Rock Vs Water: A Toxic Military Environment

Rock Vs Water: A Toxic Military Environment

Rock Versus Water:  An Examination of the Toxic Military Environment by Sabrina Ciaciura For any of those who have been associated with the United States military, it is likely you have the awareness of the many problems with which our military members suffer.  High rates of suicide, military sexual trauma, PTSD, alcohol and substance abuse, […]

The Fear of Separation from the Military

by Cynthia Cline For over 6 years, I battled with the decision of whether or not to separate from the military. Every time the thought crossed my mind, I felt a surge of emotions… shame, guilt, weakness to name a few. It felt as though deciding to leave the military meant I was admitting I […]

Four Financial Lessons Learned in the Military  

Charlene shares four financial lessons she learned from the military. This week on the podcast she shares her story of serving in the Army, meeting her husband in Korea, and then leaving the military to be a mom and military spouse today she is the Assistant Secretary at AAFMAA. You can check out the latest […]

A Military Sexual Trauma Survivors Story

A Military Sexual Trauma Survivors Story

Linsey shared her military sexual trauma story on the Women of the Military Podcast last year, you can check it out here. It was hard for her to share her story. Taking the step forward to share her experience caused her to experience PTSD. The military culture around sexual assault and rape is a huge […]

15 Proud Female Veteran Apparel Ideas

Recently, an enlisted National Guard soldier has graduated successfully to become the first woman Green Beret ever. This is a testament that Female veterans are just as badass as their male counterparts. Times have changed, and you, the lady warrior, needs to improve your attire as well. It’s now possible to be bolder, more patriotic, […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Veteran Archives

8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Veteran Archives

article written by Julia Nex The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) operates a service known as the Veterans’ Service Records, which allows members of the public to access military service records and historical documents for the purposes of historic and genealogical research. As the official repository for records of discharged military personnel, the NARA […]

The Invisible Challenges of Deployment for Military Families

By Lizann Lightfoot Deployments are difficult for everyone. It doesn’t matter how long they are, where they are, or what branch they are with. Every deployment brings its own set of challenges. For the service member who deploys, those challenges are often tangible–physical discomfort, the danger of combat, stress, lack of sleep, and the loneliness […]