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Scott Maucione

Scott Maucione

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Scott Maucione is a defense reporter for Federal News Network and has worked in journalism for over a decade. He previously covered the Pentagon for Inside Defense. He received his B.A. in journalism and political science from the University of Maryland and his Master’s from American University in applied politics. 

U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue

Pandemic causing long-term recruiting effects for Air Force

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz) SAN DIEGO (Dec. 28, 2021) Machinist’s Mate (Nuclear) 1st Class Kayla Matos, from Brooklyn, N.Y., receives a COVID-19 booster shot in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Though not mandatory, the Navy recommends all Navy personnel receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz) 211228-N-DN347-1008

Navy appeals court decision barring punishment for SEALs who refused vaccine

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FILE - This Aug. 18, 2010, file photo shows California National Guard troops, who are part of Task Force Sierra, deployed at the border along with Border Patrol Agents near the California/Mexico border in San Diego. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, extended the state National Guard's participation in President Donald Trump's border deployment by six months, a low-key announcement that was made without any of the acrimony that characterized his early negotiations with the federal government. The California National Guard said in a press release that the mission will now run until the end of March 2019.  (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)

National Guard’s hybrid status makes sexual assault confusing to prosecute

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(Photo courtesy 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade)Ready at a moment's notice. Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade conducted a rapid deployment drill at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 18. The drill is designed to ensure Alert Contingency Marine Air Ground Task Force personnel are able to respond to a crisis swiftly, even in the midst of the COVID pandemic. 

Punishments, and first religious exemptions, for military vaccine refusers

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DOJ reaches settlement with Hunt Companies over military housing issues

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In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) conduct a passing honors ceremony with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Murasame-class destroyer JS Ikazuchi (DD 107) and the Kongo-class guided-missile destroyer JS Chokai (DDG 176) in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 19, 2021. A spate of recent Chinese military flights off Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, and naval maneuvers by the United States and its allies to reinforce maritime routes challenged by China are fueling increasing tensions in a region already on edge. (Haydn N. Smith/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy putting focus on self-correction to better service after years of let downs

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MC3 Sawyer Haskins/MC3 Sawyer HaskinsThe aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducts flight operations and sails with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer Setogiri (DD 156), in the Arabian Sea. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the region. (Photo by MC3 Sawyer Haskins)

Massive unanswered questions remain as Navy begins process to defuel Red Hill

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