Ask an Arizona Expert

Veterans Coming Home: Ask An Arizona Expert
An Arizona PBS Production

Veterans Coming Home: Ask an Arizona Expert is part of Arizona PBS’ ongoing Ask An Arizona Expert series and part of the national Veterans Coming Home initiative, offering members of our community the opportunity to phone in or write in via social media and speak directly with a local expert. This latest program focuses on the unique issues and challenges of transition faced by military veterans as they reintegrate into civilian life.


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As roughly 2.5 million service members transition out of the military, readjusting to civilian life can present significant stress.

For many veterans, the transition is filled with complicated and confusing challenges. Some feel isolated and alone. Some struggle to find or hold a job. Many say they feel like they just don’t fit in. Finding and connecting with the right support and services can be overwhelming.

And that’s a challenge for all of us.

To learn more about this issue and how you can help, watch Veterans Coming Home: Ask  an Arizona  Expert
Ted Simons, host of Arizona Horizon, will welcome a panel of experts to discuss these issues and provide guidance, resources and support for this community.

This program made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The panel of experts included in the show:

  • Colonel Jim Isenhower, Ph.D. U.S. Army, Director of the Office of Warrior and Family Support, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Adam McCray, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Team Leader for West Valley Vets’ Center
  • Nicola Winkel, Program Consultant/Community Liaison, Arizona Coalition for Military Families

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Opinions expressed on Veterans Coming Home: Ask An Arizona Expert are those of individual participants and do not necessarily reflect those of Eight, ASU, and the Board of Regents.

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