Carson Frame

Reporter, Military and Veterans Issues

Carson graduated from the University of Southern Florida in 2011 with a B.A. in English and International Studies, and earned a Master's degree in Journalism from New York University in 2017. Prior to coming to San Antonio, she worked as a reporter for the WMNF 88.5 FM Evening News in 2008. Since then, she's written for Ms. Magazine, Chronogram, Souciant, and Bedford+Bowery, among others. Carson has also done audio work for the podcasts Death, Sex & Money (WNYC) and Memory Motel (Listening Booth Media).

Carson's reporting on military issues is part of The American Homefront Project, a public media collaboration that can be found at: http://americanhomefront.wunc.org/

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San Antonio may raise the age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21, pending the results of an ongoing survey by Metro Health. 

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.

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


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The Veterans Administration is trying to streamline its disability claims process by involving outside organizations. 

On September 8th, the VA unveiled its Decision Ready Claims program, which promises a decision for upgrading disability compensation within 30 days of filing. That reduced wait time could be a plus for many vets. 

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