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Some furloughed civilian employees recalled by Fort Huachuca, D-M

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Almost a week after the federal government shutdown, some furloughed workers at two Southern Arizona military bases returned to work Monday morning.

All 500 civilian employees at Davis Monthan will return to work this week, many of them came back today. At Fort Huachuca, at least 360 furloughed workers are back.

This comes after President Obama signed the Pay Our Military Act into law. It allows furloughed employees whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members to go back to work, despite the government shutdown.

The employees tell Tucson News Now they don't' know when they'll get paid next.

"You know, support staff is answering phones, doing anything, they are the people who are the backbone also. Soldiers and all that are part of the process, too. But, without actual staff, you can't run a company," said Tucson resident, Mary Wedepohl.

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