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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Sexual trauma can be especially damaging for members of the military, where the perpetrator may be a commander and have access to weapons.

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A nonprofit that tries to connect the military community with available resources released its 2017 Support Programming Survey Thursday.  

The Military Family Advisory Network surveyed 5,603 people with military ties, including active duty personnel, reservists, veterans and spouses, and found the financial strain of military life woven throughout the results.


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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.


Records courtesy of Robert Krafty

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.


Campaign photos

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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