Veterans Coming Home On-Demand

Veterans Coming Home On-Demand

Veterans Coming Home is an innovative cross-platform public media campaign and web series exploring the lives of post-9/11 veterans, the divide between them and their communities, and the stereotypes that veterans and civilians hold about each other.

Follow our team of veteran and civilian mediamakers using #VetsComingHome on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as they hit the road to reveal untold stories of veterans returning home, and what it means to serve your community and country. Watch below or visit the Veterans Coming Home website for additional stories. 

"For the Benefit of the Team" 

Elizabeth Hash, a Kansas City Army National Guard recruiter, says being in the military fulfills her in a way she hasn't found anywhere else. That realization came after a peacekeeping deployment in Kosovo. "When I came home I was missing that and trying to find where I belonged.” She feels she found it in roller derby.

"Street art as service in New Orleans"

In New Orleans, we met artist and activist Brandan "Bmike" Odums, who spoke about serving his community through his art and how his father's service as a marine inspired him to service. As we wander the streets of NOLA, he talks to us about the value of public art, expecially in "at-risk" places, and how he takes negative images and makes them positive. 



"Invisible Wounds"

Stacey Thompson, a Marine vet, was raped by her sergeant and discharged from the military when she reported it. After a decade-long battle, the military recognized its mistake and upgraded her discharge. Mosaic art and writing help Stacey work through her PTSD.

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