The War in Ukraine & Military Mental Health – With Brigadier General (Ret.) Jack Hammond & Mistress Carrie

Season Four of Home Base Nation will start in just a few weeks, and we have been working over the past few months to bring you another great season. Given what is going on in the world right now, our mental health and military community has its finger on the pulse with you all and our hearts are with the Ukrainian people and all those trying to escape the violence in the Ukraine right now. We sat down on Tuesday to record an upcoming episode with Mistress Carrie, Boston’s beloved Rock DJ and spouse of an active-duty Marine, in conversation with our very own Brigadier General Jack Hammond. The two met in 2011 in Afghanistan, when General Hammond was leading command, and Mistress Carrie embedded herself with U.S. troops there. During this recording, the conversation turned to the situation in the Ukraine, and specifically how it might be affecting our veteran and military family communities. We acknowledge that this new conflict will stir up complicated emotions and memories among our veterans, active-duty troops, and all our military families, and we felt it was important to share this with our audience today, ahead of the full episode release. 

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