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VACCINE MANDATE BLOCK

VACCINE MANDATE BLOCK A federal judge in Ohio has expanded the reach of hisinjunction barring the Air Force from taking action against any service members —active, Guard and Reserve — who have been denied religious exemptions for beingvaccinated against COVID-19....

STANDARDIZING ARMY PAY

STANDARDIZING ARMY PAY Active-duty soldiers will no longer have the option ofgetting paid once a month due to a system that will standardize semi-monthlycompensation, the Army said last week. The new system, which launches Oct. 1, won’taffect most troops because they...

House Republicans to SECDEF: Reconsider Vaccine Mandate

Fifty-one House Republicans have asked Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III toreconsider the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, citing the “crippling nature” the mandatewill have on National Guard readiness.In a July 26 letter, the group also urged Austin to issue guidance...

SOLDIER PREP COURSE

SOLDIER PREP COURSE The Army announced plans last week to establish a pre-basic training course at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for helping prospective troopswho don’t meet aptitude test or body fat standards prepare for boot camp. The FutureSoldier Preparatory...