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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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Lackland Gateway walkway
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Unless action is taken to reduce heat-trapping emissions, Lackland Air Force Base could start seeing more than 100 days of extreme heat each year. That’s according to a study released Monday by the Union of Concerned Scientists. 


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Thousands from Military City, U.S.A. — and beyond — lined the streets of downtown Saturday for a parade honoring Veterans Day. About 100 floats wound their way from Avenue E and Houston Street to Milam Park, where a small festival was held. 


Jonathan Ahl | The American Homefront Project

A recent report found that military law enforcement often mishandles domestic violence on base, leading to fewer prosecutions and ongoing danger for people who are abused. Some abused spouses complain that they’re not taken seriously and say the process favors the service member.


Photo courtesy Bianca Calvert / Prida-Rodriguez Studio

A San Antonio duo has created an altar in honor of military service members who have passed on. It will be featured at the Pearl's Día de los Muertos celebration on Nov. 1 and 2. 


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Families who lived at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph and Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio say they were exposed to mold and other toxins that made them sick. They’re now suing private housing contractor Hunt Military Communities for damages and mental anguish. 

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. 

The original sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs where a mass shooting took place in 2017.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

A federal judge in San Antonio has named Academy Sports + Outdoors a co-defendant in a lawsuit stemming from the 2017 Sutherland Springs church shooting, the deadliest in modern Texas history.

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.

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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.


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