Stories by Stacy Bannerman

Stacy Bannerman is the author of Homefront 911: How Families of Veterans Are Wounded by Our Wars (2015) and When the War Came Home (2006). She was a charter board member of Military Families Speak Out, and is the author of the play, "Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues." Her website is subscribe to Stacy Bannerman's feed

Posted on: Dec 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Trump is a terror, but we can't forget the politicians who allowed his rise.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

"I kept waiting for him to come home, and when he finally did, he wasn't alone."

Posted on: Aug 27, 2015, Source: Arcade Publishing

I wasn’t prepared at all for this life, and I still cannot quite fathom how it became mine.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

If politicians want to protect marriage, they should work to support veterans and military families.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Depression and suicidal thoughts aren't limited to vets with PTSD; family members may experience it as well.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2007, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Soldiers who have served in Iraq are killing themselves at higher rates than in any other war in which such data have been tracked. To understand why, just look at the system.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

"They volunteered, didn't they?" is a common sneering response to the stories about National Guardsmen whose lives were destroyed by Iraq -- the truth is that going to war is not what they signed up for.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2007, Source: The Progressive

When one military wife got the news that her husband was coming home from Iraq, they didn't tell her he was going to bring the war back with him.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2005, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

When hundreds of desperately needed high-water humvees, refuelers and generators are overseas, not only Gulf Coast residents are in jeopardy -- the Iraq war endangers the nation.