Air Force colonel, featured in SEALs film, says faith comes first

Air Force colonel, featured in SEALs film, says faith comes first

Air Force colonel, featured in SEALs film, says faith comes first

After thousands of religious accommodations were denied over the 2021 military vaccine mandate, some service members are speaking out, hoping to protect the integrity of the military and the constitutional rights of the nation.

Col. Brandi Barnard “BB” King has served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for nearly two decades. While she has been recently promoted to the rank of colonel, and has been hired to serve as deputy director of the 701st Combat Operations Squadron, she nearly lost everything due to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s military COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which was rescinded earlier this year.

In a newly released film "SEALS Beat Biden," which details the story of Navy SEALS who led the fight against The Jab, Col. King (pictured at right) shared her own story about a grueling fight against the vaccine mandate.

Facing involuntary separation and the loss of her career, her story is a story that differs little from the thousands of other American soldiers, sailors, and airmen negatively affected by Austin’s controversial mandate.

King says the film shows the dedication of the director, producer, and film team to expose the COVID jab for exactly what it was, which she calls “an attack on Creator-endowed freedoms secured and protected by the Constitution for the United States of America.”

The military branches discharged approximately 8,000 service members for refusing the controversial COVID-19 jab during the pandemic. AFN reported this week those service members are receiving a letter asking them to put on a uniform again at the same time the U.S. Army missed its recruitment goal by 10,000 new recruits.

Many of those service members requested a religious exemption only to learn later the military branches rejected nearly all religious accommodations during the pandemic. 

What the federal government and military leaders did to military service members should "horrify" fellow Americans, King says, and make the public demand change in the name of freedom. 

Austin, the Defense Secretary, has tested positive for COVID-19 not once but twice, first in January 2022 and again in August, just seven months later. He had received a "booster" shot in October 2021, three months before testing positive the first time. He received a second "booster," too, though it was unclear in news reports when he got it. 

King emphasized that her views are her personal opinions and do not reflect those of the Department of Defense or the Department of the Air Force.