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October 1, 2021

Get Your Hands on History at the Commemorative Air Force

Located just minutes from downtown Dallas is the headquarters of a one-of-a-kind organization that honors and preserves our nation’s military aviation history. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is the world’s largest flying museum with more than 170 World War II aircraft spread over 60 locations nationwide. Each location works to

Health |
October 2, 2019

Saving Lives in Tomorrow’s War, Today

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.

Features |
May 25, 2017

Welcome to the Green Machine

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. 

Texas History |
June 16, 2016

Off Course

I never knew my father, a decorated World War II pilot who died before I was born. But a trek at age 67 to the site where his airplane crashed brought me closer to him than I’d ever dared hope.

January 31, 2016

To Tell the Truth

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.

Military |
November 18, 2015

Over There

In Africa Texas Special Forces unit are trying to help win the War on Terror, teaching one lesson at a time.

Politics & Policy |
May 9, 2014

War Without End

For many military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, their only relief comes from a drug that is illegal in Texas: marijuana. Can a growing band of cannabis advocates persuade our legislators to change that?

Music |
January 29, 2014

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.