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 […]

Weapons System Officer in the Air Force

Weapons System Officer in the Air Force

Vanessa is a Weapons System Officer in the Air Force Reserves. She left active duty when her daughter was born as a dual military, dual service made being stationed together a challenge. In this interview, she talked about the importance of finding your voice and how she helped and helps others find their voice today. […]

When Public Affairs Changed

When Public Affairs Changed

This post is sponsored by Insure the Heroes. Call Melissa at 1-844-514-LIFE or head over to her website to get a free quote today. This week on the Women of the Military Podcast I talked to Lesley Lykins. She shared her experience of serving in the Navy. She was a Public Affairs Officer when social media became a […]

10 Things Deploying Taught Me

10 years ago, this month, I stepped out of a C-130 and onto the flight line at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. I want to share what deploying taught me. The three main reasons I wrote this article was to help you prepare for a deployment, deal with the emotions of deploying and to let […]

10 Things I Learned from Deployment

10 Things I Learned from Deployment

This week I’m doing a solo episode about what I learned from deployment. I deployed to Afghanistan 10 years ago this month and am celebrating my experience by talking about the 10 things I learned from deployment. You can read the whole episode below or you can listen to the whole episode here. This post […]

A Navigator in the Air Force: From Refueling Missions to Transporting Remains

A Navigator in the Air Force: From Refueling Missions to Transporting Remains

Samantha Gassman served eight years as a Navigator in the Air Force.  She worked as an Air Force Special Operations Instructor Navigator with 1,600 flight hours, 305 of those hours being in combat. During her time in the Air Force, she deployed to Afghanistan and Africa in support of OPERATION Enduring Freedom. She is the […]

A Rape Survivor Story

A Rape Survivor Story

Can you imagine what it is like to be a woman in the military? Unfortunately being raped is one of the struggles women face. Ruthie is a rape survivor She shares her story this week on the podcast about being raped, not once but twice and what she did to help someone who was being […]

Being a Single Mother in the Army

Being a Single Mother in the Army

My guest today is Teressa Boone. Teressa served 15 years in the U.S. Army. She was medically retired after being diagnosed with combat post-traumatic stress disorder. As a way to begin her healing process, she created Amitza Media Independent – Am I, LLC, an accessible and online establishment to expose the personal matters of U.S. […]

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 […]

Women’s Health Practitioner in the Military

Women’s Health Practitioner in the Military

Women’s Health Practitioner in the Military – Episode 25 Welcome to Episode 25 of the Women of the Military Podcast. This week’s guest is Elis Salamone. Listen to her experience as a women’s health practitioner in the military.