(U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)In this Feb. 9, 2021 photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group host the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine, as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will convince troops to take the shot. Some Army units are seeing as few as a third agree to the vaccine, others are higher. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)

DoD expects full force vaccination by summer, more than 30% of troops refusing shot

The Defense Department cannot force service members to take the vaccine because it is under emergency-use authorization.

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Congress’ newest subcommittee is focusing on cyber troops and JEDI

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Focus on military families, defense strategy changes likely coming under Biden administration

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President Donald Trump signs the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Military services call for halt in transition of hospitals to DHA

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DoD wants more stimulus money for contractors, lawmaker interest is low

says it could use another $10 billion to deal with the fallout of coronavirus and keep its industrial base companies afloat.

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Audit finds multibillion DoD health care maintenance backlog jeopardizes safety

An IG inspection found half a billion dollars in unfunded maintenance items at DoD health care facilities, including at least seven that could cause death…

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House may tackle legislation to end ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ budgeting in DoD

Proposal would let DoD roll over half its unspent funds into the next fiscal year, but procedural quirks are blocking the legislation for now.

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