A Navy Tactical Tomahawk missile ended its flight early during a training mission off the coast of North Florida, and crashed into waters near Eglin Air Force Base, the base announced Tuesday. There were no injuries or damage to property. A Navy submarine in Southern Florida launched the missile, which flew a flight path coordinated with the Federal Aviation Agency, according to Eglin. The missile terminated its flight early, crashing into the waters of Hogtown Bayou, a sparsely populated area southeast of the base and north of Miramar Beach. Air Force, Navy, and local agencies responded to the scene to clean up debris.
The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness revised the Defense Department’s COVID-19 guidelines. The new rules clarify what’s meant by being “up to date” on vaccinations and when personnel must wear masks in vehicles, among other changes.