No Back Pay for Troops Who Refused the Vaccine
Despite rescinding the military vaccine mandate, the Pentagon is refusing to give the people it discharged back pay. Let’s pray for those who were discharged unfairly.
From U.S. News. The Pentagon on Tuesday shut down speculation it’s considering back pay for service members it discharged for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, distancing itself from an already politically hazardous issue that has become even more prejudicial for the military with Republican control of Congress.
“Right now, we are not pursuing, as a matter of policy, back pay for those who refused the vaccine,” Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, a spokesman for the Defense Department, told reporters in response to one of several questions about the issue.
He spoke a week after the Pentagon formally rescinded the policy that required all troops to receive the shots with very few exemptions, in line with new legislation signed into law on Dec. 23 that forced the change. Politico had reported on Friday, citing an unnamed spokesperson, that the department was considering issuing back pay at that time. Ryder on Tuesday distanced the Pentagon from any such speculation. …
It remains unclear the extent to which the department would allow service members who have been discharged to rejoin. …
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(Excerpt from U.S. News. Photo Credit: Canva)
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