Service Together

Uniting veterans and civilians by building community and providing mutual service to others

Service Together connects veterans, family members, and civilians in engaging conversations and service initiatives to cultivate understanding, shatter stereotypes, and improve communities. Together we recognize the importance of service as a unifying force that transcends the boundaries of race, class, gender, and politics. We honor, support, and celebrate all forms of service. More

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Listen to a clip of Brandon Mills’ heartfelt performance of “Front Lines.” Brandon is one of the featured artists in Service Together’s Soundtrack of War concert on April 28th, 2016. Tickets via Eventbrite at

Thu, 21 Apr 2016
blogSoundtrack of War - Podcast

In anticipation of Service Together’s upcoming concert, Soundtrack of War, this week’s blog features a podcast of Veteran performer Brandon Mills. I first heard Brandon play at the Society of Artistic Veterans fundraiser back in January. His soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics were mesmerizing. I was in the early stages of... more...

Mon, 4 Apr 2016
blogWhere is the soundtrack to the wars in Iraq and...

In the year that my husband was deployed in Afghanistan I found music to be incredibly comforting. I lived in Baton Rouge but drove about an hour every morning out to the rural middle school where I taught math enrichment. I picked up my carpool mates in the dark and queued up my playlist as we pulled onto the highway. As my fellow... more...

Mon, 21 Mar 2016
blogOn PTSD

My husband has PTSD and I have my husband. I would like to say that PTSD doesn’t play a large role in our lives and in our relationship, but it does. It is the subject of many a late-night, anxiety-induced conversation. It is a heightened sense of awareness, the split-second reaction to a backfiring car, my husband’s hands... more...

Mon, 7 Mar 2016

This week’s Service Together blog is from guest blogger Drew Pham. Drew served in the Army from 2009-2013 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 as a cavalry platoon leader with the 10th Mountain Division. He is the Project Coordinator at the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers... more...