Military

A version of this story previously ran as part of The American Homefront Project, a national reporting collaboration from member stations WUNC, KUOW and KPCC.

It's easy to forget that the U.S. military still has troops taking turns serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. More than 13,000 of them are there now and as one group rotates in, another rotates out and the deployment cycles continue.

From Texas Standard:

Nearly one million military reservists have deployed around the world since Sept. 11, 2001, according to the Pentagon's Defense Manpower Data Center. Many of those reservists and Guard members rely on receiving benefits under the GI Bill once they return from abroad.


Dare To Listen: Women And Selective Service

Nov 11, 2016
Brent Boller / Texas Public Radio

 

On this Veterans Day, our Dare to Listen project turns to the periodic debate in Congress over whether women should be required to register with the Selective Service System and a future draft when they turn 18.  Texas Public Radio's Brent Boller spoke with three women who lean toward the requirement and one man who has concerns.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

For the fourth year in a row, San Antonio is home to the Valor Games Southwest. Disabled veterans and wounded active duty servicemen and women are competing in adaptive sports.

From Texas Standard:

In Rosa Brooks’ new book, “How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon,” she writes about how a post-9/11 U.S. military is embroiled in three, not two wars:

"If I were a member of Congress right now, I would be hopping mad."

 


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