(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)The USNS Mercy hospital ship sits at dock before its departure Monday, March 23, 2020, in San Diego. The Navy hospital ship was preparing to leave San Diego on Tuesday and planned to spend a few days at sea getting its newly formed medical team used to working together before arriving to Los Angeles to help the city free up its hospital beds, in efforts to help combat the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Navy rethinking plan to cut medical military billets

The Defense Department still wants to cut 18,000 medical billets.

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Defense Health Program facing $1.8B budget shortfall for 2021

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Pandemic telework has been a boon for DoD worker productivity, IG says

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DoD entering a ‘paradigm shift’ in how it addresses, tracks brain injuries

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DHA set to takeover all military hospitals by end of 2021, even after transition halt during pandemic

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CORRECTS NAME  Ranjan Shukla, accompanied by her husband Dr Hari Shukla, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, England, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. The United Kingdom, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus, is beginning its vaccination campaign, a key step toward eventually ending the pandemic. (Owen Humphreys/Pool via AP)

DoD prepared with pilot to vaccinate about 44k people as soon as shot is ready

The inoculations will go to health care workers and cover about 8% of DoD’s medical staff.

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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden wants to “restore the soul of America.” First, he'll need to fix a broken and divided Congress. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Congress abolishes DoD’s top management position without settling on alternative

The House-Senate compromise on this year’s NDAA eliminates the DoD chief management officer without offering an explanation, and punting to a future secretary…

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COVID-19 throwing a wrench in DHA transition plans

Three big reforms in military health are being reconsidered due to the pandemic.

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