Pentagon Rescinds Military COVID Vaccine Mandate

Defense Department implements Congressional rule in NDAA.

The U.S. Department of Defense formally rescinded its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the military, in compliance with the National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress and signed by the president. 

“Section 525 of the FY23 NDAA requires the Secretary of Defense to rescind the mandate that members of the U.S. Armed Forces be vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to the Secretary’s memorandum dated August 24, 2021,” the Defense Department stated. “The Department will fully implement this requirement.” 

The Pentagon confirmed that over 8,000 service members who refused to get the vaccine had been discharged, but none had received an “other than honorable” discharge. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Lloyd Austin to seek God’s discernment as he heads the Defense Department.
  • For wisdom for Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Seileen Mullen.
  • For all the military personnel who requested a religious exemption and either received the COVID shot or were discharged for refusing it.

Sources: Just the News, U.S. News & World Report 


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