Category Archives: Troops

Troops will be giving vaccines in Philadelphia, Florida in coming weeks

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LOS ANGELES – Military medical and logistical personnel will be manning four mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in Florida and one in Philadelphia by early March, a senior military official told reporters Wednesday, bringing the total planned or operational sites to 11. Three sites in Texas and two in New York opened Wednesday, along with a […]

This is why so few troops have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine

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According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tallies, the Defense Department has distributed more than 800,000 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine, but has only put about 60 percent of those “shots in arms,” as the tagline goes. There are several reasons for this lag, Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Friedrichs told […]

This is why so few troops have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine

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According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tallies, the Defense Department has distributed more than 800,000 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine, but has only put about 60 percent of those “shots in arms,” as the tagline goes. There are several reasons for this lag, Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Friedrichs told […]

US down to 2,500 troops each in Afghanistan and Iraq, as ordered by Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has met its goal of reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 in each country by Friday, the Pentagon announced Friday morning, though the reduction in Afghanistan appears to violate a last-minute congressional prohibition. The drawdown in Afghanistan “brings U.S. forces in the country to […]

US down to 2,500 troops each in Afghanistan and Iraq, as ordered by Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has met its goal of reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 in each country by Friday, the Pentagon announced Friday morning, though the reduction in Afghanistan appears to violate a last-minute congressional prohibition. The drawdown in Afghanistan “brings U.S. forces in the country to […]

More than 40 Guard troops in DC for Biden inauguration test positive for COVID; up to 25,000 troops now authorized

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Interviews: National Guardsmen in U.S. capital for inauguration National Guard troops in Washington, D.C. in the wake of a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 talk about the experience of being mobilized to the city in the midst of potential unrest around the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. With more than […]

More than 40 Guard troops in DC for Biden inauguration test positive for COVID; up to 25,000 troops now authorized

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Interviews: National Guardsmen in U.S. capital for inauguration National Guard troops in Washington, D.C. in the wake of a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 talk about the experience of being mobilized to the city in the midst of potential unrest around the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. With more than […]

More than 40 Guard troops in DC for Biden inauguration test positive for COVID; up to 25,000 troops now authorized

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With more than 7,000 National Guard troops in Washington, D.C. and thousands more on the way to help protect the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden during a pandemic, it was only inevitable that some would be affected by COVID-19. As of Friday afternoon, 43 troops had tested positive for coronavirus, Air Force Capt. […]

How many troops were involved in the Capitol riot? Figuring that out won’t be easy

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Days after a deadly insurrection at the Capitol, Defense Department officials are unsure how many, if any, active-duty troops took part in the Jan. 6 riots. Finding out how many, and what to do about them, is easier said than done. “…investigations into service members fall under the services,” a defense official told Military Times […]