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Hearings aim to determine why service members died in a 2020 military exercise

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Hearings are underway this week at Camp Pendleton over the deaths of nine service members, eight Marines and a sailor, when their landing craft sank off the coast of southern California.


Navy hearing will decide if a sailor should face court martial for ship fire

Monday, December 13, 2021

Seaman Apprentice Ryan Sawyer Mays, the sailor accused of setting the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in 2020, will be in court Monday for the first time.


The lasting consequences of America's shift to using more contractors to fight wars

Monday, December 06, 2021

Many people who fought and died on behalf of the U.S. during 20 years of war in Afghanistan were contractors, not troops. It's part of a change in how America fights wars, and it has consequences.


A former Afghan interpreter is settling in to his new home in the U.S.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Caught up in the chaos of the last days of the U.S. engagement in Afghanistan, one former interpreter is getting back to the difficult task of creating a new life in his adopted country.


For many veterans, finding treatment for mental wounds proves difficult

Monday, October 04, 2021

KPBS' Steve Walsh reports on the mental health struggles veterans face and the lack of support they receive from the military.


A Sort Of 'Digital Dunkirk,' American Citizens Are Stepping In To Help Afghan Allies

Thursday, August 26, 2021

As chaos at the Kabul airport continues, Afghan allies are increasingly desperate to flee. They're reaching out to friends, volunteers and veterans groups ahead of the U.S. evacuation deadline.


Veterans Who Supported Ending The War In Afghanistan Describe Seeing The Country Fall

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Many veterans long supported an end to the war in Afghanistan, but they also watched with anger and disbelief as the country fell — seemingly overnight — to the Taliban.


Investigators Release Details About Suspect In Naval Ship Arson That Injured 71

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Federal investigators have named the 20-year-old sailor who they believe is responsible for destroying a multi-billion dollar Naval ship by arson.


The End Of The Afghan War Reawakens Painful Memories

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Most U.S. troops are out of Afghanistan. The survivors of a deadly helicopter crash there 15 years ago reflect on the close of the 20-year war, and why for them, time does not heal all wounds.


For First Time In History, Female Marines Graduated Boot Camp In San Diego

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Marines are the last service to integrate women into boot camp. For the first time this spring, female recruits completed the grueling boot camp in San Diego.


'I Don't Feel Part Of The Military Anymore': Openly Gay Pilot Leaves After Harassment

Thursday, May 06, 2021

One of Naval Aviation's few openly gay pilots is leaving his military career behind after only six years, citing harassment as the reason.


The Military Confronts Extremism, One Conversation At A Time

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Every unit is holding a "stand down" to talk about extremism in the ranks. But the armed forces are still grappling with fundamental questions of how to define, identify and best deal with it.


How The Military's Attempt To Tackle Extremism In Its Ranks Is Progressing

Monday, April 05, 2021

The military nears a deadline for mandatory talks about extremism in the ranks after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the stand downs.


Female Marines Begin Basic Training In San Diego

Monday, February 15, 2021

Female Marine recruits started basic training for the first time in the 100-year history of boot camp in San Diego. The Corps is under a congressional mandate to end segregated recruit training.


A Look At The Navy's New Report On Racial Bias

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

The Navy has come out with its long-awaited report on racial bias. Despite critics saying the effort feels watered down, Navy leadership says they intend to create lasting change.


Following Capitol Siege, Veterans Hope For More Deradicalization Programs

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A growing number of those who participated in the siege of the U.S. Capitol were vets. While veterans groups are aware of extremism in their ranks, there are few resources to tackle the issue head on.


Wounds Of War Must Be Considered For Veterans Discharged For Misconduct

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Pentagon requires services to consider whether wounds of war played a role in behavior. As a Marine fights to stay in the corps, he wants his combat-related mental health issues to be considered.


Why Does The Navy Have So Few Black Admirals? Some Blame A Culture Of Discrimination

Friday, November 06, 2020

Some say Black sailors have to navigate both unconscious and active bias in the Navy.


A Long Tradition Of Mail-In Voting For Service Members, With Few Problems

Friday, October 30, 2020

Most overseas troops use the mail and the law requires their ballots to go out early.


For Many Military Personnel, Voting By Mail Is Not Unusual

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

In a year when millions of people are expected to vote by mail, overseas troops were among the first to receive their ballots. Federal law requires they go out at least 45 days before the election.