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Over 300 videos from C-Span about military families.
Nancy Sherman on Military Families
Nancy Sherman spoke about her book The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers, talking about her father and his service during World War II. Based on her interviews with 40 soldiers, she noted that one of the strongest emotions from soldiers were that of guilt and readjusting to living at home with the family. She also talked about the stigma of being diagnosed with PTSD.
U.S. Military Policy and Families
Following introductions at a day-long forum on military families, Professor Jennifer Mittelstadt and Captain John Allen Williams gave a historical look at military families. Among the topics they addressed were military attitudes and policy toward marriage, the introduction of the All Volunteer Force, the nature of military service, and the roles played by spouses and family members.
Kathleen Moakler talked about federal government assistance for preparing families of active duty military for before, during and after a deployment to conflict areas such as Afghanistan. She also shared her personal thoughts as the mother of two veterans who have served overseas, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
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Beer is Cheaper than Therapy: Fort Hood's PTSD Problem
This program goes to Killeen, Texas, home of the Fort Hood military post, to interview Iraq war veterans and their families about the devastating repercussions of their deployment—including alcoholism and domestic abuse due to post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD—and the failure of military brass to take this problem seriously.
Grounds for Resistance: Stories of war, sacrifice, and good coffee
Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a major U.S. military facility located nine miles south of Tacoma, Washington. Within walking distance of the base sits Coffee Strong, a nonprofit café established in 2008 by young vetans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. At Coffee Strong, soldiers, veterans, and members of military families have a venue in which to openly discuss politics, combat experiences, and the impact of war. The café also provides counseling services and other resources for those struggling with combat stress, military sexual trauma, difficulties with veteran benefits, or legal challenges. This documentary profiles the veterans who run Coffee Strong, exploring their decisions to join the military, their memories of deployment, their relationships with one another, and how their efforts to make a more peaceful and just world overlap with their own experiences of war.
Supporting Military-Affiliated Youth
In this video, adolescent medicine specialist LTC Keith M. Lemmon of the Madigan Healthcare System, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, describes the additional pressures facing teens in military families and prodes strategies to assist during deployment and reintegration.