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Day 2 of furloughs at MacDill

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It's day two of forced furloughs for hundreds of civilian employees at MacDill Air Force Base. All active duty military and civilians, in positions deemed critical, will still report for duty Wednesday.

A message on MacDill's web site says, "Due to the government shutdown, this web site is not being updated." Although several updates about the shutdown were posted throughout the day Tuesday on the base's official Facebook page.

Related story: 10/01/2013 Federal shutdown impacts some functions in Tampa Bay

About 1,500 of MacDill's 4,000 civilians were told to go home Tuesday. No one knows when they'll start receiving paychecks again.

Related story: 09/30/2013 Tampa Federal Courts planning for potential government shutdown

"We expect to see reduced service levels to include: our family readiness programs, education and training programs and medical programs, plus other areas that take care of our service men and women, retirees and entire MacDill community," a base representative explained in a statement. "The government shutdown will have a lasting impact on our families and service men and women, but should not hinder existing operations or the safety and security of our forces and base."
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