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UT Arlington Programs Help Returning Veterans

Veterans say that one of the toughest things they encounter when they return home is getting back into the swing of things after war. Now the University of Texas at Arlington is helping them do it. UTA is offering programs which provide more counselors to help the returning veterans.

08/10/2012

A picture of Corporal Gregory Schneider. (credit: Debbie Schneider)

Family Remembers Local Marine’s PTSD Struggle

The memories of the battles he fought in Iraq came home, to Fairview, with Corporal Gregory Schneider. It was the long, confidential conversations he had with his father that helped Schneider rise above the darkness that overwhelmed him after his return.

CBS 11–05/28/2012

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Pets2Vets Changing Lives Of North Texas Veterans

North Texas Marine Jason Allen doesn’t go far without Sarge. When the 33-year-old from Kemp is hurting he turns to his faithful buddy and it’s all thanks to an organization that matches veterans with shelter dogs and cats.

03/09/2012

Several troops -- and CBS 11 News reporter Keith Garvin and photographer Edgar Solis -- board a C-17 plane for a flight to Afghanistan. (credit: Keith Garvin/KTVT/KTXA)

Reflections On ‘Afghanistan: Embedded With Texas Troops’

CBS 11 News Anchor Keith Garvin looks back on his trip to Afghanistan, the military personnel he traveled with and met, and answers questions he’s been asked since returning. Given everything he’d do it all again.

02/29/2012

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, walk off the plane at their home base of Fort Hood, Texas after being part of one of the last American combat units to exit from Iraq. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Last Combat Troops Out Of Iraq & Back At Fort Hood

All but a few soldiers in the last U.S. combat brigade to leave Iraq are back home just in time for Christmas. Nearly 200 soldiers arrived at Fort Hood on Saturday, while others arrived earlier in the week.

12/24/2011

Dajha Holloway, 5, (L) and her sister KeAndre Holloway, 3, walk with their father Sgt. DeAndre Holloway after he and fellow troops arrived from Afghanistan on June 15, 2011. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Troops Get Warm Thanksgiving Welcome At DFW Airport

Nearly 150 men and women landed at the airport Wednesday for some badly needed R-and-R.

11/23/2011

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Milsim Paintball Feels Like War, Without The Fear Of Dying

If you’ve ever wanted to play weekend warrior without signing up with Uncle Sam, military simulation paintball — or milsim — might be the place for you.

11/22/2011

The main gate at the Fort Hood Army Base. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens File Claims Of $750M For Fort Hood Tragedy

More than 80 victims and family members in the worst-ever mass shooting at a U.S. military installation are seeking $750 million in compensation from the Army.

11/10/2011

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Afghan & Iraq Wars Take Huge Toll On Plano Family

It’s America’s first war to last a decade and it began 10 years ago today. October 7 also marks the day that the course of a Plano family was changed forever.

10/07/2011

Reniah Krause clings to her father, Sgt. Joseph Krause, after he and fellow soldiers arrive back home from Afghanistan on June 15, 2011. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

DFW Airport Celebrates 7 Years Of Greeting Soldiers

A nationally-recognized volunteer program for greeting returning soldiers at DFW Airport is celebrating a birthday on Wednesday.

06/22/2011

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.

05/09/2011

Secretary of the Army John McHugh, left, and U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey presented awards of valor at a memorial service recognizing victims and families of those fallen on the one year anniversary of the Fort Hood attacks.

Victims Remembered 1 Year After Fort Hood Shooting

Friday many families of the 12 soldiers and one civilian who died during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, met each other for the first time at the anniversary memorial, hugging and weeping together.

CBSDFW.COM–11/05/2010

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