GWOT Veterans Leading the Way: Part Two

“GWOT Veterans Leading the Way” takes you inside the stories of Veterans featured in The Twenty-Year: Our Next Greatest Generation and how they continue to positively impact their communities and country.

In Part Two, we sit down with U.S. Army Veterans Tonya Oxendine and JC Glick to explore how they found their tribe after military service.

GWOT Veterans Leading the Way: Part One

As we reflect on the one-year anniversary of exiting Afghanistan, we bring to you the first of a 2-part series, “GWOT Veterans Leading the Way.”

U.S. Army Veterans Dan Blakely and Tom Amenta, co-creators of The Twenty-Year War: Our Next Greatest Generation sat down with U.S. Army Veterans Steve Forti and Nick Palmisciano to discuss how they are continuing to make an impact in their community and country since leaving the military.

Beyond the Exhibit: Beau Simmons

Pull back the curtain with Beyond the Exhibit! We explore the journey of Beau Simmons, the artist behind our latest exhibition, The Twenty-Year War: Our Next Greatest Generation.

Transition Talks: Christine Schwartz

Take a look behind the scenes of The Twenty-Year War: Our Next Greatest Generation with our Transition Talks series.

U.S. Army Veteran Christine Schwartz joins us to share her challenges and triumphs while transitioning from active duty to her current role as CEO of Service to School.

Transition Talks: Sophie Hilaire

U.S. Army Veteran Sophie Hilaire joins us to discuss her challenges and triumphs transitioning from active duty, and her experience being a part of our latest exhibition, The Twenty-Year War: Our Next Greatest Generation.

Transition Talks: Chris and Angie Baker

Take a look behind the scenes of The Twenty-Year War: Our Next Greatest Generation. Hear from Chris and Angie Baker, two U.S. Navy Veterans, on their challenges and triumphs transitioning from active duty.

“Depicting the Invisible” Exhibition: Rusty’s Story

In recognition of PTSD Awareness Month, our Exhibitions Team shares a closer look at Depicting The Invisible: A Portrait Series of Veterans Suffering from PTSD. Each week, hear from a featured Veteran in their own words about their experiences with Post Traumatic Stress.

We close out this four-part series with words from Rusty, who enlisted in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in Afghanistan in June, 2010. Months later in January of 2011, the truck he was traveling in went off a bridge and fell fifty feet down a ravine. Rusty spent 16 months at a VA hospital and is paralyzed from the neck down. Rusty says that he, “…would rather have physical injuries than mental injuries any day.”

“Depicting the Invisible” Exhibition: Ken’s Story

In recognition of PTSD Awareness Month, our Exhibitions Team shares a closer look at Depicting The Invisible: A Portrait Series of Veterans Suffering from PTSD. Each week, hear from a featured Veteran in their own words about their experiences with Post Traumatic Stress.

Ken is a U.S. Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient. His unit was tasked with locating IEDs and landmines and then detonating them. On June 18, 2004, Ken was in a Humvee (HMMWV) when his arm was hit and severed in an attack. Each year since then, Ken celebrates his Alive Day – the day he didn’t die.

“Depicting the Invisible” Exhibition: Danielle’s Story

In recognition of PTSD Awareness Month, our Exhibitions Team shares a closer look at Depicting The Invisible: A Portrait Series of Veterans Suffering from PTSD. Each week, hear from a featured Veteran in their own words about their experiences with Post Traumatic Stress.

Danielle never deployed overseas. Her PTSD stems from Military Sexual Assault (MSA). Danielle shares that, “PTSD from MSA is treated totally different from PTSD from combat. Our stories are very private. But I’m telling my story for my daughter and my daughter’s daughter.”

“Depicting the Invisible” Exhibition: Josh’s Story

Meet Josh – a U.S. Army Veteran who was diagnosed with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated under his vehicle on a routine mission in Iraq.

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