Action taken just as Biden deploys 3000 US troops to Eastern Europe.
As of now, over 3000 Unites States troops are on their way over to Eastern Europe amid a standoff with Russia over Ukraine.
The deployments to Poland and Romania are above and beyond the 8,500 U.S. troops the Pentagon put on alert last month to be ready to deploy to Europe if needed.
Together, the moves aim to reassure jittery NATO allies in the face of a major Russian military buildup near Ukraine while avoiding new U.S. deployments to Ukraine itself, which is not part of NATO but does receive weapons and training from the United States and its allies.
At the same time, the US Army will begin discharging soldiers who refuse to get a vaccine for a disease that among fit, healthy, and young people is on par with a bad cold.
The Army said Wednesday it will immediately begin discharging soldiers who have refused to get the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine, putting more than 3,300 service members at risk of being thrown out soon.
The Army’s announcement makes it the final military service to lay out its discharge policy for vaccine refusers. The Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy have already discharged active-duty troops or entry-level personnel at boot camps for refusing the shots. So far, the Army has not discharged any.
According to data released by the Army last week, more than 3,300 soldiers have refused to get the vaccine. The Army has said that more than 3,000 soldiers have been issued official written reprimands, which suggests they are already identified in the disciplinary process, and some of them could be among the first to be discharged.
With this decision, the Army is the last branch to enact discharge action against members who refused the vaccine.
The Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy have already discharged active-duty troops or entry-level personnel at boot camps for refusing the shots. So far, the Army hasn’t discharged any.
According to data released by the Army last week, 3,350 soldiers have refused to get the vaccine. Another 3,600 have requested medical or religious exemptions.
Roughly 97 percent of all Army soldiers have gotten at least one shot.
Last week, the Navy announced it had fired 45 sailors for refusing the vaccine. The Marine Corps has discharged 334, the US Naval Institute reported last month.
The Air Force said last month that it had fired 27 service members.
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