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Plenty of Time When We Get Home

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Plenty of Time When We Get Home

Kayla williamsLove and Recovery in the Aftermath of War.

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Kayla Williams is a former sergeant and Arabic linguist in a Military Intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) company of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) who currently does research and analysis on national security and veterans’ issues. Kayla is the author of Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army, a memoir about her experiences negotiating the changing demands on today’s military, and the forthcoming book Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War, about her husband’s injury and their joint path from war trauma to healing. Ms. Williams graduated cum laude with a BA in English Literature from Bowling Green State University and earned an MA in International Affairs with a focus on the Middle East from American University. Kayla is a White House Women Veteran Champion of Change, a Truman National Security Project Fellow, and a former member of the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans.  Also listen to the story on NPR about “For Military Couples, It’s A Long Recovery When We Get Home” with Kayla Williams as she discusses her time in the Military and coming home.

Tune in on The American Heroes Network for the New Episode “Plenty of Time When We Get Home” on the Voiceamerica Variety Channel. Listen on Tuesday Feb. 25th at 8am Pacific Time.

American Heroes NetworkIt has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

Female Veterans: Military Sexual Trauma & Combat Roles

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Female Veterans: Military Sexual Trauma & Combat Roles

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Since 2002 I had closely followed the actions of women throughout the war and it quickly became apparent that women were doing things they had never done before.  Women like Kayla were successfully serving as imbedded members of combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan.  They were being used in ways that clearly violated the intent of the combat exclusion policy.

Kayla Williams is a former sergeant and Arabic linguist in a Military Intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). During her deployment to Iraq, Williams was at the forefront of troops’ interaction with Iraqis while also navigating the challenges of being part of the 15% of the Army that is female. Kayla is the author of Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army, a memoir about her experiences negotiating the changing demands on today’s military. She regularly speaks and writes about military and veterans’ issues for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and Slate.

Ellen Haring is a senior fellow with Women in International Security where she directs the Combat Integration Initiative project.  Her research and work focuses on women and gender in the military.  She is a West Point Graduate and a colonel in the US Army reserves. Haring has been a guest speaker on numerous foreign and domestic news shows including: BBC Radio, CNN, PBS News Hour, NPR, and Voice of America.  She guest lectures at universities and has been invited to address members of Congress.

For more information about Radio Show Times, Visit their website at the American Heroes Network

The American Heroes Network is a for-profit organization formed by Vietnam Era Veterans to help Veterans returning home. American Heroes Network was envisioned as a place where Veterans could gather to find the Best Available Information of interest to American Veterans and their families. An interesting and important element of The Network is our “responsive” mobile site that is viewable . . . Anytime, Anywhere and on Any device.

You can also Tune in with the American Heroes Network Every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on Voiceamerica Variety Channel For their latest episode Nov. 19.

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