Veterans Coming Home: Women in the Military

Veterans Coming Home: Women in the Military

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Five documentary shorts from the Veterans Coming Home project look at women in the military.Veterans Coming Home: Women in the Military airs  Monday, November 12 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD (DT 21.2/cable 1275). Also airs Tuesday, November 13 at 10 a.m. and again at 4 p.m., Wednesday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and Friday, November 16 at 11 a.m. on WXXI-WORLD (DT 21.2/cable 1275).

America has 165,000 women enlisted and active, and an additional 35,000 serving as officers – but our female soldiers are still fighting a battle of perception. Five shorts from the Veterans Coming Home project looks at women in the military.



- "Wife, Mother, Soldier" is the story of a female vet who held the line on the battlefield while her civilian husband held the line at home. (WNPT)

- "For the Benefit of the Team" profiles an Army veteran and recruiter who missed the close bonds of military service – then found that camaraderie in the all-female sport of roller derby. (KCPT)

- "Peacefully Organic" looks at the difficult struggle many soldiers face in transitioning back to civilian life. (WPT)

- In "America’s Funniest Vets Are Serious About Service," a veteran uses comedy to share her story, including the harassment she endured in the military. (WHRO)

"On the Home Front" reflects on the career of an Army intelligence officer who received a Bronze star for her military service – a recognition that doesn’t always translate to the civilian world, especially for female veterans.

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Veterans Coming Home is an innovative public media project exploring the lives of veterans, the divide between them and their communities, and the stereotypes that veterans and civilians hold about each other. Why does this divide exist? How does it affect communities across the country? And why does it matter?

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