Military Families

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North Texas Welcomes The Arrival Of The Snowball Express

They’re the sons and daughters of our fallen heroes. And Thursday they received a very special Christmas gift. The festivities began with the arrival of the Snowball Express.


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How Military Families Prepare For Their Loved Ones Return

Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.


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Relay Marchers Set Out To “Reclaim” Memorial Day

At Arlington National Cemetery and across the U.S. on this Memorial Day, Americans paused to remember the high price of freedom. Some 30,000 people participated in a relay called “Carry the Load”.


A photo of the VMB-423 Seahorse Marine squadron. (credit: Kim Anderson/Niece of Lt. Walter Vincent)

North Texans Set Out To Bring Relative’s WWII Remains Home

More than 73,000 Americans who fought in WWII are still missing. Until recently, that number included a group of Marine aviators. CBS 11 takes a look at how a family from Lucas traveled to the South Pacific to help find the heroes and bring them home.

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Military Veterans Account For 1/5 Of U.S. Suicides

There are a growing number of families that are not honored for losing loved ones who served their country. Their family members committed suicide. Monday, counselors and families who’ve known people who’ve committed suicide met at a pavilion in Trinity Park.


A soldier is greeted after arriving back home at DFW International Airport. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

‘Welcome Home A Hero’ Ending Wednesday

It has been the scene of thousands of tearful reunions, hugs and cheers. The “Welcome Home A Hero” program has provided many touching images and memories, but the program is coming to an end this week.


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Military Families Become Target For Criminals

The families of military members would do anything to protect their loved ones serving overseas. At least, that’s what criminals have discovered.


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Military Personnel Get In Free At The Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo is honoring members of the armed forces this Fourth of July weekend. As part of “Celebrate Freedom Weekend” there will be free admission for service members.


Pros: They fight for their country and wear a prestigious uniform.Cons: These heroes risk their lives to protect their country.

Military Families Feel Caught In Middle Of Budget Debate

Tonya Shanz says she worries about her son running into a land mine, the violence of war and she’s not happy that so far Congress has failed to come up with a federal budget before tonight’s midnight deadline.