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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Veterans Coming Home is an innovative cross-platform public media campaign that bridges America’s military-civilian divide by telling stories, challenging stereotypes and exploring how the values of service and citizenship are powerful connectors for all Americans.

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Veterans court: Court of law or rehab program? (or both?)

People have to have this hope, they have to have this connection, that it’s ok for me to admit that…(more)

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MAKE THE CONNECTION - Veterans on Taking Steps to Improve Relationships

The experiences of military life can affect veterans in ways that may impact their relationships. In this video, veterans talk about working through problems with their friends and loved ones and finding solutions that benefit everyone.

“Civilians don’t even know how to approach veterans. There’s now sort of this view, this dichotomy in society: Are veterans just heroes? Or are they scary people with PTSD who are gonna explode?”

– Caroline Meehan, Program and Research Manager, Volunteers of America

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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.

Click here to watch episodes of Coming Home San Antonio.