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Veterans Coming Home

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United States Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald was in Dallas Monday to launch the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative, a nationwide effort aimed at increasing education, employment and other re-entry opportunities for veterans.

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This story is the second in KERA's series on veterans, part of the public media initiative "Veterans Coming Home."

In Tarrant County's Criminal Court No. 9, Fort Worth Judge Brent Carr runs what's known as the “veterans court.”

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This story is the third in KERA's series on veterans, part of the public media initiative "Veterans Coming Home."

This isn't your typical courtroom. People are laughing, smiling, even joking around. Dressed in suits and buttoned-up shirts, dozens of veterans squeeze into the wooden benches. There’s a sense of camaraderie in Tarrant County’s Veterans' Court.  

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KERA and public media stations across the country will mark Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with a number of stories and programs focused on veterans, including memories of war and stories from home as they return to civilian life.

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This story is the first in KERA's series on veterans, part of the public media initiative "Veterans Coming Home."

One of the first things Dr. Stephen Burgher had to get used to as an emergency physician in Afghanistan was treating blast injuries.