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Combat Paper: Veterans Make Paper Using their Old Uniforms

Posted on · We learn about Combat Paper, a project where veterans engage in the ancient art of making paper — oftentimes using the fabric of their old military uniforms. Co-founder and Army veteran Drew Cameron describes the program. Combat Paper held workshops at The Museum of Printing History in Houston in February 2015.

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Houston Veterans Talk About Changing Opinions Regarding Military Service

Posted on · In 2011, Pew Research Center found that “only one half of one percent of the U.S. population has been on active military duty at any given time during the past decade of sustained warfare.” This is most noticeable when you start looking at the generational breakdown of our population. In March, Pew released their most […]

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Pit Bull Rescue Launches Therapy Program to Save Dogs and Heal Veterans

Posted on · Houston’s pit bull rescue is launching a new program to train rescued pit bulls as service dogs for military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Organizers say Operation Pits Healing Heroes is designed to save the lives of pit bulls while helping veterans cope with PTSD. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin reports.