While the majority of active-duty Air Force personnel have been vaccinated, this is a time when percentages do not tell the true story.
According to reports, slightly more than 96 percent of personnel have been vaccinated.
However, that means roughly 12,000 Air Force personnel are about to lose their jobs.
Crushing Our Military
Believe it or not, the Air Force is actually one of the smaller pockets of resistance in our military.
Even though 12,000 airmen are about to get booted, it is only a small percentage of the hundreds of thousands of military expected to be kicked out of the service in coming weeks.
Regardless, how does a branch of service deal with a sudden mass exodus of 12,000 personnel?
It has now gotten to the point the leadership throughout the military is putting extreme pressure on personnel to take the jab.
One member of the Air Force stated, “We get a lot of pressure from our commanders … and they tell you these sob stories to heavily persuade you, and it’s borderline harassment.”
The one thing that service members still do not know is what awaits them on the other side of these mandate deadlines.
Joe Biden has advocated for dishonorable discharges, but no formal decision has been made, just threats.
The Air Force will be the first branch to hit the deadline on Tuesday, so we will find out very soon just how far this administration is willing to go with our service members on this front.
If dishonorable discharges are issued, I would suspect significant pushback across the board.