MACDILL AFB, Fla. -
Employees furloughed at MacDill Air Force Base will begin to show back up at work Monday morning.
Officials at the base have been making calls to the employees since Sunday, and said all 1,500 civilian workers are expected back eventually.
Together, the workers lost out on an estimated $2 million in wages during last week's furloughs, an average of about $1,200 per person.
The decision to let them back stared with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who said a majority of the furloughed civilians are needed for the country's war readiness.
The furloughs and the closing of the base's commissary were a huge source of stress to the workers and their families.
Some of these same folks went through the government sequester furloughs earlier this year.
There has been no word of the commissary reopening.
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