Things are slowly returning to normal at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi, but one training wing remains grounded.
The CNATRA training wing at both Corpus Christi and NAS-Kingsville are flying again after being shut down all last week. All T-45s were grounded until an official announcement last weekend from the Secretary of Defense.
"The government employees were furloughed for about four days, and on Saturday, Secretary Hagel made an announcement that essentially unfurloughed all those government employees that worked for the Department of Defense," CNATRA Lt. John Supple said.
The planes at both bases are flying once again.
At one time, more than 100 employees at CNATRA had been furloughed. Other civilian employees at NAS-Corpus Christi have been called back to work, but not all.
"We've notified the contractors and they're starting to bring their people back to work," Supple said. "We hope that most of the contractors here at NAS-Corpus Christi will be here by early next week, and in Kingsville, they're already flying."
While CNATRA is flying again, Training Wing 4 at the Corpus Christi base remains grounded.
While negotiations in Washington are still up in the air, more furloughed employees are expected to be back at work on Tuesday after the Columbus Day holiday.
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