    So?
     
  17. I was driving on I-70 in missouri today. West of Columbia and heading east was the Air Force Football semi. Me thinks the game is going to happen. The game is @Navy (which in Annapolis, MD I believe)

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