12 episodes

As roughly 2.5 million service members transition out of the military, readjusting to civilian life can present significant stress.For many veterans, the transition is filled with complicated and confusing challenges. Some feel isolated and alone. Some struggle to find or hold a job. Many say they feel like they just don’t fit in. Finding and connecting with the right support and services can be overwhelming. And that’s a challenge for all of us. Many veterans have inspiring stories to tell. With a little inspiration and the right support, many others can find success, too.

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    • Personal Journals

As roughly 2.5 million service members transition out of the military, readjusting to civilian life can present significant stress.For many veterans, the transition is filled with complicated and confusing challenges. Some feel isolated and alone. Some struggle to find or hold a job. Many say they feel like they just don’t fit in. Finding and connecting with the right support and services can be overwhelming. And that’s a challenge for all of us. Many veterans have inspiring stories to tell. With a little inspiration and the right support, many others can find success, too.

    • video
    Veterans Coming Home: Valor Has No Gender

    Veterans Coming Home: Valor Has No Gender

    “Many have made the ultimate sacrifice, including more than 150 women who have given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan – patriots whose sacrifices show that valor has no gender.” President Barack Obama, Jan. 24, 2013. Nancy Lacore, USN Reservist and mother of six embarks on a 160 mile run, honoring the 160 US military women who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    • 7 min
    • video
    Veterans Coming Home: Chuck Rotenberry

    Veterans Coming Home: Chuck Rotenberry

    Chuck Rotenberry’s scars are invisible to the average person, but they are very real to Chuck and his family. Like millions of veterans, Chuck suffers with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Veterans Coming Home: Creativets

    Veterans Coming Home: Creativets

    Richard Casper wanted to do something to assist other veterans transitioning from service to civilian life, so he founded Creativets. With the help of professional singer/songwriters, Richard uses music and arts as a means of therapy for veterans. Creativets takes veterans to Nashville, where they share their war time experience with talented musicians, who help them tell their story through song.

    • 1 min
    • video
    Veterans Coming Home: Volunteer To Serve

    Veterans Coming Home: Volunteer To Serve

    Sharaya Martin is one of thousands of veterans who has successfully transitioned from serving her country to serving her community as a volunteer. For so many veterans, the mission to improve the lives of others continues each and everyday through volunteering.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Veterans Coming Home: Vetshouse

    Veterans Coming Home: Vetshouse

    Dan Hallock’s journey took this veteran from drug abuse and homelessness to complete restoration. Dan attributes much of his turn around to his relationship with VetsHouse and Executive Director of the Virginia Beach Program, William “Smitty” Smith.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Veterans Coming Home: Dwayne Parker Learning to Adapt

    Veterans Coming Home: Dwayne Parker Learning to Adapt

    While serving his country in Saudi Arabia, Airman Dwayne Parker lost vision in his right eye. Like thousands of our servicemen and women wounded in action in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dwayne returned home to a life filled with challenges. For Dwayne, frustration and depression soon followed. It wasn’t until he got involved with Adaptive Sports that things started to turn around. Now he has his own non-profit to help other wounded warriors learn new skills and gear up for competition.

    • 4 min

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