Rebuilding Honor: How Kyle Carpenter Came Back From The Brink Of Death

Seven years ago this month Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter suffered grievous wounds after shielding another Marine from a grenade blast in Afghanistan. Somehow, he survived. This is the story of his remarkable recovery.

Echoes Project: Javier Ortiz Rivera

After she heard that her husband had died, Veronica remembers screaming for the Marines and chaplain to leave, but they wouldn’t.

The Unknown Legacy of Military Mental Health Programs

After 9/11, the U.S. military created hundreds of mental health programs, and many did not closely track spending or record their outcomes.

Answering the Call for Veterans and Military Families ‘Suffering in Silence’

Vets4Warriors, a mostly donations-based phone support program, seeks to end the stigma of vets getting help and the shame of asking for it.

She Found Solace in Art and Artifacts During War, and When She Came Home.

Lyndsey Anderson uses the lessons she learned as a young woman at war to connect through art and mentorship with civilians both young and old.

Forging Purpose And Community One Mile At A Time

She left the military and corporate rat race behind. But Sarah Roberts kept running and is determined to help build up the community around her.
Brett and Whitney Foley on their wedding day. Photo courtesy of the author.

The Five Essentials of Storytelling. A Survivor’s (Excerpt) Guide to Writing about Trauma

David Chrisinger teaches The War Horse’s writing seminars, the preeminent professional development program for veterans and military spouse writers.

Cooking Quieted Her Mind and Helped Rachael Harris Find Peace After Military Service

When she joined the Navy, Rachael Harris brought her grandfather's recipe for sour cream cornbread, but she left active duty lost and confused. Rediscovering her love for food helped her find her way home.