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War Horse Earns 3rd Edward R. Murrow Award

For the second consecutive year, The War Horse has been awarded a national Edward R. Murrow Award.
The War Horse wins second Edward R. Murrow Award

TWH Recognized with Second Edward R. Murrow Award

The War Horse team is proud to announce that our newsroom has…

War Horse Managing Editor Recognized by VA Secretary for Toxic Exposure Reporting

“Kelly told the human stories of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and families who were suffering, so we as a nation would not, and could not, forget.”

War Horse Sues Marine Corps for ‘Black Book’ Tracking Officer Misconduct

The federal lawsuit alleges the Navy and the Marine Corps repeatedly violated the Freedom of Information Act by withholding reports of officer misconduct.

‘Among the Most Significant Professional Development Experiences I Have Ever Had’–Impact of the Writing Seminar

This fall, The War Horse hosted our Writing Seminar for Military…
Thomas Brennan excepts Lejeune Award

Marines Recognize War Horse Founder as First Enlisted Recipient of Gen. John A. Lejeune Leadership Award

War Horse founder becomes the first enlisted Marine to be recognized. Past recipients include Sen. John Glenn, Gen. Joseph Dunford, and Sec. James Mattis.
Members of the cohort work on their pieces on the patio at Lucky Spur Ranch in Justin, Texas. Photo by Babee Garcia.

2023 War Horse Seminar Guides Gold Star Families in Healing Through Storytelling

Since 2017, The War Horse has hosted writing seminars for veterans and military families who have written stories about mental health, tragedy, and triumph.

“The Rabbit Hole Goes Deep”—Marines React to “Black Book” Investigation

In the absence of Marine leadership, active-duty Marines and veterans speak up against a broken justice system, from infantry and attorneys to generals.

War Horse Symposium Sheds Light on Vital Role of Military Journalism for Democracy, National Security

“We have to connect [the military] better to society. People need to understand the service,” Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said.