//42,000 Coast Guard members will get their paycheck on Monday, but when the next arrives remains unclear

42,000 Coast Guard members will get their paycheck on Monday, but when the next arrives remains unclear

Coast GuardPetty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons/US Coast Guard

WASHINGTON — In a surprise reversal Friday night, Coast Guard officials announced that service members will receive their regularly scheduled paychecks next week, despite the ongoing government shutdown.

In a message to all Coast Guard members, Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Ray said that service and Department of Homeland Security officials “identified a way to pay our military workforce on 31 December.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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