Category Archives: Contributors

Tenley Lozano

After graduating from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2008, Tenley Lozano spent five years as an officer in the US Coast Guard. During her tenure, she worked in the engineering department on a ship that patrolled the Pacific … Continue reading

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Benjamin Busch

Benjamin Busch served 16 years as an infantry and light armored reconnaissance officer in the United States Marine Corps, deploying to Iraq in 2003 and again in 2005 where he was wounded in the battle for Ramadi. He is the … Continue reading

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Samuel Abel

Samuel Abel is a California native who served overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom as a United States Navy Hospital Corpsman. Until recently, he was living in San Diego at the ASPIRE Center, a long term residential treatment program for post-911 … Continue reading

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Rolf Yngve

 Rolf Yngve rose from seaman to captain during a thirty-five year active-duty career in the US Navy. A surface warfare officer, he commanded a destroyer, served as the US Defense Attaché to Rome, and deployed for naval operations at sea … Continue reading

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Gill Sotu

Gill Sotu isn’t strictly a poet, a musician, a writer, a DJ or host, but strives to combine the artistic elements of himself as he strives to be an ever present forceful undercurrent of soulful, comedic, thought-provoking passion that engages … Continue reading

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LCDR Liam Corley

 LCDR Liam Corley teaches American literature at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his work on literature and war can be found in Chautauqua, College English, and War, Literature, and the Arts. LCDR Corley is currently on military leave to … Continue reading

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Adam Stone

Adam Stone is a retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant with 20 years of service including multiple combat tours in the middle east. He is married with four kids, and at the time of writing his piece, a freshman at San … Continue reading

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Brent Wingfield

Brent Wingfield is a former U.S. Army Sergeant with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has always enjoyed writing, primarily as a means of coping, and he now spends his time pontificating about the eight years he spent in … Continue reading

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Alex Flynn

Alex Flynn is a photojournalist currently splitting his time between New York City and Missouri. He enlisted in the United States Army in 2008 and spent four years as a infantryman, then three more as a combat correspondent. Other than … Continue reading

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Kurt Kalbfleisch

Kurt Kalbfleisch is a writer who still works for the US Navy to pay the bills. He joined the US Navy after graduating from high school in 1979. Following his training as a Fire Controlman, Kurt’s first two assignments were … Continue reading

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