Fort Campbell drops Retiree Appreciation Day due to shutdown

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Fort Campbell has canceled Retiree Appreciation Day at the Fort Campbell Passenger Processing Center, saying the government shutdown and furlough of employees makes the event impossible.

Garrison Commander Col. David "Buck" Dellinger says a review of what services would be available would not make it worth the time for many retirees to travel to the military post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

The post commissary is closed until the furloughs and shutdown ends. However, all the PX facilities will continue to operate. Dellinger says there would also a limitation on what vaccinations would be offered and no Department of Veterans Affairs representation would be available.

It is unknown if the event, which had been scheduled for Saturday, will be reset for a future date.

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