(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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New legislation means new benefits for National Guard members

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Army hits end strength goals despite COVID, but next year may be tough

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A surfer makes his way out into the water as a subtropical approaches on Monday, May 28, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla. The storm gained the early jump on the 2018 hurricane season as it headed toward anticipated landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, where white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)

Emergency responders pivoting to virtual training as coronavirus collides with hurricane season

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Already stressed National Guard preparing for more active than normal hurricane season

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FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo, a customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch and under a banner advertising a job opening, in Seattle. The U.S. government will issue its latest snapshot Thursday, June 18, of the layoffs that have left millions unemployed but have slowed as businesses have increasingly reopened and rehired some of their laid-off workers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Pandemic could give chance to modernize federal workforce

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Senior Executives Association is urging the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to take action…

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A portion of President Donald Trump's first proposed budget, focusing on the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and released by the Office of Management and Budget, is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Telework hasn’t hampered HUD operations says inspector general

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s inspector general says the agency was generally well prepared for the change…

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DoD’s AI center helping with coronavirus, still searching for talent

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is helping the military with its supply chain during COVID-19.

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