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Government shutdown not affecting AEDC operations, personnel

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. -- Since the partial government shutdown began Dec. 22, 2018, Arnold Engineering Development Complex operations and personnel have not been and will not be affected.

Due to the signing of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019 by President Donald Trump Aug. 13, 2018, the Department of Defense is fully funded with $717 billion allocated for the military. The fiscal year is from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019.

Additionally, the Defense Appropriation Bill actually funded the DOD accounts for fiscal year 2019 and was signed by President Trump on Sept. 28, 2018.

AEDC funding is covered under the signed bill.