In our first conversation, Coming Home: Veterans Readjusting to Civilian Life, our contributors — including veterans, family members of veterans and members of organizations that support veterans — share their own stories, offer insights on the challenges facing returning veterans, and provide tips and resources on the kinds of support that families, friends and communities can offer veterans.
My wife expressed her concern that POV's request — for me to talk about my experiences on Regarding War — might mentally take me back to places in the Vietnam War and really set my mind in motion. I explained that this was not about the war or combat memories, but about readjustment to civilian life, and that I did not expect any fallout. She will tell me if I begin to slide in a wrong direction. This is a compelling and important topic, and worth all the effort to stay on track. read more »
Blogger, Some Soldier's Mom. On what it's like to have a child at war.
Veteran and Blogger, Boots to Suits. On veterans — in schools and on the job market.
Blogger and military spouse. Fifteen Months. On the challenges of a military marriage.