“Suffer with a Purpose” by Gregory Zaborski

During my time in Helmand Province, one of the deadliest areas in Afghanistan, my battalion of over 800 highly-trained Marines was tasked with a full-scale counter-insurgency operation. Our work was to be the largest Marine Corps-led helicopter raid since the Vietnam War. There were many ideas on the table about how to do this, including … Read more

“Unwelcomed Homecoming” by Christopher Dunbar

I was returning home from Iwakuni, Japan, where I had been working as an aviation maintenance supervisor.  My six-month deployment had been mentally taxing and endlessly tedious. I’d like to say that after returning from this six-month deployment, I was feeling like I was coming back to where I belonged, and that my family, friends, … Read more