By collecting and sharing these stories, WS2 aims to learn key civilian challenges during international service, along with how they coped during and after service. Our ultimate aim is creating training videos to help civilians with the psychological demands associated with certain international work. We expect to create pre-deployment training videos, along with post-assignment videos to support civilians when they return from high-threat areas.
In addition, our videos are an important tool for public education. They raise public awareness about the hundreds of thousands of civilians who serve in high-threat environments around the globe. Many of these civilians support our national security interest and are in harm’s way. Their stories of sacrifice, heroism, and inspiration need broad exposure to reach the American people.
We are also planning to conduct a survey to analyze mental health issues among civilians who served in high-threat zones around the globe. More information on this important initiative coming soon.
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We Served Too is soliciting non-fiction writing, photos and artwork, and oral histories on video from civilians. Our goal is to represent the experiences of those who have recently served as contractors, trainers, teachers, journalists, administrative support staff, translators, cultural advisors, and in other roles in conflict zones, high-threat security environments, and disaster areas.
Call for non-fiction submissions from civilians who served in conflict zones (government employees, contractors, personal security details, journalists humanitarian workers and former military who worked in a civilian capacity). Contribute >
We are interviewing civilians who served in international high-threat environments, danger zones, and disaster areas. These videos will become part of our growing resource library and may be incorporated in future training videos. Participate >
Call for non-fiction submissions from civilians who served in conflict zones (government employees, contractors, personal security details, journalists humanitarian workers and former military who worked in a civilian capacity). Contribute. >