The Air Force said last week it will reverse disciplinary or “adverse” actions that may have been taken against airmen who sought religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, as Dayton Daily News reported. The Air Force issued its new guidance in a Friday news release.
The Marine Corps, meanwhile, is no longer blocking unvaccinated Marines from being deployed overseas, Marine Corps Times reported.
“There are no current COVID-19 vaccine restrictions on deployments or assignments for the Marine Corps as a service,” Capt. Ryan Bruce told Marine Corps Times. “Marines will defer to Combatant Command policies regarding deployments.”
The DOD-wide requirement that all service members be vaccinated against COVID-19 has been formally overturned, and the services have until March 17 to formally rescind their vaccine mandate policies, as Military Times reported.
Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Bertram