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Gov. Greg Abbott stopped in San Antonio Friday to address the American Legion Department of Texas at its 100th annual convention.

As a 1990 graduate of the Air Force Academy, Anne Krause always looked up to women who graduated during the 1980s. Even though she felt a sense of resentment from her male peers during her own time at the academy, she knew that those women had a harder road than she did and that they paved the way for women in the Air Force.


About 84,000 service members are married to another member of the military, and some find it hard to balance their marriages with their careers.

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“People throw a rag doll in the air -- that is how I flew in the air,” said Henry Cannon. “I was hurt pretty good.”

After only a few weeks of basic training, Henry Cannon was assigned to the USS Tennessee (BB-43) battleship during World War II. Several days into the Battle of Okinawa, on April 12, 1945, a kamikaze hit the ship. Henry recalled rushing to save his wounded friends but his superior officer ordered him to seek cover because Henry was also badly wounded. 

Congress mandated the card in 2015, but provided no funding. So the VA struck a deal with Office Depot.

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