Air Force museum closes again after being open just 1 day

The museum closed when the federal government shutdown started on Oct. 1, and it was reopened on Monday.

One day later, the museum announced that it will close again.

“As part of the Air Force’s recall of furloughed civilian employees, the Museum temporarily opened on Monday. But following further review of guidance from both the Air Force and the Department of Defense, it was determined that opening the Museum did not fit within the list of operations that can continue to be supported during the lapse in appropriations,” museum spokesperson Diana Bachert said in an email.

“Therefore the museum will remain closed until a continuing resolution or final appropriations bill is passed. Employees will report to work and accomplish a variety of duties while the Museum is closed. We greatly apologize for this inconvenience to museum visitors and supporters.”

We will update this story as details warrant.

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