Military

TPR/NPR's coverage of Military and Veterans' issues. The Military Desk at Texas Public Radio is made possible in part by Baird Foundation Repair.

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Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle relinquished command of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio Wednesday at a ceremony at MacArthur Parade Field.


In the first program of its kind in the nation, the West Los Angeles VA has opened its campus to veterans who sleep in their cars. Officials say it's a less-than-ideal starting point to help homeless vets.

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The Bexar County Commissioners Court proclaimed June 12 as Women Veterans Day, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the enactment of a law integrating women into the military.

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At Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Friday, volunteers from the Missing In America Project laid to rest eight veterans whose unclaimed cremains they located and identified.


In California - a state with strong differences with the White House on immigration policy - about 400 troops are on border duty. But they're keeping a low profile.

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