The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues offers opportunities for veterans and civilians to give back to the community and become stronger citizens in the process.

In this project, veterans working with The Mission Continues to re-enter civilian life would identify skills or interest in satellite/RF maintenance and operation. Through PBS' Stories of Service project, these veterans would be linked up with a local PBS station for a 3–6 month volunteer fellowship. During the fellowship, the veterans would be embedded in the station's daily operations while building skills in transmitter technology. The Member Station benefits by gaining a valuable asset with needed skills, and the veteran benefits by gaining on-the-job experience to advance their civilian career.

HOW IT WORKS

The Mission Continues works with PBS to identify veterans with the appropriate skill sets.
Veterans work with The Mission Continues to develop and write up fellowship programs and goals.
PBS Coordinates with Member Stations that need satellite and RF help to place the veterans in volunteer programs.
Station hosts a volunteer veteran for 3-6 months to provide skill building in a civilian setting and gain needed technical support.

CONTACTS

To join the initiative or to learn more about it, contact one of the following:

  • Carol Sorber, Director, Professional Development at PBS Station Services

See What Stations Are Doing for Veterans

Station Title
AETN The Vietnam War
DPTV Veterans Programs & Resources
East Tennessee PBS Veterans Honor Dinner
Houston Public Media Houston/Vietnam
Houston Public Media Saigon Stories
Iowa Public Television Iowans Remember Vietnam
KCPT LZ Kansas City
KCPT Kansas City's Vietnam Voices
KCTS On the Record: A Musical Timeline of the Vietnam War
KLRN Veterans Voices
KLRU KLRU'S Vietnam War Initiative
KPTS Veterans Coming Home
KSPS The Vietnam War Project
KTWU Vietnam War Remembered
KVIE Viewfinder (will have local Vietnam stories)
LPB The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers
Maryland Public TV "MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans" initiative (2012-16)
Milwaukee PBS 10thirty-six episode on Hmong
Milwaukee PBS Veterans Resources
NPT Veterans Coming Home
NET Nebraska Nebraska Stories
New Mexico PBS New Mexico Veterans
PBS39 The War Is Still With Us
Pioneer Public Local Documentary
ThinkTV Vietnam War
tpt Minnesota Remembers
UNC-TV Veterans Affairs
ValleyPBS ValleyPBS Stories of Service
ValleyPBS Event: Vietnam Live – A Bridge to Understanding
Vegas PBS Vegas PBS Honors Vietnam Veterans with Coins, Conversation and Career Connections
Vegas PBS Veterans Coffee & Conversations
WCNY Local Legacy Stories
WETA Vietnam in Washington
WCVE/Ideastations Vietnam - Virginia Remembers
WGBH Vietnam Bios
WGBY WGBY hosts live forum - 'Reflecting on the Vietnam War: A Community Dialogue'
WGVU LZ Michigan
WLIW Legacies of War - Story Sharing Website
WMHT Vietnam in a Word
WNET Wavelength: Veterans Content Sharing Initiative
WOSU The Vietnam War: Looking Back
WOSU Battling PTSD
WPBS Veterans Coming Home
WPSU The Wall at Penn State
WPT LZ Lambou
WPT Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name
WQED WQED teams with students on POW bracelet project
WQED Vietnam Stories
WQPT Embracing Our Military
WUCF Veterans Resources
WUFT Florida Voices: Vietnam Veterans
WXXI Veteran Connections
WTTW Chicago Area Vietnam Veterans Talk about Life After War
WVIA WVIA's War Stories: Vietnam
WV Public Broadcasting Vietnam: West Virginians Remember
WTVI PBS Charlotte Vietnam in the Carolinas