Topic: Transition

You Have Not Seen The Last Of These Marines

After starting a new chapter in his life, a former corpsman realized the men he lost 20 years before were much more than a memory.

From One Battle to Another. “A New Fight I Never Expected.”

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

When the Stress of Combat Hits You in a High School Classroom

A former infantry officer realized the impact of war lingers longer than he’d thought.

Letters From War and Drawing “The Line Between Respect and Caution”

A former Army soldier grapples with an unresolved confessional to her late mother.

The Two Hundred and Fiftieth—a Military Spouse Loses a Student to Gun Violence

Joanna Guldin-Noll, a fellow of the War Horse's 2018 Writing Seminar for Military Spouses, reflects on losing a student to gun violence as a former teacher.
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.

Answering the Call for Veterans and Military Families ‘Suffering in Silence’

Vets4Warriors, a mostly donations-based phone support program, seeks to end the stigma of vets getting help and the shame of asking for it.

“My Creativity Was Paralyzed”—Baggage and the Bridge of Empathy

Can artwork depicting the Syrian refugee crisis build empathy for an American audience? One writer hopes so.

The Experience of Army Basic Training

How a new recruit learned what being in the Army truly meant and where he eventually found his way, sort of.