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PCS moves - some now, others ... who knows

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department announced its stop-movement order will remain in place indefinitely, though some bases could meet new phased-in guidelines as early as Tuesday to allow travel for military personnel and their families. AD: All natural depression help covered by Tricare in Olympia ... no referals

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Halt on military moves to last through June 30

A new directive on the movement of military personnel and their families will bar travel through June 30, but create more flexibility to allow for the deployment of troops serving overseas and some priority troops to change duty stations, a Pentagon official said Saturday. Defense Secretary Mark Esper

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Pentagon allows service members to keep more leave time

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will allow its active-duty troops to keep up to 120 days of personal leave at the end of September as travel restrictions in place amid the coronavirus pandemic have largely kept service members from using vacation days. AD: READY FOR A DEGREE IN CYBER

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No more vape for military

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is pulling electronic cigarettes and vape products from on-base store shelves amid safety concerns, officials said Tuesday. The move, which takes effect Monday, follows a plan announced last week by retail giant Walmart to stop selling the products amid concerns

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JBLM Ranger dies after action in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has identified a soldier who died in Germany this week after being wounded by small-arms fire during combat operations in Afghanistan. Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Thursday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the military said in a release. Meddock, a member of the

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Basic Allowance for Housing rates for 2019 are released; will increase an average of 2.55 percent

Calculate your 2019 BAH rate here. Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 2.55 percent beginning on January 1, 2019, the Department of Defense announced late Friday afternoon. "The 2019 BAH program expands the member cost-sharing element (out-of-pocket expense) while continuing to balance the growth

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JBLM's Ranger dog who died in Afghanistan saved soldiers’ lives

KABUL, Afghanistan — A U.S. military working dog was killed during a recent clash in Afghanistan in which an American soldier also died, military officials confirmed Tuesday after the dog’s unofficial biography began circulating on social media. The dog, named Maiko, and Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso — who

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JBLM Ranger killed by friendly fire, reports indicate

An Army Ranger killed in action in Afghanistan during the weekend likely shot by Afghan troops accidentally, the military coalition in Kabul said Tuesday. Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso, 25, was shot while American troops and Afghan forces were assaulting “one of multiple barricaded al-Qaida shooters” in Nimruz

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