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veterans describe expectations entering military, actual military experience, expectations on leaving military life and actual experience after military readjustment

Stigma Free Vet Zone Michael Orban , Bob Bach, Erin Schraufnagel

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veterans describe expectations entering military, actual military experience, expectations on leaving military life and actual experience after military readjustment

    Indomitable Spirit; The Joy of Rebuilding a Life’s Purpose!

    Indomitable Spirit; The Joy of Rebuilding a Life’s Purpose!

    Former Army medic Chris Swift has shared several podcasts with us. You will find his experiences leading up to this Friday August 12 episode on the podcast episode page of our webpage. Today we continue Chris’ transition experiences after his 55 month deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan serving as a combat medic. After years of […]

    • 41 min
    Veteran Knows Wounds of the Body and Spirit

    Veteran Knows Wounds of the Body and Spirit

      Veteran Brian Eisch of Luxemburg, WI, spent 20 years in the Army. He was wounded during an ambush in Afghanistan, which resulted in the amputation of one of his legs. Eisch is the subject of a documentary movie, “Father Soldier Son,” which was filmed over a 10-year period. While he laments the loss of […]

    • 56 min
    Facilitating Group Healing

    Facilitating Group Healing

    Mary Haupt is a readjustment counseling therapist at the La Crosse Vet Center in Wisconsin. She works with service members and veterans who have experienced trauma and other adverse experiences while serving in the military, including those who have experienced military sexual trauma. Extensively trained in trauma-informed therapy, she is also an EMDR therapist. Mary […]

    • 51 min
    Working to Understand Moral Injuries

    Working to Understand Moral Injuries

    Mike Gemignani is a U.S. Army veteran who spent two tours in Iraq as a 13F forward observer with the 1-502 Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. He completed a short stint in college before his enlistment in 2004 and, after exiting the military, returned to school to pursue a career in biomedical electronics. […]

    • 59 min
    Companions on Four Legs

    Companions on Four Legs

    Lani Rethaber, executive director of Patriot K9s of Wisconsin, is a Marine Corps and Wisconsin Army National Guard Veteran. Lani has a passion for helping Veterans and in 2019 started as a volunteer at Patriot K9s. Patriot K9s, a Central Wisconsin-based nonprofit, raises and trains psychiatric service dogs for disabled veterans. He has since become the […]

    • 31 min
    From Clearing Combat Zone Roads to Clearing the Mind

    From Clearing Combat Zone Roads to Clearing the Mind

      West-central Wisconsin veteran Amanda McCune Cassidy’s U.S. Army service included a deployment to Afghanistan 2009-2010 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. During her deployment, she was one of a few females to do route clearance — working with explosive ordinance disposal technicians from different service branches to clear roads of improvised explosive devices; she […]

    • 31 min

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