The Impact of War on Military Families

Coming up next week on our Impact of War series - Five years ago psychiatrist Judith Broder created The Soldiers Project which provides free confidential treatment to military service members and their families for as long as needed. Supporters say these volunteer services fill a crucial gap in VA services for the military. Last month, Broder received the Purpose prize for successful social entrepreneurs.

Our series will be produced in cooperation with NPR's Impact of War Project. The collaboration is an outreach effort to NPR member station reporters around the country to aid in increasing their local coverage of the experiences and sacrifices of US troops and their communities. Links to many of these stories examining how community attitudes, public policy, military strategy, medicine and technology are altered by the wars can be found on

Feel free to tell us your story — how have the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq affected your family?



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