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Caption: Soldiers at Fort Benning, Ga. use immersion troughs filled with ice and water to cool off during training in this 2018 photo., Credit:  Patrick A. Albright / U.S. Army
The Pentagon says reported cases of heat exhaustion jumped nearly 50 percent between 2014 and 2018.

Bought by WUSF, KPBS, Colorado Public Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WOUB and more

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 03:56
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Observers watch an explosion during Operation Hardtack in 1958. 35 nuclear tests were conducted in the Pacific, exposing troops to radiation., Credit: Nevada National Security Site
The new certificate recognizes as many as 550,000 veterans who were exposed to nuclear weapons tests between 1945 and 1992. But the certificates le...

Bought by KRZA, KPBS, KPCC, Texas Public Radio, and Colorado Public Radio

  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Commander David McKinney, a spokesman for the U.S. Naval Academy, stands alongside a sinkhole on the Severn River waterfront, where the Academy plans to build a new seawall to better withstand flooding., Credit: Jay Price/American Homefront
The Government Accountability Office says the military isn't doing enough to deal with the effects of climate change, after more than $9 billion in...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KSFR, KPBS, Texas Public Radio, KRZA and more

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Therapist Keith Smith demonstrates virtual reality equipment at the University of Central Florida. Smith uses virtual reality to help treat veterans' post traumatic stress disorder., Credit: Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront
The University of Central Florida is using virtual reality to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It's worked well enough that the Pentagon will ...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, North Country Public Radio, KPBS, Colorado Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more

  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Midshipmen from the Naval Academy depart the USS Higgins after a recent training exercise., Credit: Steve Walsh/American Homefront
The Navy is rolling out its latest plan to manage wildlife in its ocean training grounds from Southern California to Hawaii. But environmentalists ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and Texas Public Radio

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 03:51
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Abdelwahhab Azzawi, Credit: Courtesy of Abdelwahhab Azzawi
A profile of Syrian opthamologist, activist and poet Abdelwahhab Azzawi. He escaped two war zones and made it to freedom in Germany. But there are ...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2017
  • Length: 13:23
Caption: Gas mask exercise, Scott Field, Illinois.1942. , Credit: Library of Congress
Chemical weapons have played a chilling role in human history ever since World War I. As accounts of recent uses permeate the news, we decided to f...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2014
  • Length: 44:21