Fort Bliss Officials ‘Some Services Will Be Curtailed During Government Shutdown’
Fort Bliss will continue its operations amid the government shutdown.
Bliss officials say furloughs for some civilian employees will happen, and a limited number of other personnel will work at reduced levels. Officials say all active-duty military personnel will continue in a normal duty status, but will not be paid until Congress makes funding available.
For right now, the Bliss Fire and Police department will continue their emergency services, but administrative services will be extremely limited. Bliss says they are asking for patience as they work through staffing adjustments because of the shutdown in the post’s medical services.
Emergency care and response and pharmacies will operate as normal, but other services will be scaled back.
The Fort Bliss Commissary will be open through Jan. 24, but that will be re-evaluated after that date if the shutdown is still in place.
There is more information on Fort Bliss operations on their Facebook page.