Vermont’s Military, Family and Community Network

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The wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan
are different from past wars. The reliance on reserve troops often leaves
returning veterans and their families without the shared experience and support
available on military bases. On this special Veterans’ Day program, we hear
about a new, problem-solving alliance in Vermont
that helps cut through that isolation. It’s called the Military, Family
and Community Network of Vermont. Our guest Laurie B. Slone is a psychologist with the National
Center for Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder in White River Junction and a network founder. She’ll talk about
challenges returning veterans and their families face reclaiming the lives they
lived before deployment. (Listen)

Also on the program, the Vermont National Guard has created a new memorial to soldiers killed in the Global War on Terror. Major Gregory Knight, who helped shepherd the memorial’s installation at Camp Johnson, explains what the site means to soldiers whose comrades were killed in action. (Listen)

Plus, Candace Page talks about invasive species and the Champlain Canal.(Listen)

Photo by Patti Daniels

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