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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.


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.

CBS 11–07/04/2012

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

A U.S. soldier rides in a Black Hawk helicopter.  (Photo credit Keith Garvin, CBS 11 News)

Soldiers In Afghanistan Remain Focused On Mission

As political protests rage in Afghanistan, so do the combat and security missions of U.S. forces. Soldiers must remain focused despite difficult conditions.


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

Father & Son Serving Together In Afghanistan

Many soliders serving overseas long for some contact with a loved one. But for two men fighting in Afghanistan, the war effort is already a family affair.


Ali Al Salem Airbase, Kuwait.  (Photo credit YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Kuwait Military Base Full Of Troops Heading Home

Troops fighting in Afghanistan get to return home for two weeks of rest, but first they must pass through a special military base in the Middle East.


A Black Hawk helicopter lands at FOB Pasab in the Kandahar province in Afghanistan on August 22, 2011. (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Black Hawk Helicopter Plays Key Role In Afghanistan

The Black Hawk helicopter is one of the best-known tools in the U.S. military’s arsenal, and it plays a critical role in the nation’s war efforts in Afghanistan.


Major General Dan Allyn (credit: Edgar Solis/KTVT/KTXA)

Leading America’s War Effort In Afghanistan

The U.S. is accelerating its mission in Afghanistan to end combat operations in 2013. Helping lead that action is the commanding general of Fort Hood’s First Cavalry Division.


MRAP armored vehicle being refueled (Keith Garvin/CBSDFW)

Soldiers In Afghanistan Fully Engaged In Combat

While many Americans are focused on the economy and this year’s presidential election, soldiers in Afghanistan are still in dangerous combat situations.


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Afghanistan Diary: Day One

We will profile several soldiers who are North Texas natives and give you a nuts & bolts look at their mission.


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)

Obama Pulling All U.S. Troops From Iraq By Year’s End

About 40,000 American troops are currently in Iraq.


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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.