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.
The new policy, which goes into effect immediately, seeks to give sailors and their families more flexibility and minimize disruption of essential tasks during permanent-change-of-station moves, the Navy said. Previous policies required sailors and family members to move all together with almost no exceptions.
Sailors’ spouses can now move separately to wrap up a job or education, see their children through the school year, tend to special-needs children or care for an immediate family member suffering from a chronic or long-term illness.
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