Thirty years ago, Ralph Hayles fired the missiles that killed two American soldiers in Iraq. Ever since, he has worked to develop technology that could prevent similar deaths, while the military has looked elsewhere to address the problem—with little success.
Roy Knight Jr. was killed in action in Vietnam, and his remains were missing for decades. Now his family has finally found closure.
In the next big military conflict, experts expect heavy casualties on battlefields from which quick medical evacuation may be impossible. Whether wounded Americans live or die will depend on work happening now in Texas.
The national Latinx civil rights organization pushes for the Central Texas army base to finally honor a Texan hero.
We should honor this badass Medal of Honor winner, not an incompetent Confederate general who fought against the United States government in defense of slavery.
Digging into the provenance of a provocative message carved into a shrine to fallen soldiers.
What should be done with the historic dreadnought once it’s relocated from its longtime home?…
Texas GI Hershell Riggs went missing in 1950, but his family never gave up hope he’d come back home.
The new book by the retired special forces commander and former UT chancellor is filled with tales from an adventure-seeking life.
In the series’ debut episode, a trio of military veterans from the Valhalla Club invite comedian and TV host Jordan Klepper into the ring.
When no next of kin could be located, Texans showed up en masse to make sure this veteran’s service was honored at his burial.
In his quiet, selfless way, 1st Lt. Herron exemplified Marines everywhere. February will mark the 50th anniversary of Herron’s death in Vietnam.
Top Army brass emphasized the need for innovation, while Austin Mayor Steve Adler tried keeping it weird.
The Army chose Austin, citing its entrepreneurial culture and incentives from UT.
Podcast: Andy Langer speaks with the four-star admiral and newly retired chancellor of the University of Texas system about the holiday and the state of our American ideals.
"In the military, there’s a sense of camaraderie that can sometimes make people bystanders. Once people see that this kind of treatment is damaging to the group, that’s when they’ll speak up. We have to change it so that people are more embarrassed to stand by and let it happen…
The Best Thing in Texas: Shea Serrano Fans Are Sending a Whole Bunch of Copies of His Basketball Book to Soldiers Deployed Overseas
The generous spirit of the Houston-based writer—and his online army of fans—continues to impress.
A background check should have stopped Devin Kelley from purchasing a rifle.
Nate Boyer, a six-year Army vet who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, inspired the idea of taking a knee.
The NSA contractor accused of leaking a classified document has South Texas roots.
My son was jobless, directionless, and apartmentless. So when he decided to join the Army, we were just glad he was out of the house. What we didn’t know was just how much the military would change him—and us. …
Michael McManus was one of thousands of men and women who embellish their military service. But his story casts a different light on stolen valor.
In Africa Texas Special Forces unit are trying to help win the War on Terror, teaching one lesson at a time.
According to a new list from USAA and the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are among the best cities for job-seeking military veterans.
The former POW has been formally charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and now faces court-martial. …
Clint Eastwood’s Chris Kyle biopic took in an astonishing $89.5 million in its wide release this weekend.
It looks every bit as intense as you might guess.
The Texas National Guard in the Valley Reached Out to a Local Food Bank While Waiting For Their Paychecks
It's unclear if any troops have used the charity resource, but it's bad optics surrounding the already controversial decision to send the National Guard to the border.
The two-minute preview of the film depicts a heartbreaking homecoming.
The last news anyone wanted about the Army post at Fort Hood was another mass shooting. Here's what we know right now.
Disabled veterans are having a rough time bringing their service dogs into businesses, despite laws allowing them to do so.
Ted Nugent Will Be Speaking at a League City Event For Veterans, Which Means Controversy Has Already Ensued
The controversy-courting Motor City Madman has donated his speaking/rocking services to the "Salute to Heroes Patriot Dinner and Concert" in April, which will raise funds for a New Braunfels non-profit that builds homes for disabled veterans, and he's got—you guessed it—some strong words for those who would criticize that appearance.
Master Sgt. Brad Grimes of Fort Hood was found guilty of conspiring to patronize a prostitute and solicit adultery. But the allegations that came out during his trial are much worse. …
The shooting at the Washington Naval Yard comes as Texas Senators seek support for a bill declaring Major Nadal Hasan's attack on Fort Hood to be "terrorism." …
Every year on the Fourth of July, the Austin neighborhood where I live has a fairly extensive parade. It’s about as all-American a scene as you can imagine: flags, classic cars, little kids riding on their parents’ shoulders, the smoky scent of backyard barbecues. Usually there’s at least one person dressed…
After more than a decade of combat, Texas soldiers are finally coming back for good. But the real journey home still lies ahead.
I was a soldier who neither loved war nor hated it, but I couldn’t ignore the fierce lure of combat. Six years after I came home from Iraq, I had a successful career, a beautiful wife, and a bright future, but one day I woke up and realized I had…