Emily Miller celebrates National Coming Out Day at Harvard Business School with the school’s LGBT student association.

Gay Veteran Sees Longer Arc for Racial Justice

All movements must include the fight against racism—and that looks different from other protests.

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.

The Army Made Me Religious—Even Though I Still Don’t Believe in God

A love of community and military values became a former army sergeant’s faith.


The Circus Is Coming to Town

As the United States grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, a former corpsman trained in infectious disease epidemiology understands what’s at stake.

Rage and the Manger

Back from a deployment and triggered by the mundane, a former infantry officer discovers his unprovoked rage. 

Capt. Dave Kenney, Headquarter Support Battalion platoon leader (right), 1-37 Field Artillery, prepares to send a squad in to clear the objective during a training exercise at Forward Operating Base Endurance. Mosul, Sept. 9, 2004. Photo courtesy of Staff Sergeant Gretel Weiskopf

The Stories I Share

A former Army photojournalist and combat medic grapples with how much people should know about war.

Ia Drang Valley Battle

A Long-Awaited Reunion

An older incarcerated veteran gets a visit from a former combat infantryman that he served with in Vietnam.

From One Battle to Another

A gunnery sergeant grapples with his love of deployments during a time when his family needs him at home.