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Connecting Point: Solider On Update

Return visit to Soldier On for an update on some of the Veterans that we interviewed last Fall. Also a look at the new 44 cooperative and 16 transitional units, including a transitional women’s center, currently under construction on unused land on the Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus in Northampton, MA.

Soldier On

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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.

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Connecting Point: Soldier On Update

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Return visit to Soldier On for an update on some of the Veterans that we interviewed last Fall. Also a look at the new 44 cooperative and 16 transitional units, including a transitional women’s center, currently under construction on unused land on the Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus in Northampton, MA. Soldier On More from WGBY's Connecting Point

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Connecting Point: Veterans Center at Greenfield Community College

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The Veterans Center at Greenfield Community College is more than just a space in a building.  It represents a community of students who have served in the military and are now ready to enlist in service to their future.  The Center offers them the skills and resources to help them take the next step after their military service. Produce Dave Fraser visited the Center recently and shares this story. Greenfield Community College Veterans Center More from WGBY's Connecting Point

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Connecting Point: Western New England University Veterans Assistance

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Brian Zelasko, Director of Media and Community Relations and Anthony Mutti, Director of Administrative Information Systems at Western New England University discuss efforts and initiatives at WNEU to assist veterans who are students at the school. Mutti is a WNEU graduate and a veteran now serving as a Technical Sgt. with the Mass Air National Guard 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes ANG base in Westfield. More from WGBY's Connecting Point

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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.

Discover How Art Eases the Transition Home for Veterans

For many civilians, the realities of war are just images on the local news from far-off lands in upheaval. In Telling: San Antonio, a dozen local vets from all walks of life presented their stories and shared their experiences.

Telling: San Antonio

KLRN's Telling: San Antonio

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Veterans Artist Program (VAP)

Veterans Artist Program (VAP) takes veteran artists and propels their works and careers into the mainstream creative arts community.

Combat Paper Project

Participants use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniforms as art and express their experiences with the military.

The Telling Project

The Telling Project is a performing arts non-profit that employs theater to deepen our understanding of the military and veterans’ experience.

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The Homefront

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View intimate portraits of America's military families, with unprecedented access to soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen and women in the all-volunteer military. The revealing documentary tells stories of pride and patriotism, sacrifice and resilience.

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This Old House Veteran’s Special House Project

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THIS OLD HOUSE partners with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) to build a house for an Army veteran and his family. A specially adapted home for SSG Matt DeWitt, whose injuries in Iraq resulted in the amputation of both arms, will be life-changing. Pictured: The THIS OLD HOUSE crew with the DeWitt family.

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StoryCorps Shorts: 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

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In August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq. En route, their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Of Travis' entire 12-person team, he alone survived. Here, Travis reflects on the hours and days after the explosion, as well as his life now, and pays tribute to the men he left behind.

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Military Children from WAMU's Breaking Ground project sheds light on the challenges of being the child of soldiers. Kavitha Cardoza/WAMU

‘Military Children': Coping With The Loss Of A Parent

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Military Children from WAMU's Breaking Ground project sheds light on the challenges of being the child of soldiers. Kavitha Cardoza/WAMU

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Connect with Healing Stories and Resources for Veterans and Their Families

Zachary Bell shares his experience separating from the military and adjusting to civilian life. He talks about what led him to work with other veterans facing similar challenges.

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Zachary Bell and daughters

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See veterans and their families sharing stories about how they helped each other and find resources for veterans.

PTSD: National Center for PTSD

Resources for Veterans and their families to help understand the signs and symptoms of PTSD.

Veterans Crisis Line

Connects Veterans in crisis, their families and friends with qualified, caring DVA responders through a confidential hotline, online chat, or text.

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