Young people report they don’t want to be killed or face the psychological consequences they saw in soldiers on the news as they grew up.
About Sonner Kehrt
Sonner Kehrt is an investigative reporter at The War Horse, where she covers the military and climate change, misinformation, and gender. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, WIRED magazine, Inside Climate News, The Verge, and other publications. She studied government at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served for five years as Coast Guard officer before earning a masters in democracy and governance studies from Georgetown University and a masters of journalism from UC Berkeley. She has also worked as a lecturer at UC Berkeley, teaching classes in writing, reporting, and ethics. In her free time, she is trying to learn to windsurf. She can be reached at email@example.com and occasionally on Twitter @etskehrt.
Entries by Sonner Kehrt
American servicemen and women returned from war to bigotry, exclusion, and overt racial violence—precisely because they had chosen to serve their country.
As Vietnam and Gulf War-era veterans age, they bring with them new needs, different expectations for care, and greater diversity than those who came before.
“We have to connect [the military] better to society. People need to understand the service,” Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said.
From cybersecurity to trucking to health care, essential industries—still reeling from pandemic economic instability— benefit from veteran employees.
The instability of military families is an economic burden, from lack of support networks to the struggle for spouses to find work in new duty stations.
Unhoused Veterans Provide a Mini View of How Climate Change Affects Homelessness
Recruiting veterans to work as poll workers could harness the energy of veterans looking for new ways to serve their country.
Military service and transitioning to civilian life include stressors that make some veterans vulnerable to recruitment tactics used by extremist groups.