The Pressure to Prove Yourself in the Marine Corps

The Pressure to Prove Yourself in the Marine Corps

When Hana joined the Marine Corps she felt the pressure to prove she was worthy of being there. But she learned that you don’t have to prove yourself. Just do your best. Check out this week’s episode of the Women of the Military podcast to hear Hana’s story. Listen to the full episode here. Hana […]

Being part of the Initial Invasion of Iraq

Being part of the Initial Invasion of Iraq

Jodie was part of the initial invasion of Iraq. Many people might believe because she was a woman that prevented her from being part of the initial assault. But she was there playing a pivotal role in the war. Listen to her story this week on the Women of the Military Podcast! Listen to the […]

Role of Military Women In Iraq

“But women were not allowed in Combat until 2016” is something I have been told on more than one occasion. And once again I take the time to educate that the law actually prohibited women from serving in various combat units (Infantry, Special Forces, etc.) but not from the actual military combat. Laura Colbert’s memoir […]

The Hidden Many – A Struggle with PTSD

Laura Colbert shares an open story of her struggle with PTSD sixteen years after coming home from Iraq. You can listen to her story on the Women of the Military Podcast here. The Hidden Many By Laura Colbert I am a combat Veteran. This statement is simple, yet it comes with so many complexities. At […]

Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up

Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up

What was it like to deploy to Iraq as the war kicked off? Laura was the first wave of the invasion after the Marines. She talked about the whole experience in her book Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up which is based on the journal she kept while deployed overseas. Post contains affiliate links Listen […]

Brave Women, Strong Faith

Brave Women, Strong Faith

Brave Women, Strong Faith: Inspiring Stories by Military Women and Wives is a “battle cry of praise.” The collaborative authors of this project have successfully shared the military experience from the Christian perspective. In its pages, this book seeks to comfort those feeling alone, encourage those facing struggle, and to connect those in need of the […]

The Challenge of Officer Candidate School in the Army

The Challenge of Officer Candidate School in the Army

It is challenging to be a woman in a leadership position in the military, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. We get a chance to see how Gwendolyn overcame the challenges she faced especially when she made the switch from Enlisted to Officer through Officer Candidate School.  Listen to the full episode here. […]

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.  […]

How A Care Package Created A Business

How A Care Package Created A Business

An entrepreneur and veteran, Chelsea is the founder and CEO of Troopster Military Care Packs. This episode shares a small piece of Chelsea’s time in the Navy and the back story of how a care package created a business. Troopster.org (est. 2015) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting quality deployment packages to servicemen and […]