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."

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Army veteran Jason Gibson and his wife Kara paid out of pocket for IVF treatments that resulted in the birth of their daughter Quinn. Gibson lost both legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan.
Paige Pfleger / American Homefront

The legislation requires the government to expand fertility coverage for service members and veterans who've suffered war-related reproductive injuries.

Trucks line up to pass through a checkpoint at the U.S./Mexico border in Pharr, Tex. Truckers say the immigration crackdown has led to waitimes as long as six hours to cross the border.
Carson Frame / American Homefront

A thousand National Guard troops from Texas will try to address one of the unintended results of President Trump’s immigration crackdown -- traffic jams that are slowing international commerce.

Christopher and Andrea Cacho's wedding picture was among the many possessions damaged when the Army moved them from Kentucky to Virginia.
Andrea Cacho

The Pentagon is planning to hire a single private company to oversee the moving process for military families. The current system is plagued by delays, lost shipments, theft, and a lack of accountability.

New Air Force recruits try on shoes from San Antonio Shoemakers, Propper Footwear, and New Balance. Since January, the Defense Department has been issuing the shoes free of charge.
Ruth A. Medina-Villanueva / U.S. Air Force

Under a law now taking effect, the military branches are issuing American-made running shoes, instead of giving recruits an allowance to buy whatever sneakers they want.

An encampment that served as a hub for Army and Border Patrol activity now sits vacant near the Donna Rio Bravo International Bridge. It was cleared out in late December.
Reynaldo Leanos, Jr. / American Homefront

Thousands of troops who were deployed to the border in the fall have left, but the Trump Administration may call for a second deployment of thousands more.

Staff Sgt. Melishia Francis prepares her breast pump in a lactation room at Lackland Air Force Base's Wilford Hall Medical Hospital.
Daniel J. Calderon / U.S. Air Force

Inflexible work schedules and lack of support can make it tough for new mothers in the military to keep breastfeeding their children.

Congressional candidates MJ Hegar (right) and Gina Ortiz Jones speak at the LBJ Presidential Library in June. Both are military veterans seeking their first political office.
Jay Godwin / LBJ Library

Veterans now make up less than 20 percent of Congress, compared with about 75 percent in the 1960s. Some high-profile candidates are trying to reverse that trend.

Some veterans groups say they’re uncertain about the future of care at the Department of Veterans Affairs, after President Trump ousted Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House physician Ronny Jackson to head the agency.

Cadets at St. Mary's University Army ROTC participate in a morning workout.
Carson Frame / American Homefront

Since last year, the Army has required a fitness test before recruits start basic training.

When service members are discharged from the military, the degree to which they can receive benefits from Veterans Affairs depends largely on their characterization of service.

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