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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…(more)

   ‘Military Children': Coping With The Loss Of A Parent

Military Children from WAMU’s Breaking Ground project sheds light on the challenges of being the child of soldiers. Kavitha Cardoza/WAMU

Breaking Ground: Military Children

   Breaking Ground: Military Children

Nearly 2 million children have parents currently serving in the military, and that number doubles when you include the children…(more)

A Capitol Fourth

   A Capital Fourth

America’s favorite Independence Day celebration will feature unrivaled performances from some of the country’s best-known musical artists, topped off by…(more)

a family photo of a dad holding his daughter and she is holding elmo. Mom is standing next to daughter and behind her are Sesame Street muppets Elmo and Rosita.

   Sesame Street Resources for Military & Veteran Families

Military families, Sesame Street salutes you and supports you! Talk, Listen, Connect, offers you strategies and resources to help your…(more)

marine sitting down and holding head in his hands against a black background.

   PTSD: National Center for PTSD

Resources for Veterans, family and the general public to help understand the signs and symptoms of PTSD.

a gavel, scale of justice and law book image

   Veteran’s Court

Find a veteran’s court in your state.  Veteran’s court is modeled after drug treatment and/or mental health treatment courts.  Typically,…(more)