HOMECOMING: Veterans, Wives and Mothers

Photo courtesy of Tara Ruby Photography

The Film

As the role of American women in uniform brings them continually closer to combat operations and the nature of modern war blurs the difference between front and rear operations, many returning women veterans are confronted with challenges during deployment which may change the way they return to life at home.

When women veterans return from tour, they are faced with the challenge of re-adapting to life at home while dealing with issues such as PTSD, physical disabilities, navigating the VA, racism, sexual abuse, anxiety attacks, homelessness, and disenfranchised families. We want to have these women speak for themselves about their trials and tribulations, their hopes and dreams, their frustrations and achievements. Homecoming will tell the stories of these women veterans wives and mothers as they navigate the home-front. These “home” war stories will resonate for years to come.

Does the system support them? How is it different from what the men face? Do they serve another deployment? How do they stay in touch with their team that is still serving? The purpose of this documentary is to highlight women whose bond and spirit will not be broken. They aren’t broken; they are heroes. We want a grateful America to understand how to best appreciate and help these women warriors. These women have extraordinary discipline, courage, and capacity - that’s what we can focus on.

Recently our short film "Deployment" won Best Narrative for Hall of Fame, Women's History Month.  It follows a young Asian American US Air Force Academy graduate as she faces her first deployment and says good bye to her wife and brother.

Password: Deploy

The Team


Roxanne Messina Captor

Director | Producer | Writer

Paul Kelly   Editor

Paul Kelly


Rita K. Sanders   Editor

Rita K. Sanders


Tara Hardy Turner   Director of Photography

Tara Hardy Turner

Director of Photography

Ayanna A. Parker   Co-Producer

Ayanna A. Parker


Tara Ruby   Photographer

Tara Ruby





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