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Navy’s top doctor says it may be time to require COVID-19 vaccine for service members

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Navy surgeon general says he favor a vaccine mandate for military members.

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(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)FILE - In this July 9, 2013, file photo, traffic flows through the main gate past a welcome sign in Fort Hood, Texas. A new study finds that female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018. The study by RAND Corporation was released Friday.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Study: Texas bases lead Army posts in risk of sexual assault

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502nd Air Base Wing Public Affai/Sarayuth PinthongU.S. Air Force basic military training trainees are issued personal computers during in-processing as part of a pilot test under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement partnership at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Dec. 11, 2019. The computers replace all hard copy

textbooks BMT trainees currently use with the intent to help BMT assess learning outcomes, value and return on investment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

Air Force trying to diversify its largely white, male pilot corps with new strategy

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Army changing how sexual harassment is investigated

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U.S. Navy/MC2 Markus CastanedaPHILIPPINE SEA (June 8, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) sail in formation during a training exercise with other U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force warships. Ashland is underway conducting routine operations as part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)190608-N-WI365-1036

Watchdog: Ex-Navy auditor sexually harassed female workers

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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, U.S Army troops training to serve as instructors participate in the new Army combat fitness test at the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade compound at Fort Bragg, N.C. Army leaders are kicking out the requirement that soldiers do at least one leg tuck as part of the new physical fitness test, after finding many troops — particularly women — were unable to do the exercise that requires them to raise their knees while hanging from a bar.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Army revamps fitness exam, kicks out leg tuck requirement

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TSA looking to hire thousands of new airport screeners

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Transportation Security Administration is launching a national recruitment campaign to fill jobs by this summer.

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Oversight offices see glimmers of progress in DoD, VA electronic health records

Tests on VA’s new system showed more than 500 serious problems as recently as last summer. The department managed to resolve or work around almost all…

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Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, speaks during his conformation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Defense chief orders review of military sex assault programs

The new secretary of defense, Lloyd Austin, is giving his senior leaders two weeks to send in reports on sexual assault prevention programs in the military.

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