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."
Four StoryCorps segments of Texans who served in the Army shed light on what it means to be a post-9/11 veteran.
Soldiers and their families wait desperately—and courageously—for the moment when they will be reunited. And when, for the lucky ones, it finally comes, it does not disappoint.
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
An exclusive excerpt from a UT professor's new book on the Juárez drug wars
Josh Kinser, a fellow soldier who knew the late SEAL, talks about guns, PTSD, and what his friend meant to veterans.
The family of Lt. Peter Burks was horrified to discover that two dating websites used a photo of their son, who died in combat in Iraq in 2007, alongside the text "Military Men Looking for Love."
A group of evangelicals endorse Rick Santorum, Rick Perry defends the corpse desecrating-Marines, and the governor (and his hair) seem visibly shaken in South Carolina.
The author of Lone Survivor still has his gun at the ready.
In 2008 Juárez became a war zone. What happens next?
For as long as the U.S. military has patrolled the border in search of drug smugglers, there has been the possibility that an innocent civilian would be killed. The government insists the chance is worth taking. Tell that to the family of Ezequiel Hernandez, Jr.
When I enlisted in the military in 2001, I never imagined my first day of basic training would be remembered for the worst terrorist attack on American soil in history. I never imagined I’d find myself, and lose myself, in service to my country and devotion to my comrades-in-arms. And
Most of the 42,000 soldiers stationed at Fort Hood, one of the largest military installations in the world, are in Iraq or preparing to go. Meanwhile, the loved ones who are left behind wait—and hope they don't hear an unexpected knock at the door.
My best friend from high school is no longer the uncool, baseball-card-collecting goofball he once was. He’s a Navy surgeon and commander, and for two horrific weeks I got to watch him calmly and bravely save lives in wartime—not just Americans’ and not just soldiers’—in one of the most dangerous
Darden Smith finds that music therapy can help soldiers with PTSD.
Last week, video surfaced on YouTube of the 31-year-old Georgetown Law student and freelance journalist, missing in Syria since August 13.
For some military families at Fort Hood, there isn't enough money to make ends meet.
American Sniper, the autobiography of Chris Kyle, the most successful sniper in American history, topped the New York Times best-seller list this week.
Chris Kyle was shot to death Saturday at a gun range near Glen Rose. In an interview from last year, he opened up about why he wanted to be a Navy SEAL.
The decision to bestow the honor to the SEAL Team Six commander took “just minutes and was a shutout,” according to Dallas Morning News editorial page editor Keven Ann Willey.
A picture of fifteen Air Force members posing with a metal casket containing a seemingly lifeless corpse has led to an investigation at Lackland Air Force Base.
Why did the world’s most high-tech military bring along a dog when it raided Osama bin Laden’s compound? A visit to Lackland Air Force Base’s canine training school, in San Antonio, provides a few answers.
She lived outside the spotlight, quietly serving her country as most members of the military do, until one terrible day.
Racicot grew up in New Mexico, but San Antonio has been her home base since she was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in 1998. She plans to leave the Army next spring and get a graduate degree in nursing from the University of Texas at San Antonio.My mom was an
Happy Texas Independence Day! Read five stories about our state's history, including this piece about the battlegrounds of Texas, which tell an incredible story of struggle, sorrow, triumph, and terror.
Fighting the Taliban, the 130-degree heat, the boredom, the homesickness, and the weight of history with the Marines of Mustang Platoon in Afghanistan.
“Do I blame a single individual? Do I blame the nation for the mistakes we made that led us to Abu Ghraib and the abuses that occurred as a result of the actions we took? Do I blame the military or the Department of Defense for trying to contain this
There is no more important job than reshaping the military to confront a dark and dangerous future—and Pete Geren is reporting for duty.
(See “Army of One,” to read this story.)
What I learned about Iraq from World War II—and what all the president’s men could learn.
The weekend after Thanksgiving, demonstrators gathered in Crawford and made their feelings about the war quite clear.
Like Cindy Sheehan, Gary Qualls lost a son in Iraq. Unlike her, he doesn’t oppose the war.
With the military stretched thinner than ever, Staff Sergeant Christopher Schwope’s skill as an Army recruiter is undeniably important. And it’s a thing to behold.
A real-life G.I. Joe, Master Sergeant James Coons hardly seemed like a candidate for post-traumatic stress disorder. But when his demons got the best of him, there was nothing anyone could do—not that anyone really tried.
As a captain in the 451st Civil Affairs Battalion, all I think about is the future of Iraq. Here’s what my world looks like.
If the war is an unpleasant abstraction in the rest of the country, it’s omnipresent at Killeen Shoemaker, where many of the children of the enlisted men and women of Fort Hood are enrolled—and pray for peace every single day.
“Only the Dead Have Seen The End of War” I hope to change that.
First in Kuwait, then Baghdad. Next stop, the desert.
But prepping for war is not the kind of homework I’m used to.
With a pistol in my hand. And a rifle.
And I will soon be a soldier in Iraq—again. Here’s what’s going through my mind.
Whether burned, shot, or blown up, the brave soldiers who leave Iraq on a stretcher and start to rebuild their lives at Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, have a lot of fight left in them.
A soldier’s story
An anxious, alcoholic, stressed, and depressed Dallasite. A suicidal San Antonian. For each, a seemingly visionary treatment.
The embattled Texas National Guard