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Deadline looms for certain servicemembers to transfer education benefits to family

Starting later next month, some mid-career and senior servicemembers will be unable to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to family members.

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Agency skimping on missile defense tests in Poland, GAO says

The Missile Defense Agency has reduced needed testing of the Navy’s land-based missile defense system in Poland even though an 18-month construction delay has provided more time to run them, a government watchdog said.


Russian fighter makes unsafe intercept of US plane over Mediterranean, Navy says

The Russian pilot intercepted the Poseidon three times over about three hours and two of the passes were deemed unsafe, the Navy said.


6th Fleet leader pays tribute to those who died in North Africa during WWII

Pvt. Nicholas Minue, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient honored for his bravery posthumously, is buried at the North Africa American Cemetery in Tunisia, where a Memorial Day ceremony Monday paid tribute to him and the many others who died in Africa fighting fascism.


USO outgrows historic Rome center, its first in Europe

The USO center is expected to close its doors for good on June 3, just two days shy of the date Allies entered the city 75 years ago in a campaign to liberate the country.


Navy calls for closer fitness test monitoring following recruit deaths

The Navy ordered sailors to watch fitness test participants more closely for signs of distress and allow do-overs for those having a “bad day,” following a string of deaths over the past year including two young female recruits who collapsed during the tests.


Navy offers expedited transfers to victims of offenses besides sexual assault

Sailors who are victims of sexual harassment, stalking or humiliations such as having lewd images posted publicly can request a special transfer away from those accused of the crimes, according to a recent change in Navy policy.