60,000 Americans died in the Vietnam war. Thousands more died in the following years. A new documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns examines the era. In the first of a series of discussions on the war, we’ll hear from Alaska Vietnam veterans about how they’re doing today, decades after their service and what we’ve learned as a nation.
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Ric Davidge – Chair of Alaska Veterans Foundation and secretary of Alaska Vietnam veterans state council.
- Statewide callers
- Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
- Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).
- Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org (comments may be read on air)
LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
Department of Veterans Affairs Resources:
Alaska Veterans Center – Provides free counseling for war zone veterans and their families, substance abuse assessment and referral, PTSD and marital counseling
Anchorage (907) 563-6966, Wasilla (907) 376-4318, Kenai (907) 260-7640, Fairbanks (907) 456-4238
Veterans’ Administration– Provides healthcare, counseling, and vocational benefits
Veteran’s Choice program 866-606-8198
Alaska Veterans Organization for Women (AVOW) – provides connection, advocacy and retreats for women veterans
Alaska Healing Hearts – Outdoor recreation for veterans to include hunting and fishing – 232-1527
Project Healing Waters Alaska – Fly fishing for veterans –
UAA Military and Community Resources – 786-6962
VetSuccess on Campus – VA vocational assistance
Terry Jackson – 786-6962
National Center for PTSD – http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
National Center for Telehealth and Technology- apps to support psychological health and TBI
After Deployment http://www.afterdeployment.org/
Make the Connection http://maketheconnection.net/
Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255 – press 1
Early screenings of Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War
Anchorage: Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017 at the Wendy Williamson Auditiorium
2533 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Palmer: Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 at the Glenn Massay Theater
8295 East College Drive
Palmer, AK 99645
Both shows’ doors open at 5:30 p.m. Screening begins at 6:00. Discussion at 7:00.