Who We Are

We are Post-9/11 service members and veterans organizing to end a foreign policy of permanent war and the use of military weapons, tactics, and values in communities across the country.

As people intimately familiar with the inner workings of the world’s largest military, we use our knowledge and experiences to expose the truth about these conflicts overseas and the growing militarization of our communities here at home.

About Face members at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Occupation to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016.


Originally formed in 2004 as Iraq Veterans Against the War, we began by speaking out against a war based on lies. Deeply informed by Vietnam Veterans Against the War before us, we are part of a legacy of service members organizing against the wars that we served in.

Now as About Face: Veterans Against the War, we’ve expanded our membership and our work to take on the militarism that guides our international policy, erodes our communities at home and abroad, and makes politicians and defense companies rich.

Where We Are Going

We are building a movement of service members and veterans to tackle the root causes of war by transforming ourselves, our values, and American society. We understand that the same institutions and policies that wage wars overseas also target communities of color, indigenous people, and poor people inside of the United States. We believe that taking action in solidarity with all people impacted by wars abroad and at home is critical to realizing our vision of a world free of militarism.