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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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Pearl Harbor. Normandy. Iwo Jima. Where the fiercest battles were fought, Hoosiers did their part. The Indianapolis Star and WFYI honor their service in an unforgettable tribute.

The 30-minute documentary captures the full sweep of war: from the call to duty, to the grisliest combat, to returning home to wildly disparate greetings in Indiana. The 22 subjects, all Hoosiers, include Mayor Greg Ballard and former governor Edgar Whitcomb; Medal of Honor winner Sammy Davis; the last local survivor of the USS Indianapolis; a Tuskegee Airman; a Women’s Air Service Pilot; and other front-line veterans of World War II up through Korea, Beirut, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bolstered by classic photos and archived military footage, these soldiers’ unvarnished stories come together into a fascinating piece of Indiana’s history.

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Families First

Strong families are the foundation of a healthy society. Families are the first nurturers, educators, protectors and caregivers. For most…(more)

Veterans Antiquities

Veterans Antiquities is the first company spawned by Veterans In Action (VIA), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating businesses run…(more)

Veterans@IUPUI – Student Veterans of America

Veterans@IUPUI is a student-run organization on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).  The mission of Veterans@IUPUI is to…(more)

HVAF of Indiana

At HVAF of Indiana we provide supportive housing to homeless veterans as well as case management, food and clothing, and…(more)


Makers: Women in War

More than 15 percent of the military's active duty forces today are female, and never before have so many women served in combat roles as they have in recent conflicts. Track American women's increasing participation in war as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats, and spies. Find out why some women serve— and lead — and hear directly from them about their experiences and challenges.

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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.

The Mission Continues

Empowering veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions. They redeploy veterans in their communities, so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service.

Team Rubicon

Enriching the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

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The Invisible War

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The Invisible War exposes one of the United States's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.      

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portraits by David Gilkey at NPR

What Do Homeless Vets look like?

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Homeless veterans, though, may not see themselves as "homeless veterans" at all. If you passed one on the street, you might not even know it. Read 9 conversations from a pop-up photo studio in San Diego by Claire O’Neill and portraits by David Gilkey at NPR.

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StoryCorps – Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar

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Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar (R) was deployed twice to Iraq in 2007-2008. At StoryCorps, MaCherie told her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui (L), about one of the hardest things she had to do while overseas. MaCherie is an Air Force reservist and lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is hoping to retire from the Air Force this year because of PTSD.

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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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A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

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Story by Quil Lawrence. Map data provided by Google Maps.


Veterans in some rural areas have to travel hundreds of miles on empty interstates to get health care, losing a day of work or sometimes two. A new program lets them see nearby doctors instead.


Military Women Combat Challenges in Service

NPR honors five women who have fought for our country. All five are also authors. Hear how they hope to encourage a new generation of women in the military. (Note: Originally aired on Veterans's Day 2013.)



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Vet Centers

Vet Centers offer counseling in a caring manner for Veterans and their families. Use this search to find a Vet Center near you.

Find Your County Veterans Service Officer

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

Volunteer Locally to Help Veterans

There are many different ways you can help a disabled veteran. Volunteering is one of them.

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