A Walk in My Shoes: Military Life

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in the military, or be a military child or spouse?

A decision to help preservice teachers better understand the needs of military-connected students has grown into a documentary with campuswide, statewide and national implications. The documentary tells the story of seven people – soldiers, spouses, college students and educators – who share their perspectives on the dedication, service, rewards and challenges of being connected with the military.

Watch the full documentary:

Military Life

A Walk in My Shoes Documentary Series

Military Life transcript (TXT)

Specific topics include:

  • Deployments

  • Frequent moves

  • Leaving friends, schools, and communities

  • Social/emotional needs of children and teens

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD

  • The power of military bonds made through service