In June 2016 a new Department of Defense policy was finalized that allowed transgender service members to serve openly. After the ban was lifted, Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Buch, an instructor with the 338th Combat Training Squadron, became first airman at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska to transition under the new policy.
Living With 107-year-old Princella Hartman
107-year-old Princella Hartman has lived through two world wars, 19 U.S. presidents, and resided in the same home since 1934. She is cared for by her daughters Patricia Banks, 67, and Clara Cole, 88.
It’s been a dozen years since Lauren Kavanaugh was rescued, after suffering ears of starvation and solitude and sexual torture, from the back room of a mobile home in Hutchins, Texas and became known as “The girl in the closet.” Now, 20-year-old Lauren is trying to move forward.
Camp With The Champ
A behind the scenes look at what it takes to be a world champion fighter. WBO junior welterweight champion boxer Terence "Bud" Crawford trains in Colorado Springs for his fight against Hank Lundy at Madison Square Garden.
Sanctuary for the Herd
John Carroll and Chad Wegener are caretakers of the largest herd of San Clemente Island goats in the world. Nearly one third of the world’s population of the goats reside in Gretna, Nebraska at Willow Valley Farms. The couple is dedicated to conserving what is left of the species.
Ama Ka Tura-People of The Land
Some people believe they are dead or gone. Anthony Sul, a 22-year-old artist, is part of the Ohlone nation and identifies as Ama Ka Tura one of the “people of the land.” The tribe is indigenous to parts of California including San Francisco. Over the years, the landscape of San Francisco has changed and Sul works to advocate for indigenous people, educate and carry on cultural traditions.
West: Road to Recovery
Before the April 17th explosion, West was best known as a close-knit community of proud farmers and small-business owners who lived here for generations. Since then, the town’s identity has become largely defined by tragedy after a fertilizer plant caught fire and exploded, killing 15, injuring more than 300 and causing $100 million in property damage. Six months later, there are both somber reminders of the disaster and signs of progress.
Making My Daughter Stronger
Shelia Burnett of New Franklin, Mo. was diagnosed with stage IV Renal cell carcinoma in May of 2011. Burnett is preparing her family for her death. She fears burdening her family with her emotion and wishes there were more resources for people living in rural areas.
Living on The Limits