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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)

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)

Service members presenting a folded flag.

   Make the Connection-Spirituality

Military life can raise difficult questions and confusing spirituality issues that impact other aspects of life. Hear personal stories and…(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)

Nathan talks with Afghani man

   Hell and Back Again

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home — injured physically and…(more)

Invisible War

   The Invisible War

The Invisible War exposes one of the United States’s most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the…(more)

Wes Moore

   Coming Back with Wes Moore

Three-part limited series about challenges facing Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans and some of the organizations working to help them.

red, white and blue graphic that reads today's GI bill.

   Post 9/11 GI Bill

Learn more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill education assistance.

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.

Man holding smart phone in left hand and holding it steady with his prothstetic right arm.

   Make the Connection – Physical Injury

Recovering from physical injuries is difficult. Watch stories from veterans about what they did to overcome their challenges and get…(more)