BGAD not affected by government shutdown

The Blue Grass Army Depot is not impacted by the federal government shutdown, which started at midnight last Tuesday.bluegrassarmydepotlogo

A news release from the depot said “it is business as usual” at BGAD, and the installation’s mission operations are not directly funded by congressional appropriation.

Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternative, which is the agency in charge of the pilot plant construction and eventual destruction of the 520 tons of chemical weapons at BGAD, also is not affected by the government shutdown.

“PEO (Program Executive Office) ACWA is funded with a multiyear appropriation and has the available funds to legally cover operations, therefore all PEO ACWA personnel are not impacted by the shutdown furlough and should report to duty stations as usual,” according to a statement on the agency’s Facebook page.

“We are continuing to take care of our mission,” spokesperson Stephanie Parrett said.

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