Thomas McCaffery

CORRECTS NAME  Ranjan Shukla, accompanied by her husband Dr Hari Shukla, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, England, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. The United Kingdom, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus, is beginning its vaccination campaign, a key step toward eventually ending the pandemic. (Owen Humphreys/Pool via AP)

DoD prepared with pilot to vaccinate about 44k people as soon as shot is ready

The inoculations will go to health care workers and cover about 8% of DoD’s medical staff.

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(Victoria Evans)Soldiers in initial military training at Fort Jackson, S. C., line up to eat, May 11, 2020. (Victoria Evans)

Military setting record COVID cases as nationwide numbers balloon

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FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington.  New Defense Department guidelines say that anyone who has been hospitalized for the coronavirus won’t be allowed to enlist in the military unless they get a special medical waiver.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

As coronavirus cases rise, DoD going forward with lifting travel restrictions when possible

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U.S. Department of Defense/1LT Belena Marquez

House panel wants to slow military cuts to medical staff and facilities

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Air Force

DoD pressing ahead with plans to close, realign medical facilities despite GAO warnings

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Army taking steps with DoD to rethink medical facility changes

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Pentagon announces plan to downsize nearly 50 hospitals, clinics

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U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Defense bill puts brakes on Pentagon plan to reduce uniformed medical jobs

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DoD plans to cut 18,000 uniformed health positions, but no clear plan to replace them

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DoD imposes financial sanctions on TRICARE contractor amid ongoing transition problems

Incomplete, inaccurate provider database remains a major problem, 11 months after new vendors took over TRICARE management.

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