Her Name Is Fern And She Taught Me Gratitude

Anxiety over the military sexual trauma she withstood plagued Rachael Harris when she came home. Her adopted dog, Fern, barreled through those walls.

Nepal Tried To Claim Her Too

Two years after a helicopter carrying Marines crashed in the Nepali mountains, Marine veteran Teresa Fazio encountered the wilderness that had claimed them.

They Weren’t Supposed to Die Here

Nina Semczuk arrived at the National Training Center in California prepared to train; she wasn’t prepared for a fellow soldier to die.

The Military Gave Her a Shared Sense of Purpose, But Not a Home

Andrea N. Goldstein lost her sense of home when she left home for college and the military. Moving to New York City, she learned to come home to herself.

Finding Home in the Marine Corps

Joy Craig’s childhood was anything but stable. After graduating high school, foster care forced her out, and she was homeless. Until she enlisted.

Marine Corps Publishes, Then Deletes, Name Of First Woman Infantry Officer

Corps mistakenly outs first woman grunt, then denies multiple interview requests, citing her privacy concerns. Veterans call for transparency, celebration.

Balancing Authority and Understanding as a Young Lieutenant

Nina Semczuk struggled to walk the line between being “that guy” and a pushover when she became a new officer. One private’s lunch paid the price.