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  1. Big Spring, Texas sees no big deal in Jade Helm military exerciseRead the original story

    Sunday May 24 | Stars and Stripes

    The name is strange enough - who or what is Jade Helm 15? - but it's the motto of the upcoming military exercise that alarms some in Texas who believe the federal government is not to be trusted. "Mastering the human domain" has an ominous overtone: If someone is to be master, then does it not follow that someone else must be slave.


  2. Chinati Hot Springs: A rugged oasis in Texas' Big BendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Here at Chinati Hot Springs, with my toes splayed out at the end of the longest, deepest private bathtub I've ever eased into, the buzz of the city feels a million miles away. The warm water filling the homemade, cement-walled basin makes me feel so mellow, in fact, that even the mustard-colored walls of the El Presidente suite where I'm soaking don't bother me.


  3. Texas woman will never forget her days as a World War II flygirlRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    On Dec. 7, 1941, Susie Winston Bain was returning to her University of Texas dormitory after a sorority meeting when she heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Like other students, she wanted to serve her country.


  4. New House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry brings expertise, not notorietyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    West Texas congressman Mac Thornberry keeps an aging poem in a frame behind his desk, a couplet scrawled long ago by his son. But Thornberry - the new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, one of the most coveted and important assignments in Congress - isn't one of those guys you see on TV bickering or posturing.


  5. FBI to question hundreds of potential witnesses in VA hospital shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    The FBI will question hundreds of patients at a West Texas veterans' hospital who may have witnessed a shooting that left two people dead, including the suspected gunman, the bureau's top El Paso agent said. The FBI is leading the investigation of the Tuesday afternoon shooting at the El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System near the William Beaumont Army Medical Center.


  6. Report: Top officials briefed on Phoenix VA woes before scandal eruptedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    Long before news broke that the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix had manipulated waiting lists to hide the fact that veterans were facing long delays to see doctors, senior department officials in Washington had been made aware of serious problems at the hospital, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times wrote that filings before a federal administrative board in the case of the Phoenix hospital director Sharon Helman, who had been contesting her Nov. 24 firing, show how much officials knew about patient backlogs, shortages of medical personnel and clinic space, and long waiting lists.


  7. Christmas 1944 war letter expresses loneliness overseasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    On Christmas Day in 1944, Clay McIver, 30, a Texas farm boy from a town near Abilene, found himself in the uniform of the Army Air Corps in England, as one of millions of Americans then serving overseas during World War II. Three days later, with the bloody Battle of the Bulge raging across the English Channel, he wrote a poignant letter to his mother, Fannie, waiting for word back in Bluff Creek from her three sons in the service.


  8. Ashton Carter vs. Barack Obama's Yogi Berra foreign policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    Should Ashton Carter ultimately become the next U.S. secretary of defense - as now seems likely - he will be continuing an important, underappreciated tradition in that office. Trained as a physicist, he will be the latest in a distinguished line of scientist SecDefs who have served the country and the defense community well.


  9. Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2012 | Stars and Stripes

    Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors.


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