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A New Report Says The Pentagon Isn't Doing Enough To Protect Military Bases From Sea Level Rise

July 5
Jay Price/American Homefront

The Government Accountability Office says the military isn't doing enough to deal with the effects of climate change, after more than $9 billion in hurricane and flood-related damage to three bases in less than a year.

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The VA Is Using Video Games To Help Disabled Vets Recover And Reconnect

June 24
Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront

Some VA medical centers have realized that helping vets get back in the game can also help with their recovery.

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Scientists Are Trying To Measure The Value Of Outdoor Service Work For Transitioning Veterans

June 20
Maria Bakkalapulo / American Homefront

Congress is considering legislation to encourage "outdoor therapy" for veterans with injuries or post-traumatic stress. Volunteer groups are already running similar programs in national parks.

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Roundtable: Plea Change In Hunter Corruption Case

June 14
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The wife of Congressman Duncan Hunter pleads guilty in the couple’s corruption case, the military grants media access to its border mission in Texas, and San Diego State University plans to reform its scholarship system after millions of dollars were unawarded.

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Troops Keep A Low Profile Along The US-Mexico Border

June 13
By Steve Walsh

There have been a handful of incidents where troops have contact with migrants, but mainly soldiers and Marines have stayed away from close contact, according to the Army.

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A Fallen Vietnam Veteran Has Returned Home. The Water He Drank Helped Identify His Remains

June 10
Libby Denkmann / American Homefront

Raul Guerra was adopted, so his DNA couldn't be matched to blood relatives. Scientists instead turned to an emerging technique that linked his bones to the drinking water in the places he grew up.

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LA's Coliseum, Built As A War Memorial, Is Getting A Corporate Sponsor. Some Veterans Are Protesting

May 22
Libby Denkmann/AmericanHomefront

Similar debates have played out elsewhere, as sports stadiums that were originally built as memorials to veterans take on new corporate names.

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While Trump's 'Space Force' Sits On The Launchpad, The Military Seeks A Home For Space Command

May 17
Dan Boyce/American Homefront

While President Trump pushes Congress to create a new military branch called the Space Force, the Pentagon is about to choose a permanent home for its existing Space Command.

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'Every Box Was Smashed': After Thousands Of Complaints, The Pentagon Is Reforming Military Moves

May 9
Carson Frame / American Homefont

The Pentagon is planning to hire a single private company to oversee the moving process for military families. The current system is plagued by delays, lost shipments, theft, and a lack of accountability.

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The VA Is Again Expanding Its Private Healthcare Options, But Many Veterans Remain Skeptical

May 2
Libby Denkmann / AmericanHomefront

The VA Mission Act hopes to improve upon the Choice program, which ran over budget and didn't do much to reduce wait times for many veterans.

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The Army Has A Message For Soldiers: Even Where Marijuana Is Legal, Don't Use It

April 22
Dan Boyce / American Homefront

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in 10 states, but it remains off-limits to service members ... and some military communities don't want it to be sold anywhere near bases.

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Some Troops Rushed To See Doctors Before The Military's New Transgender Policy Took Effect

April 15
Carson Frame / American Homefont

The policy bans transgender recruits and prevents current troops from transitioning to another sex unless they were diagnosed with gender dysphoria before April 12.

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Coronado-Based Logistics Specialist Named 2018 Sailor Of The Year

April 11
By City News Service

Sindy Johnson, who is stationed at the Navy's Fleet Readiness Center Southwest at Naval Air Station North Island, received the award in Washington, D.C. She was one of five finalists for the honor.

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Military Mission To Lay Wire On The Border Wrapped Up With Mixed Results

April 3
By Steve Walsh

The military mission to reinforce the border with concertina wire wrapped up Sunday. Homeland Security has not released the plan to show why some portions of the wall are covered in razor wire while other nearby sections have none.

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After Success in Florida, The Use Of Virtual Reality To Treat PTSD Is Expanding

April 1
Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront

The University of Central Florida is using virtual reality to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It's worked well enough that the Pentagon will fund similar programs elsewhere.

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