Monday, January 5, 2009

In Their Boots

In Their Boots is a compelling new magazine show about the dramatic impact the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are having on us - the people here at home. The show will feature our Iraq and Afghanistan service men and women, and their families, in stories that have universal appeal.
Funded by a grant from the Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact fund (IADIF) and produced by Brave New Foundation, IN THEIR BOOTS will be streamed exclusively online.

In Their Boots will be hosted by Jan Bender, a veteran of the war in Iraq who served as a rifleman/combat correspondent in Iraq with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines from 2004 to 2005.

Every week an episode will be built around a dramatic and emotional IN THEIR BOOTS "Real Story," a non-fiction narrative about how our servicepeople, their families, and their communities have been profoundly changed by the nation's campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then Jan Bender, our host, will interview the participants and lead a discussion that includes experts and service-providers.


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Can't wait to watch.

Hallie :)

AirmanMom said...

hallie...thank you for stopping by!

Mary Ellen said...

Boy, I sure do learn a lot from your blog! Thanks for keeping us non-military families informed.

AirmanMom said...

ME...your kind words are deeply appreciated!

kimmy said...

My brother-in-law will be deploying for a year in March. This looks like a great show. Thank you!


AirmanMom said...

kimmy...Please pass along a thank you to your brother-in-law from me! PLEASE send his address to me, I would be honored to write him and send packages!

Mary said...

Wow! This is a heart touching story that brought tears. Though I am Canadian, I adopt US soldiers through Angels n' Camouflage. Currently I have a female soldier who is very young. I certainly got some tips from the video on what to send. Thanks so much for sharing. This looks like a terrific show.


AirmanMom said...

mary...I am not familiar with Angels n' Camouflage, thank you for bringing it to my attention. I adopted a soldier through Soldiers Angels. It is always a good day to learn some new way to support our troops!

Sue said...

This sounds great! Especially since we are going through deployment for the fourth time - our daughter and son in law were deployed together but to different places in 2003 and now our son in law is there for the third time. Yeah, I think I could use a show like this.
Blessings my friend.

AirmanMom said...

sue...prayers for your entire family will be lifted. Thanks to all of you for your service!!!!
Godspeed to your son-in-law.