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Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer / Defense Video Imagery Distribution System

The Air Force is facing a pilot shortage and it's looking to an unusual source to help fix the problem: retirees. A new program, known as Voluntary Retired Return to Service, will allow 25 former officers to return to service in an administrative capacity.

More than a week after Hurricane Maria, the Air Force continues daily medical evacuation flights from St. Croix. Patients are heading to South Carolina, Georgia, and elsewhere.

Carson Frame / TPR News

U.S. Army South said goodbye to its commanding general, Clarence K.K. Chinn, at a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston on Tuesday.

Military C-130 and C-17 aircraft have been outfitted with medical equipment, as the Air Force flies patients to hospitals in the mainland U.S.

Carson Frame / TPR News

Former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros was the keynote speaker at a Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Fort Sam Houston Friday. He spoke about the close relationship between the Latino community and the future of the United States. 

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