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Lara and Trey Garey stand at the bedside of Tom Garey, an Air Force veteran with advanced ALS. Trey, 19, has spent much of his teenage years caring for his father at their Texas home. Carson Frame/American Homefront hide caption

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The American Government Once Offered Widely Affordable Child Care ... 77 Years Ago

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A 2017 report on military families released Thursday reveals that a huge swath of more than 600,000 spouses of active duty and Reserve servicemembers faced a variety of challenges due to their spouses' service. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kara Dethlefsen, an active-duty Marine, attends the monthly food pantry at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base near San Diego. Her husband is also a Marine. She says the food assistance is helping them get ready for his transition back to civilian life. The couple has a 4-month-old daughter. Dorian Merina/KPCC hide caption

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