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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

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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…(more)

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…(more)

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…(more)

Brandon Ladne Boots

   The things they carried: War photographer marks last steps of vets at home

After decades of war reporting, photojournalist David Guttenfelder came home and realized that he had only covered one side of…(more)

Sebastian Junger

   Sebastian Junger on PTSD: ‘It’s coming home that’s actually the trauma’

We might think we have a basic understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD: Soldiers in battle see things they’d…(more)

Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar (R) and her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui (L)

   StoryCorps – Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar

Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar (R) was deployed twice to Iraq in 2007-2008. At StoryCorps, MaCherie told her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui…(more)

A female airman working on a weapons system.

   Center for Women Veterans

A new site that provides outreach to female service members and female veterans who have questions about health care, benefits…(more)

Elizabeth Olson

   StoryCorps – Veterans Crisis Line

Elizabeth Olson and her colleagues at the Veterans Crisis Line talk about helping callers through their darkest hours.

where soldiers come from

   Where Soldiers Come From

A four-year journey that takes teenagers from rural northern Michigan to the battlefields of Afghanistan and back, WHERE SOLDIERS COME…(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)