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Embracing Our Military

Community partners working together to inspire and educate.

Raising awareness of the challenges facing our military members, veteran communities, and their families.

Embracing Our Military offers an on-going community-based dialog featuring special events, monthly programming and more to support and help educate the region about this multi-faceted population.

Additionally, WQPT PBS and its community partners connect the regional military community to resources; fostering an understanding of military life; examining the societal perception of soldiers and the wars they fight; highlighting regional veterans and their stories; and celebrating the accomplishments of the Rock Island Arsenal to the entire region.

Featured Stories of Service

Stories of Service | Chris Thodos

Stories of Service | Nathan Acree


Stories of Service | Michael Weinrich

Stories of Service | Nathan and Annie Cox

Stories of Service | Barney Young

Arsenal History Minutes


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Veteran Resources

Coming back to civilian life brings new challenges, new opportunities and stories of remarkable courage and accomplishment. Public media tells stories that help communities understand the veteran experience. We gathered some popular resources for veterans and their families.


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Through Veterans Coming Home, public media connects veterans to resources and services for a successful transition to civilian life.

Family Resources

Family Resources

For veterans, reintegrating to family life can be extremely challenging. Sometimes it's more difficult than being away and it's not easy for family members, either.
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Job Resources

Employment Resources

Find tools for translating military experience to civilian job skills and other resources for transitioning to the civilian workplace or for helping employers understand veterans.
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Edcuational Resources

Educational Resources

There are numerous educational incentives and resources for veterans seeking degrees or job training. Access the GI Bill comparison tool and other useful educational resources.
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Additional Resources for Veterans