Chris HaxelReporter, KCUR and American Homefront
Chris Haxel is American Homefront's reporter at KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri covering military personnel, veterans and their families. He previously covered guns and gun culture for the public media project "Guns & America."
A U.S. Army veteran, Haxel grew up in Springfield, Illinois, but has lived in seven states and four countries.
He previously reported for newspapers in Kansas and Michigan.
In cities nationwide, groups addressing veteran homelessness by replacing the traditional shelter model with tiny homes.
Days before Memorial Day, the Department of Veterans Affairs is easing restrictions at the cemeteries it manages.
Pentagon leaders were concerned about extremism in the military even before the Jan. 6 insurrection. But new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he wants everyone in the ranks to understand it's a priority.