Documentary on Struggles of Women Veterans

News Release Date: 
June 27, 2013

For Immediate Release

NET Television Airs Documentary on Struggles of Women Veterans

LINCOLN, Neb. (June 27, 2013) -- As our wounded mothers, daughters and sisters return home from war, these disabled female veterans face special challenges as they transition from active duty to civilian life. The inspiring story of these women warriors and their intimate battle to overcome visible and invisible wounds is captured in “Service: When Women Come Marching Home,” airing Tuesday, July 9, at 10:30 p.m. CT on NET1/HD.

Alexis wants to get off painkillers. Mariette jumps at loud noises. BriGette won’t leave her home. Lashonna does not have one.

These women wrestle with prosthetics, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma. Female soldiers are serving as drivers and gunners in today’s frontless wars, but discover it’s difficult to find safety and support at home within the male dominated military culture.  Eventually, all of these women move on, not getting over their physical and hidden disabilities, but by finding ways to live with them.

Women compose 14 percent of today’s military forces, and that number is expected to double in 10 years. “Service: When Women Come Marching Home” takes viewers on a journey from the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq to rural Tennessee and urban New York City, from coping with the loss of two legs, to flashbacks, triggers and depression to ways to support other vets. The journey ends in Washington D.C., where vets meet with Congressional leaders to voice their concerns.

NET1/HD is part of NET Television, a service of NET. For more information about NET programming, go to netNebraska.org and click on television.

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Release written by: Kim Rogers, 402-472-9333, ext. 512, or e-mail krogers@netNebraska.org

 

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