The Soldiers magazine staff has been working with U.S. Forces-Iraq to gather content highlighting what is being done in Iraq to transition missions once performed by coalition forces to the government of Iraq and the U.S. State Department. We sent two journalists to Iraq to talk to the men and women on the ground about all that goes into a transition of this magnitude.
October 21, President Barack Obama confirmed that U.S. forces would be back home by the end of the year. I read countless comments from people across the country and abroad in the news and on multiple social media platforms. I kept thinking, “I wonder what the Americans who served in Iraq over the past almost nine years think?”
So along with the content we already have planned for our December issue, we’d like to publish the views about the end of military operations in Iraq of the men and women — service members, civilians and veterans — who have served there. We want you to share your thoughts, in 200-400 words, about your service in Iraq, and what the end of operations there means to you.
If you’re interested, you can email your submissions and any questions to the Soldiers magazine editor at carrie.mcleroy [at] dma.mil. The December issue will post at www.army.mil/soldiers at the end of November. All submissions must be received by Nov. 18.
Editor-in-Chief, Soldiers magazine