Three cadets currently set to graduate from the Air Force academy next Wednesday may be denied the honor of their commission due to their refusal to inject themselves with the Covid shot, according to American Military News.
Lt. Col. Brian Maguire said that while initially the three were not going to be allowed to graduate, they’ll now receive their degrees for their work in the academy, but will not be commissioned upon graduation. This was after the Academy’s board held a “standard review” of the situation, recommending the cadets at least receive their Bachelor of Sciences.
One of those cadets has begun the resignation process, but it is not complete at this time and it’s unknown whether he will continue in the process.
Even though the graduates will be receiving their degrees, they will not be allowed to attend their grad ceremony in Colorado on May 25.
Mike Rose, one of the cadet’s attorneys, told The Washington Times, “That has been confirmed and is petty, vindictive, disrespectful and unnecessary.”
Holding on to the Covid narrative, however, the Academy said in a press release, “[The cadets] will not be commissioned into the United States Air Force as long as they remain unvaccinated.”
Further, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, the board said, will make a later ruling on whether the graduates will be forced to “reimburse the United States for education costs in lieu of service.” This cost can be up to $200,000 or even more.
While local Fox News 29 out of Philadelphia said that a fourth cadet “decided” to get vaccinated in order to receive his commission, but American Military News further explained that the decision was based on the cadet’s cancer diagnosis and need for military health benefits, not a change in heart over the jab being forced upon America’s servicemembers.
“He basically was pressured to violate his conscience and religious freedom,” said Gordon Klingenschmitt, a 1991 academy graduate who has been advocating for about 13 cadets’ religious rights and stances against the shot. “He gave in and took the vaccine only in order to save his life.”
In Annapolis, Maryland, The Naval Academy said that no Navy or Marine graduates will be held back or denied commission due to Covid shot refusal.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is set to speak at the graduation ceremony this week. He is the one who originally set the requirement for the nation’s military members to receive a Covid shot.
“To defend this Nation,” he said in August, “we need a healthy and ready force. After careful consultation with medical experts and military leadership, and with the support of the President, I have determined that mandatory vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is necessary to protect the Force and defend the American people.”
This decision was made despite the fact that we are seeing increasing sicknesses, diseases, and disorders in our military after the jab was pushed on them.
It’s said that currently, 98% of the active duty Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force have received at least one Covid shot, while about 99% of the Navy has done the same. At least 20,000 religious exemptions were requested, thousands of which were denied and many of which have yet to be resolved.
Military discharges have commenced for those opting against the Covid shot, and several lawsuits are pending on the matter. Several cadets of this week’s graduating class are hoping to join in one of these lawsuits, according to Klingenschmitt, which claims that “Air Force commanders were under orders to deny religious waivers to any airmen who wished to remain in the service.”
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