Local veterans learn alongside professional stand-up comedians in the Armed Services Arts Partnership’s Comedy Bootcamp.

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Being a female in the military has its unique challenges. Our servicewomen represent strength in many ways. There are many skewed perceptions and unknown journeys - local Hampton Roads veteran, Isaura Ramirez, shares her story.

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What does serving your country mean?

The answer can vary but one thing is common - there is a deep appreciation for all of our servicemen and women. Individuals from the Hampton Roads military and civilian communities answer this question and share their perspective.

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Hampton Roads is home to over 217,000 veterans and each year 13,000 military personnel leave their respective branches of service and make the transition to civilian life. Though those numbers seem big, today, less than 1% of Americans have served, which is significantly down from 17% who served in World War II, and fewer and fewer civilians personally know someone in the military.

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Hampton Roads is home to over 217,000 veterans and each year 13,000 military personnel leave their respective branches of service and make the transition to civilian life. Though those numbers seem big, today, less than 1% of Americans have served, which is significantly down from 17% who served in World War II, and fewer and fewer civilians personally know someone in the military.

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