Personal Story: Tara Dixon

By Tom Philpott On the stage, seated with a small group of wounded warriors sharing stories of grievous injuries and inspirational recoveries, is an attractive young woman with short and spiked blond hair.  Read More >

Personal Story: Capt. Clayton Hinchman

Losing a limb is a shattering, deeply traumatic experience By Capt. Clayton Hinchman, USA Ret., deputy director of Outreach for MOAA and a wounded soldier It was midnight. The pitch blackness of the hot Iraqi night envelops the back  Read More >

Personal Story: Nancy Wake

The White Mouse By Mark Cantrell If you had seen the young and attractive Nancy Wake in 1939, newly married to wealthy French industrialist Henri Fiocca, you couldn’t have guessed that within a few short years she  Read More >

Personal Story: Shindand Air Base

A Hospital for Shindand District, Afghanistan Shindand District, Afghanistan, has an estimated 400 villages and not one single hospital. But thanks to the work of the 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group (AEAG) and the civil  Read More >

Personal Story: Staff Sgt. Barry Homberg

Wounded Warriors Find a “New Normal” Army Staff Sgt. Barry Homberg’s journey over the past five years has taken him from his mission in the town of Ramadi, Iraq, to Trier, Germany, where he  Read More >

Personal Story: Matthew Newberry

Bringing Christmas to the Fallen Matthew Newberry needed a service project that would earn him the rank of Eagle Scout, and at just thirteen years old, he found one  Read More >

Personal Story: Lt. Nicole Auth, USCG

Sailing to Victory at the World Military Games One would think Lt. Nicole Auth, USCG, and her teammates in the  Read More >

Personal Story: Sgt. Bobby Brewster

Mentoring a New Class of Leaders in Iraq Sergeants first class not only are platoon sergeants and senior enlisted section leaders, but they also are responsible for training and mentoring  Read More >

Personal Story: Patty Horan

Going from Wife to Caregiver Most spouses of active duty servicemembers live with the constant fear of getting that phone call or uniformed visitor at their door. For Patty Horan it became a reality when she awoke to her  Read More >

Personal Story: Kelly Cotton

The American Dream 14 Years and Eight Moves Later There are times in all our lives when we reflect on where we’ve been, what we’ve experienced, how we made it through, and where we  Read More >

Personal Story: Daniel Williams

By the Grace of God, My Weapon Misfired Struggling with mental illness resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or PTSD is a common occurrence now among today’s veterans returning from the battlefields of Iraq  Read More >

Personal Story: Col. Mark Desens

Going Beyond the Mission By Gina DiNicolo In 2007, Marine Col. Mark Desens and his Marine Expedtitionary Unit found themselves as accidental crisis responders. While training for an upcoming deployment, he and his  Read More >

Personal Story: Capt. Leigh Larkin

Lives on the Line In the call of duty, servicemembers perform acts of bravery on a daily basis. One such airman is Capt. Leigh “Breaker” Larkin,  Read More >