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Navy says it will still do urinalysis tests To the greatest extent possible amid COVID-19 concerns

J.D. Simkins

The Navy is updating its urinalysis program to minimize exposure to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Unit commanders are allowed to pause or reduce collection if, at the discretion of the command, such a process is determined to risk unnecessary exposure to the virus.

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Air Force commanders can now ease up on hair grooming standards to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Diana Stancy Correll

The Air Force is easing up on hair length grooming standards for airmen to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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USNS Comfort arrived in New York for coronavirus response efforts

Leo Shane III

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in New York City on Monday morning, part of the military effort to respond to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Air Force will transfer 23 missions, 1,840 billets to Space Force

Kyle Rempfer

Twenty-three Air Force organizations and 1,840 billets with space-related missions are slated to transfer to the Space Force within the next three to six months, service officials announced Tuesday.

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Trump says VA wont collect debts, will extend benefits deadlines amid coronavirus outbreak

Leo Shane III

President Donald Trump said he will direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to postpone all debt collections and extend deadlines for benefits applications where possible in an effort to lessen the financial impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on veterans and their families.

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Marine Raiders adjust training, add online courses to weather COVID-19

Shawn Snow

Even Marine Raiders are feeling the impact of COVID-19 as the elite special operations unit headquartered in state under a stay-at-home order is being forced to adjust training to comply with state, defense and federal health guidelines.

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Latest Guard update: 18,500 troops mobilized for COVID-19 response, 11 states, 2 territories and DC on Title 32 status

Howard Altman

The number of Guard troops mobilized in the effort to cope with the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow.

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Family separations and rock-bottom morale - How the travel ban is affecting troops

Meghann Myers

A Texas-based soldier said he moved out of his apartment near post and sent his car and belongings out-of-state, where his wife lives with their two children, in anticipation of a deployment.

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The Air Force is training medics how to carry COVID-19 patients aboard Air Force cargo aircraft

Diana Stancy Correll

The Air Force is training medics to transport COVID-19 patients on military cargo aircraft, modifying a process that was originally used to carry patients with Ebola in 2014.

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