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American Veteran

From Soldier to Civilian: Without a Manual

The military has been grappling with how veterans re-enter civilian life for decades. For most veterans, returning to their old lives isn’t easy. Military experience creates a fundamental shift in a person’s psyche. It’s a profound transformation, and there’s no manual for changing a soldier back into a civilian. Watch as veterans discuss some of the challenges they faced coming home.

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Episode 4: The Reckoning
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55:20
American Veteran

Episode 4: The Reckoning

How veterans and civilians find common ground, and move America forward together.
Season 2021 Episode 4
Episode 3: The Return
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55:19
American Veteran

Episode 3: The Return

Hollywood war stories mostly end with the hero’s return. In reality, the road back to civilian life is less certain.
Season 2021 Episode 3
Episode 2: The Mission
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55:18
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Episode 2: The Mission

Military life shapes service men and women in profound, unexpected ways.
Season 2021 Episode 2
Episode 1: The Crossing
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55:19
American Veteran

Episode 1: The Crossing

There is a very stark line between before boot camp and after boot camp.
Season 2021 Episode 1
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