Carson Frame

Carson graduated from the University of Southern Florida in 2011 with a B.A. in English and International Studies. She earned a Master's degree in Journalism from New York University in 2017.

Prior to coming to San Antonio, she worked as a reporter for WMNF in Tampa. She's written for Ms. Magazine, and she's done audio work for the podcasts, "Death, Sex, and Money"(WNYC) and "Memory Motel."

Ways to Connect

Air Force retiree Berthienna Ogden uses the VA's Video Connect telehealth service as part of a 2019 VA demonstration.
Department of Veterans Affairs

Use of the Veterans Health Administration's telehealth platform has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the agency's infrastructure has struggled to keep pace.

New Air Force recruits in basic training practice social distancing in their dormitory at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
Sarayuth Pinthong / U.S. Air Force

The coronavirus pandemic has brought big changes to one of the defining aspects of military life -- boot camp. But some people question if the changes are adequate to protect trainees.

VA staff and volunteers screen patients, employees, and visitors at the entrance to the Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio.
Carson Frame / American Homefront

Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities are now screening patients, employees, and visitors for coronavirus. But some are questioning the agency's responce to the pandemic.

From left, Gen. John DeGoes, Brig. Gen. Laura Lenderman, and Chief Master Sgt. Chris Lantagne listen to a speaker at a virtual townhall meeting at Joint Base San Antonio.
Carson Frame / American Homefront

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting every aspect of American life - including military life.

National Guard Specialist Joshua Smoak, a camera operator, sits inside a Mobile Video Surveillance System Truck in Rio Grande City, Texas.
DeJon WIlliams / Texas Air National Guard

For military personnel at the U.S.-Mexico border, including National Guard troops, it's an unusual assignment. Many are quartered in hotels, and their families are allowed to visit.

World War II veteran Gerry Bennett, 92, plays cards with Gloria Estrello, a volunteer with the Choose Home Senior Corps program.
Carson Frame / American Homefront

The VA pilot program places federally-backed volunteers in the homes of veterans to help with cooking, cleaning and other low-skill tasks.

John and Barbara Browning attended a Warrior to Soul Mate session to improve their marriage in light of John's PTSD symptoms and other health challenges. 'He never told me what he went through in Vietnam until he went to pieces,' Barbara said.
Carson Frame / American Homefront

The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering couples retreats to help former service members communicate with their spouses.

Runners participate in an Oct. 17 domestic violence awareness event at Ft. Hood, Tex.
Kelvin Ringold / U.S. Army

The Defense Department Inspector General found that the military handles domestic violence on base inconsistently, leading to fewer prosecutions and ongoing danger for the people who are abused.

Mark George (right), a chaplain at the Caldwell County Jail in Lockhart, Tx., shakes hands with VA clergy training instructor Larry Collins, while attendee Vernon Cooper looks on.
Carson Frame / American Homefront

The Department of Veterans Affairs is training clergy members around the country to look for signs of psychological disorders and other issues among veterans in their congregations.

A screenshot from a July 23 Facebook post shows mold on a mattress at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Other photos posted by airmen showed moldy shoes, walls, and uniforms.
Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook group

Mold has long been a problem at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. But when airmen started posting photos on Facebook, the Air Force stepped up its response.

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