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Episodes

How 15 Seconds of Daring Ingenuity Turned a Texas Fighter Pilot Into an Air Force Legend

6/28/2019
San Antonio Express-News senior reporter Sig Christenson explains how with the plane next to him in the skies above North Vietnam crippled and leaking fuel, Capt. Bob Pardo performed an aerial maneuver that made him a legend – and almost got him court-martialed. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:26:36

Hero Raised in San Antonio Helped Stop Synagogue Shooter

5/13/2019
San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson has details on the San Antonio upbringing of Oscar Stewart, a veteran who has been celebrated across the country, along with an off-duty Border Patrol agent Jonathan Morales, for confronting a shooter at a California synagogue on April 27. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:24:51

Military’s Transgender Policy Costs San Antonio ROTC Student His Scholarship

4/29/2019
San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson has details on the case of UT freshman Map Pesqueira, whom the Pentagon has stripped of a scholarship worth more than $10,000 a year. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:24:25

Remembering the Last Survivor of the Doolittle Raid

4/14/2019
San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson details the life and service of recently deceased Dick Cole, the last serving member of the legendary Doolittle Raiders who boosted American morale with a daring air raid on Japan in the fifth month of World War II. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:22:33

San Antonio Air Force Pioneer Advised Brie Larson for ‘Captain Marvel’ Role

3/15/2019
San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson has details on how Brig. Gen. Jeanne Leavitt and other Air Force personnel worked with Brie Larson and other members of the ‘Captain Marvel’ film, and how Leavitt’s historic rise to become the first female fighter pilot influence the Marvel character. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:24:57

Airmen Wear Their Warrior Faces at Transformed Basic Training

3/4/2019
San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson has details on changes to Air Force training requirements that may have created the toughest, and most scientific, boot camp ever at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:21:32

Pioneering Air Force General Enlisted at 17

2/17/2019
San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson details the life and career of retired Brig. Gen. Richard Coleman, one of the handful of US military men to reach the highest levels of service to his country after joining the Air Force before he even graduated high school. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:25:18

The Ongoing Wars In Iraq & Afghanistan

1/6/2019
San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson discusses the history of the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the anniversary of the death of 31-year-old Army Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman of San Antonio, killed by hostile fire on Jan. 4, 2002. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:19:38

Apollo 8 At 50

12/22/2018
San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson recently interviewed Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first human beings flying to the moon. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:21:09

Remembering Pearl Harbor & Survivor Virgil Lee Ward

12/9/2018
San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson commemorates the Pearl Harbor story of 99-year-old Virgil Lee Ward. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:22:31

'Pilot Training Next' Could Change the Way the Air Force Trains Pilots

12/2/2018
San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson details what the Air Force has learned from the first test of Pilot Training Next, a concept that could one day shorten the amount of time need to train pilots by infusing more technology into their learning. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:22:56

Remembering Executed Soldiers at Fort Sam’s ‘Hangman’s Grove’

10/20/2018
San Antonio Express-News Senior Reporter Sig Christenson recently spoke with the commander of U.S. Army North, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, about the upcoming 101st anniversary of the execution of 19 soldiers in the all-black 3rd Battalion, U.S. 24th Infantry for their role in a deadly Houston riot. Find more of Sig Christenson's coverage of military issues at https://www.expressnews.com/author/sig-christenson/.

Duration:00:25:01

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

9/30/2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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