Topic: Gender

Me, Also. A Cobra Pilot’s Story of Military Sexual Assault

After years of silence, a Cobra pilot opens up about her fight to bring her accused rapist to justice.

I’ve Never Looked More Dignified on a Hike

After Sweden enacted gender-neutral conscription in early 2018, Teresa Fazio traveled there to ask how it works and what the U.S. can learn.

Removing My Armor

How a former Army videographer learned to cope with trauma and rebuild her life.
She was set— a Marine Corps officer enrolled in a PhD program and headed to a new duty station on the West Coast. But then she woke up in a jail cell with her world falling apart.

A Marine Officer, an Uber, and the Arrest

She was set— a Marine Corps officer enrolled in a PhD program and headed to a new duty station on the West Coast. But then she woke up in a jail cell with her world falling apart.

An Army Officer and the Wounded Girl in the Little Blue Jumper

Melissa Thomas held the little girl in her lap as their Humvee sped to meet the helicopter, uttering “English-nonsense” to keep the child from passing out.
The author, Jackie Munn, and her husband celebrate their wedding. Courtesy of Visionari Photography

Crossing the Line of Departure as a Woman in Special Operations

Jackie Munn and her husband quietly said their last goodbyes before she boarded the C-17 headed to Afghanistan and her Cultural Support Team assignment.

Peacekeepers, A “Teeming Mob,” and A “New Excuse for War”

M. L. Doyle deployed to Bosnia, in 1997, two years into the NATO peacekeeping mission. Today, she reads about “widening ethnic cracks” and wonders when conflict ends.

Diving Shipwrecks of Futures Past During Navy Dive School

Tenley Lozano dove the retired aircraft carrier USS Oriskany, encountering great barracuda and memories of the ship she’d been serving on six months prior.

“It Is Cancer”—Reflecting on My Husband’s Diagnosis After Going to War

In the VA’s emergency room, Molly Pearl and her husband made the imperceptible shift between soldier and patient, wife and caregiver.