Category Archives: Pentagon

Pentagon to help stand up 10 more COVID mass vaccination sites, mission could last much of 2021

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Active-duty troops will be administering COVID-19 vaccines at 10 more sites, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters on Friday, bringing the told number of mass vaccination centers to 35 around the country. Fifteen of those have stood up so far, with troops manning clinics run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, giving between 3,000 and […]

The Pentagon’s sexual assault review committee wants troop input on policy and culture change

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Every option is on the table when it comes to confronting sexual assault in the military, the chair of the Pentagon’s new sexual assault independent review committee told reporters Friday. Lynn Rosenthal, a noted gender violence expert, has been tapped to head up a group of current and former military leaders, as well as outside […]

The Pentagon’s sexual assault review committee wants troop input on policy and culture change

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Every option is on the table when it comes to confronting sexual assault in the military, the chair of the Pentagon’s new sexual assault independent review committee told reporters Friday. Lynn Rosenthal, a noted gender violence expert, has been tapped to head up a group of current and former military leaders, as well as outside […]

Pentagon not yet placing blame for three rocket attacks on Iraq bases housing US troops

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Someone is launching rockets at bases housing American troops and contractors in Iraq, but the Pentagon is treading very lightly about who is behind them. Attacks on Baghdad’s Green Zone, Balad Air Base and Irbil International Airport in the past week are all under investigation, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters Monday, hours after Iraqi […]

How the Pentagon will administer vaccines to its workforce

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Employees working at the Pentagon Reservation will all be able to get vaccinated at no cost against COVID-19 through an agency-run vaccination clinic, according to a memorandum issued by Washington Headquarters Services Director Thomas M. Muir Feb. 18. “All Pentagon workforce members are eligible to receive the vaccine at the Pentagon, including active duty, National […]

How the Pentagon will administer vaccines to its workforce

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Employees working at the Pentagon Reservation will all be able to get vaccinated at no cost against COVID-19 through an agency-run vaccination clinic, according to a memorandum issued by Washington Headquarters Services Director Thomas M. Muir Feb. 18. “All Pentagon workforce members are eligible to receive the vaccine at the Pentagon, including active duty, National […]

How the Pentagon will administer vaccines to its workforce

how-the-pentagon-will-administer-vaccines-to-its-workforce

Employees working at the Pentagon Reservation will all be able to get vaccinated at no cost against COVID-19 through an agency-run vaccination clinic, according to a memorandum issued by Washington Headquarters Services Director Thomas M. Muir Feb. 18. “All Pentagon workforce members are eligible to receive the vaccine at the Pentagon, including active duty, National […]

Pentagon approves 20 more COVID-19 vaccination teams

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 20 more military vaccination teams that will be prepared to go out to communities around the country, putting the department on pace to deploy as many as 19,000 troops if the 100 planned teams are realized. The troop number is almost double what federal authorities initially […]

Pentagon: Troop numbers under review, role in Yemen shifts and extremism takes center stage

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The recent Pentagon-directed Global Posture Review has put the brakes on any further drawdowns of troops in Germany or anywhere else until at least mid-year, but won’t affect rotational deployments across the force, a Pentagon official said Friday. What will change is troop assistance to offensive operations with the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting inside Yemen, […]

Pentagon: Troop numbers under review, role in Yemen shifts and extremism takes center stage

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The recent Pentagon-directed Global Posture Review has put the brakes on any further drawdowns of troops in Germany or anywhere else until at least mid-year, but won’t affect rotational deployments across the force, a Pentagon official said Friday. What will change is troop assistance to offensive operations with the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting inside Yemen, […]