Military service members must immediately begin to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says in a memo Wednesday, ordering service leaders to “impose ambitious timelines for implementation.”
Members of the U.S. military will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine beginning next month under a plan laid out by the Pentagon Monday and endorsed by President Joe Biden
Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby says DoD may move the timeline closer if COVID rates continue to spike.
A former Army lawyer says his firm has received calls from hundreds of service members since President Joe Biden asked the Pentagon to look at adding the COVID-19 vaccine to the shots troops are required to get.
DoD's Transition Assistance Program aims to prepare service members for life outside the military. But for members whose final duty station is small or rural, the benefits of TAP are fairly limited.
In today's Federal Newscast: A POTUS Pentagon nominee resigns under a cloud. The Government Publishing Office announces a new telework policy. And the latest Postal Service budget might not be enough.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the Defense Department needs to create new career paths and is looking to add technology skills to its basic training programs in order to prepare the agency for the opportunities and threats raised by artificial intelligence.
The report details a misogynistic military environment where leaders are not aware of what is going on in their commands.
The concerns came in the form of letters to Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who solicited the military chiefs for their opinions.
In today's Federal Newscast, with vaccine rates lagging among some members of the armed forces, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is reportedly weighing whether or not to make it mandatory.
The Air Force wants to save $1.4 billion by getting rid of obsolete weapons.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin signed the strategy on May 13, officials said Friday. They said the classified document would add teeth to DoD's efforts to standardize the ways in which the military services interconnect their weapons platforms.
The budget gets rid of the overseas contingency operations account and divests $2.8 billion in legacy systems.
The National Archives and Records Administration's National Personnel Records Center has a backlog of more than 500,000 requests and 400,000 records that need refiling. The agency estimates it will take two years to resolve the backlog without extra help.