Troops leveled with Pentagon leaders on their issues in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense
The military may provide more targeted aid to cities and states, and possibly have shorter quarantines for troops.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday that the U.S. military will deliver a vaccine by the end of the year.
Despite its grim forecast, the draft document lays out a framework for the U.S. military's proverbial reopening.
This is the first virtual graduation for the academy, as coronavirus precautions shut down the Yard in March.
The government's $3 trillion effort to rescue the economy from the coronavirus crisis is stirring worry at the Pentagon.
States might be opening up, but the military will continue to observe strict coronavirus guidelines.
The military plans to expand coronavirus testing to the entire force sometime this summer.
Travel restrictions are lifted for basic training, as well as for deployments and redeployments within combatant commands.
"Think about that. There are people who have tested positive -- over 300 -- who are just moving around," the SecDef said.