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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Charles Dane adds weight to the bar during a 2018 Defense Department Warrior Games powerlifting practice at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dane was medically retired from the military after a 19-year career. Photo by Cpl. Juan Madrigal, courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Should the Defense Health Agency Take Over Military Healthcare Management?

An overhaul of the Army, Air Force, and Navy’s medical services doesn’t appear to be going to plan, with 10 kidney transplant recipients left in the lurch.

Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Clanin and a platoon sergeant with Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, lead their soldiers on a patrol through the Jamila neighborhood of Sadr City in 2008. Photo by Sgt. Michael Pryor, courtesy of the U.S. Army.

Hellfire in Sadr City

As a platoon searched for bombs, the enemy tried to attack them. It didn’t end well.

Naylon on an operation in a village outside of Bagram, Afghanistan, 2014. Photo credit: Spc. Jamill Ford for U.S. Army

Rockets, Pandemics, and Leadership

In a time of crisis, initiative trumps authority when authority fails to lead.

Finding Peace in Lederhosen

A jaded Gulf War veteran needed a break, and found it in a small Bavarian town. A reflection by Dave Boe

The Curse of the White Cloud

All he wanted was to see combat. Fortunately, he missed out.

A Sacred Place

A combat Army officer reflects on what it means to be at war for your country and search for spiritual meaning.

The Funeral

When it’s time to bury a Marine, feelings of pride and admiration can’t always supersede the other emotions that can topple everything.

Josiah Koleosho an hour before the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, March 2003. Courtesy Josiah Koleosho.

My Calling

He saw gore and death, but he also saved lives. There are certain things a former corpsman will never forget or take for granted.

December 21 and What Came After

A reporter’s journey through war, trauma and healing