As Army hits mandate deadline, services ponder next moves
(Worthy News) – The Pentagon reached a tipping point Wednesday as the deadline for soldiers in the U.S. Army, the largest military service, passed to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Troops who refuse the mandatory shots or aren’t in the process of receiving an accepted exemption will find themselves in an administrative limbo until they’re out of the military.
The Army’s Dec. 15 deadline was the last of the military services. Air Force personnel had until Nov. 2 to get the vaccine while the deadline for the Navy and Marine Corps was Nov. 28. Although no mass dismissals have occurred, a taste of what may be in store came this week when the Air Force said 27 members of the services had been kicked out for failing to get vaccinated.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered the mass vaccination effort, but put the onus of implementing it — and determining any possible punishments for resisters — on the services themselves. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]