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Mich. Guard Technicians, Some Others Called Back

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Hundreds of Michigan National Guard members and civilian employees affected by the partial shutdown of the federal government are back on the job.

MLive.com and The Detroit News report that more than 900 National Guard technicians returned to work Tuesday after being furloughed last week.

Most of the furloughed civilian employees at the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command Life Cycle Management Command in suburban Detroit returned to work Monday. Roughly half of the 7,500 civilian workers in Warren were placed on furlough last week.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reinstated furloughed National Guard members after a review of the Pay Our Military Act determined the law allows the recall of most defense personnel whose responsibilities "contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members."

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