FORT HOOD — With Congress still unable to reach a deal, Fort Hood's leadership is planning for a potential government shutdown at midnight tonight.

If a shutdown occurs, the impact on post will vary. The most immediate and visible impact of the potential shutdown will include furloughs of about 2,000 civilians who work on post. Civilians not furloughed are generally performing life, health and safety functions on post as well as preparing soldiers for deployment and redeployment.

Soldiers will still report to duty and get paid Oct. 1.

"Fort Hood leadership will continue to keep everyone informed as this situation develops," said Maj. Gen. Anthony Ierardi, senior post commander. "People should monitor the III Corps Facebook page, website and for the latest information."

Read more about how Fort Hood will be impacted in a government shutdown in tomorrow's Killeen Daily Herald.

Contact Rose L. Thayer at or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.


Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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