The Pentagon announced new domestic travel restrictions for service members and their families Friday night to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, saying in a memo that virtually all trips must be put on hold through May 11.The prohibitions, which go into effect Monday, could affect hundreds of thousands of service members, civilian employees and their dependents in the United States and its territories.“All DoD military personnel will stop movement while this memorandum is in effect,” said the memo, signed by Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist. “In addition, DoD civilian personnel and DoD family members, whose transportation is government-funded, will also stop movement.”The policy will apply to transfers known as permanent changes of station and temporary training assignments. Defense Department units also will bring on new people only if they already live within the local commuting area, and service members are authorized to take leave only within local areas, the memo said.A handful of exceptions are allowed and must be granted in writing for “compelling cases,” Norquist wrote. Those exceptions must be essential to the U.S. military’s mission, necessary for humanitarian reasons or warranted because of extreme hardship, the memo said.Approvals for such waivers must be granted by one


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