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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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Coming Home San Antonio

Over the past five years, San Antonio has seen a sharp increase in the military community’s needs for services due to the drawdown of forces.

This number is expected to grow significantly – between 2014 and 2017, an estimated 40,000 veterans and their families will settle in San Antonio, straining existing resources. Many leave the military with a sense that they are alone – that much of their struggles happen outside the purview of the civilian population. They feel isolated and disconnected.

KLRN, the Emmy award-winning public television station serving South Central Texas, plans to address these connectivity and awareness problems by producing a 10-part online series called, Coming Home San Antonio, which will share the intimate stories of veterans and their families as they return from conflicts abroad. Through these personal stories, Coming Home will look at the issues and challenges veterans and their families face as they try to re-integrate as a family while building a new life as civilians.

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Coming Home San Antonio | Brian Posten

Brian and Kim Posten have been through a lot. For Brian, an accident in Iraq left him with a traumatic brain injury. For his wife Kim, the accident left her with a husband who needed help finding a new purpose and direction in his post-military life.

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Benefits counseling at multiple community locations

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Featured Local Stories

Coming Home San Antonio | Eric Alva

Coming Home San Antonio | Eric Alva

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Staff Sergeant Eric Alva served in the Marine Corps for 13 years. On March of 2003 he stepped on a land mine and lost his right leg making him the first Marine injured in the Iraq war. Despite dealing with PTSD and loosing his leg Eric continues to be an active person, live life and looking forward to the future.

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Coming Home San Antonio | Donna Engeman

Coming Home San Antonio | Donna Engeman

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Army wife Donna Engeman shares the story of the day her life changed forever and how she found her voice.

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Brian Posten

Coming Home San Antonio | Brian Posten

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Brian and Kim Posten have been through a lot. For Brian, an accident in Iraq left him with a traumatic brain injury. For his wife Kim, the accident left her with a husband who needed help finding a new purpose and direction in his post-military life. Brian’s challenge to adapt to civilian life are mirrored by the 1.5 million of other veterans who will soon be transitioning out of the military.

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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.


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