Military

TPR/NPR coverage of Military and Veterans' issues. For specific stories from the American Homefront Project, see also this special section, archived at this link.

Photo courtesy of San Antonio International Airport Public Relations

San Antonio International Airport was dotted with camouflage Wednesday as service members from the Army, Navy and Air Force checked baggage and made their way through security lines.

More than 3,000 servicemembers from local military installations arrived at San Antonio airport on their way home for the holidays.


Carson Frame / The American Homefront Project

Less than half of one percent of Americans are currently on active duty in the military, compared with about 2 percent during the Vietnam era and about 9 percent during World War II.  

That may be contributing to civilians' lack of understanding about military life, with veterans increasingly choosing to associate with one another for friendship and support.


Carson Frame / TPR News

A group of seniors at the University of Texas at San Antonio unveiled their video game projects to an audience of disabled veterans on Thursday.


Photo courtesy BAMC Public Affairs

A resolution passed by the City Council on Thursday acknowledges the importance of maintaining Brooke Army Medical Center and its military missions in San Antonio.

Carson Frame / TPR News

This past spring, commanders at the Army health system's flagship Brooke Army Medical Center shut down operating rooms and curtailed elective surgeries due to a shortage of sterile equipment. They've since taken steps to fix the problem.


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