Tony Sholar of the Marine Corps stands in the abandoned headquarters of a Marine unit at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The building was damaged in Hurricane Florence, and rainwater still pours through damaged roof.
Jay Price / American Homefront

Hurricane Florence Repairs At Camp Lejeune Will Cost Billions, And More Big Storms Are Likely

The Marine Corps says Camp Lejeune, N.C. needs $3.6 billion in repairs, as scientists warn climate change will lead to more big storms and affect military readiness.

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Chef Ellen Adams (right), an Air Force veteran, helps fellow veteran Linda Costello coat apples in chocolate.
Sarah Harris / American Homefront

A cooking program in upstate New York helps veterans find camaraderie in the kitchen.

Using DNA and other new technology, scientists hope to identify the remains of more than 600 U.S. service members in a Hawaii veterans cemetery.

At a medical foster home near San Antonio, caregiver Tiffany Graves (left) sets out art supplies for Rose Witherspoon, a World War II veteran.
Carson Frame / American Homefront

For thousands of elderly veterans, long term care means living in a nursing home or institutional care setting. But some have found a much homier option.

A citrus worker in Plymouth, Fla. grades oranges in this 1942 photo.
Florida Citrus Exchange, McKay Archives, Florida Southern College

An effort to prevent scurvy in U.S. troops led to the growth of the orange juice industry, popularizing what had been a relatively obscure beverage.

Marines string concertina wire at the San Ysidro pedestrian crossing.
Steve Walsh / KPBS

More than 5000 troops have been deployed to the border, mainly to build barriers to harden points of entry. Most troops are scheduled to leave the border within weeks.

Veterans sign the movie poster for "Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story" at an October screening at Fort Drum.
Mike Strasser / U.S. Army

The 2001 Hollywood blockbuster movie "Black Hawk Down" portrayed the story of the Battle of Mogadishu. Now, a new documentary hopes to change the narrative.

A military vehicle enters an encampment in Donna, Texas, just inside the U.S. border with Mexico.
Carson Frame / American Homefront

Active-duty troops are now at the U.S. border with Mexico, two weeks after President Trump ordered the deployment in response to a large group of migrants headed north from Central America.

The Holcombe family, which lost nine members in the Sutherland Springs shooting, has filed a wrongful death claim against the Air Force.
Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Before Devin Kelley killed 26 people at a Texas church, the Air Force failed to enter his criminal history into the FBI's background check system. Several victims' families are suing.

Kristin Backlund, whose husband is an Air Force ROTC instructor, holds her Alaska absentee ballot. She says obtaining and completing it was a complicated process.
Sarah Harris / American Homefront

A new study suggests military spouses vote much less than servicemembers, and they may not be getting the help they need to cast their votes.

Jesus Guzmán (right) and fellow Higher Ground veterans participate in a team-building exercise during a hike in Big Bear, Cal.
Libby Denkmann / American Homefront

At "recreational therapy" camps, outdoor activities and mindfulness help veterans with PTSD, sexual trauma, and other issues.

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