Service: When Women Come Marching Home

Service: When Women Come Marching Home

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 7:00pm

Production photography by Peter Williams

From the deserts of Afghanistan to rural Tennessee, from Iraq to New York City, we watch these women wrestle with prosthetics, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Military Sexual Trauma.

SERVICE, airing Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World, portrays the courage of several women veterans as they transition from active duty to their civilian lives. We see the horrific traumas they faced, their invisible as well as physical injuries and all their challenges in receiving benefits and care. We follow them through the large and small accomplishments they work mightily to achieve.


This presentation is followed immediatly at 8 p.m. by War Zone/Comfort Zone. Women account for roughly 14 percent of the active-duty U.S. military and more than 24 percent of the National Guard, yet they often receive less than a hero's welcome upon their return to civilian life.


Then at 9 p.m. we present We Served Too: The Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII. This is a story of a group of young, determined and courageous women during World War II who broke through barriers and shattered stereotypes.