Carson Frame | Texas Public Radio

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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U.S Army critical care nurses 1st Lt. Charles Gilcrist and 1st Lt. Lauryn Hudgins from Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force - 627 work to provide medical care to a COVID-19 patient alongside Baptist Hospital medical staff in San Antonio, July 10, 2020.
Luis A. Deya | U.S. Army

As Bexar County’s coronavirus caseload continues its rapid ascent, Army medical and support personnel are arriving in San Antonio to assist five local hospitals.

Photo courtesy BAMC Public Affairs

As coronavirus cases surge in Bexar County and hospitals near capacity, U.S. Representatives Lloyd Doggett and Joaquin Castro are urging Brooke Army Medical Center to do more to help.

(U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ashton Empty)

The U.S. Army is sending about 50 personnel to San Antonio to help local hospitals manage a surge in coronavirus patients. The city recently surpassed 15,000 coronavirus cases, and local leaders warn that hospitals may reach capacity in the next week.


The Army is holding its first nationwide virtual recruiting campaign, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to scale back face-to-face interactions and revealed gaps in its digital outreach strategy.

U.S. Air Force photo by Rich McFadden

Effective June 26, Joint Base San Antonio is increasing its health protection condition level to Charlie in response to the coronavirus surge underway in Bexar County.

That means more restrictions on who can enter the base — and which facilities will be open.

Photo courtesy of South Texas Veterans Healthcare System

The South Texas Veterans Healthcare System is trying to avoid a broad shutdown as the COVID-19 pandemic waxes and wanes.

With the advent of the novel coronavirus in March, the South Texas VA — along with other VA facilities around the country — postponed many face-to-face appointments to prevent the virus from spreading.
Benjamin Faske, U.S. Air Force

A new study by the Texas Comptroller estimates that military installations contributed at least $123.6 billion to the Texas economy in 2019, and supported more than 630,000 jobs in communities across the state.

Wendy Rigby | Texas Public Radio

The South Texas Veterans Healthcare System is putting a pause on reopening after a surge of patients sought treatment for COVID-19.

Johnny Saldivar / 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Joint Base San Antonio bid farewell to its commander Laura Lenderman in a ceremony this Friday morning at Fort Sam Houston. She passed the baton after a challenging tenure — marked by border unrest, housing issues and COVID-19.

Some members of the National Guard are facing consequences because they refused orders to deploy to major cities during this month's protests.