CNN: US military branches set deadline for members to be vaccinated against Covid-19

CNN: US military branches set deadline for members to be vaccinated against Covid-19. “Four US military branches have set deadlines for when active-duty, reserve and National Guard service members must be vaccinated against Covid-19. The deadlines set by the services follow Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s announcement at the end of August that all US military service members must be vaccinated after the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine received full authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.”

Military .com: Pentagon Asks Public for Suggestions on Renaming Bases That Honor Confederate Soldiers

Military .com: Pentagon Asks Public for Suggestions on Renaming Bases That Honor Confederate Soldiers. “The Pentagon wants your help renaming military bases that commemorate Civil War Confederate soldiers. The Defense Department’s commission created earlier this year to look into renaming bases launched a new website Monday and is asking ‘interested citizens’ for recommendations and suggestions as it faces an Oct. 1 deadline to brief Congress on its progress.”

Defense One: As Delta Variant Spreads, Trade Shows Impose Mask Mandates

Defense One: As Delta Variant Spreads, Trade Shows Impose Mask Mandates. “Military and defense trade organizations are pushing ahead with plans to hold in-person conferences this fall, despite the uptick in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. The Association of the U.S. Army, which organizes the country’s largest military trade show, said attendees at its October event will be required to wear face masks, per COVID restrictions in the nation’s capital.”

Stars and Stripes: US military base in Tokyo strictly curtails movements, activities for unvaccinated troops

Stars and Stripes: US military base in Tokyo strictly curtails movements, activities for unvaccinated troops. “Unvaccinated service members won’t be allowed off this U.S. installation in western Tokyo until Sept. 9, according to an order from the base commander that took effect Friday. The new policy also curtails activities by unvaccinated individuals on base, such as attendance at group events and use of the gym.”

US Air Force: New ‘Air Force Review Boards Agency’ website launched

US Air Force: New ‘Air Force Review Boards Agency’ website launched . “The Department of the Air Force debuted a new website for past and present Airmen and Guardians to correct their military records, April 5. Members, and those submitting on their behalf, can submit applications and supporting documents to four boards: The Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records, Air Force Discharge Review Board, Department of Defense Discharge Appeal Review Board and Department of Defense Physical Disability Board of Review.”

Military .com: Pentagon Eyes Plan to Intensify Social Media Screening in Military Background Investigations

Military .com: Pentagon Eyes Plan to Intensify Social Media Screening in Military Background Investigations. “The Defense Department ‘is examining a scalable means of implementing social media screening in conjunction with background investigations,’ Pentagon officials said in suggested training materials distributed for a stand-down to discuss extremism. The military-wide pause in operations was ordered by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.”

NBC News: Nearly one out of four sailors from the Navy destroyer USS Michael Murphy test positive for Covid

NBC News: Nearly one out of four sailors from the Navy destroyer USS Michael Murphy test positive for Covid. “A Covid-19 outbreak among sailors assigned to the USS Michael Murphy, a guided missile destroyer in the Navy’s Pacific Fleet, has sidelined most of the crew and delayed its training schedule, according to two U.S. military officials and one defense official. Nearly a quarter of the roughly 300 sailors assigned to the ship have tested positive for Covid-19, the officials said.”

Vice: How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps

Vice: How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps. “The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned. The most popular app among a group Motherboard analyzed connected to this sort of data sale is a Muslim prayer and Quran app that has more than 98 million downloads worldwide. Others include a Muslim dating app, a popular Craigslist app, an app for following storms, and a ‘level’ app that can be used to help, for example, install shelves in a bedroom.”