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Two new exhibits at the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston celebrate the work of medics during World War II.  

While the impeachment case centers on President Trump's handling of military aid to Ukraine, U.S. troops deployed in Ukraine say their mission hasn't changed.

A 2019 Department of Defense report concluded that the effects of a changing climate, including wildfires, threaten dozens of military bases.

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For nearly 50 years, American men have been required to register with the the U.S. Selective Service at age 18 – effectively adding their names to a potential draft pool in the event the military is short of soldiers in a time of crisis.

Within hours of the U.S. airstrike in Iraq last week that killed Iran's top commander, online interest in the draft soared.

Carson Frame / TPR News

The VA pilot program places federally-backed volunteers in the homes of veterans to help with cooking, cleaning and other low-skill tasks.

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Congress has established an administrative process for service members to pursue malpractice claims. But they still can't sue in civilian court.

Ryan Adams' life was changed by what was supposed to be a routine hernia operation.

Adams is a Navy police officer stationed in Virginia. He said the surgery at a military hospital in Portsmouth two years ago resulted in nerve damage and other issues that left him on crutches.

Kevin Robinson / Defense Commissary Agency

Starting Jan. 1, Joint Base San Antonio will allow more people through its gates to access commissaries and exchanges, in addition to facilities like golf courses, clubs and movie theaters. 


Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront

Some Florida veterans are putting on a holiday performance at their local VA, but not just to spread cheer. It’s part of a program that uses harmonicas to help treat COPD.

On a recent afternoon, a dozen or so veterans sat around a table at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa preparing for a musical performance.

Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.

Veterans in the Texas Gulf Coast area can receive a three-week, intensive-outpatient treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in San Antonio at no cost, thanks to a grant that pays for therapy, travel and lodging.


For an organization that's still strongly associated with entertainers of the past, like Bob Hope, it's a constant challenge to stay relevant to today's service members.

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