The military's 1.4 million active-duty personnel remain on duty. But about half of the Defense Department's civilian employees have been furloughed. On Sept. 30, President Obama signed legislation ensuring that members of the military would get paid during a government shutdown.
In this photo: U.S. Marines salute during the playing of taps during a memorial service for Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard at a forward operating base with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 2nd MEB, 3rd MEF, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009.