Vaccine Vets- No Thanks

| March 1, 2023

The service branches will rescind COVID-19 vaccination policies by 17 March, according to a Pentagon memo. The memo also expunges personnel records of any flags and halts involuntary separations for those who have refused the jab.

The new guidance follows SecDef Austin’s 10 Jan policy memo, which formally ended the vaccine mandate for all service members.

Some services have already started. The Navy and Marine Corps formally rescinded vaccine requirements in January. The Navy also announced it is now allowing unvaxxed sailors and Marines to deploy on ships, though liberty may be restricted during port visits.

The damage has been done, though. The unvaxxed were discharged by the hundreds with no possibility of a waiver and with a very real threat to reimburse the Navy for bonuses, special pays and the cost of their training.

Now that recruitment is in the dumpster across the board, how many COVID dischargees would be interested in a return to duty?

‘Single Digits’: Only a Handful of Sailors Booted over the COVID-19 Vaccine Reportedly Want Back In

By Rebecca Kheel

Fewer than 10 of the more than 2,000 sailors discharged for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine have expressed interest in rejoining the Navy now that the shot isn’t required, a service official told lawmakers Tuesday.

“We’ve had single digits in terms of numbers of individuals who explored the option of returning to service,” Navy Under Secretary Erik Raven said during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee’s personnel subcommittee.

Testifying alongside Raven, Army Under Secretary Gabe Camarillo said he did not know how many soldiers have sought to return, and Air Force Under Secretary Gina Ortiz Jones did not address how many airmen want to rejoin.

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Tuesday’s hearing was the personnel subcommittee’s first under the chairmanship of Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., who has said he wants to use the post to target “woke” Pentagon policies. Republicans use the term woke to refer to a wide range of Biden administration policies they disagree with, including the military’s now-defunct COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Republicans, despite controlling neither chamber of Congress at the time, successfully fought for a provision in last year’s defense policy bill repealing the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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Rather doubt the other branches’ numbers differ very much. Then there’s this:

Troops who refused COVID vaccine still may face discipline

By LOLITA C. BALDOR

The military services are still reviewing possible discipline of troops who refused the order to get the COVID-19 vaccine, defense officials told Congress on Tuesday, and they provided few details on how many of those who were forced out of the military would like to return.

Lawmakers expressed frustration with the news, questioning why service members should still face discipline since the vaccine requirement had been rescinded.

Gilbert Cisneros Jr., undersecretary of defense for personnel, told the House Armed Services personnel subcommittee that some service members who disobeyed the lawful order to get the vaccine — and did not seek any type of exemption — were still going through the review process.

AP News

Cases are currently in litigation, but thus far 15 religious COVID waivers were issued to some 16,000 applicants. Not sufficiently pious, I suppose. Incentives like reinstatement and back pay for the discharged troops were not included and the Pentagon said they aren’t under consideration.

Category: Big Pentagon, COVID-19, Government Incompetence, It's science!, Reality Check

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5JC

Oh yeah, I bet they are sitting at Ft. Livingroom right now thinking; “Sign me up for that court martial”

Prior Service

Technically, they are at Naval Station Livingroom…

JustALurkinAround

Camp Couch.

ChipNASA

MyPillow AFB.

(Goes with all the other “My” Shit the Air Force is trying to deploy)

Owen

After reading how some of the Navy guys were quartered on a leaky barge and not allowed off until they were discharged, I can understand why nobody wants to give the Navy the opportunity to do that crap again. That’s messed up. Treat the sailors like crap, then realize you need sailors to run the effing navy and try to get them back. Lots of experience lost there for a political agenda.

Fyrfighter

Who would have thought that they’d bring back prison hulks.. thought that crap was gone more than a century ago..

jeff LPH 3 63-66

GI beans GI gravy GI wish I joined the Navy, Hippo Hoppo ring out the Moppo

AW1 Rod

Of course.  Why would ANYONE want to return to serve an organization that’s treated them the way they’ve been treated?  The Navy (and every other branch) fucked up, and now they’re reaping what they have sewn.

A hearty “Fuck Off!” to all of them.

Skivvy Stacker

You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!

KoB

Prolly the only job worse than being a recruiter these days would being Hitlery’s OB/GYN doc.

Anonymous

Pardon, the incredulity…

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Prior Service

I’ve given the army 33 years so far (on the way to 35). But there is no way I would say yes to coming back in if they had put me out.

QMC

I’m glad I went ahead and retired anyways.

Lots more like me over the past two years.

Good luck trying to unscrew yourselves to the pencil pushing policy makers in the five pointed building.

Anna Puma

You don’t need to be a Five Sigma Mensa member to realize this as truth – “Abuse them and lose them.”

Oh wait I am talking the Pentagon, where the useless trimmers get shipped to.

SgtM

Lord Dark Vader is no more than a yes man. He could have stuck up for the troops but bowed down to those who think they are his betters. He proved them right. They got the better of Lord Vader. He could have stood up and proved his worth, but did not. Fuck him and HIS version of the military. He is not a pimple on the ass of a real general. He is a disgrace, when he could have been much more. He chose to uphold the perverts illegitimate orders instead of fighting for the troops against an experiment that has been proven a lie they new about. He should shove a proven useless mask up his ass for every service person booted out. Fuck him.

26Limabeans

Somehow this song rings true.
https://youtu.be/Hd3oqvnDKQk

David

“Southern Man don’t need him around anyhow.”

26Limabeans

sore toe noted

Old tanker

Ain’t if funny how after the services shit all over the troops / sailors, they get surprised when they say “aw, we din’t mean it please come back” and they get ignored…..

Green Thumb

A lot of those Vets are in Fort Livingroom smoking pot and really could not give a fuck.

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