Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 7:38 am
NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base."This is the first of a three-part series about veteran benefits.
If you're a veteran and rely on benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where you live may have an effect on whether you receive the benefits you've earned.
Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 6:12 am
The sign on the front door of Pecan Creek Catering in New Cordell, Okla., may say closed, but this kitchen is open for business. It used to be a café, but owner Chad Igo closed the restaurant years ago to focus on catering exclusively to the oil industry.
"We're kings when it's good. They love us. But as soon as it gets tight, we're the first one to get cut," he says.