Sacrifice Leads to being Thankful

I’m standing in a room full of people who are honoring my sacrifice of being a military veteran. Often when people hear about the military they hear of moving regularly, deploying to war and losing loved ones. And yes, there is that, but there is also so much goodness in those hard times and sacrifice. […]

Thank You for Sharing Your Deployment Stories

Thank you to everyone who shared their story. I started collecting deployment stories early this year and I can’t believe how it all came together and I was able to collect so many amazing stories. My original plan for the series was to collect as many stories as I could and fill in the empty […]

Weather In Afghanistan: Predicting and Planning

Did you know the military has weather officers? They also have weather satellites (I know about these because my husbands last job was helping build them). The military has relied on the expertise (guess work) of weather officers. It played a crucial role on when they decided to jump into Normandy (WWII). Here is a […]

An Air Force Liaison Officer in Kuwait’s Story

Alice* was an Air Force Liaison Officer in Kuwait while working at Army Central Command. Air Force military personnel are regularly loaned out to the Army for various deployment requirements. Having an officer to help facilitate discussion between the Air Force and Army is an important role being played by officers. Here is her story. […]

Supporting the Air Force from Southwest Asia

Lucy* shares her experience of being deployed in Southwest Asia. Check out her story. Name: Lucy* Rank during deployment: 1st Lieutenant (O-2)  Where did you deploy to? Southwest Asia What was you or your team’s mission? Support United States Air Force and coalition partners’ in the application of Air Power What does this mean exactly? […]

Target Development in Qatar – Among Other Things

Another story of being an Intel officer in Qatar at the Air and Space Operations Center in charge of Central Command (Middle East). Julie job was focused on Target Development and she gives us a little peek into what it was like to be overseas. Name: Julie Rank during deployment: Captain (O3) Current rank/current job […]