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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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Veterans and other activists gathered outside Lackland Air Force Base Saturday to protest U.S. sanctions and military action in Iran. 

George Wunderlich / AMEDD

Two new exhibits at the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston celebrate the work of medics during World War II.  

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The VA pilot program places federally-backed volunteers in the homes of veterans to help with cooking, cleaning and other low-skill tasks.

Kevin Robinson / Defense Commissary Agency

Starting Jan. 1, Joint Base San Antonio will allow more people through its gates to access commissaries and exchanges, in addition to facilities like golf courses, clubs and movie theaters. 

Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.

Veterans in the Texas Gulf Coast area can receive a three-week, intensive-outpatient treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in San Antonio at no cost, thanks to a grant that pays for therapy, travel and lodging.

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Leadership at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph has announced new measures to rein in Hunt Military Communities, a private housing contractor that manages some 300 homes there.

Medical providers, veterans’ advocates, law enforcement, local politicians and other residents came to a meeting in Kerrville to learn about the Together With Veterans program.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs has started an outreach program to prevent suicide among rural veterans.  According to recent data from the Veterans Health Administration, suicide rates were elevated among people living in rural areas, due to factors like isolation.

In Kerr County — home of about 50,000 people — the VA is recruiting local officials to develop an action plan. 

A1C Stormy Archer / 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Eight military families who claim they were sickened by mold, vermin and other toxins while living in privately-managed housing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and Laughlin Air Force Base are now upping the ante in court. 

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The Department of Veterans Affair is now offering couples retreats to help former service members communicate with their spouses through PTSD and other life stressors. Veterans are more than 60% more likely to separate or divorce than non-veterans.

MSgt. Reynaldo Ramon Regional | Health Command Europr /

Defense Health Agency director Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place said Thursday that those working within San Antonio’s Military Health System would not lose their jobs due to a restructuring mandated by Congress.