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TPR/NPR's coverage of Military and Veterans' issues. The Military Desk at Texas Public Radio is made possible in part by Champions A/C, Wayland, & Witte Museum's Portraits of Courage Exhibition.

For specific stories from the American Homefront Project, see also this special section, archived at this link.

Veterans now make up less than 20 percent of Congress, compared with about 75 percent in the 1960s. Some high-profile candidates are trying to reverse that trend.

The Navy is rolling out its latest plan to manage wildlife in its ocean training grounds from Southern California to Hawaii. But environmentalists worry the Navy is backsliding in its efforts to protect marine life.

When military families move, the careers of service members' spouses may grind to a halt because they lack a professional license in their new state.

Carson Frame / TPR News

Updated Sept. 6.

The Air Force has been battling a manpower crisis for several years as it continues to lose pilots to the lucrative airline industry. The total force faces a shortfall of about 2,000 pilots — the bulk of them fighters. It’s now exploring ways of modernizing its training pipeline, with the goal of making it faster and less expensive.


Burrell Parmer / Contributed Photo

This week, more than 20 retired U.S. military officers sent a public letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expressing concern about a plan to house thousands of migrant children and families on military bases in Texas and Arkansas.

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