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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)

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)

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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…(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)

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   Dwayne Parker Learning to Adapt | WHRO

While serving his country in Saudi  Arabia, Airman Dwayne Parker lost vision in his right eye. Like thousands of  our…(more)

Richard Bennett

   StoryCorps – Richard Bennett

Iraq War veteran Richard Bennett (R) talks with Craig Williams (L) about how they became unlikely business partners.

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   Leave No Veteran Behind Smart Bikes | WUSF

Bringing together veterans’ service organizations to share ideas and create networks was one of the goals of The Patterson Foundation’s…(more)

Vet to Vet: Jenn | Wisconsin Public Television

   Vet to Vet: Jenn | Wisconsin Public Television

“I think part of the reason why I wanted to be a therapist was because I wanted answers. I wanted…(more)

US Paralympic sled hockey team celebrating.

   NPR-From War in The Desert To ‘Murder Ball On Ice’

An NPR broadcast highlighting the US paralympic sled hockey team and the disabled veterans that compete on it.