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Navy Exceeds 500 COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Separations

Navy Exceeds 500 COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Separations

Hospitalman Joseph Sanchez, assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka Branch Health Clinic Sasebo, administers a COVID-19 vaccine booster during a shot exercise for Japanese Master Labor Contract (MLC), Indirect Hire Agreement (IHA), and MarinerÕs Contract (MC) employees employed at Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) on Feb. 9, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy separated 75 sailors last week, bringing the total number of separations over refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to 544.

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Intel Sharing Between U.S. and Ukraine 'Revolutionary' Says DIA Director

Intel Sharing Between U.S. and Ukraine ‘Revolutionary’ Says DIA Director

The 22nd Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier speaks at the 2021 Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) on Dec. 6, 2021. DIA Image

The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency described the sharing of information and intelligence between the United States and the Ukrainians as “revolutionary in terms of what we can do” at a Thursday congressional hearing. Read More

U.S. Carrier Fighters Overfly Yellow Sea in Response to North Korean Missile Launch

U.S. Carrier Fighters Overfly Yellow Sea in Response to North Korean Missile Launch

An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to the ‘Black Knights’ of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on March 15, 2022. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy conducted an air demonstration with carrier aircraft on Tuesday in the Yellow Sea following the recent launches of North Korea intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to U.S. 7th Fleet. Read More

SECNAV Del Toro: Navy Will Not Need to Build Fuel Facilities to Replace Red Hill Fuel Depot

SECNAV Del Toro: Navy Will Not Need to Build Fuel Facilities to Replace Red Hill Fuel Depot

Rear Adm. John Korka, Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), and Chief of Civil Engineers, leads Navy and civilian water quality recovery experts through the tunnels of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility on Dec. 23, 2021. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Navy’s solution to supplying its ships and aircraft with fuel in the Pacific after shutting down the Red Hill depot in Hawaii will likely not involve building additional fuel storage facilities, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said Wednesday.

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Marine Corps Exceeds 1,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Separations, Navy at 469

Marine Corps Exceeds 1,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Separations, Navy at 469

Hospitalman Joseph Sanchez, assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka Branch Health Clinic Sasebo, administers a COVID-19 vaccine booster to Wada Akira, an employee at Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) during a shot exercise for Japanese Master Labor Contract (MLC), Indirect Hire Agreement (IHA), and MarinerÕs Contract (MC) employees employed at Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) on Feb. 9, 2022 is Sasebo, Japan. US Navy Photo

The Marine Corps has now separated more than 1,000 Marines due to refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More

Naval Health Research Center Study Indicates U.S. Troops Who Saw Combat More Likely to Experience Mental Health Issues

Naval Health Research Center Study Indicates U.S. Troops Who Saw Combat More Likely to Experience Mental Health Issues

A humvee filled with Marines conducting a mounted combat patrol cruises through the desert of Iraq during the setting sun near Al Asad, Iraq, in 2006. US Marine Corps Photo

For the past 20 years – and longer before that – service members have returned from deployment talking about mental health concerns and illness they believed were linked to their time in the military, with many of their concerns backed by a variety of studies.

Now, a study that has been following military personnel, both active-duty and veterans, for 20 years supports the theory that experiencing combat can lead to adverse physical and health effects.

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Navy Separates 50 Enlisted Sailors for COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal

Navy Separates 50 Enlisted Sailors for COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal

Seaman Apprentice Johnnese Poomaihealani, from Waianae, Hawaii, receives a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot during a shot event in the foc’sle aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on Jan. 3, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy separated 50 sailors in the past week for refusing to get vaccinated against COIVD-19, bringing the total of separated sailors to 320, according to a spokesman with the chief of naval personnel. Read More

Marine Corps COVID-19 Vaccine Separations Tops 600

Marine Corps COVID-19 Vaccine Separations Tops 600

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are pre-staged for a shot event in the hangar bay aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on Dec.n 28, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Marine Corps separated 74 Marines over the past week, bringing the total number of separations over refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to 640. Read More