The commanding general of Fort Rucker has announced that the Alabama military base will require service members not wearing face masks “to show proof of vaccination” while on duty to combat rising COVID-19 cases.
Why it matters: The order, issued Wednesday, makes Fort Rucker the “first military base in the continental” U.S. to permit leaders to “check the vaccination status of those in uniform.”
Maj. Gen. David Francis said in a video that due to “the rising rates in the counties around us and some on Fort Rucker,” leaders were implementing the guidance.
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