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Like a flying ambulance: Air Force evacuates critically ill patients from St. Croix

The 927th Air Refueling Wing
| Military C-130 and C-17 aircraft have been outfitted with medical equipment, as the Air Force flies patients to hospitals in the mainland U.S.

Surfing helped Vietnam vets deal with the war, its aftermath

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For U.S. troops in Vietnam, the "China Beach" surfing spot provided a rare recreational outlet during the war. Some still seek healing from the waves.

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Awaiting scarce visas, Afghans who helped US face threats

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Some 13,000 applicants for 2,500 visas. Average processing time: 480 days. Bills in Congress would authorize more visas, but they would still not meet the demand.

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Deported vets try to return to the country they fought for

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Green card holders who serve in the military can be deported after discharge if they get into legal trouble. Some are trying to return or get their VA benefits.

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After military service, these veterans face deportation

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Some 11,000 non-citizens serve in the U.S. military. But if they commit crimes after discharge, these veterans can be deported.

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Why so many more homeless vets in LA?

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A sharp rise in the number of homeless vets in L.A. County prompts advocates to question whether the crisis' root causes are being adequately confronted.

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For Hemet High ROTC cadets, Memorial Day hits close to home

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The Inland Empire city of 83,000 has lost five former students to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than any other high school in Southern California.

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Bills would help student veterans hit by ITT Tech closure

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The measures would restore federal education money veterans had spent at the school. One bill would also restore lost housing allowances.

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