Army Sgt. Shane Ortega shaves at home at Wheeler Army Airfield in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Ortega, a transgender man who was forced to buy a women's dress uniform for a meeting about transgender policy issues, says that the level of discrimination and ignorance in the military about transgender people is huge.<br>Kent Nishimura/The Washington Post

Repeal of ban on transgender service members coming by July

Specifics of the repeal are still under review, but the expectation among officials working on the issue is that the announcement will come by the end of next month.

19:00 June 24, 2016
Travis Air Force Base honor guard members perform a flag folding ceremony on Sept. 11, 2015, while a recording of the history of the Stars and Stripes plays in the background.<br>T.C. Perkins Jr./U.S. Air Force

Flag-folding fight questions interpretation of Air Force regulation

A battle over a flag-folding speech on Travis Air Force Base has raised questions not only about referencing God and prayer in military ceremonies, but also where military control ends and an individual’s rights begin.

13:42 June 24, 2016
Marine Corps officials announced Friday that the period of unity and mourning will end Tuesday. The reflection period began May 27 following the slaying of Rina Shimabukuro, whose death is linked to a U.S. civilian contractor from Kadena Air Base. <br>Scott Reel/U.S. Marine Corps

Mourning period being lifted Tuesday for US troops on Okinawa

The period of unity and mourning that was imposed for U.S. forces on Okinawa following the slaying of a 20-year-old woman will end Tuesday.

18:48 June 24, 2016
The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia arrives at Her Majesty's Naval Base, Clyde in Faslane, U.K., for a scheduled port visit March 22, 2016.<br>Royal Navy


Brexit could put future of Britain’s only nuclear sub base in doubt

Britain’s decision to break with the European Union could pose unintended security problems for NATO, including the alliance’s nuclear posture, if pro-EU Scotland launches a new push for independence.

12:48 June 24, 2016
Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, celebrates and poses for photographers as he leaves a "Leave.EU" organization party for the British European Union membership referendum in London, Friday, June 24, 2016. On Thursday, Britain voted in a national referendum on whether to stay inside the EU. <br>Matt Dunham/AP

Markets reel as world absorbs shock of UK vote for Brexit

The U.K.'s unprecedented decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves through the country and around the world Friday, rocking financial markets, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and even threatening the ties that bind the United Kingdom.

14:58 June 24, 2016
Former U.S. Army soldier Danny Ingram poses for a portrait at his home on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Atlanta, Ga. Ingram was one of the first to be expelled after "don't ask, don't tell" was enacted.<br>John Bazemore/AP

Few veterans expelled under 'don't ask, don't tell' seek corrections

Less than 8 percent of veterans expelled from the military under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy have applied to upgrade their discharges to honorable or strip references to their sexual orientation from their record.

14:14 June 24, 2016
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