A Female Civil Engineer: Around the World

Kristina and I met when I was stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in the Civil Engineer Squadron. We were only stationed together for a few months, but her impact lasted with me long after I left for my deployment. As a female officer with so much advice and being willing to spend time mentoring me. […]

Just a Guy in Afghanistan – Another View of Deployment

When I started collecting deployment stories I asked anyone and everyone to share. I was surprised that only one guy from the current war era answered my request. I call him my guy in Afghanistan. I really thought I would share mostly a guys experience. And even though I wasn’t able to get follow up […]

What Does A Lawyer Do In Iraq and Afghanistan?

Carrie* is a Attorney still serving the United States Military today. She has deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. I loved seeing another different type of deployment as a lawyer overseas. I knew that there were groups training the Afghan National Army (ANA), but never thought that lawyers had that responsibility. Thank you for sharing your […]

A Female Interrogator in Iraq and Afghanistan

Cassie is another military veteran I met through an online community on Facebook. She is no longer in the military and now serves as a Online Strength Training Coach for Women. While she was in the Army she deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Today she is sharing her experience being deployed as a female interrogator.  […]

Challenges Inside the Wire: A Female’s Deployment to Iraq

Esmeralda is sharing her story of her Iraq deployment as an Air Force service member assigned to an Army unit. Esmeralda and I connected when she started liking and commenting on some of my posts on Facebook. She really related to my story of transitioning from military to motherhood. We quickly became friends through the […]

Knowing Doesn’t Make It Easier: A Story from a Military Veteran and Spouse

I met Courtney through Instagram and when I realized she was a military spouse and military veteran I had to have her share her experience for my deployment series. She served in the Coast Guard before leaving her career to stay at home with her family. Her husband is still in the Coast Guard. Just […]

Tour of Duty on a Navy Destroyer

I met Fallon through a Facebook group. She has an interesting story. She has been deployed twice, once to the Horn of Africa and also to Japan on a Navy Destroyer. I think you will enjoy hearing her experience because it isn’t something you normal hear about. It definitely meets the classification of different type of deployment! […]

What You Learn About Yourself During Your Husband’s Deployment

Today is a Spouse Spotlight as we look at deployments. My friend, Katelyn, who we met at our last assignment shares what she learned from about herself during her husband’s deployment. Check out her etsy shop where she makes beautiful handwoven scarves. Although being married to an Active Duty Service Member always provides the possibility […]