This article focuses on one American woman who decided to become an Israeli soldier.
This editorial, written by a former lone soldier, talks about personal ups and downs during his service.
This post from The Times of Israel deals with the topic of lone soldiers and includes interesting quotes on the effect they have on Israelis and the benefits they receive from the state.
This article from 2012 describes the reality of Jews from around the world coming to serve in the Israeli army.
The website of the Lone Soldier Center provides links that describe the role of lone soldiers as well as some of the special priviliges they receive.