Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines


Making military families whole again takes time
It’s a joyful period for many Army families as the base south of Tacoma has its last big homecoming wave from a decade of war. But it’s also a challenging time as they reintegrate soldiers who spent the past nine to 12 months in a combat zone.

NC man takes seat on influential veterans committee
When it comes to protecting the interests of Robeson County’s veterans, Harold Hunt, a resident of Pembroke, is well positioned, having recently been appointed to serve on the national committee that advises the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Congress on issues of importance to minority veterans.

Women still face arranged marriages in post-Taliban Afghanistan
After 11 years of Western intervention in Afghanistan, a woman’s right to study and work had long since been codified by the U.S.-backed government. Modernity had crept into Afghanistan’s capital, Farima thought, but not far enough to save her from a forced marriage to a man she despised.

Enterprise honors victims and survivors of 1969 fire
As the Navy prepares to bid farewell to the USS Enterprise, it paused Friday to honor those who lived through one of its darkest days.

West Point chapel hosts its first same-sex wedding
Cadet Chapel, the landmark Gothic church that is a center for spiritual life at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, hosted its first same-sex wedding Saturday.

Israelis stunned by Germany’s abstention on UN Palestine vote
Israeli officials had long known that they would be on the losing end of the U.N. General Assembly’s vote on whether to grant Palestine official status as a non-member observer state. Palestinian officials months ago had announced that they had gathered enough votes to win the declaration.