Season 2021: American Veteran: Keep It Close

American Veteran: Keep It Close is a digital series. Each episode tells the story of a veteran and an object from deployment that holds special meaning for that veteran. This trailer introduces host Shain Brenden and provides glimpses of several episodes.

Video thumbnail: American Veteran: Keep It Close This Vet Fought for Inclusive Hair Standards in the Army

American Veteran: Keep It Close

This Vet Fought for Inclusive Hair Standards in the Army

An Army lieutenant colonel struggles to make her textured hair conform to regulations.

This Vet Fought for Inclusive Hair Standards in the Army

Video thumbnail: American Veteran: Keep It Close In Iran They Left Hostages Behind; One Veteran Kept The Maps

American Veteran: Keep It Close

In Iran They Left Hostages Behind; One Veteran Kept The Maps

A failed mission motivates this Army veteran to learn from mistakes and fight for change.

In Iran They Left Hostages Behind; One Veteran Kept The Maps

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American Veteran: Keep It Close

What a Stuffed Bunny Means to This Military Family

A stuffed bunny becomes a symbol of family and home for this Marine veteran.

What a Stuffed Bunny Means to This Military Family

Video thumbnail: American Veteran: Keep It Close How Rap and a Broken Mic Help This Iraq Vet Survive

American Veteran: Keep It Close

How Rap and a Broken Mic Help This Iraq Vet Survive

Jeff “Soldier Hard” Barillaro recorded rap to relieve stress while deployed in Iraq.

How Rap and a Broken Mic Help This Iraq Vet Survive

Video thumbnail: American Veteran: Keep It Close What a Small Gift From a Civilian Means to This Army Veteran

American Veteran: Keep It Close

What a Small Gift From a Civilian Means to This Army Veteran

An Army officer reflects on her military career and learning to look beyond differences.

What a Small Gift From a Civilian Means to This Army Veteran

Video thumbnail: American Veteran: Keep It Close This Native American Veteran Carried a Pebble Into War

American Veteran: Keep It Close

This Native American Veteran Carried a Pebble Into War

A Cheyenne-Arapaho veteran uses lessons from his ancestors to survive in Vietnam.

This Native American Veteran Carried a Pebble Into War

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American Veteran: Keep It Close

The Unbreakable Bond Between a Combat Veteran and His Puppy

A combat veteran fights to bring home a rescue puppy from Syria.

The Unbreakable Bond Between a Combat Veteran and His Puppy

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