Defense Official Outlines U.S. Security Assistance, Cooperation in Middle East

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For service members who have religious objections to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, the path for how they might seek an exception is defined by their individual military service's regulations, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

The commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command described threats from Russia and China and the battles against wildfires, hurricanes, cyberattacks and COVID-19 during a speech.

Roberto Clemente proved to be among the best to ever play the game of baseball. He also served in the Marine Corps as a reserve infantryman.

By mid-September, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will request a waiver from President Joe Biden to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for service members, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said. 

The situation in Afghanistan hinges on Afghan civilian and military leadership, the Pentagon press secretary said during a news conference.

The COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for service members by mid-September, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said in a message to the force.

Most of the more than 3,500 men who received the Medal of Honor earned it for actions taken during a conflict. Navy Rear Adm. Claud A. Jones is one of the few who received it for his heroics during a mysterious natural disaster.

Task Force Eagle at Fort Lee, Va., is supporting the mission of relocating up to 3,500 Afghan special immigrant applicants in support of the State Department and as directed by the Defense Department.

Soldiers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division Artillery Brigade ran, swam, climbed, crawled, jumped, paddled and otherwise maneuvered through a 36-hour "This Is My Squad" competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr. met with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Pentagon to discuss ways to strengthen the ties between the two nations to provide for a secure and free Indo-Pacific.

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