May 25, 2012 MPRWhen a parent returns from deployment, fitting back into the family can be struggle. National Guardsman Kevin Ross says, after coming home from Iraq, he talked to his three kids like they were soldiers. But with the help of a new study, he's learned to change his approach — and it's made a big difference.
May 21, 2012 Thanks to Facebook and other sites, American troops in Afghanistan are more connected than ever with what's going on back home. But that connectivity has also led to incendiary videos and photos getting posted online. Now, military leadership is taking steps to further educate troops on what is and isn't appropriate for public viewing.
April 4, 2012 Pie-in-the-sky reports about vast mineral deposits of copper, iron, uranium and lithium are believed by many in Afghanistan to be the key to the country's future. But a Chinese copper mine east of Kabul is the only one optioned by an international company so far, and it's on hold.
April 1, 2012 More than a plane ride separates soldiers from returning home. Before they can go back to their families, the 182nd Infantry Regiment will spend several days "demobilizing" at Camp Atterbury. The process eases the transition back to the civilian world — and spots trouble before it ruins lives.
March 25, 2012 Members of the National Guard's 182nd Infantry Regiment recently touched down in Indiana after a long trip and a long year in Afghanistan. Over the next year, Weekend Edition will follow these men through their shift from soldiers to civilians.