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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

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Matthew Hefti reading from his book "A Hard And Heavy Thing."

Matthew Hefti: A Hard And Heavy Thing

“Every reading I’ve done people have asked insightful questions and have been genuinely curious about how do we take care of vets better. And I don’t have all the answers Best Replica Watches to those questions, but it is very Replica Tag heuer Grand Carrera rewarding to have those discussions and at least have that dialogue with people.” In this profile, watch how returned Replica Hublot veteran and author Matthew Hefti finds meaningful ways to continue his service to others.

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Not Everyone Who Comes Home Is Home

Not Everyone Who Comes Home Is Home

“To this day, one dream returns to me. It has changed me, rocking me to my very core. It is midday in a strange land, and the sun just pulls the sweat out of my body. I’m http://www.watches1986.com/ standing in what used to be a village. It might have been there for a hundred years, but today it lies in ruins.” Watch this powerful animated depiction of a recurring fake rolex dream as described by U.S. Marine Corps​ veteran replica rolex watches prices Tyler Pozolinski.

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Guitars for Vets founder Dan Van Buskirk.

Guitars for Vets

“Right now Guitars for Vets operates 60 chapters in 30 states. We’ve given away over 2,000 new guitars. We have over 200 volunteers nationwide, and I can’t even count the number of volunteer hours.“ Meet a civilian and a veteran who have teamed up to help other veterans cope with PTSD, using the power of music to help heal the lingering trauma of combat.  

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See Me For Who I Am

Go inside an innovative class at UW-Stevens Point​ that is helping returning veterans tell their stories and transition to college life. “The students were tired of being stereotyped, tired of being misunderstood, so I challenged them to tell me who they were. ‘Tell me what you want civilians to know.’ And they wrote these amazing essays that eventually turned into our published collection.”

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Crystal's story

Veterans Coming Home: Crystal

“I had gone from living, and breathing and working with the same group of people to just being out on my own by myself. I was in such a state of depression, I didn’t see my life ever getting any better. All that time I spent driving around the country, it turns out this is what I was searching for.” Join Operation Iraqi Freedom Army veteran Crystal as she hits the road to find her way home to an organic farm.

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"For he who sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother."  William Shakespeare (Henry V)

Feast of Crispian

“For he who sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.” In the Feast of Crispian​ project, actors guide veterans in performing the words of Shakespeare to express big anger, big grief, big joy and big anything that they’ve got locked up inside after returning from war.

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Vet to Vet: Brandon

OIF Marine Brandon tells of finding his way at home.  **Caution: emotional content.

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Vet to Vet: Jenn

National Guard veteran and therapist Jennifer confronts military sexual trauma.

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Vet to Vet: Yvette

OIF Army veteran Yvette talks about continuing to serve as a civilian.

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Vet to Vet David

Vet to Vet: David

OIF veteran and veterans counselor David describes the struggle of coming home.

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Vet to Vet: Danny

Master Sergeant Danny talks about defeating the demons that follow soldiers home from war.

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