Military

A Close Call Over Hanoi

Feb 26, 2016
StoryCorps

“The biggest hazard is trying not to hit other airplanes,” says Dwight “Crow” Wilson, 78.

Wilson, an Air Force veteran, visited the StoryCorps Mobile Booth with his daughter, Anne Savidge, 49, to talk about flying missions during the Vietnam War. The low altitude led to some dangerous situations. “You’re watching all the time. Your head’s on a swivel and your eyes are everywhere,” Wilson explains. 

In the audio above, Wilson talks about the time he was almost shot down by a fellow service member, and what happened when he met the man later on.

StoryCorps Listening Event To Feature Military Voices

Feb 17, 2016
StoryCorps

While the StoryCorps Mobile booth is in town, we invite you to join us at the San Antonio Central Library on Thursday, February 25 for a special Listening Party event, celebrating StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative. Join us in the Central Library’s auditorium at 7 p.m. that evening to hear a selection of hand-picked stories and see some of the animated shorts based on StoryCorps audio, all with a military theme.

Virginia Alvino / Texas Public Radio News

The unemployment rate for veterans in the U.S. recently reached an all-time low - below five percent. But in Texas, that number is higher. A job fair was held Wednesday in the Military City specifically for service members and their spouses.

More than 80 employers tabled at the AT&T Center to recruit employees. These organizations from Starbucks to the Border Patrol, are looking specifically for veterans.

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Last week, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced all roles in the military would be open to women come January 1, 2016. This continues the path laid out by is predecessor Leon Panetta.

Nathan Cone / TPR

Celebrating 20 years in San Antonio this year, the 323d Army Band lights up Laurie Auditorium this Saturday with a performance featuring a variety of holiday favorites. There’ll be Christmas carols and songs for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. 

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