U.S. troops just scored a major military victory — the right to watch NFL games again — because the top dude at the Pentagon has done an about-face … our sources has learned.
We”re told … Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering certain furloughed employees at the Dept. of Defense to return to work … and that includes the Armed Forces Network — which had to stop broadcasting games because its staff was furloughed.
As we reported … during Fox”s football coverage yesterday, Howie Long slammed the government shutdown … for curtailing the football broadcasts and damaging service members” morale.
Hagel says Pentagon officials decided they could end furloughs “for employees whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members.”
The order is effective immediately — the AFN is already getting its broadcast operations back up to speed.
Monday Night Football is on, baby.