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(AP Photo/Steven Senne)FILE - In this May 19, 2021, file photo, a licensed practical nurse draws a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a mass vaccination clinic at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Starting Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration convenes its independent advisers for the first stage in the process of deciding whether extra shots of  Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines should be dispensed and, if so, who should get them and when. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

DoD civilians will be suspended without pay and then fired if they do not get vaccinated

DoD wants all of its civilians to get the shot and go through the required waiting period for antibodies to flourish by Nov. 22.

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Missing military tenant bill of rights provisions to be finished next month

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Navy trying to better diversity through STEM investments, recruiting changes, scholarships

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U.S. Navy/MC1 Ryan U. Kledzik190828-N-UY653-0129rBOSTON (Aug. 28, 2019) Chief petty officer selects, Sailors who have been selected for the paygrade of E-7, participate in a mast climbing evolution during Chief Heritage week aboard the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, USS Constitution. During the selectees week spent aboard Constitution, Sailors teach them a variety of time-honored maritime evolutions while living and working aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

After a year of high retention, the Navy is thinking about force balance

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In this April 26, 2017 photo U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Clinton Benson, of Stanton, Mich., right, speaks to a class, including U.S. Navy Ensign Megan Stevenson, of Raymond, Maine, center left, at the Naval Submarine School, in Groton, Conn. The Navy began bringing female officers on board submarines in 2010, followed by enlisted female sailors five years later. Their retention rates are on par with those of men, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Sea services look for ways to tailor training to individual service members

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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/ReleasedSAN DIEGO (Jan. 10, 2019) Chief Operations Specialist Anna Penrod, left, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), and Lt. Aaron Van Driessche participate in an air defense scenario at the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer (CIAT). CIAT is the Navy’s newest combat systems trainer. Rafael Peralta became the first warship to pilot the advance warfare training curriculum at CIAT. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)190110-N-AZ808-1033

Navy needs to follow these steps to make pay for performance work

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FILE - In this Monday, March 5, 2018 file photo, people stand on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier as it docks in Danang bay, Vietnam. For the first time since the Vietnam War, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier visited to a Vietnamese port, seeking to bolster both countries' efforts to stem expansionism by China in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

Navy starts small with pay for performance pilot

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Graduating U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen raise their right hands as they are commissioned as ensigns in the U.S. Navy during the Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Navy presses Congress to authorize speedier promotions for officers

Navy and other Defense officials tried, but failed to persuade Congress to make the change as part of the 2017 Defense authorization bill that passed in…

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