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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 […]

Private Showing of Soldier On: Life After Deployment

July 20, 2016

On Sunday, July 17 we held a private showing of Soldier On: Life After Deployment for Natasha Young, one of the film’s three main characters, and her family and friends. Natasha, a former Marine, deployed to Iraq in 2005 and 2007.

A One Percent to Honor

July 11, 2016

In December 2015, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced that women would no longer be barred from combat jobs in the U.S. armed forces. The welcome change opened 220,000 new infantry, armor, reconnaissance and special operations jobs to women, improving their opportunities for military pay increases and career advancement. The policy reversal acknowledged and ratified […]