A dog trainer shows a dog a plastic mine after it was sniffed out from a hole as part of explosive dog training in Kabul, Afghanistan. (credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Military Dogs Trained & Treated For PTSD In Texas

They are the dogs of war… literally. Most dogs used by our U.S. military are born, bred and trained here in Texas. Those who train the war dogs have discovered a dog’s life in the combat zone can lead to some very human-like problems.

CBS 11–02/27/2013

President Obama Attends Memorial Service At Ft. Hood For Shooting Victims

Panetta’s Decision Welcome News To Longtime Texas Military Officer

Colonel Suzanne Adkinson has been serving in the military for over 30 years. As a member of the Texas National Guard, she believes it’s time to lift the ban on women serving in combat.


President Obama Attends Memorial Service At Ft. Hood For Shooting Victims

Panetta To Lift Ban On Women In Combat

The U.S. Military is making one of the biggest policy changes in its history. CBS News learned Tuesday the Defense Department is lifting its ban on women serving in combat.



USS Fort Worth To Be Commissioned In Galveston

A 378-foot military ship named for a North Texas city will be commissioned this fall. A ceremony is planned September 22 in Galveston to commission the USS Fort Worth.


National Guard members stand in formation. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

After Combat In Afghanistan, Soldiers Return To Fort Hood

It was a homecoming twice as nice. Nearly 40 soldiers, who flew combat helicopters in Afghanistan, returned to Fort Hood on Monday.


Sergeant Sheena Adams (L), 25, Hospital, Lance Corporal Kristi Baker,21, (R) US Marines and Hospital Corpsman Shannon Crowley, 22, US Navy Sailor, work with the FET (Female Engagement Team) 1st Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental Combat team II. (credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Report: Women Should Be Allowed In Combat Units

A military advisory commission is recommending that the Pentagon do away with long-standing policies that ban women from serving in combat units.


Richard Ruffert, a veteran suffering from PTSD who learned to treat it through a new program.

Court Program Gives Veterans A Second Chance

The Veteran’s Diversion Program allows veterans to have minor criminal charges against them dropped if they complete treatment for their PTSD.