5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays Separated from Family

For military families, the holidays separated from family is not a new experience. Before kids we would try to head home for either Christmas or Thanksgiving, but as life changed and our family grew we decided to spend the holidays away from family and at our current home. The stress of going home and trying […]

Being Enlisted While Married to an Officer

What are the dynamics of being married to an officer while serving as an enlisted member? Well, it is complicated. Kayla and her husband met at tech school and have served in the National Guard together, but her husband made the switch to Officer and when they were in Arizona people knew them. But then […]

Military Women through US History

Military Women through US History

What was the role of military women throughout US history? Women were formally allowed to serve in the military without a clause in 1948. It was a big step for women but there were still a number of stipulations as part of the Women’s Armed Service Integration Act. The Act also established a 2% cap […]

The Fewer the Prouder Marine Women

The Fewer the Prouder Marine Women

Janell was interested in serving in the military and she began her journey to the military through the Civil Air Patrol program. Once she began the Civil Air Patrol, she knew she wanted to serve in the military and set her sights on attending a military academy. Initially, she wanted to attend the Air Force […]

A Muslim American in the Army

A Muslim American in the Army

What is it like to be a Muslim American in the Army? For Mona, she decided to keep her religious preference to herself to protect her children and shield herself from discrimination. The discrimination she had experienced so many years of her life growing up as an immigrant and Muslim in America. *This post contains […]

Staying informed with MOAA

Staying informed with MOAA

This episode is sponsored by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Staying informed with MOAA through their informational newsletter and magazine is so important for veterans, service members, and their families. Since 1929, MOAA’s mission has been to protect your earned military benefits. But what does being a member mean for you? This week […]

The Importance of Military Friendships

The Importance of Military Friendships

Military friendships are what get us through some of the hardest situations. This week Jean is talking about her experience in the military. One of the things she credits to getting through her first-year deployment is her roommate and friend that she is still friends with to this day. Listen to the full episode here. […]