Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

Category: Stars and Strips

GAO: Troops transitioning out not always getting prompt pain and psychiatric meds
> http://www.stripes.com/news/gao-troops-transitioning-out-not-always-getting-prompt-pain-and-psychiatric-meds-1.197646?localLinksEnabled=false
> With the conflict in Afghanistan winding down and the military trimming its force, the majority of servicemembers transitioning out of the military who need pain and psychiatric medication are not getting the seamless care they need, according to a Government Accountability Office report released earlier this month. >
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> Dempsey: Scandals are distressing, but not distracting
> http://www.stripes.com/blogs/stripes-central/stripes-central-1.8040/dempsey-scandals-are-distressing-but-not-distracting-1.197676?localLinksEnabled=false
> In a message to the military community today, the Joint Chiefs Chairman promises that senior leaders are focused on the work at hand. >
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> Okinawa governor’s office files protest after second trespassing incident
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/okinawa/okinawa-governor-s-office-files-protest-after-second-trespassing-incident-1.197643?localLinksEnabled=false
> Monday was another difficult day for U.S. forces on Okinawa as the island fumed over two alcohol-related trespassing cases despite the military’s Japan-wide curfew for servicemembers. >
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> Misawa to tear down massive ‘Elephant Cage’ antennae
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/misawa-to-tear-down-massive-elephant-cage-antennae-1.197638?localLinksEnabled=false
> Misawa Air Base’s massive Cold War-era network of antennae known as the “Elephant Cage” will be dismantled sometime in the new year. >
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> Critics say bureaucracy stalls veterans center plan in El Paso
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/critics-say-bureaucracy-stalls-veterans-center-plan-in-el-paso-1.197685?localLinksEnabled=false
> A recent decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to limit choices for homeless veterans seeking shelter from El Paso’s near-freezing temperatures has some lawmakers looking for answers. >
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> Fudging sign-up age spurred decades of military duty
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/fudging-sign-up-age-spurred-decades-of-military-duty-1.197684?localLinksEnabled=false
> When 15-year-old Louis R. Palma returned to the family’s home and announced that he had managed to get himself enlisted, his father, Henry, let out a few choice words but then gave his blessing to his determined son. >
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> Rodents run amok? Norfolk military housing residents: Yuck!
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/rodents-run-amok-norfolk-military-housing-residents-yuck-1.197682?localLinksEnabled=false
> An Army couple reported catching more than a dozen mice inside their O’Conner Crescent home in the past month and have photos and a stack of maintenance orders to support the claim. >
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> Medal of Honor decision for California Marine might be revealed soon
> http://www.stripes.com/news/special-reports/medal-of-honor/medal-of-honor-decision-for-california-marine-might-be-revealed-soon-1.197648?localLinksEnabled=false
> Eight years ago this month, Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego was killed in Iraq during the battle for Fallujah, the bloodiest house-to-house fighting involving Marines since Vietnam. >
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> German Air Force observes National Day of Mourning at Fort Bliss
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/german-air-force-observes-national-day-of-mourning-at-fort-bliss-1.197681?localLinksEnabled=false
> A gray, overcast, drizzly morning at Fort Bliss National Cemetery provided the perfect backdrop for quiet reflection on the cost of war, violence and tyranny.

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