The Montana National Guard released the following information on Monday morning:
Due to the Federal government shutdown, Soldiers and Airmen of the Montana National Guard will not report to weekend training and 241 Air Guard and 257 Army Guard employees are being furloughed on Monday.
Certain full time staff and others designated as mission essential will continue to come to work, but may have their pay delayed until the government has reopened.
Already, two Montana Army National Guard units had their weekend training curtailed, and approximately 40 service members scheduled to attend out of state schools had their travel cancelled. Some of the 61 others who were already attending out of state schools have returned home.
Employees can visit the Office of Personnel Management website at OPM.gov for information on when the government has reopened.
"Throughout this process, we will ensure all our service members and their families are cared for," said Maj. Gen. Matthew Quinn, the Adjutant General for Montana. "In addition, I want the people of Montana to know that we remain committed to respond to any request for support to the full extent of our capability."
The federal shutdown does not impact the state employees of the Montana Veterans Affairs Division, Youth Challenge Academy, STARBASE, or Disaster and Emergency Services.