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February 25, 2018
In March 2017, Soldier On: Life After Deployment premiered on public television during Women’s History Month. It has aired 1,100+ times on stations across the country over the past year. In March 2018, the film, which documents the stories of three post-9/11 women veterans, will again be broadcast widely across the U.S. Check your local listings and also the events section of the Soldier On FB page!
November 1, 2017
Soldier On: Life After Deployment will be aired on public television across the United States in advance of Veterans Day 2017. Please check your local listings!
How important it is for us to recognize our heroes and she-roes! Maya Angelou
September 25, 2017
In Soldier On: Life After Deployment, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Sue Sipprelle, three women confront and surmount the challenges of readjusting to civilian life after their post-9/11 military service.
The women veterans in Soldier On, and women like them, are making history. They are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. veteran population. The complete integration of women into the armed services, as well as their full access to veterans’ benefits and the veteran community is a challenging work in process for America. Soldier On is part of that ongoing conversation and effort.
Since its March 2017 release, Soldier On: Life After Deployment has been
- shown 1,000 times on public television
- shown in 45 out of 50 states
- shown on 86 percent of the top U.S. public television markets
- screened in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Indiana, Minnesota and Virginia
- screened at the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.
- purchased by VA’s and other organizations around the country
If you are interested in purchasing the DVD as an individual, please click here. For institutional purchase, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the June 2017 screening of Soldier On presented by the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs.
March 9, 2017
From the American Legion:
March 8, 2017
Last night, MetroFocus aired a segment about Soldier On: Life After Deployment before it premiered on Channel 13:
December 5, 2016
I am really honored to host this event this evening. As we all take a look at the unique contributions and challenges that female service members and veterans face during their transitions from uniformed service to their civilian communities because caring for our veterans when they return home is an issue that I feel very strongly about.
And about Susan Sipprelle, director of Soldier On, Senator Patty Murray said:
She’s really shed a light on the sacrifices that female service members and veterans make through this film, Soldier On.
November 5, 2016
On Thursday, Nov. 4, Natasha Young, retired Marine staff sergeant and one of the three main characters in Soldier On: Life After Deployment, and Sue Sipprelle, director, were interviewed by Dr. Suzanne Phillips on Voice America.
In the back and forth with radio host, Dr. Suzanne Phillips, Sue Sipprelle discusses the reason that she chose to make this documentary and the impact of sharing the personal journeys of these veteran women. Veteran Natasha Young offers the personal view of her painful and challenging journey to assimilate back into today’s society and her new mission of working with veterans at home.
Please click here to listen to the interview.
October 4, 2016
Soldier On: Life After Deployment is an official selection of the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival!
The Fifth Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival
Saturday & Sunday, November 12th & 13th, 2016
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
Free of Charge