October 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM CDT - Updated July 21 at 8:33 AM
More than 640 Sheppard Air Force Base employees are on furlough status because of the shutdown.
This is out of more than 1100 appropriated fund civil service workers. The commissary on base is also closed through the remainder of the government shutdown. A sign posted on the gates reads "only essential personnel are allowed."