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    Robins Air Force Base Officer Sued over Vaccine Rule. What Happens Now with Mandate Dropped?

    Robins Air Force Base Officer Sued over Vaccine Rule. What Happens Now with Mandate Dropped?

    A lawsuit filed by an anonymous officer working at Robins Force , who requested to be exempted from the federal government's -19 vaccine mandate, will go before a judge again after the federal government requested to have its own appeal denied.

    The lawsuit was filed in 2022 by an anonymous Air Force officer working in Warner Robins who contended that getting the COVID-19 vaccine violated her Christian beliefs, the lawsuit states. She sued Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall III and Air Force Surgeon General Robert Miller in this matter.

    She asked a federal judge in Middle to issue an injunction, stopping the Air Force from forcing her to take the vaccine. The judge agreed. The federal government appealed the injunction but asked the case to be held while other courts dealt with similar issues.

    Last year, the U.S. withdrew its vaccine requirement, and that's part of why the government asked the court to deny its own appeal. The 11th District Court of Appeals accepted the government's request, denied the appeal and vacated the injunction that a district judge had issued.

    Around the same time the lawsuit in Macon was originally filed, 17 Air Force officers in Ohio filed a similar class-action lawsuit claiming the mandate was unconstitutional and requesting the courts to stop the mandate. When the U.S. withdrew the requirement, the Air Force requested to dismiss the case. A…

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