Serving Those who Serve
WGBH News focuses on issues facing the military. We'll get to the political stalemate known as sequestration and defense cuts affecting our area.
But we'll also go behind the headlines to a collection of stories that involve servicemen and women.
by Elizabeth Ross
When Phil Lippens arrived at Salem State he felt totally out of place. Lippens had just left the military, where he had two back-to-back deployments to Iraq in 2006 and 2007, and had seen heavy combat.
About 25 percent of battlefield casualties are medically preventable, according to the Army Institute of Surgical Research. But what if there was something that could buy that wounded soldier time?
by Anne Mostue
The local defense industry is feeling anxiety related to sequestration, an across-the-board cut of 7.5 percent from the defense budget.
by Ibby Caputo
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs estimates that 22 veterans take their own lives every day in America.
by Bob Seay
The film "The Invisible War" depicts servicemen and women who have been sexually assaulted, and what they face when they speak up.