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- BlogFri, 5 Feb 2016On Perception
What does a veteran look like? The last class I took for my MSW was called “Social Work With Military Members and Their Families.” It was a summer class. There were slim pickings for electives, and some students landed in the class because it was the only option that fit into their schedule. One gentleman in particular... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogThu, 21 Jan 2016On Adversity
When you picture a veteran, what do they look like? The media often presents two distinct images of veterans. To begin, they are strong, patriotic warriors, standing tall in their crisp uniforms, marching in perfect unison. Then, outside of uniform, they are broken. They wait in line at the VA. They are missing limbs, fighting a war in... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogFri, 8 Jan 2016On Diversity
When you picture a veteran, what do they look like? Do they look like this gentleman, who happens to pop up first when you type “veteran” into a google image search? What about this image, depicting a Vietnam veteran embracing a young marine? Or does he look more like this... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogThu, 3 Dec 2015What does it mean to serve?
My husband and I spent three years stationed at Fort Polk. If you’ve ever been to Fort Polk you’ll understand why we traveled, far away, as often as possible. Weekends and vacations brought us to New Orleans, Houston, Austin, and home to New York. On these breaks we eagerly slipped back into the normal life our peers lived,... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogMon, 26 Oct 2015Iraq and Afghanistan
Time is relentless. Sometimes hours pass in a heartbeat; other times, years unfold without our even seeming to notice. On October 15, President Obama announced a reversal in U.S. policy in Afghanistan, saying that American forces will remain until at least 2017, beyond the length of his second term in office. Back in 2008, then Senator... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogFri, 19 Sep 2014Ground Hero Program
It was an echo of 9/11. On Sunday, along with veterans, civilians and first responders, I visited Ground Zero as part of the Military Resilience Project’s (MRP) “Ground Hero Program.” It was a privilege and a deeply powerful experience. This effort is an outgrowth of Intersections’ Veteran-Civilian Dialogues. Its... more...Filters: Service Together