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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sara Hoerichs)Maj. Philip Becker, 8th Airlift Squadron pilot, left, works with 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen to complete preflight checks at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 6, 2020. The flight was part of Exercise Long Hammer/Rainier War, a week-long exercise designed to evaluate Team McChord’s ability to conduct airlift operations while complying with real-world COVID-19 pandemic countermeasures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sara Hoerichs)

Air Force communication squadron redesignated for cyber defense mission

Recently, the Air Force’s 55th communication squadron was redesignated as the 55th Cyber squadron. What does that mean? Well, for one thing, it means the…

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Contractors might not realize how susceptible to ransomware they really are

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Cyber advisors start to see ‘momentum’ within military services

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U.S. Navynavy, sailors, recruits, graduates

Navy has fewer vaccinated sailors than previously reported, but still over 97%

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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. 

The Marine Corps has not granted any religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine

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Pentagon considers incentives to get companies to CMMC 2.0 early

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - A healthcare worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Oct. 5, 2021, in Miami. Nearly 8,500 active duty members of the Air Force and Space Force have missed the deadline for getting COVID-19 vaccinations, including 800 who flatly refused and nearly 5,000 with pending requests for a religious exemption, the Air Force said Wednesday, Nov. 3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Airmen awaiting COVID vaccination exemptions must stay at current orders

The Air Force announced that starting Nov. 29 unvaccinated airmen will not be able to proceed to existing permanent change of station orders and will not…

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(U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division used the latest prototype of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) during a training exercise in October at Fort Pickett, Va. The event was part of a larger Soldier Touch Point, the third major milestone in the development and testing of the IVAS, which will undergo one more STP in the spring before initial fielding next year. (U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)

DoD’s campaign to drive digital transformation

30 years ago the Army recognized the importance of digitized information in making military operations more effective, and the value of full system integration,…

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(Mass Communication Specialist Julio Rivera/U.S. Navy via AP)In this April 7, 2020, photo, released by the U.S. Navy, sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, who have tested negative for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, are checked at local hotels in Guam in an effort to implement social distancing. People in Guam are used to a constant U.S. military presence on the strategic Pacific island, but some are nervous as hundreds of sailors from the coronavirus-stricken Navy aircraft carrier flood into hotels for quarantine. Officials insist they have enforced strict safety measures. (Mass Communication Specialist Julio Rivera/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy turns heads by giving Huntington Ingalls a pass on COVID mandate

The move exempts tens of thousands of federal contractors from the federal vaccine mandate.

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