U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Erika Mendoza an administrative specialist assigned to Installation Personnel Administration Center, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, on Feb. 17, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo
Nearly 400 Marines have been separated due to continued refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the service announced Thursday. Read More
Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Jenny Wilkinson, from Mt. Upton, N.Y., assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-105), simulates a class alpha fire during an in-port emergency team (IET) drill while underway in the South China Sea on Jan. 15, 2022. US Navy Photo
New naval guidance for operating under COVID-19 will include shorter isolation periods for those with the virus, as the Navy moves to a fully vaccinated fleet. Read More
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Mary Ashcraft, from Honolulu, assigned to the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16), administers the COVID-19 vaccine booster for Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class Anthony Johnson, from San Diego, assigned to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, aboard the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in Apra Harbor, Guam, on Jan. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo
The Navy separated 23 active-duty sailors for refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the sea service announced Wednesday. Read More
Sailors aboard Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) man the forecastle for a man overboard drill, Jan. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo
The Navy has yet to grant a religious exemption to the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, prompting sailors to turn to court to argue that their beliefs do not conflict with military readiness. Read More
Lt. Thomas Harper, from Macon, Georgia, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a Sailor aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) in Yokosuka, Japan, on Jan. 11, 2022. US Navy Photo
The Navy has separated two more sailors due to continued refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Mary Ashcraft, from Honolulu, assigned to the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS-16) on Jan. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo
While the total force of the Navy continues to see more than 8,000 unvaccinated members, the number has continued to decrease, according to the latest COVID-19 update from the sea service. Read More
U.S. Marines stationed on Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, receive their COVID-19 vaccination on MCAS Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 16, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps Photo
Before heading to recruit training, new military enlistees will first have to sign a statement saying they understand they will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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.