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Veteran Stories

Veteran storytelling helps us  humanize the military experience, and foster empathy and understanding. Storytelling contributes to healing, bridges the civilian-military divide, and inspires others with their courage and resilience. Veteran stories also have the power to influence policy, raise awareness, and shape public opinion on issues related to our veterans and the impact of war.

The Importance of Telling Your Story

Telling your story can be an incredibly difficult and emotional process, especially if you've experienced trauma during your service. Telling your story helps find healing, fosters understanding, and strengthens relationships. 

Operation Allies Refuge Foundation seeks to equip veterans with storytelling skills, enabling them to share their experiences and make a meaningful impact. By listening to these stories, we can better support veterans in their transition to civilian life. Let us recognize and appreciate their sacrifices, building stronger connections and a more compassionate society. 

Paratroopers, 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Devils in Baggy Pants, HKIA AFghanistan

Ways To Tell Your Story


Writing a story can alleviate trauma by providing an emotional outlet to express and process difficult experiences, while also allowing individuals to regain a sense of control and create meaning from their narrative. It offers a safe space to explore complex emotions, detach from the rawness of the trauma, and reclaim one's personal narrative, fostering healing and personal growth. To share your story in written format, Please send us an email at info@operationalliesrefugefoundation.0rg or visit the google forms link below to to fill out our written or upload formats.


Being interviewed about your story can help alleviate trauma by providing an opportunity for emotional release and validation, as sharing your experiences allows for a sense of catharsis and connection with others who may resonate with your journey. It also offers a chance to gain new perspectives and insights, promoting a deeper understanding of your trauma and facilitating the healing process.To be interview by us please send us an email at info@operatioalliesrefuge or refer to the contact box below and let us know you would like to be interviewed by stating 'Interview' in the subject box.


Being on a podcast to talk about your story can help alleviate trauma by providing a platform for self-expression and raising awareness, allowing you to share your experiences with a wider audience and potentially inspire others who may be going through similar struggles. It can also foster a sense of empowerment and validation, as engaging in open conversation about your trauma can contribute to healing and provide a sense of closure. To request to be on our podcast, please fill out the contact form below and write "podcast" in the subject box.  Thank you!


Art can help alleviate trauma by providing a creative outlet to express and process difficult emotions, allowing for a release and exploration of feelings that may be challenging to articulate verbally. Engaging in artistic activities can also promote self-reflection, offer a sense of control, and provide a therapeutic avenue for healing and transformation.To send us your art please send us an email at with your art attached in a jpeg or pdf format. Thank you!

Tell us Your Story

If you would like to be interviewed, join our podcast, or have any questions regarding your story or veteran storytelling, please fill out the information below. If you are looking to be interviewed or to join our podcast please indicate in the subject box below. Thank you!

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Veteran Stories

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