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DOD Lifts Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated Personnel

Fully vaccinated DOD personnel are no longer required to wear a mask at Defense Department facilities.

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Some US Military Bases Begin to Loosen Mask Rules

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New Fort Hood Report May Help Change Sexual Assault Prosecutions

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