HST072 StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative with Jennifer Burch


Summary:

The Military Voices Initiative provides a platform for veterans, service members, and military families to share their stories. In doing so we honor their voices, amplify their experiences, and let them know that we—as a nation—are listening.

For more than a decade, 2.4 million men and women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan while millions of families have stood behind them at home. The military community knows well the challenges of multiple deployments, combat-injuries, and long-awaited homecomings. Yet few civilians truly understand the complex realities of our troops’ service and sacrifice.

On this episode, Duane shares his own experience with the Military Voices Initiative, interviewed by fellow veteran advocate Jennifer Burch

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • My experience around joining the military
  • My enlistments and deployments
  • Returning from deployment
  • Leaving the military
  • Advice after the service
  • Book / Blog / Podcast
  • How I met my wife
  • Stories of loss

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

StoryCorps Military Voices Initative

 

 

 

 

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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.