Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne crew and family members of Senior Chief Terrell Horne take a group photo aboard the new cutter after a signing ceremony held in Key West, Fla., on Oct. 25, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally)

Here’s What the Coast Guard Is Cutting Back on During the Shutdown

While the Coast Guard is not slowing down in its most important national security operations as the U.S. enters its fifth week of a government shutdown, some activities have been halted or curtailed, and many newly minted Coasties find themselves stuck at recruit training, without funding to head to their first duty stations.

Lt. Cmdr. Scott McBride, a Coast Guard spokesman, told Military.com that recruits whose new units are not well suited to support them during the shutdown or lack the means to return home in the interim “will remain attached to the Training Center [in Cape May, New Jersey] for the duration of the lapse.”

“There have been no immediate operational impacts related to recruit training; however, it is difficult to project the impact that the lapse in appropriations will have on mission readiness months or years from now,” he said Wednesday.

Read more at Military.com

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