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Navy gives families more flexibility to travel during PCS

A sailor’s family members can move ahead or stay behind up to six months during a change of duty station in certain circumstances rather than moving all at once, the Navy announced Thursday.

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Reborn 2nd Fleet will monitor the Atlantic as Russia’s patrols increase

The U.S. 2nd Fleet was reborn during a ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Friday, as part of a move to monitor increased Russian activity in the north Atlantic Ocean.


Two Navy ships boost US presence in Black Sea

A destroyer and a transport vessel are conducting separate missions in the Black Sea, only the second time since 2014 that two Navy vessels have operated simultaneously in this tense region for more than just exercises.


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US gunnery drill could open way for large exercises in Macedonia

About 200 soldiers from the U.S. peacekeeping force in Kosovo are firing rifles, grenade launchers and missiles on the move for 20 days in Macedonia as a test run for much bigger exercises.


Coast Guard icebreaker funding reallocated to US-Mexico border wall

Democratic lawmakers, worried about growing Russian and Chinese competition in the Arctic, have criticized Homeland Security’s decision to free up money for a U.S.-Mexico border wall by reallocating $750 million that had been earmarked for a polar icebreaker.


Air Force follows Army in approving breastfeeding T-shirts

Air Force mothers now may wear T-shirts in uniform that let them more easily breastfeed their babies. The Army changed its dress code in April to allow the T-shirts, while the Navy and Marines still don’t authorize them.


NATO expanding training mission to aid US-led coalition in Iraq

NATO will provide 500 personnel to train Iraq’s security forces to prevent the Islamic State from regaining a foothold in the region, a top U.S. commander said.