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Artwork by a service member participating in the NICoE’s Healing Arts Program. Image courtesy of NICoE In this week's podcast , art therapist Melissa Walker takes us through the Healing Arts program at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at Walter Reed National Military...
If you asked me early in my medical career how the arts played a role in healing, I might have checked to see if you had a fever. How times have changed. Over the past 30 years, I have watched our profession evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our wounded warriors. Some of those who have...
Text by Paulette Beete Paintings and drawing by Ben Steele, courtesy of Montana Museum of Art and Culture War Torn: The Art of Ben Steele is on view at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture through November 19. Photo courtesy of the museum “I kind of felt an obligation to the guys who went...
Washington, DC "Drive-in" by Charles Henry via Flickr In the Operation Homecoming section on our website , you can browse essays on writing from authors such as Richard Bausch and Dan Rifenburg, writing samples such as "Star-Fix," Marilyn Nelson's poem about the Tuskegee...
Washington, DC Theater of War director Bryan Doerries (far right) leads an audience discussion after performances of Ajax and Philoctetes at New York City's St. Vincent?s Hospital. The audience included military veterans, and medical staff that treat wounded warriors. (Cast members included...
Washington, DC David Straithairn, Gloria Reuben, and Jeffrey Wright in a Theater of War production. Photo by Paxton Winters. The lingering effects of war have long been felt by returning combat veterans. Some of the labels to describe these have included ?soldier?s heart? (Civil War), ?shell shock...

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