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Navy COVID-19 Vaccine Separations Drop as Injunction Takes Hold

Navy COVID-19 Vaccine Separations Drop as Injunction Takes Hold

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Lauren Kestell, left, from Oklahoma City, Okla., assigned to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), administers a COVID-19 booster to Chief Fire Controlman (AEGIS) Kellen Smothers, from Clio, Mich., aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) on Feb.16, 2022. US Navy Photo

Navy separations due to COVID-19 vaccine refusal dropped over the past week, the result of the injunction preventing the sea service from separating those who applied for religious waivers. Read More

Navy Says Destroyer is 'Out of Commission' After Florida Judge Blocks Removal of Unvaccinated CO

Navy Says Destroyer is ‘Out of Commission’ After Florida Judge Blocks Removal of Unvaccinated CO

An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer transits the Atlantic Ocean on Nov. 25, 2021. US Navy Photo

An East Coast guided-missile destroyer is “out of commission” after a federal judge in Florida prevented the Navy from removing its commanding officer for his refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the service said in ongoing legal action. Read More