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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.

Last year, the VA began offering mental health treatment to vets who don't normally qualify for V-A care. Since then, fewer than 200 people have used the program.

https://nvf.org/vash-veterans-affairs-supportive-housing/

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded just over $1 million Wednesday to a program that tries to tackle veteran homelessness.

Inflexible work schedules and lack of support can make it tough for new mothers in the military to keep breastfeeding their children.

Contributed photo / U.S. Air Force

Thirteen years ago Friday, 21-year-old Elizabeth Jacobson became the first airman to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was assigned to the 17th Security Forces Squadron out of Goodfellow Air Force Base near San Angelo, where she was memorialized.


Though medical marijuana is legal in most states, the Department of Veterans Affairs will neither recommend nor prescribe it because of a longstanding federal law.

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