Many service members who return home suffer from PTSD. Operation Song is a program helping veterans cope with their trauma by pairing them with musicians to turn their stories into powerful songs. Dean Reynolds of CBS This Morning reports.
On a cloudy Saturday morning in February, participants in the Little Rock chapter of Operation Song's winter retreat gather for breakfast before getting down to the business of storytelling and songwriting.
Bob Regan2019-01-07T11:52:42-06:00November 28th, 2018|Comments Off on #OperationSong – “I Served” by Zarita Croney
Written by Savannah Labbe | November 28, 2018 This #OperationSong spotlight is on “I Served” by Veteran Zarita Croney who served in the Army deploying to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. After the deployment,
Bob Regan2018-09-27T00:22:33-05:00December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on #Veteran of the Day: Sean Niquette
Vantage Point | December 8, 2017 Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Sean Niquette who wrote the song “West Point to Arlington” with #OperationSong. Sean served during the Iraq War. Sean was born in
Bob Regan2018-09-27T00:18:11-05:00December 1st, 2017|Comments Off on #Veteran of the Day: Daniel Williams
Written by Adam Druckman | December 1, 2017 Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Daniel Williams. Daniel served in the Marines from 2000 to 2004 and wrote the song “Breathe In, Breathe Out”
Bob Regan2018-09-26T18:15:47-05:00November 4th, 2016|Comments Off on MTSU “Operation Song”Session Helps Vet Heal
Written by Wes Talley, Rutherford Source | November 4, 2016 The day could’ve been another workday for seven Nashville songwriters and another co-writing assignment in an MTSU experiential learning course for seven advanced
Bob Regan2018-09-26T18:12:10-05:00November 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Songwriting Trios Help Local Veterans at MTSU “Operation Song”
Written by Gina Fann, MTSU News | November 1, 2016 The day could’ve been another workday for seven Nashville songwriters and another co-writing assignment in an MTSU experiential learning course for seven advanced
Bob Regan2018-09-26T18:56:05-05:00October 5th, 2015|Comments Off on At Nashville’s VA, Songwriting As Therapy For Sexual Assault In The Military
Written by Emily Siner, Nashville Public Radio | October 5, 2015 The conference room inside a Veterans Affairs center in Nashville feels distinctly clinical: beige walls, gray carpet, creaky chairs. But on a Monday afternoon in
Steve Walker2018-09-26T19:06:00-05:00August 25th, 2015|Comments Off on The Mission of Operation Song: Military Veterans Seek Solace in Songwriting
A white-haired man with a guitar walks into a conference room at Fort Campbell, Tennessee and greets a group of assembled veterans. He's five minutes early, but they're already clearly settled in, waiting for him.