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Public media tells those stories so community members can better understand the veteran experience. And, through Veterans Coming Home, public media supports and engages veterans as they transition to civilian life.

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Connecting Point: Military Sexual Trauma

Jim Madigan takes a look at the new “Women’s Health Center” at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leeds. At this center attention is being paid to what is known as MST: Military Sexual Trauma, including both sexual harassment and actual assaults, and it’s now being treated as one more very important component of the overall physical and psychological health needs of female veterans. Madigan talks with one Army veteran and three women who work at the Center in Leeds about this issue.

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Mass VetsAdvisor

Mass VetsAdvisor is a helpful website for anyone searching for benefits and programs for Massachusetts Veterans and their family members.

Bilingual Veterans Outreach Center

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Makers: Women in War

More than 15 percent of the military's active duty forces today are female, and never before have so many women served in combat roles as they have in recent conflicts. Track American women's increasing participation in war as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats, and spies. Find out why some women serve— and lead — and hear directly from them about their experiences and challenges.

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Center for Women Veterans

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

The Mission Continues

Empowering veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions. They redeploy veterans in their communities, so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service.

Team Rubicon

Enriching the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

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The Invisible War

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The Invisible War exposes one of the United States's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.      

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portraits by David Gilkey at NPR

What Do Homeless Vets look like?

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Homeless veterans, though, may not see themselves as "homeless veterans" at all. If you passed one on the street, you might not even know it. Read 9 conversations from a pop-up photo studio in San Diego by Claire O’Neill and portraits by David Gilkey at NPR.

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StoryCorps – Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar

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Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar (R) was deployed twice to Iraq in 2007-2008. At StoryCorps, MaCherie told her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui (L), about one of the hardest things she had to do while overseas. MaCherie is an Air Force reservist and lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is hoping to retire from the Air Force this year because of PTSD.

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NPR America's Women Warriors

NPR Series – America’s Women Warriors

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A six-part NPR series on women in the military; from MST to combat to transitioning home. This series specifically focuses on the unique challenges women face in the military.

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A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

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Veterans in some rural areas have to travel hundreds of miles on empty interstates to get health care, losing a day of work or sometimes two. A new program lets them see nearby doctors instead.


Military Women Combat Challenges in Service

NPR honors five women who have fought for our country. All five are also authors. Hear how they hope to encourage a new generation of women in the military. (Note: Originally aired on Veterans's Day 2013.)



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Vet Centers

Vet Centers offer counseling in a caring manner for Veterans and their families. Use this search to find a Vet Center near you.

Find Your County Veterans Service Officer

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

Volunteer Locally to Help Veterans

There are many different ways you can help a disabled veteran. Volunteering is one of them.

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