Defense Sec. Orders National Guard Members To Get Vaccinated Or Lose Pay

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is ordering the National Guard to get vaccinated - or face a loss of pay.

Austin declared a vaccine mandate for all service members back in August - a mandate that has been challenged in states like Oklahoma.

According to a memo obtained by NBC News, Guard members who don't get vaccinated won't get paid, and "will get no credit for time served and will not receive excuses for their absences".

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