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Carson Frame

Reporter, Military and Veterans Issues

Carson graduated from the University of South Florida in 2011 with a B.A. in English and international studies, and earned a master's degree in journalism from New York University in 2017. Prior to coming to San Antonio, she worked as a news intern for WUSF Public Media, the NPR affiliate in Tampa, Florida. She's also contributed stories to Ms. Magazine, Chronogram, Souciant, and Bedford+Bowery, among others. Carson's audio work has appeared on the podcasts "Death, Sex & Money" (WNYC) and "Memory Motel" (Listening Booth Media).

Carson's reporting on military issues is part of The American Homefront Project, a public media collaboration that reports on American military life and veterans. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

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Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Perolio during a deployment.
Courtesy of AETC Public Affairs

A special warfare training instructor assigned to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland received the nation’s third highest medal for gallantry Thursday. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Perolio saved lives during an unexpected attack in eastern Afghanistan last year. 


A thousand National Guard troops from Texas will try to address one of the unintended results of President Trump’s immigration crackdown -- traffic jams that are slowing international commerce.

Jennifer Emerling | Arts in the Armed Forces

Arts in the Armed Forces is a non-profit founded by Adam Driver, an Academy Award-nominated actor and Marine. The program is coming to San Antonio on Saturday, June 29, for a one-time reading of Sam Shepard’s True West for the local military community.

Tickets are free of charge to all active military and veterans (including Guard/Reserves), their dependents and providers who work with service members and veterans.

JULIANNE SHOWALTER | U.S. AIR FORCE

In late May, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill to help veterans exposed to open-air burn pits. It would create a state registry of health and exposure information and use it for outreach purposes. Now, advocates and state officials are wondering how — if at all — they’ll share that information with the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Carson Frame | TPR News

With a runoff election just days away, the domestic violence advocacy organization Mētù is calling for an investigation into a missing police report that involves mayoral candidate and city councilman Greg Brockhouse.


Carson Frame / TPR News

Next summer, San Antonio will host the Warrior Games, an international competition for military members and veterans who are wounded, injured or ill. Hundreds of athletes from around the world are expected to compete in the Olympic-style games, sponsored by the Department of Defense.

Carson Frame | Texas Public Radio

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas is expanding its reach into San Antonio’s military community thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission.

South Texas Veterans Health Care System

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System is celebrating its 20th annual Women’s Health Week, with a focus on getting women to utilize the services available to them at VA.

Heide Couch / 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

Starting this October, the Defense Health Agency will take control of all San Antonio-area military medical facilities, including Brooke Army Medical Center, from each of their respective commands.

Julianne Showalter | U.S. Air Force

The Texas Senate passed a bill Thursday to create a statewide registry of veterans who were exposed to burn pit smoke. Open burn pits were a common method of waste disposal used by the U.S. military in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

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