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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 Kinetico San Antonio, and North Park Lincoln.

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

University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting National WASP WWII Museum.

Visitors to the San Antonio International Airport can now pay homage to the women pilots of World War II. A traveling photography exhibit unveiled Tuesday showcases the lives of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and their training at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. 

For the first time in decades, veterans and local military families have access to a final resting place alongside fellow servicemembers in the city of Los Angeles.

The famous structure and popular tourist site will undergo a renovation project that's expected to last almost four years.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo / Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The Air Force stood up its newest numbered Air Force, the 16th, on Friday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s Gateway Club. It will play a central role in information warfare.


Egrets and other bird species can be found on a rookery island at Elmendorf Lake Park.
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio is moving ahead with its plan to clear cattle egrets and other bird species from a rookery island at Elmendorf Lake Park.

The Pentagon says reported cases of heat exhaustion jumped nearly 50 percent between 2014 and 2018.

Carson Frame / TPR News

Federal officials have extended the deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops Gov. Greg Abbott sent to the southern border to help with an influx of migrants.


A growing number of programs try to treat PTSD by getting veterans into nature, even deep under the sea. But there's little scientific evidence that treatments like "scuba therapy" work.

Carson Frame / TPR News

The Air Force and the Alamo Area Council of Governments signed a 10-year intergovernmental support agreement Wednesday. It allows Joint Base San Antonio to go directly to local governments to negotiate public works contracts — instead of going through the federal acquisitions process. 

The agreement is an attempt to reduce red tape and save the base money.

The $325 million dollar plan is funded by private companies and is expected to result in renovations to 16,000 homes on seven Army posts.

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