Category Archives: COVID-

VA COVID cases rising; vets groups tapped by White House for vaccination outreach

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White House officials will tap numerous veterans groups to act as “trusted voices” in communities across the country in administration efforts to convince Americans to get coronavirus vaccines as soon as they’re available. The plan — dubbed the COVID-19 Community Corps — will also include sports leagues, labor groups, faith leaders and celebrities working together […]

VA COVID cases rising; vets groups tapped by White House for vaccination outreach

White House officials will tap numerous veterans groups to act as “trusted voices” in communities across the country in administration efforts to convince Americans to get coronavirus vaccines as soon as they’re available. The plan — dubbed the COVID-19 Community Corps — will also include sports leagues, labor groups, faith leaders and celebrities working together […]

A year into COVID pandemic, veterans halls ‘barely hanging’ on

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Paul Guilbeault knew the writing was on the wall for the last Veterans of Foreign Wars post in this city south of Boston when businesses across Massachusetts were ordered to close as the coronavirus pandemic took hold last March. Within six months, the 90-year-old Korean War vet was proven right. […]

A year into COVID pandemic, veterans halls ‘barely hanging’ on

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Paul Guilbeault knew the writing was on the wall for the last Veterans of Foreign Wars post in this city south of Boston when businesses across Massachusetts were ordered to close as the coronavirus pandemic took hold last March. Within six months, the 90-year-old Korean War vet was proven right. […]

COVID shots may be widely available to military families in April

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COVID-19 vaccinations may be widely available to military families at a “significant number” of military treatment facilities sometime in April, the director of the Defense Health Agency said during a panel discussion Thursday. And on a national level, vaccinations may be available to high school children sometime in the fall, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director […]

COVID relief package includes major change in for-profit colleges’ rules on GI Bill benefits

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Included in congressional Democrats’ massive pandemic relief plan are rules that could upend for-profit colleges’ ability to recruit and enroll veterans in degree programs by limiting how administrators count GI Bill dollars in their finances. Advocates have long pushed for the move as a way to ensure that veterans aren’t taken advantage of by schools […]

COVID relief package includes major change in for-profit colleges’ rules on GI Bill benefits

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Included in congressional Democrats’ massive pandemic relief plan are rules that could upend for-profit colleges’ ability to recruit and enroll veterans in degree programs by limiting how administrators count GI Bill dollars in their finances. Advocates have long pushed for the move as a way to ensure that veterans aren’t taken advantage of by schools […]

COVID left the Air Force overmanned. Now’s your chance to get out early or go Reserve.

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The Air Force said Tuesday it is offering a series of voluntary force management programs to some officers and enlisted airmen in a variety of career fields, as part of an effort to fix a coronavirus-driven overmanning problem. The voluntary programs include an expanded Palace Chase program, which allows active-duty airmen to serve out the […]

COVID-19 vaccinations begin for US troops in South Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea — The United States has started vaccinating its troops based in South Korea, as its Asian ally reported its highest daily COVID-19 fatalities amid surging cases in the country. The United States Forces Korea says in a statement it started inoculating military and civilian health-care workers, first responders and the USFK command […]

COVID-19 vaccinations begin for US troops in South Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea — The United States has started vaccinating its troops based in South Korea, as its Asian ally reported its highest daily COVID-19 fatalities amid surging cases in the country. The United States Forces Korea says in a statement it started inoculating military and civilian health-care workers, first responders and the USFK command […]