Austin denies Oklahoma bid for National Guard exception to vaccine mandate
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday rejected a request by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt that his state's National Guard be exempt from a Pentagon requirement that all military members be vaccinated against COVID-19.
New Earth observing-satellite beams back first images
The first images of Earth from the Landsat 9 satellite, which was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sept. 27, have been released this month, ushering in a new chapter in the longest-running continuous satellite program dedicated to Earth observation.