Military Voices Initiative

Military Voices Initiative

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.

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.

Featured Stories from the Military Voices Initiative

"I wanted to be exactly like him."
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"My American soldier became my Iraqi brother."
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1st Squad, 3rd Platoon
The Last Viewing
The Nature of War

Our Partners

We work with national and community-based organizations to assure we reach people of all backgrounds. Our StoryCorps Military Voices partners include:

Partner Location
Got Your 6 Washington, D.C.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) New York, NY
Veterans History Project (VHP) Washington, D.C.
Pritzker Military Library Chicago, IL
The Mission Continues St. Louis, MO
High School for Youth and Community Development New York City, NY
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Arlington, VA
Texas A&M University College Station, TX
Georgia Association to Benefit Veterans Atlanta, GA
Los Angeles County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Los Angeles, CA
The American Military Partner Association San Diego, CA

Support for Military Voices Initiative

Original Support provided by
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Newman’s Own Foundation

When you give, you help us record, share and preserve these voices for generations to come.

Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street.