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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.

Carson Frame / Texas Public Radio

At a concert celebrating Military Appreciation weekend, the 323d Army Band played loud and strong at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, despite being at a crossroads.


Female veterans are nearly 2 1/2 times more likely than their civilian counterparts to kill themselves. Advocates say women's mental health challenges are different from those of men.

President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs withdrew from consideration Thursday, following accusations that he behaved inappropriately while serving as White House physician.


The Bureau of Land Management has partnered with Team Rubicon - a veterans group - to train former service members to fight wildfires.

Ryan E. Poppe / Texas Public Radio

Last year, the Air Force reported a shortage of approximately 2,000 pilots, including about 950 fighter pilots. Much of pilot training occurs in Texas at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and Sheppard Air Force Base.  

At a hearing on Air Force modernization in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questioned Air Force leaders on their efforts to fix the problem.


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