Military Voices Initiative - StoryCorps
Military Voices Initiative

Military Voices Initiative

How did you come to serve in the military? What is your proudest moment? During your service, can you recall times when you were afraid? What are your strongest memories from your time in the military? What lessons did you learn from this time in your life?

The Military Voices Initiative provides a platform for veterans, service members, and military families to share their stories. In doing so we honor their voices, amplify their experiences, and let them know that we—as a nation—are listening.

For more than a decade, 2.4 million men and women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan while millions of families have stood behind them at home. The military community knows well the challenges of multiple deployments, combat-injuries, and long-awaited homecomings. Yet few civilians truly understand the complex realities of our troops’ service and sacrifice.

Recording Days in 2024

In 2024, StoryCorps will partner with local stations in the following cities to record stories of veterans and their families in person and in our “virtual recording booth.” Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on when and how to register to record your story, and prepare for your interview with this collection of suggested questions to ask your conversation partner.


Not in a city that we’ll be visiting? You can record anywhere with the StoryCorps App. Learn more here.


Lunch & LearnMarch 26Coming soon
In-Person RecordingApril 24 – 27Coming soon
Virtual RecordingJuly 15 – 19Coming soon

Arizona Public Media

Lunch & LearnApril 25Coming soon
In-Person Recording (Tuscon)May 29 – June 1Coming soon
In-Person Recording (Sierra Vista)May 28 – 31Coming Soon
Virtual RecordingJuly 24 – 27Coming soon

WHRO (Hampton Roads)

Lunch & Learn (Norfolk)May 15Coming soon
Lunch & Learn (Williamsburg)May 17Coming soon
In-Person Recording (Norfolk)June 3 – June 6Coming soon
In-Person Recording (Williamsburg)July 10 – July 13Coming soon
Virtual RecordingJuly 29 – Aug. 1Coming soon

Not in a city that we’ll be visiting? You can record anywhere with the StoryCorps App. Learn more here.

Featured Stories from The Military Voices Initiative

Our Partners

Got Your 6Washington, D.C.
Pat Tillman FoundationChicago, IL
Veterans History Project (VHP)Washington, D.C.
Pritzker Military LibraryChicago, IL
The Mission ContinuesSt. Louis, MO
High School for Youth and Community DevelopmentNew York City, NY
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)Arlington, VA
Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station, TX
Georgia Association to Benefit VeteransAtlanta, GA
Los Angeles County Department of Military and Veterans AffairsLos Angeles, CA
The American Military Partner AssociationSan Diego, CA
Schultz Family FoundationSeattle, WA

Support for the Military Voices Initiative

The Military Voices Initiative is made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Special thanks to Dignity Memorial for their sponsorship of the Military Voices Initiative broadcast on NPR in 2024