Two Texas Army units being deployed to Middle East this fall
Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes Army division and corps headquarters units will deploy in the fall, one to support operations in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan, service officials announced Friday. III Corps Headquarters from Fort Hood, Texas will deploy to Iraq to replace XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters... Read more
Midwest tornadoes damage military homes at Wright-Patterson AFB, nine families displaced
Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes A dozen homes at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are uninhabitable after a tornado ripped through the Ohio base on Memorial Day, base officials said. In total, roughly 150 homes in the Prairies at Wright Field housing area were damaged, according to a news... Read more
Pentagon expects to launch a military border mission that will last a ‘couple of years’
Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes The Defense Department is working on a plan now with the Department of Homeland Security that could keep troops at the U.S.-Mexico border for the “next couple years,” a top Pentagon official told Senate lawmakers Wednesday. Based on Homeland Security’s ability to manage... Read more
‘We’re not aliens, we’re women:’ New task force to target gender inequality at the VA
Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes Women seeking health care at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities often have longer wait times for appointments than men and one in four have reported being sexually harassed or had their military service questioned, House lawmakers and women veterans said Thursday. “ do... Read more
VA opposes new legislation aimed at improving access to medical marijuana for veterans
Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes Department of Veterans Affairs officials told lawmakers Tuesday that the agency is opposed to three new legislative efforts designed to expand access to medical marijuana for veterans. “It’s overwhelmingly clear amongst the American people and amongst the veterans across the country that this... Read more
Army registry to target complaints in wake of housing crisis
Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes The Army has launched a registry to allow residents of service housing to document their concerns of health and environmental hazards in the wake of the recent military housing crisis, the Army Medical Command announced Tuesday. The Housing Environmental Health Response Registry is... Read more
Funding border mission forces National Guard to choose: reprogram funds or cancel training
Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes The National Guard will have to scale back training and possibly cancel weekend drills unless the Pentagon can divert about $193 million into training accounts that have been depleted to pay for the ongoing mission at the U.S. southern border, the service’s top... Read more

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