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After the Uniform: An American Homefront Project Special

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| What does it mean to be a veteran in the 21st century? Many are returning home form the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and finding it difficult to transition back to civilian life.

Clinic offers veterans alternative to VA mental health care

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Hedge-fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen cut a check for $275 million to open a nationwide network of free mental health care clinics for military veterans.

Army to open first autism center for military kids

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The new center in Tacoma will serve about 150 children. It comes after years of complaints that it’s nearly impossible for military parents to find autism therapy.

VA and Red Cross team up to take care of women caregivers

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On Saturday morning more than 80 women who take care of disabled military vets got a little bit of a break at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.

County speeds up rent checks for homeless vets

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The L.A. County Housing Authority says a new $1.1 million program has helped them get housing for homeless veterans in a tight rental market.

On D-Day, students bring silent heroes of WWII to life

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To commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, some American high school students are traveling to Normandy, France to make sure the victims of World War II aren't forgotten.

'Burn pits' pose possible health risk for troops

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So-called "burn pits" were common at U.S. military outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Legislation in the Senate would create a center to study the effects of breathing their smoke.

At 5K, veterans eye finish line and voting booth

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Veterans and their families say they will go to the polls next Tuesday to vote for more benefits for veterans, including more housing and better counseling.