Redstone Arsenal Expands Gate Operations Following Furlough


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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Redstone Arsenal’s access control gates will expand its operating hours beginning midnight, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.

“With the easing of furlough restrictions, we’re able to expand our gate operations to accommodate the resultant increase in traffic'” said Col. Bill Marks, Garrison Commander, Redstone Arsenal. “As we move on into the next fiscal year, we will continue to compete for scarce resources and we’ll do our best to manage our gates as efficiently and effectively as possible.”

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced on Aug. 6 that due to a combination of Congressional approvals and Departmental budget management efforts, furlough days for most DoD civilians are reduced from 11 days to 6.  For most on the Arsenal, this will be the last week of furloughs.

“The furlough period has been tough on each and every Team Redstone member,” said Marks. “We’re very pleased with the effort, teamwork and positive attitude of the entire workforce, retirees and customers.”

-Information provided by Redstone Arsenal Garrison Public Affairs

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