In order to be true to the film, the "director's statement" is the story of two women who met working on a film about women in Africa. The composer, Patricia Lee Stotter, had started working with veterans on a variety of projects, and the director, Marcia Rock, became interested in disability issues through her friend Simi Linton, author of My Body Politic. They were talking about whether the US was ready for all the vets disabled by IED explosions. Stotter was the first of the team to penetrate the veteran world. After she was, literally, vetted by the vets, she approached Marcia Rock about creating a film and cross platform project about disabled veterans whose transition from active duty had been eased with the help of service dogs. We, and this has been a joined at the hip venture, felt the social networking had to be as much a part of this project as the film-making. We immediately set up a FB group and website http://servicethefilm.com so we could network with vets.