Music A Holiday Harmonica Concert Is Part Of The Therapy For Veterans With Lung Disease By Stephanie Colombini • Dec 18, 2019 Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront Some Florida veterans are putting on a holiday performance at their local VA, but not just to spread cheer. It’s part of a program that uses harmonicas to help treat COPD. More Than Shows: Today's USO Is Working To Bridge The Divide Between Service Members And Civilians By Austin Cross • Dec 12, 2019 Katie Lange / U.S. Department of Defense For an organization that's still strongly associated with entertainers of the past, like Bob Hope, it's a constant challenge to stay relevant to today's service members. 'Why Him And Not Me?' Songwriting To Mend The Wounds Of War By Libby Denkmann • Jun 13, 2018 Libby Denkmann / American Homefront For her new album, Nashville singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier collaborated with veterans to write songs about war, service, and life after the military. A Swan Song For Some Military Bands: Budget Cuts Stop The Music By Carson Frame • Sep 1, 2017 Carson Frame / American Homefront The military has more than 130 bands with more than 6000 musicians. But their cost – about a half-billion dollars a year – has made them a target for budget cutters in Congress and at the Pentagon. 'Fallujah' Uses Opera to Look Inside a War Survivor's Head By John Ismay • Mar 17, 2016 Keith Ian Polakoff / Long Beach Opera One of the most intense episodes of the U.S.-Iraq conflict is the subject of a new opera premiering in Long Beach, California.