There was an article from The Washington Times yesterday about the affect of the Government shutdown on the military academies. The article stated that the midshipmen had been notified that if the shutdown continues for much longer, the academy will shut down completely and they will send the students home. Is this even possible? I can't imagine that our Government would ever let that happen. I would think the Government would be responsible for the cost of the travel (airfare) to and from their homes. Because of the expense alone, it would be to their benefit to keep the academy open.