NDAA May Reverse COVID Vaccine Mandate
NDAA May Reverse COVID Vaccine Mandate

The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act is “likely” to rescind Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s August 2021 memo requiring all service members to get the COVID-19 vaccine, CQ reported Tuesday morning, citing “a source familiar with the matter.” The...

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Troops to See Biggest-Ever Jump in Food Allowance
Troops to See Biggest-Ever Jump in Food Allowance

Service members will get an 11% increase in their monthly basic allowance for subsistence starting Jan. 1, Military Times reported. The new monthly rate for enlisted members will be $452.56, an increase of more than $45 from this year’s rate. For officers, the rate...

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Navy to Accept Recruits with Lower Test Scores
Navy to Accept Recruits with Lower Test Scores

The Navy could begin accepting thousands of recruits who fall into the lowest aptitude test percentile allowed by military standards, Military.com reported. The service’s new guidelines would allow it to recruit up to 7,500 prospective sailors who have high school...

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House to Vote on NDAA This Week
House to Vote on NDAA This Week

The House is planning a vote this week on a House-Senate negotiated version of the National Defense Authorization Act, CQ reported, citing House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer. If it passes there, the bill will go to the Senate. The language of the compromise bill was...

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A new barracks for soldiers at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin is opening soon, according to a DVIDS story…. Louisiana State University Alexandria now has its own branch of STARBASE at Fort Polk, Louisiana, according to KALB. “This program allows us to leave a positive and...

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Snap of the Week

An airman carries a donated Christmas Tree at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Nov. 17. The Red Spruce, nicknamed “Ruby” was harvested in the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina. It will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol. Check out the gallery showing the tree’s...

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In Our Communities

Hundreds of people at or near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii are still reporting health problems about a year after the Red Hill jet fuel leakage. Army Times reported on the newest survey by Hawaii state officials and the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Snap of the Week

Army Staff Sgt. Jessie Leek, left, and Spc. Jeremiah Long, with the New Jersey National Guard, hold the U.S. flag alongside other service members and veterans at MetLife Stadium Nov. 6 at the New York Jets’ “Salute to Service” game. See the gallery. Army National...

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Navy Raises Enlistment Age

The Navy is now accepting new recruits up to age 41. Until Friday, the maximum enlistment age was 39. “As we continue to navigate a challenging recruiting environment, raising the enlistment age allows us to widen the pool of potential recruits, creating opportunities...

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