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US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin denied a request from Oklahoma's governor to exempt the state's National Guard troops from the Pentagon's vaccine mandate.
In a letter sent to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday, Austin did not specify how the mandate would be enforced but said that failure to comply with the vaccine mandate may "jeopardize" troops' status in the National Guard.
"In making our decision to require vaccination for Service members, we considered the thousands of hospitalizations and the hundreds of deaths, among Service members, civilians, and their families," Austin wrote. "COVID-19 takes our Service members out of the fight, temporarily or permanently, and jeopardizes our ability to meet mission requirements."Click to learn more:
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