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A new replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall made a pit stop in San Antonio Tuesday, before beginning its 2018 nationwide tour. USAA employees got a sneak peek of the mobile education center and exhibit before it headed off to Portland, Texas, for a public display on March 1.

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For decades during the Cold War, the Army carried out chemical and biological testing experiments on more than 7,000 of its own soldiers at the Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. The GIs — all volunteers — were sworn to secrecy and told they would experience no long-term health effects.

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Early voting is underway for Texas’ March 6 primaries, and the ballot is full of new political hopefuls — including some who tout their military experience.  


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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s initiative Hiring Our Heroes announced San Antonio as the country’s first Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone on Tuesday.

When veterans with war injuries need accessible housing, they often have few options.