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An Air Force reserve crew flew from JBSA-Lackland to Houston with relief supplies on Wednesday.  It was the first heavy cargo load to be airlifted to the flood-ravaged city. 

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The military is taking steps to protect its assets before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey. 

Military families move a lot, and that makes it hard for service members’ spouses to hold steady jobs. About half of military spouses are either unemployed or underemployed – and that can take a toll on their families, their earning power, and the economy. 

Trump Address On Afghanistan, Annotated

Aug 21, 2017
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President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom are offering context and analysis about President Trump's remarks.

Hundreds of veterans - who served in the U.S. military as non-citizens - were later deported for committing civilian crimes. 

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