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Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against DOD Over Vaccine Mandate

Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against DOD Over Vaccine Mandate

Cmdr. Wilbur Hines , Naval Beach Unit 7 executive officer, from New York City, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Keating Beach, from Frederick, Md., on Feb. 4, 2021. US Navy Photo

A federal judge granted an injunction that prevents the Navy from taking adverse actions against members of the special warfare community who have refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More

Top Stories 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic

Top Stories 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Omar Bowen, left, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Bahrain, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Lt. j.g. Kory Hill, anti-terrorism officer aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD-22), in Manama, Bahrain on Feb. 26, 2021. US Navy Photo

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect the Navy’s functioning, even as vaccines were rolled out to the fleet. The past year brought ebbs and flows in terms of the number of cases with peaks brought by the Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2. Read More

Navy to Begin Processing Separation for Sailors Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination

Navy to Begin Processing Separation for Sailors Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination

Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jackson Adkins, from Evans, Georgia, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN-78) media department, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the McCormick Gym onboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on April 8, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Navy can now begin to separate active-duty sailors who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Navy guidance released Wednesday.
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Navy Relieves Destroyer XO For 'Failing to Abide By Lawful Order'

Navy Relieves Destroyer XO For ‘Failing to Abide By Lawful Order’

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) arrives at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Winston S. Churchill changed homeports from Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia to Naval Station Mayport where it will be dry docked on July 19, 2021. U.S. Navy Photo

The Navy has relieved the executive officer of one of its Arleigh Burke-class destroyers for “failing to abide by lawful order,” a Navy spokesman confirmed to USNI News. Read More

Pentagon Discussing Potential For COVID-19 Booster Mandate

Pentagon Discussing Potential For COVID-19 Booster Mandate

Cmdr. Ronald Cappellini, Naval Air Station Sigonella executive officer, receives his COVID-19 vaccine booster from Lt. j.g. Aracely Duerkop, during a mass-immunization exercise on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Dec. 7, 2021. U.S. Navy Photo

The Pentagon is discussing the possibility of mandating a COVID-19 booster, although no decisions have been made, a department spokesman said today.

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UPDATED: Navy Does Not Approve Any Religious Exemptions as COVID-19 Vaccine Deadline Passes

UPDATED: Navy Does Not Approve Any Religious Exemptions as COVID-19 Vaccine Deadline Passes

Hospitalman Christopher Ramirez, right, from Kimberly, Idaho, assigned to PCU John F. Kennedy’s (CVN-79) medical department, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Lt. Cmdr. George Stegeman, Kennedy’s psychological officer, during USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) joint vaccination evolution with Kennedy in Ford’s aft weapons handing area, Sept. 30, 2021. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated with new information on from the Navy.

The Navy has not yet approved any religious exemptions for the COVID-19, according to new numbers released by the Navy Tuesday night. Read More