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Wayne Moorhead.

Houston Hospital Helps Amputee Patients With New Prosthetics Procedure

New surgical procedure at a Houston hospital increases success of people getting prosthetics.

 | John Mone

An Iron Dome air defence system launches to intercept a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip

How Effective Is Missile Defense?

Armies have gradually improved techniques to defend against both ballistic rockets and powered missiles.

 | Eli Kintisch

The historic military B-17 aircraft named "Texas Raiders" flies

Dallas Air Show Victims Named; NTSB Investigation Underway

Six people were killed Saturday when a World War II-era bomber and a fighter plane collided and crashed in a ball of flames during an air show.

 | AP

About 130 soldiers with the U.S. Army's 87th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade

U.S. Military Struggling With Recruitment

The Navy met its target goal and so did the Air Force, although with fewer additional recruits than in previous years. Meanwhile, the Army fell short.

 | Cat Sandoval

First lady Jill Biden and President Joe Biden

First Lady Hosts Veterans Day Breakfast, Supports Caregivers

She introduced the Hidden Helpers Coalition, which is meant to help young people who act as caregivers who live with wounded service members or vets.

 | AP

The Veterans Affairs Department

Tally Of Homeless Veterans Fell 11%, Biggest Drop In 5 Years

There were 33,136 homeless veterans in January of this year, compared with 37,252 in 2020, according to the Point-in-Time count.

 | AP

Newsy's Ben Schamisso rides along with a U.S. Coast Guard pilot.

On Board With The U.S. Coast Guard: Surveilling The Sea For Migrants

Crossing land isn't the only way migrants are finding their way into the U.S. Many Haitian and Cuban migrants make the difficult journey on the ocean.

 | Ben Schamisso

Gursharan Virk salutes.

Sikh Air Force Cadet Explores Religious Identity Woes In U.S. Military

Gursharan Virk is the first Air Force Sikh cadet allowed to wear reflections of faith. His story inspired others to push for religious accommodations.

 | Cat Sandoval

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and John Feal

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Rallies To Raise Awareness For Military Hunger

The Department of Defense estimates as many as 24% of military families are food insecure. That’s about 300,000 people, plus their families.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Afghan families wait to board a bus.

Afghan Couple Accuse U.S. Marine Of Abducting Their Baby

In a federal lawsuit, the Afghan family accuses Joshua and Stephanie Mast of false imprisonment, conspiracy, fraud and assault.

 | AP

Dionne Williamson participates in a riding lesson at Cloverleaf Equine Center in Clifton, Va.

As Suicides Rise, U.S. Military Seeks To Address Mental Health

Rising suicide rates among active service members have forced the Pentagon to review the military's mental health protocols.

 | AP

The USS Ronald Reagan.

U.S., South Korea Continue Military Drills In Response To North Korea

The USS Ronald Reagan and South Korean warships resumed training drills, days after North Korea launched a nuclear-capable missile over Japan.

 | AP

A man takes pictures of the destruction around the bridge leading to Pine Island, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Assesses Damage After Hurricane Ian

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been using technology to assess the damage left behind and to find objects submerged under water.

 | Tammy Estwick

The USS Ronald Reagan.

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Arrives In South Korea For Joint Military Drills

The South Korean navy said the training is meant to boost the allies' military readiness in response to North Korean nuclear and missile tests.

 | AP

U.S. veteran Sergio Alfaro

U.S. Veteran Shares Message Of Hope After Battling PTSD

Former U.S. Army medic Sergio Alfaro returned from Iraq with the realities of war burned into his mind.

 | Scripps News Staff

U.S. Veteran Connor McDaniel

The Struggle And Rising Need For Veterans To Get Mental Health Care

Research shows nearly half of American veterans who need mental health care don't get it.

 | Alexandra Miller

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

Reported Sexual Assaults Across U.S. Military Increase 13%

Defense officials have argued that an increase in reported assaults is a positive trend because so many people are reluctant to report it.

 | AP

inside of a fighter jet

Ukrainian Fighter Pilots, Firing U.S. Missiles, Get Back in the Fight

As the Ukrainian air force plays a role in the Kherson counteroffensive, a UA pilot describes missions and looking ahead to better fighter jets.

 | Jason Bellini

Jason Bellini and Ryan Hendrickson talking

Former U.S. Special Forces Wounded Warrior Hunts Land Mines In Ukraine

Ryan Hendrickson, a former U.S. Special Forces warrior, is now saving lives by clearing mines left behind by Russian troops.

 | Jason Bellini

The FBI headquarters building

Exclusive: FBI Agents In The U.S. Report Symptoms Of Mystery Syndrome

There have been a dozen or more incidents of FBI agents reporting strange brain symptoms on U.S. soil, but investigation remains relatively quiet.

 | Sasha Ingber

A graphic shows a military family receiving financial assistance

Government Takes Steps To Improve Food Security For Military Families

In recent months, the U.S. government has taken some steps to improve food security for its service members — but there's more to do.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Stickers, ear plugs and other free gifts are display at the U.S. Air Force recruiting tent prior to a NASCAR race

Why Is Military Recruitment Low?

Military recruitment is the lowest it's been in years, due in part to the pandemic creating a lack of opportunities to recruit in schools.

 | Lauren Magarino

Afghan Women, Trained By U.S. Special Forces, Are Still In Peril

Women who served in Afghanistan’s security forces are one of the most vulnerable groups in Afghanistan a year after the collapse.

 | Sasha Ingber

U.S. Navy helicopter over a vessel

U.S. Navy Offers Cash For Tips To Seize Middle Eastern Guns, Drugs

Despite a U.N. arms embargo, Iran has long been arming Yemen's Houthi rebels and the new U.S. Navy program hopes to intercept those shipments.

 | AP

Overhead lights illuminate a tunnel inside the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility in Pearl Harbor

Navy Report: Multiple Errors Poisoned Pearl Harbor Water

The report said officials defaulted to assuming the best about what was happening when the spills occurred, instead of assuming the worst.

 | AP

People play video games in a dark room.

How The Military Is Boosting Recruitment Through Video Games

With enlistment dropping, the military is turning to video games to make an impact with young recruits.

 | Scripps News Staff

An Army National Guard member pulls up tape marking a line at a coronavirus mass-vaccination site

Army Guard Troops Risk Dismissal As Vaccine Deadline Looms

Guard leaders say states are doing all they can to encourage soldiers to get vaccinated by the time limit.

 | AP

A man carries a bouquet of flowers amid headstones in Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Congressional Bill Will Address Veterans Exposed To Toxic Burn Pits

President Biden mentioned the bill in his Memorial Day remarks, saying we have a duty to do right by service members who died of toxic exposure.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

U.S., South Korea Open To Expanded Military Drills To Deter North

President Biden said cooperation between the U.S. and South Korea shows "our readiness to take on all threats together."

 | AP and Phoebe Amoroso

The image asks, "How does the military control its Hollywood image?"

Pop Quiz: How Does The Military Control Its Hollywood Image?

In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" dives into the military's relationship and influence with Hollywood movie studios.

 | Christian Bryant and Casey Mendoza and Scripps News Staff