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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

Government attorneys appealed a Texas judge’s finding that the Navy’s strict religious accommodation process violates the religious freedoms of 35 sailors…

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This undated photo released by the U.S. Navy shows U.S. Navy Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell. Farrell is scheduled to become the first woman to lead the crew of the USS Constitution, the 224-year-old warship known as Old Ironsides, during a change-of-command ceremony scheduled for Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Farrell takes over from Cmdr. John Benda, who has led the ship's crew since February of 2020. (U.S. Navy via AP)

‘Perfect leader’: Woman takes command of USS Constitution

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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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OPM to create Chief Diversity Officer Council to elevate role across government

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/TraitovCybersecurity and secure nerwork concept. Data protection, gdrp. Glowing futuristic backround with lock on digital integrated circuit.

DoD takes preventive measures to protect data, ward off cyber attacks

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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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In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, the crew of a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer display their mascot from the cockpit window over the Middle East Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. The U.S. Air Force said Sunday it flew a B-1B strategic bomber over key maritime chokepoints in the Mideast with allies including Israel amid ongoing tensions with Iran as its nuclear deal with world powers remains in tatters. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Jerreht Harris via AP)

When the armed services practice air combat, they have to hire their enemies

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An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 conducts flight operations during an underway with the USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) on June 27, 2019 in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship remains in port at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, with about two dozen sailors, or nearly a quarter of its crew, testing positive for COVID-19, according to U.S. defense officials.(Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anderson W. Branch/U.S. Navy via AP)

Officials: Nearly 25% of Navy warship crew has COVID-19

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(Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)In this handout photo from the U.S. Marine Corps, the USS Portland lowers a floating target into the water that it will later fire on with a laser weapon system, in the Gulf of Aden, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. The U.S. Navy announced Wednesday it tested a laser weapon and destroyed a floating target in the Mideast, a system that could be used to counter bomb-laden drone boats deployed by Yemen's Houthi rebels in the Red Sea. (Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

Navy Federal Credit Union has expanded its scholarship program

Some 500 colleges and universities host Reserve Office Training Corps programs. The Navy Federal Credit Union has expanded its scholarship program to include…

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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group hosts the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Military service members must immediately begin to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a memo Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, ordering service leaders to “impose ambitious timelines for implementation.” (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)

DoD considering requiring booster vaccines for troops

The Omicron variant is showing some vaccine resistant properties that the booster could help resolve.

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Cyber advisors start to see ‘momentum’ within military services

The advisor positions were created two years ago, but they’re just now starting to make their mark on the military services’ cyberspace budgets and force designs.

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