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Marine Corps Nears 400 Separations Over COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal

Marine Corps Nears 400 Separations Over COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal

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

Navy Shifts COVID-19 Strategy on Ships To Adhere to CDC Guidance as Omicron Variant Surges

Navy Shifts COVID-19 Strategy on Ships To Adhere to CDC Guidance as Omicron Variant Surges

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

Navy Separates 23 Active-Duty Sailors for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Navy Separates 23 Active-Duty Sailors for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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