Austin Stands by Vaccine Mandate
Austin Stands by Vaccine Mandate

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he stands by DOD’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, despite growing pressure from some Republican governors and lawmakers. “We lost a million people to this virus,” Austin told reporters traveling with him over the weekend. “A million...

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Vaccine Mandate Reversal Could Slow Down Omnibus
Vaccine Mandate Reversal Could Slow Down Omnibus

Some Republicans are adamantly pushing to reverse the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and want to include it in the compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which CQ noted may not happen. Advocates for the reversal may then eye the omnibus...

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In Our Communities
In Our Communities

The 94th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia was served Thanksgiving dinner last week by the Honorary Commanders Alumni Association. HCAA pairs community and business leaders with military commanders in a yearlong program to...

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Snap of the Week
Snap of the Week

Santa, Mrs. Claus and more than three dozen elves from the Alaska Air and Army National Guard partnered with the Salvation Army to deliver 1,420 pounds of gifts, hygiene supplies and books to 191 children in Nuiqsut, Alaska, Nov. 29. For the 67th year of Operation...

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Earmarks Are Back, After GOP Conference Vote
Earmarks Are Back, After GOP Conference Vote

House Republicans are reinstating congressional earmarks. In a conference meeting Wednesday, they agreed to return to the practice of letting members request spending for projects in their districts. After high-profile abuses of the system led to a short-term ban,...

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Air Force to Close Nine More U.S. Inns

The Air Force is closing nine more inns after a 2018 change that stopped subsidizing the inns with federal appropriations, Stars and Stripes reported. The facilities scheduled to close in spring include those at: Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee Grand Forks Air Force...

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Snap of the Week

A member of the Arizona-based FBI examines an x-ray of an explosive vest during a joint training exercise in Tucson, Arizona Nov. 2. The training focused on booby trap detection and deactivation, hostage rescue, and the identification of potential WMDs. Air Force...

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Saltzman Takes Control of Space Force

Gen. Chance Saltzman is officially on the job as chief of space operations at the Space Force. He took over at a Wednesday ceremony, as Defense News reported. The change of command comes as the Space Force continues to grow, which Saltzman said is not an easy task. “A...

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In Our Communities

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and four state lawmakers approved a $339 million transfer of funds from the state’s criminal justice budget to continue funding Operation Lone Star, keeping thousands of Texas National Guard troops deployed to the state’s border with Mexico,...

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Snap of the Week

A sailor assigned to the USS North Dakota is greeted by his wife and newborn daughter during a homecoming event at Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut Oct. 27. See the gallery. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Wesley Towner

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