Life is What You Make It

Life is What You Make It

Welcome to today’s episode of Women of the Military today’s guest is Kelly Rodriguez. Kelly is a Retired Army veteran who served for 21 years. She is an Army spouse, Army Mom, grandmother and special assistant for the Global World On Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation. She joined the military straight out of high school. She […]

Before Women Could Be Fighter Pilots

Before Women Could Be Fighter Pilots

Let me tell you a story about Grace Tiscareno-Sato. Grace served in Air Force in the 1990s before women could fly in fighter jets. Even though she graduated as the third person in her class and F-15s were available her sex made it so she couldn’t pick the plane she wanted to fly. Grace served […]

Beyond the Point a novel for Everyone

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to attend West Point? Or maybe you are considering attending there in the future, but don’t know what it all entails. West Point is hidden in history and tradition. But many Americans may not even know it exists. But Beyond the Point, a novel by […]

From Military Spouse to Military Officer

From Military Spouse to Military Officer

From Military Spouse to Military Officer -Episode 17 Kattarina joined Army in 2009 she served for 5 and a half years on active duty, before transferring to the Army Reserves. She was in the Reserves for just under 2.5 years, making her total service 7 years and 11 months. She was a Judge Advocate (JAG) […]

Deployment Affects Your Life Forever

Deployment Affects Your Life Forever

Deployment Affects Your Life Forever – Episode 13 Welcome to episode 13 of the Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Christina Youngblood. Christina is an Army Veteran and an Air Force spouse currently stationed in Utah with her husband and two children, ages 6 and 5. Her love for writing has found a […]

The Reality of Dual Military Life

Bonnie Reeves served on active duty in the Air Force. She reached the rank of Master Sargent (E-7). She worked in Logistics Supply, working on various jobs in supply support ranging from aircraft to vehicles to communications. She met her husband while serving on active duty. They served dual military most of their military career. […]

Seeing the World with the Navy

Seeing the World with the Navy

Seeing the World With the Navy – Episode 9 Welcome to Episode 9 of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, I interviewed Shakeia Kegler. Shakeia joined the Navy in 2011 and was sent to Japan for her first assignment. The day she landed in Japan she learned her ship the USS George Washington […]

The Struggle of Coming Home from War

The Struggle of Coming Home from War

Episode 7: The Struggle of Coming Home from War Welcome to episode seven of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Ashley Metesh-McCoy. Listen here. Off to Afghanistan Her guard unit was mobilized to deploy shortly after she graduated from college. She was not slated to deploy since she […]

Do I Belong in the Navy?

Do I Belong in the Navy?

Episode 6: Do I Belong In the Navy? Welcome to episode six of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Mandy Snell. Mandy was accepted and attended the Naval Academy. She served in the military (10 years on active duty and 10 years in the Reserves) for a total […]

What’s it like to be a mom deployed overseas?

What’s it like to be a mom deployed overseas?

This week’s guest is sharing here experience of being a mom deployed overseas. Cynthia left for a deployment when her daughter was a year old. Hear about her experience of leaving her daughter behind and serving her country overseas. The most common phrase I heard right before I left for my first deployment was “I […]