Program
Program
Service Together
About

Uniting veterans and civilians by building community and providing mutual service to others

Service Together connects veterans, family members, and civilians in engaging conversations and service initiatives to cultivate understanding, shatter stereotypes, and improve communities. Together we recognize the importance of service as a unifying force that transcends the boundaries of race, class, gender, and politics. We honor, support, and celebrate all forms of service. More

Multimedia

Listen to a clip of Brandon Mills’ heartfelt performance of “Front Lines.” Brandon is one of the featured artists in Service Together’s Soundtrack of War concert on April 28th, 2016.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016
blogSuicide Monologue

(Part I of 2) One steamy night in the summer of 1969, at Marble Mt. Air Base near Da Nang in Viet Nam, a rocket exploded near me and I died. There was screaming, explosions, dust, smoke, chaos; I had no torn flesh, no blood in the dust, but I died. My flesh did not die but I had shattered. In death, I became a ghost. In life, a shadow.... more...

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016
blogSuicide Monologue

(Part 2 of 2) A friend suggested I read "Gestalt Therapy Verbatim" by Fritz Perls. I did and my intuition flowered. Perls said to look at those things we avoid for growth. He said to do dreamwork. I was consumed by nightmares. There was far more war in my sleep than I had experienced in Viet Nam. The battles in my sleep became... more...

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Thu, 19 May 2016
blogThe Universal Feminism of Caregiving And Other...

(Part 1 of 4) Some months ago, I found myself sitting at a conference table with many well dressed, important people who work in veterans’ services. We were gathered together to provide feedback and guidance on a national campaign to retell the stories of veterans, with an emphasis on bridging the military-civilian divide. The... more...

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Thu, 19 May 2016
blogThe Universal Feminism of Caregiving And Other...

(Part 2 of 4) A couple years ago, my husband and I recorded our story as part of the Military Voices initiative at Storycorps. On a cold September morning we sat in a tiny sound booth in the middle of Foley Square and spoke to each other about the last five years of our lives. It was a painful, hour long conversation that sprang from the... more...