Defense

Defense Department Grants First Religious Waivers for COVID Vaccine

Two Marines are the first successful applicants among the 18,500 U.S. troops who have sought exemption from the vaccination mandate by citing religious beliefs.

Military Chiefs Sound Alarm at Proposal to Hold 2022 Spending to Last Year’s Level

In Wednesday testimony to lawmakers, service leaders decry what would be a record-breaking continuing resolution.

Private Group Keeps Afghanistan Evacuations Flying Despite Ground Halt

Group leader: “There are Americans saying, ‘Help me, help me, help me.’ And the State Department is saying, ‘Fill out your form in triplicate.’”

A Little Exercise May Ease Gulf War Illness Symptoms

Running just a few times a week could be a powerful tool in getting relief from symptoms related to Gulf War illness.

Marine Amphibious Combat Vehicles Returning to the Water

A tow mechanism problem led to a three-month suspension from waterborne operations.

Who’s in Charge of US Space Policy?

Space professionals worry the National Space Council is ceding its defense portfolio.

Common Office Desk Phone Could Be Leaking Info to Chinese Government, Report Alleges

Phones by Yealink have been observed sending encrypted messages to Chinese servers three times a day.

One Year After Jan. 6 Attack, Push For Quick Reaction Force Is Dead On Capitol Hill

Experts also warn changes at DoD won’t speed up how quickly Guardsmen could respond to future incidents.

Denials, Not Approvals, Greet Troops’ Religious Vax Exemptions

No service has yet publicly announced that any service member has received a religion-based exemption from the Pentagon’s COVID-vaccination mandate.

Army Creates Single Vaccine Against All COVID & SARS Variants, Researchers Say

Within weeks, Walter Reed researchers expect to announce that human trials show success against Omicron—and even future strains.

Army Commanders Relieved Over Vaccine Refusal

Battalion COs among the six soldiers removed from their jobs as service deadline passes.

This Army Reservist’s Formula Predicts the Inside Layout of Buildings from Satellite Photos

The ability to predict the placement of stairs, rooms, etc., could be a big help to tactical teams.

Navy to Start Ejecting Unvaccinated Sailors

Sailors can decide to get vaccinated at any point in the process to be retained.

Three Soldiers to Receive Medal of Honor

The awards are for actions during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.