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.

Featured Stories from the Military Voices Initiative

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"I wanted to be exactly like him."
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"My American soldier became my Iraqi brother."
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The Nature of War
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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
Schultz Family Foundation Seattle, WA

Support for Military Voices Initiative

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

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.