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Live Updates: Trump Declassifies Crossfire Hurricane Material

Jan. 10
By Associated Press

The latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists.

At a drive-through vaccination site in Elizabet...

To Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccinations, Leaders Are Turning To The National Guard

Jan. 20
Jay Price / The American Homefront Project

More than a dozen states have called up the National Guard to help at vaccination sites, and Joe Biden may mobilize Guard units nationally.

Trainees march in formation at Joint Base San A...

'We Do Feel Kind Of Robbed': COVID-19 Forces The Military To Scale Back Basic Training

Jan. 18
Carson Frame / American Homefront Project

Health and safety precautions during the pandemic have led the Air Force to eliminate parts of basic training. But some military observers question whether the changes are leaving airmen unprepared for duty.

Curley Bonds, the Chief Medical Officer for the...

A Lack Of Timely And Accurate Data Is Hampering Efforts To Prevent Veteran Suicide

Jan. 11
Robert Garrova / American Homefront Project

Some states and cities are trying to improve the quality of data on veteran suicide, which is often incomplete and years old.

Iraq War veteran Roberto Cruz is pictured in th...

For Veterans With PTSD, Life In Isolation Can Lead To Relapses And New Symptoms

Jan. 4
Stephanie Colombini / The American Homefront Project

Months of physical distancing and pandemic anxiety has been especially tough on veterans who were already dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and other combat-related injuries.

Manuel Bernal, president of East LA Community C...

It Was Just 30 Units, But An East LA Apartment Fire Underscores The Veteran Housing Crisis

Dec. 24, 2020
Robert Garrova/American Homefront

Some of Los Angeles County's 3900 homeless veterans had been lined up to move into the complex under construction. After the fire, many will remain on the streets.

In this undated photo, Manuel Bernal, president...

It Was Just 30 Units, But An East L.A. Apartment Fire Underscores The Veteran Housing Crisis

Dec. 22, 2020
Robert Garrova / American Homefront Project

Some of Los Angeles County's 3900 homeless veterans had been lined up to move into the complex under construction. After the fire, many will remain on the streets.

Lara Garey comforts her husband Tom in 2019. To...

A New Program Is Trying To Help Veterans' Caregivers During The Pandemic

Dec. 16, 2020
Cathy Carter / American Homefront

Burnout is a common problem for family members who care for disabled veterans. And for many of them, the pandemic has made things even harder.

Marc Session shows some of his mementos from hi...

Report: Thousand Of Veterans Had Claims Denied During Pandemic

Dec. 10, 2020
By Steve Walsh

A report by the VA Inspector General shows how the VA struggled to maintain the VA benefits process during the pandemic.

Retired Army Colonel Herminio Blas-Irizarry vol...

Veterans Find A New Way To Serve: They're Volunteering For COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Dec. 3, 2020
Stephanie Colombini / The American Homefront Project

More than 50 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers are involved in trials to test vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, and the agency is calling on vets to volunteer.

An undated photo collage shows 95-year-old Worl...

A 95-year-old Veteran Remembers Fighting WWII In The Pacific — And Racism At Home

Nov. 11, 2020
Robert Garrova/American Homefront

President Roosevelt integrated the military in 1941, but for African-American service members like Luther Hendricks, racism still was prevalent.

Josey Garcia, Pharaoh Clark, and Jourdyn Parks ...

Amid Continued Anger About Vanessa Guillen's Death, Critics Say The Army Often Ignores Sex Crimes

Nov. 9, 2020
Jolene Almendarez / The American Homefront Project

Following Guillen's killing, the Army launched an independent investigation into the climate of Fort Hood, but critics say the problems are systemic.

Medical personnel care for a patient in the par...

Slowly And Cautiously, The VA Is Reopening Its Medical Clinics

Nov. 6, 2020
Stephanie Colombini / The American Homefront Project

Medical facilities run by the Department of Veterans Affairs are reopening at a slower pace than many civilian health systems. But the VA has recently started to expand in-person care.

Medical personnel care for a patient in the par...

Slowly And Cautiously, The VA Is Reopening Its Medical Clinics

Nov. 5, 2020
Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront

Medical facilities run by the Department of Veterans Affairs are reopening at a slower pace than many civilian health systems. But the VA has recently started to expand in-person care.

Comedian Fernando Sanchez warms up attendees of...

COVID-19 Has Upended The Business Model Of American Legion Posts, But Legionnaires Are Innovating

Nov. 3, 2020
Robert Garrova / American Homefront

American Legion posts across the country serve as a community hub for veterans and their families. But the pandemic has put the future of many posts in jeopardy.

President Donald Trump speaks at a 2019 America...

Veterans Usually Vote Strongly Republican, But Polls Suggest That May Change This Year

Oct. 29, 2020
Jay Price/American Homefront

Veterans traditionally are more likely to vote for Republican candidates. But polls suggest their support for President Trump has eroded.

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