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Extreme weather could be hurting California's military bases

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| Climate change is still a political hot button, but the Pentagon is preparing for the worst with a recent survey of military bases.

How a Trump executive order will tackle veteran suicides

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VA Secretary David Shulkin has pledged to reduce veteran suicides. Critics say there are questions about how the troubled agency will expand services.

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After 15 years, deported Marine Corps veteran is home for Christmas

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Marine Corps veteran Marco Chavez hugged his father at the border crossing in San Diego on Thursday, when he stepped onto American soil for the first time since his deportation 15 years ago.

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Rural homeless vets: Hidden from view and often ignored

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For veterans without a home, it looks different being in a rural area versus an urban environment.

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

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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.

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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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