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Documentary about women veterans to air on public television

March 9, 2017

From the American Legion: Documentary about women veterans to air on public television


Soldier On: Life After Deployment Segment on Channel 13’s MetroFocus

March 8, 2017

Last night, MetroFocus aired a segment about Soldier On: Life After Deployment before it premiered on Channel 13: March 7, 2017: WOMEN SOLDIERS FACE LIFE AFTER DEPLOYMENT


Senator Patty Murray talks about Soldier On: Life After Deployment

December 5, 2016

At the Nov. 30 Senate screening of Soldier On: Life After Deployment, Senator Patty Murray, member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said: I am really honored to host this event this evening. As we all take a look at the unique contributions and challenges that female service members and veterans face during their transitions […]


San Francisco Film Festival Seeks to Raise Awareness of Veterans’ Issues

November 11, 2016

Film Festival Seeks to Raise Awareness of Veterans’ Issues, San Francisco Chronicle Susan Sipprelle, the director of “Soldier on: Life After Deployment,” said creating the film led to a greater understanding of veterans’ issues. The 80-minute movie follows three characters as they confront different aspects of life after being discharged. One woman recovers from a military […]


Soldier On: Life After Deployment Radio Voice America Interview

November 5, 2016

On Thursday, Nov. 4, Natasha Young, retired Marine staff sergeant and one of the three main characters in Soldier On: Life After Deployment, and Sue Sipprelle, director, were interviewed by Dr. Suzanne Phillips on Voice America. In the back and forth with radio host, Dr. Suzanne Phillips, Sue Sipprelle discusses the reason that she chose to […]


Soldier On: Life After Deployment into San Francisco Veterans Film Festival

October 4, 2016

Soldier On: Life After Deployment is an official selection of the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival! The Fifth Annual San Francisco  Veterans Film Festival Saturday & Sunday, November 12th & 13th, 2016 Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin Street Free of Charge


RI Director of Veterans Affairs writes about Soldier On: Life After Deployment

October 2, 2016

“Soldier On – Life After Deployment. The film provides a vivid depiction of serving in the military through the lens of its female service members. The women in Soldier On highlight the social, physical and mental dissimilarities as compared to their male counterparts. Soldier On takes a critical look into female service members transitioning from […]


Soldier On: Life After Deployment Screening and Panel Discussion on Monday, Sept. 26 in Providence, RI

September 19, 2016

Soldier On: Life After Deployment Screening and Panel Discussion The Providence VA Medical Center at 830 Chalkstone Ave. in Providence will host a screening of the documentary “Soldier On: Life After Deployment” on Monday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the fifth-floor auditorium in the main building. A panel discussion and Q&A session […]


Dawn Halfaker, wounded Iraq veteran, comments on Soldier On: Life After Deployment

August 29, 2016

A brave and honest look at the modern “woman warrior”—this film will be familiar to those who lived it and an eye opener for those who have not and seek to understand the contributions and experiences of women in combat. About Soldier On: Life After Deployment from Dawn Halfaker, founder of a software company and […]


A woman veteran with a remarkable life story reviews Soldier On

August 3, 2016

“SOLDIER ON: LIFE AFTER DEPLOYMENT shows the exact reason why “cookie – cutter solutions” will not work for female veterans. Just because a solution may have worked with male veterans, female veterans internalize their emotions and experiences differently,” wrote Kimberly Mitchell, Easterseals Dixon Center President and Co-founder. Kim’s 17 years of service in the U.S. Navy […]