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Joint Base San Antonio Lackland is home to a little-known Department of Defense program called Starbase Kelly.  Its participants are kids between the ages of 10 and 12. They design rockets, build 3D models, and conduct experiments in order to gain exposure to STEM concepts.

An athlete out of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland will represent the United States in an international warrior competition later this month. The Invictus Games in is an adaptive sports competition for wounded service members from around the world.

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At a Veterans Summit at San Antonio College on Saturday, Congressman Lloyd Doggett fielded questions about staffing problems, long wait times, and claims backlogs at the Veterans Administration.

The ten-part documentary by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is at times graphic, and people who work with veterans say it may trigger traumatic memories for those who fought in Vietnam.


The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking steps to remedy the problem of suicide in the veteran community.