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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Press Release #13-030 Impact of government shutdown on Camp Pendleton
October 01, 2013
October 1, 2013 --

Due to the federal government shutdown, personnel and residents of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton may experience degradations in services and support from base agencies.

Within the western region (California and Arizona Marine Corps installations) 3581 employees are subject to emergency furlough. 

Those excepted from furlough include employees who are required to provide crucial services that protect life, safety and property, provide essential range, training and air operations and those employees that provide necessary utility services.

Those exempted are employees funded by non-appropriated funds' sources.

All personnel (military and civilian) have reported to work today.  Civilians not excepted will receive their official notices today and be placed on emergency furlough. Civilian employees will be allowed 3-4 hours today to turn on out-of-office email settings, set voicemails, and secure their work space.

Commissaries aboard base will be open Tuesday to sell remaining perishable items, but will be closed indefinitely starting Wednesday.

All Pass & ID offices will be closed.

For information regarding Marine Corps Community Services closures, please visit



Here are specific numbers of employees affected by furlough at Marine Corps installations within the western region:

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton: 1163

Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton: 34

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar: 328

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego: 360

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma: 176

Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow: 238

Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command 29 Palms (including Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport): 1282


For updates regarding the impact of the government shut down on Camp Pendleton, please visit


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office
Box 555019
Marine Corps Base
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5019

Phone: (760) 725-5044
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