• Pentagon December 7, 2022 10:23 am

    COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Troops Repealed in New Defense Spending Bill

    The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress. If the measure passes, it will end a policy that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated but also raised concerns that it harmed recruitment and retention. Republicans emboldened by their new...

  • vaccine mandate June 25, 2022 2:37 pm

    Army Guard Troops Risk Dismissal as Vaccine Deadline Looms

    Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country – or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service.

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