These stories were produced at audio production workshops for veterans, service members and their families. Workshops are designed to help current and prior service members express their stories and folklore (customs and traditions) through audio production training. Participants gain experience in research and interviewing techniques, audio recording, logging, transcribing, writing composition, and story crafting with audio field recordings.
Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and the state and local arts agencies. This initiative serves the special needs of military patients and veterans with traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions, as well as their families and caregivers. Administrative support for the initiative is provided by Americans for the Arts. Learn more at www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/creative-forces