Biden Stops Pay of Troops Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine

Soldier Being Vaccinated

( – While the Biden administration has threatened for months that it would stop paying or even discharge unvaccinated military personnel, the threat became a reality this month.

According to The Washington Times in, “Army stops pay for guard and reserve troops who won’t get a COVID-19 vaccine,” as of July 1:

“Soldiers in the Army Reserve and National Guard who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine won’t be allowed to attend any federally funded activities, including their monthly drills, and won’t receive pay or retirement credit, the Pentagon announced.

Troops refusing the vaccine, with an approved or pending exemption, could also face a reprimand or a bar from service.” [emphasis added]

And the impact is not inconsequential.

The order could impact an estimated 40,000 troops. It takes effect just as many reserve and national guard soldiers are heading out to attend their annual drills. The long-term impact of the Army vaccination order isn’t immediately clear. The Army — both full-time and reserve components — is facing significant recruiting challenges.” [emphasis added]

Currently, 87% of National Guard troops are fully vaccinated.

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