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 […]

Combat and Other Stories From Across the Globe

I met Joy through a Facebook group and was so excited to hear her story because she has deployed 4 times. Through her 4 deployments she had different experiences. I tried to capture as many details as I could about her experience. I am so excited to have her share her story today. Name: Joyleniz […]

A Civilian Perspective: Surviving in Afghanistan

Kathy and I met while serving on the Kapisa PRT. We were actually roommates before she was transferred to Kabul to finish her deployment. Kathy had so much wisdom to share and I was grateful for her advice and support. Read her civilian perspective in Afghanistan while serving for the Department of Agriculture. This is Day […]

Living and Surviving in Harms Way: Kapisa PRT, Afghanistan

My friend Katie* deployed with me to Afghanistan as part of the Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). We met through our deployment and are still friends today. I love hearing her perspective because even though we deployed to the same place and the same mission (Kapisa PRT) we have a different perspective and share different stories. You […]

Sharing Our Deployment Stories (31 Days)

We all have stories from our life experiences, but so many of those stories are left untold. For the month of October I’m focusing on Deployment Stories and writing everyday. Join me on a 31 Day adventure of Deployment Stories. Today, Americans know fewer veterans than any other generation and I think it is important […]