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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.

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Connecting Point: Reintegrating into Everyday Life


Iraq War veteran John Paradis, USAF LT. COL.(Ret.) and now Deputy Superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers Home discusses the difficulties and challenges many returning veterans face leaving the military and reintegrating into 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)

Wisconsin Public Television Vet-to-Vet Yvette

"I was a Fellow with The Mission Continues. They gave me something to do. They didn't just say, 'Take it easy. Decompress.' No, they said, 'You still have work to do. You don't have to wear stripes on your arms to go out and motivate people, to lead people, to make a change, to do something different."

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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.

Team Red, White, and Blue

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


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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MAKERS: Women in War


Track American women's increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Among those featured are Linda Bray, the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was "outed" as a high-level spy. Viewers hear from war correspondents Molly Moore, Clarissa Ward and Christiane Amanpour about life on the battlefield. The film shares the stories of military leaders who have broken through gender barriers, like General Angela Salinas, at her retirement the highest ranking woman serving in the USMC, and Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Navy.

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Vet to Vet Brandon

Wisconsin Public Television Vet to Vet: Brandon


OIF Marine Brandon tells of finding his way at home. **Caution: emotional content.

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What Do Homeless Vets look like?


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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NPR Series-America's Women Warriors

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Staff Sgt. Jessica Keown, with the 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in El Paso Texas, served with a female engagement team, or FET, in Afghanistan. Photo credit David Gilkey/NPR.

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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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.

Disabled American Veterans

If you or someone you care for is a disabled veteran, learn more about how to get help at Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

HUD Exchange:
Resource For Homeless Veterans

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides several resources for veterans looking for housing.

Veterans Crisis Line, 18002738255 press 1

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