What Branch Should I Join

What Branch Should I Join

Deciding to join the military is a big decision on its own, but it isn’t where the decisions end. There are six branches of the military that you can serve in – Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Space Force. Each branch has its own culture and mission and making sure to […]

Finding Healing through Yoga in the Army

Finding Healing through Yoga in the Army

Can yoga help you when you can’t cope with life? Hear Benef’s story of being at her wit’s end while serving in the Army.  She was a mom and dual military spouse, serving on active duty. And she needed a way to find healing and keep moving forward. Luckily, she found that through Yoga. Listen […]

Joining the Marine Corps

Joining the Marine Corps

Joining the Marine Corps seemed like a crazy idea, but it launched Jen’s career and it gave her so many tools that she has used for the rest of her life. Check out this great interview with Jen Furlong about her experience in the Marine Corps as a Public Affairs Officer.  Listen to the full […]

Dads Are So Important

Dads Are So Important

Dads can play an important role in their children’s lives. My dad played an important role in my life and where I am today. So, this week on the podcast, I wanted to celebrate Father’s Day by having Ben Killoy of the Military Veteran Dad podcast come on the show. As a dad to two […]

Post 9/11 Female Veteran Workforce Experience

Post 9/11 Female Veteran Workforce Experience

This week, in honor of June 12, 1948, when women were formally allowed to serve in the military, I wanted to change up the focus on the podcast and share the work that Destinee Prete, Ph.D. has done through her research. Her dissertation:  The Post 9/11 Female Veteran Workforce Experience: A Multiple Case Study was […]

How an Anxiety Attack Changed Everything

How an Anxiety Attack Changed Everything

Nicole Smith is a born and raised California girl currently transplanted on the Coast of Virginia. She is a proud wife, mom, foodie, and ocean lover! Nicole is also a Military Veteran turned Life Coach and Mental Wellness Advocate. She recently retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of honorable service in […]

Gaining Financial Freedom with First Command

Gaining Financial Freedom with First Command

In this historic time, Mark Steffe, President and CEO of First Command, has some financial tips that active-duty military and military spouses can keep in mind as we navigate the current financial challenges of the pandemic. Mark will discuss why now is a good time to revisit long-term financial goals and create a plan. He […]

Switching Careers in the US Navy

Switching Careers in the US Navy

Sometimes the career you start with isn’t a good fit, but that doesn’t mean your military career is over. Learn how Evita continued her service through three different career fields within the Navy. Evita is currently serving in the US Navy and has been on active duty for 12 years. She is a Human Resources […]

Present Day Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Present Day Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Women in combat is not something new. In 2016, women were formally allowed to serve in combat roles. All jobs were open to all military members. Gender was no longer a discriminating factor. This law-making headline made it so some people believed that for the first time women were going to be allowed to be […]

Military Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Military Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Women are often forgotten in the pages of history in their military service to America. I wanted to use this Memorial Day as a way to honor the sacrifice given by women who have served in the military from World War I to Vietnam since women were formally allowed to serve during World War I.  […]