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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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The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking steps to remedy the problem of suicide in the veteran community.


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The Veterans Administration is trying to streamline its disability claims process by involving outside organizations. 

On September 8th, the VA unveiled its Decision Ready Claims program, which promises a decision for upgrading disability compensation within 30 days of filing. That reduced wait time could be a plus for many vets. 

The military has more than 130 bands with more than 6000 musicians. But their cost – about a half-billion dollars a year – has made them a target for budget cutters in Congress and at the Pentagon.

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An Air Force reserve crew flew from JBSA-Lackland to Houston with relief supplies on Wednesday.  It was the first heavy cargo load to be airlifted to the flood-ravaged city. 

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The military is taking steps to protect its assets before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey. 

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This week Fort Sam Houston is playing host to Panamax, an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise focused on maintaining the stability of the Panama Canal region. 26 countries are taking part.


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San-Antonio based oil and gas refiner Andeavor announced plans Friday to build a 130-mile crude oil pipeline system in the Delaware Basin, which extends from West Texas into New Mexico.


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San Antonio entered Stage 1 water restrictions on July 14th. That's the first water rationing to occur in two years. But this morning's heavy rains and thunderstorms may help delay the onset of Stage 2. 

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Filmed over five years, THE WEIGHT OF HONOR follows the lives of the caregivers of veterans who have been catastrophically wounded in America’s longest war. Their lives are transformed overnight to 24/7 caregivers tasked with caring for their war-wounded. The film reveals the family dynamics, their relationships before the wounds of war, and the uncertainties that lie ahead.  

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 Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of campus carry at Texas public universities. It was also the first day of campus carry at community colleges in the state. That means that license holders aged 21 and up are allowed to carry concealed handguns at places like San Antonio College. 

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