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Still Working For Now, Army Burn Treatment Pioneer Nears Full Retirement

9/30/2018
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San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson recently spoke with 88 year old semi-retired U.S. Army Colonel Basil Pruitt, who continues working a day or two every week at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Pruitt is a true pioneer in his field, and those who follow in his footsteps are unlikely to have a career quite like his. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at...

Duration:00:20:01

Wounded San Antonio Soldier, Injured Military Dog Reunited

9/23/2018
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San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson recently spoke with Army Spc. Alec Alcoser on the day that he was reunited with his working dog, Alex, weeks after they were both injured in an explosion. You'll hear from Alec himself, as well as what others like him have gone through during the use dogs in the modern US military. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:22:10

20 Year Marine Veteran Denied U.S. Passport

9/17/2018
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San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson has details on Marine Gunnery Sgt. Enrique Martinez, a 20 year armed services veteran, who because he grew up along the US-Mexico border, was delivered by a midwife, and lacks extra documentation of his birth and upbringing, has been denied a US passport. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:26:00

Air Force Chief: Pilot Oxygen Problem Solved

9/8/2018
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San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson discusses details on the Air Force's claim that a team of researchers has cracked the mystery of why dozens of pilots, some of them in San Antonio, have suffered midair blackouts or other physiological episodes this year while flying the T-6A Texan II, the service’s primary trainer. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:21:10

Immigrant Gi Booted out of Army at Fort Sam

8/10/2018
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San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson has info on Yea Ji Sea, an Army specialist from South Korea, who was recently discharged at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston after 4.5 years of service, abruptly ending her military career before she could achieve her goal of becoming an Army doctor. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:36:08

Air Force Women Balancing Work & Family

7/27/2018
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San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson describes the items women serving in the Air Force say might lead them to leave the service, most notably childcare and keeping their families together. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:21:06

Soldier Without a Country

7/13/2018
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San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson tells the story Crimea-born Pfc. Alina Kaliuzhna, an army combat medic who may soon be without a country. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:24:10

At 100, Army Nurse Looks Back on D-Day

6/15/2018
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Former Iraq War correspondent Sig Christenson has details on the story of Earlyne Sheets, a World War II nurse who last weekend celebrated her 100th birthday. Among other experiences, Earlyne entered the Army right out of nursing school and soon went to England, where she cared for the first casualties from D-Day. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:25:54

Fort Sam Memorial Day Ceremony

6/1/2018
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Former Iraq War correspondent Sig Christenson describes Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Sam and the people he met there. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:32:09

Texas Army National Guard Deployment

5/18/2018
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Former Iraq War correspondent Sig Christenson explains the upcoming deployment of Texas Army National Guard troops to the Horn of Africa. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:30:46

Inaugural Episode: Tales From Iraq

5/2/2018
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For our inaugural episode, San Antonio Express-News senior reporter Sig Christenson details a a firefight he experienced, alongside the 369 Armored Battalion, with forces loyal to Saddam Hussein. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:26:13