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The American Homefront Project

JASON SANCHEZ / CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GUARD

As overwhelmed health departments call for help, National Guard members have been deployed to help run COVID19 testing sites and assist nursing homes.


Some doctors and nurses with the Air Force Reserves are warning the public not to underestimate the continued threat posed by the coronavirus. They were among thousands of military personnel who deployed to New York City during the height of its pandemic.

Women are the fastest growing subgroup among veterans. But many view the VA Health System as a place only for men.

PATRICK BUFFETT / U.S. ARMY

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.


Soldiers gather for a 2019 awards ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C. The base is one of 10 that Pentagon leaders say they are open to renaming.
JOSHUA COWDEN | U.S. ARMY

With the call for changing the names of 10 Southern military bases gaining momentum in Washington, the question is starting to arise in Washington — and outside of it — of what names might replace those of the Confederate generals they now bear.


Like most long-term care facilities, VA nursing homes haven't allowed in-person visitation since early March.

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

Photo courtesy of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation

The Department of Veterans Affairs has reversed course and agreed to remove three gravestones in veterans cemeteries that are engraved with swastikas and other Nazi references.

In some states, recruiters are reporting an uptick in the number of people who are expressing interest in joining the Guard.

The UCLA study shows broad support among servicemembers for transgender people in the military. But the military still bans transgender people from enlisting.

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