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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.


The Pentagon is preparing for potential missions in newly navigable Arctic seas, raising hopes the military will reinhabit a long-abandoned Navy base on an Alaskan island.

A growing number of programs try to treat PTSD by getting veterans into nature, even deep under the sea. But there's little scientific evidence that treatments like "scuba therapy" work.

The $325 million dollar plan is funded by private companies and is expected to result in renovations to 16,000 homes on seven Army posts.

Kyle Cope / U.S. Air Force

In response to a string of suicides in the Air Force, every base is holding a one day stand down, where airmen can learn and talk about mental health issues.

 

The U.S. Air Force is making an effort to combat rising rates of suicide in its ranks through a mandatory one day "stand down" at every base around the country.

Federal law protects the civilian jobs of National Guard and Reserve troops when they deploy. But federal employees allege the government itself doesn't always follow the law.

Inside of a permanent party dorm at JBSA-Lackland, workers rip up carpet as part of their mold remediation efforts.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland became the focus of national media attention in late July after a Facebook page, amn/nco/snco, shared photos of rampant mold growth in its technical training dormitories. 


The legislation requires the government to expand fertility coverage for service members and veterans who've suffered war-related reproductive injuries.

Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront

Some VA medical centers have realized that helping vets get back in the game can also help with their recovery.

On a recent afternoon, 26 year-old Mike Monthervil sat in a small room filled with flatscreen TVs, virtual reality headsets, and squishy blue armchairs, He played the latest Need for Speed game on Xbox One.

He was visiting his recreation therapist Jamie Kaplan in his office at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa.

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.

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