Rhode Island resident Tom Peters regularly vacations at the MacDill Air Force Base RV park.
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Camping, Golf, Tiki Bars: Military Bases Are Vacation Spots For Some Retirees

Military retirees can camp, golf, and fish at hundreds of military bases. It costs less than civilian resorts, making the bases popular vacation spots for thousands of former service members.

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The Department of  Veterans Affairs has announced it will allow more veterans to seek medical care closer to home.  The policy change came less than 24 hours after Jon Stewart featured a KUOW story on Comedy Central's "Daily Show." The story -- part of the American Homefront Project -- described the problems of rural veterans who seek medical care.

Patricia Murphy joins host John Hockenberry on PRI's "The Takeway." They talk about her coverage of the VA's "Choice Card" program, which is falling short of its goals of providing timely health care to rural vets.

Veteran Gloria Hoeppner holds her Choice card.
Patricia Murphy/American Homefront

A $15 billion federal program intended to improve veterans' health care is off to a rocky start, and some members of Congress are calling for significant reforms.

Washington state has told the U.S. Navy it can’t use state land to conduct electronic-warfare training on the Olympic Peninsula.


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