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Utah Senator Mike Leigh asks Pentagon about military vaccine obligations

Senator Mike Leigh of R-Utah is seeking clarification from the Pentagon after reports that at least 1,700 military members have been discharged due to refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

so letter Lee co-signed with 13 Republican colleagues and told Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin about the number of military personnel who received disgraceful discharges due to vaccination status and whether they were denied benefits. I asked you to provide information about.

“The Pentagon (DOD) has serious problems with dismissing U.S. military personnel as a result of COVID-19 vaccination status, but these brave men and women have a variety of educational benefits. I’m outraged at the potential for deprivation of profits. Given to them under the GI bill, “the letter reads. “No matter what disagreements the civil servants of various ideologies and parties have, we can agree on the importance of ensuring that the promises made to the members of the armed forces are fulfilled. , You need to agree. “

The Department of Defense Note In August and February last year Announced by the U.S. Army It would “immediately begin separating soldiers who refuse to vaccinate COVID-19 from the army.”

March, Military.com The Army has issued 3,251 reprimands for the mission and reported that 1,700 military personnel from the Navy, Marines and Air Force have been dismissed.

Unlike the Biden administration’s obligation to vaccinate businesses Supreme Court was blocked in January — The Department of Defense vaccine requirements are allowed to be maintained. In March, the Supreme Court revived the mission and ruled against a group of Navy Seals who challenged the mission. Grounds for religious freedomaccording to NPR..

“Secretary of Action Elizabeth Prelogger” “Secretary of Action Elizabeth Prelogger” “Secretary of Action Elizabeth Prelogger” I have written..

so Agree“The Navy is very interested in maintaining strategic and operational control over the appointment and placement of all special operations personnel,” said Judge Brett Kavanaugh. It also includes managing decisions about. “

Medical and religious exemptions for vaccine requirements were also central to Lee’s letter to the Pentagon. Senator asked Austin to explain the Pentagon’s “unified standard” for considering exemption requests, whether for administrative, medical, or religious reasons.

so video Senator Ted Cruz, co-signed with Lee, posted on Thursday on Twitter, asking Coast Guard Deputy Commander Linda Fagan about the percentage of vaccination exemptions.

According to Fagan, of the total 1,300 requests for the Coast Guard’s religious exemption, 900 are currently being appealed and only four are allowed.

“We have given four religious accommodations and continue to work … We are very careful throughout the process to ensure that each of these requirements is processed on the basis of their respective benefits.” Said Fagan.

The letter was also written by the Pentagon. Innate immunityFrom previous COVID-19 infections when setting medical exemption criteria. Lee and other senators asked Austin to answer all questions by May 12.



https://www./utah/2022/4/29/23049016/military-vaccine-mandate-discharge-covid-19-vaccination-status-natural-immunity-mike-lee-ted-cruz Utah Senator Mike Leigh asks Pentagon about military vaccine obligations

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