DoD photo

Maura Sullivan was a Marine captain in Iraq.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo

We were both almost statistics; numbers on a page that people use evoke emotions devoid of context.  

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Photo courtesy of Tonya Greenwood
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Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf, 3rd BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div.

In 2014, a study by the VA Inspector General found that 20.4% of community-based outpatient clinics run by the Veterans Health Administration failed to provide adequate privacy for female veterans.

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U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Alejandro Sierras

When I was a young Marine on my first tour in Iraq’s Anbar province, I met then-Lance Cpl. Gabby Altamira. Not only were we both boots, we were also augmented from a different unit, so naturally we were the first ones to be "voluntold" to go on security duty when the time came. I spent a few weeks guarding an empty desert in western Iraq for a few weeks, and Altamira ended up doing something far more impactful.

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