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 […]

A Female Vietnam Veteran

A Female Vietnam Veteran – Episode 5 Welcome to Episode 5 of Women of the Military podcast. In today’s episode, Amanda interviews Janet Appling. Janet was an active duty Army Officer during the Vietnam War. Military Service Janet served in the Army during Vietnam. She never deployed overseas but made critical contributions to the change […]

Army Woman Out to Change the World

Episode 4: Army Woman Out to Change the World Welcome to episode four of Women of the Military Podcast.  In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Tiye Young. Tiye Young is a Charlotte native currently serving in the North Carolina National Guard after serving on active duty in the Army for over six years. […]

Overcoming Physical Fitness on the Way to Air Force Officer

Cynthia Cline is currently serving as a Captain in the United States Air Force along side her husband. They have a one year old and she deployed right after her daughters first birthday. She spent six months in Turkey and started her blog, A Faithful Step. Her story is one of overcoming physical fitness and other challenges […]

A Deployed Mom’s Experience

A Deployed Mom’s Experience

Episode 2: A Deployed Mom’s Experience Welcome to episode three of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Air Force Captain, Cynthia Cline. In this interview, we talk about Cynthia’s journey to military life. She joined the military through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. A program she joined […]

Air Force Civil Engineer, Amanda Huffman

Air Force Civil Engineer, Amanda Huffman

Episode 1: Air Force Civil Engineer, Amanda Huffman Welcome to episode two of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode your host Amanda Huffman will tell you about her military experience, challenges and more. Amanda served in the military for six years as an Air Force Civil Engineer. Her first assignment was to Holloman […]

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 […]

Changing the Conversation about Mental Health

Changing the Conversation about Mental Health

When people think of mental health linked to deployment their minds often jump to combat situations, being injured or dealing with dramatic situations. While these situations do happen overseas and can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), there are other issues with being in a combat zone that can easily be overlooked. I deployed to […]