Topic: Women Veterans

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.

A Marine Officer Visits a Helicopter Crash Site. 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.

My Therapy Dog’s 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.

The Military Gave Her a Shared Sense of Purpose, but the Navy Was 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.

After Becoming Homeless, Finding My Home and Purpose 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.

A Coast Guard Officer Runs Home After A Marathon Of Funerals

Sarah Holzhalb endured a marathon of funerals shortly after separating from the Coast Guard. All these years later, the month of March still sucks.

“One Stinking, Terrifying Hell”—When Soldiers and Butterflies Go to War

Elizabeth O’Herrin found solace in writing about her war, and she wonders and wishes she could ask her grandfather if he felt relief in writing about his.

Zero Tolerance: The Defense Department’s Decades-Long Failure To End Sex Crimes In Uniform

Scandal after scandal, sexual predators in the military continue to harass and assault with impunity. Military brass pay lip service to eradicating the problem. Explore how the Defense Department has skirted accountability for nearly 40 years.

“They Weren’t Supposed to Die”—Losing a Soldier to Mishap at the Army National Training Center

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