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Coming back to civilian life brings new challenges, new opportunities, and compelling stories of courage and accomplishment.

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.

Learn more about the kinds of support and resources available.

See how public media stations across the nation are honoring veterans.

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A Veterans Coming Home Connecting Point Special

This Connecting Point special features stories from WGBY’s Veterans Coming Home series, focusing on supporting veterans in their successful transition back to civilian life.

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Soldier On

Soldier On is a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veterans homelessness. The organization provides homeless veterans and veterans who…(more)

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

The Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of Massachusetts, Inc. is open to any and all Veterans of all Wars, conflicts, peace…(more)


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VETJASON ALLEN

Connecting Point: Northeast Veteran Training & Rehabilitation Center

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Northeast Veteran Training and Rehabilitation Center (NVTRC) in Gardner, MA is the first and only facility in the United States to serve afflicted veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families by combining housing, physical therapy, counseling, training programs, and college courses for PTSD, TBI, amputees and burn patients. Northeast Veteran Training & Rehabilitation Center More from WGBY's Connecting Point

VETS EMPLOYMENT SEGMENT 11-24-14

Connecting Point: Businesses Hiring Veterans

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We talk via Skype with Lindsay Moran, Boston-based Program Manager for National Partnerships at Liberty Mutual Insurance, about that company’s commitment to recruiting and hiring veterans. Also joining us in studio is Linda Candage, Veterans Assistance Specialist at Career Points and FutureWorks Career Centers, to learn about the programs and help they have for military veterans re-entering the job market. FutureWorks Liberty Mutual More from WGBY's Connecting Point

MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA

Connecting Point: Military Sexual Trauma (Part 2)

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Military sexual trauma, or MST, is the term used by the VA to refer to experiences of sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment that a veteran experienced during his or her military service. National data reveals that about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 100 men respond “yes,” when asked if they experienced MST when screened by their VA provider. Recently we talked to two women veterans who experienced MST. They talked about the difficulty in getting someone to listen and what they did to get the help they needed.

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A Veterans Coming Home Connecting Point Special

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This Connecting Point special features stories from WGBY's Veterans Coming Home series, focusing on supporting veterans in their successful transition back to civilian life.  

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Women Serving in War | TPT Co-Productions

From the war zone to life back home: Three generations of Minnesota's military women share their stories of service from World War II to Vietnam to Afghanistan.

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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.

Find Your County Veterans Service Officer

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

VA eBenefits

eBenefits is a central location for Veterans and their families to access and manage benefits and get service connected.

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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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Women Come Marching Home

Service: When Women Come Marching Home

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Service: When Women Come Marching Home portrays the courage of women in service and when they have left the military; the horrific traumas they faced, the inadequate care they often receive on return, and the accomplishments the women work mightily to achieve. Through compelling portraits, watch these women wrestle with prosthetics, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma. The documentary takes the audience on a journey from Afghanistan and Iraq to Tennessee and New York City, from coping with the loss of two legs, to flashbacks, triggers and depression to ways to support other vets. The journey ends in Washington D.C. where vets meet with Congressional leaders to voice their concerns. Service honors the resilience of an amazing group of women who have overcome physical and emotional traumas with an unbroken spirit.

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Elizabeth Olson

StoryCorps – Veterans Crisis Line

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

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Vet to Vet: Jenn | Wisconsin Public Television

Vet to Vet: Jenn | Wisconsin Public Television

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"I think part of the reason why I wanted to be a therapist was because I wanted answers. I wanted to fix myself and I wanted to fix everybody else but I needed the answers. And I wanted the quick-fix way of how to do it and I just thought maybe if I read enough books I could find the answers. And that’s not true at all."

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Makers: Women in War

Track American women's increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.

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Team Red, White, and Blue

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

Make the Connection-Family & Relationships

See veterans and their families sharing stories about how they helped and supported each other and find resources related to symptoms and conditions veterans may be experiencing.

My Next Move For Veterans

An interactive tool to help you learn about your career options. Search careers, industries, or translate your military job to civilian careers.


Veterans Crisis Line, 18002738255 press 1

24 hours a day,
7 days a week,
365 days a year.

Get help NOW Call or Text 838255


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