"The lights were out because the Senate and the President have failed to take up the issue of sequestration," Turner said on the floor. "Sequestration is having a devastating effect on the readiness and the morale of our service members and civilian workforce.
The Columbus Dispatch has reported that the base has canceled travel, cut training and equipment supplies, and cut back hours at fitness centers and recreation programs. Turning off the lights and air conditioning is also something the base has done to cope with the sequester.
"Air Force personnel and civilian employees are working in buildings with lights turned off in hallways and air conditioning shut down," the Dispatch reported.