Pentagon

Lloyd Austin

Defense secretary taking more authority for use of DC Guard

The Pentagon said it’s streamlined the approval process for urgent use of National Guard forces in the District of Columbia.

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FILE - DeMarcus Hicks, a recent graduate of nursing school who is working as a contractor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, gives a person a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, Dec. 20, 2021, on the first day of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Federal Way, Wash.  The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Jan. 7, 2022, on challenges to whether the Biden administration can order millions of workers at private companies and health care employees be vaccinated for COVID-19. Until the court rules, millions of workers face a patchwork of requirements depending on where they live. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Federal judge rejects Oklahoma lawsuit over National Guard vaccine mandate

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Most federal employees are now in the continuous evaluation system, but how do you gauge if its working or not?

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Brooklyn Pittman talks as she sits in her car with her dogs after receiving food from an Armed Services YMCA food distribution, Oct. 28, 2021, in San Diego. As many of 160,000 active duty military members are having trouble feeding their families, according to Feeding America, which coordinates the work of more than 200 food banks around the country. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity

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FILE - In this June 7, 2021, file photo, demonstrators at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital in Baytown, Texas, wave at cars that honk at them to support their protest against a policy that says hospital employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs. A  federal judge dismissed their lawsuit, saying if workers don’t like the rule, they can go find another job. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Civilian defense employees find out just what will happen if they refuse COVID-19 vaccine

In today’s Federal Newscast, The Pentagon is spelling out what will happen to civilian employees who do not want to get vaccinated.

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Pentagon civilian employees get their deadline to receive COVID-19 vaccine

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Defense put out a timeline for when civilians must get their first and second shots based on the type of…

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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2015 file photo, a U.S. service member salutes her fallen comrades during a memorial ceremony for six Airmen killed in a suicide attack, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. ter 20 years America is ending its “forever” war in Afghanistan. There’s conflicting views even among U. S. military minds as to  whether the time is right. For others there is another lingering question: Was it worth it? (Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Increase in military suicide rates continues troubling trend

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is seeing troubling new figures in military suicide rates.

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