Carson Frame

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Caption: Former Texas State Trooper LeRoy Torres reviews legal paperwork with his wife Rosie in their Robstown, Texas home in 2019. Torres resigned from his job after returning home from Iraq in 2008. He said the state refused to make job accommodations for a disa, Credit: Carson Frame / American Homefront

The Supreme Court will decide if Guardsmen and reservists can sue states for employment violations (03:43)
From: American Homefront Project

When National Guard members and reservists deploy, a federal law is supposed to preserve their civilian jobs and benefits. But in some states, government employees can't ...
Caption: A memorial honors the victims of a 2017 mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A federal judge ruled that Devin Kelley might not have been able to buy the weapon he used in the shooting if the military had reported his cri, Credit: David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

Inconsistent military domestic violence policies allow troops with criminal histories to buy guns (03:49)
From: American Homefront Project

More than four years after a former airman killed 26 people at a rural Texas church, advocates say the military still needs to do more to prevent violent service members and ...
Caption: Lara and Trey Garey stand at the bedside of Tom Garey, an Air Force veteran with advanced ALS. 19-year-old Trey has spent much of his teenage years caring for his father at their home in Cedar Park, Texas., Credit: Carson Frame / American Homefront

Growing up too soon: When kids and teenagers are caregivers for disabled veteran parents (03:49)
From: American Homefront Project

More than two million American children and teenagers live with a wounded or ill veteran. Many help with the veteran's care and face challenges like stress, anxiety, and ...
Caption: Vietnam Veteran Jim Scott, who now volunteers for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, shared his story at the 2018 Bladder Cancer Think Tank. Scott attributes his disease to his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam., Credit: Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

More Vietnam vets now qualify for disability benefits, but it may be years before they see the money (03:46)
From: American Homefront Project

Veterans suffering from certain medical conditions became eligible for "presumptive" VA disability benefits last year. But the claims they're filing have added to the ...
Caption: The governor of Texas is continuing to ramp up his controversial border security initiative. Texas National Guard troops have been deployed to Mexican border to help law enforcement agents arrest migrants who enter U.S. illegally.   As Carson Frame report, Credit: Carson Frame / American Homefront

National Guard troops are arresting migrants in Texas. Critics say they're not qualified to do it. (03:55)
From: American Homefront Project

Texas Governor Greg Abbott continues to ramp up his controversial border security initiative. The state has sent troopers and National Guard members to the U.S./Mexico border ...
Caption: A member of the National Guard drives a school bus van in Chelsea, Mass. in October. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker activated the Guard to address a shortage of drivers as the school year began., Credit: Jesse Costa / WBUR

Driving buses, giving vaccines, patrolling the border: Is the National Guard asked to do too much? (03:47)
From: American Homefront Project

The National Guard is being tasked with a growing number of missions, and critics argue that heavy deployments are straining the force.
Caption: Employees at the VA Medical Center in Grand Island, Nebraska take part in a December 2020 employee vaccination event. The VA now is ordering more than 100,000 of its health care workers to get vaccines by mid-September or risk losing their jobs., Credit: A Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

The VA is mandating vaccines for its health care employees, but enforcement may be a challenge (03:41)
From: American Homefront Project

The Department of Veterans Affairs said its frontline health workers must get vaccinated by mid-September or they'll lose their jobs.
Caption: Lynn Rosenthal, chair of the Pentagon’s sexual assault independent review committee, speaks to the media July 2 about proposed changes in military sexual assault and harassment investigations., Credit: Jackie Sanders / Department of Defense

The military's plan to reform its response to sex crimes likely will take years to enact (03:24)
From: American Homefront Project

President Biden and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin have endorsed major changes in how the military handles sexual assault and harassment cases. But reforms may not happen ...
Caption: Staff Sgt. Ebony Rice (second from right) unfurls a map and explains to a group of young soldiers that they need to work together in order to succeed in a mock mission., Credit: Carson Frame / American Homefront

A new Army program is teaching leaders to be more compassionate and less 'toxic' (03:44)
From: American Homefront Project

The program has debuted at Fort Hood, Texas, where Spc. Vanessa Guillen's killing last year led to criticism of the base's culture and command climate.
Caption: Staff Sgt. Antoine raises his head as a flight surgeon inspects his neck and face during a 2018 shaving waiver course at Beale Air Force Base in California., Credit: Colville McFee / U.S. Air Force

A skin condition makes it hard for some Black men to shave ... and get ahead in the military (03:43)
From: American Homefront Project

Some Air Force members say they're facing discrimination because it's hard for them to shave their faces daily. Many have a skin condition that's especially common among Black men.