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What a Government Shutdown Means to the Troops

With the possibility of a government shutdown on Friday staring us in the face, many servicemembers are rightly concerned about how they (and their paychecks) will be affected. Luckily, the Stars and Stripes is working to clear up any confusion. Whether or not troops will get paid during the shutdown is still up in the air, according to the Stars and Stripes, who reports Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell as saying:

Rep. Buck McKeon, the Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, is trying to ease the fears of troops with some smart math. According to the Army Times:

As Home Post blogged last week, veterans will still be able to collect their benefits if the government shuts down, and active-duty troops will remain on the job. For a full explanation of what services would be suspended, click here.