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“With my song, I can finally put my pack down.”

SongwritingWith:Soldiers operates from a simple principle — pair returning active duty soldiers and veterans with professional songwriters in a retreat setting to craft songs about personal experiences in combat. With a focus on collaboration and building trust, this innovative program, founded by Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Darden Smith, offers a unique path to help soldiers, their families, communities and our nation cope with the aftermath of combat duty and the challenges in returning home. Learn more here.

In Their Words

Learn about our initiative through the words of soldiers and songwriters.