Gaining Financial Freedom with First Command

Gaining Financial Freedom with First Command

In this historic time, Mark Steffe, President and CEO of First Command, has some financial tips that active-duty military and military spouses can keep in mind as we navigate the current financial challenges of the pandemic. Mark will discuss why now is a good time to revisit long-term financial goals and create a plan. He […]

Switching Careers in the US Navy

Switching Careers in the US Navy

Sometimes the career you start with isn’t a good fit, but that doesn’t mean your military career is over. Learn how Evita continued her service through three different career fields within the Navy. Evita is currently serving in the US Navy and has been on active duty for 12 years. She is a Human Resources […]

Present Day Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Present Day Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Women in combat is not something new. In 2016, women were formally allowed to serve in combat roles. All jobs were open to all military members. Gender was no longer a discriminating factor. This law-making headline made it so some people believed that for the first time women were going to be allowed to be […]

Military Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Military Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Women are often forgotten in the pages of history in their military service to America. I wanted to use this Memorial Day as a way to honor the sacrifice given by women who have served in the military from World War I to Vietnam since women were formally allowed to serve during World War I.  […]

Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen and to honor the sacrifice of men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I wanted this week’s podcast episode to focus on military women who have given their lives in service to this great country. Many people do not know the role […]

6 Ways Women’s Lives Change When Joining the Military

Joining the military changed the trajectory of my life. I can’t imagine my life without my military service because everything about the military has led me to where I am today. It is how I met my husband. How I was able to see the world. And the doors that have opened the past few […]

How A Care Package Created A Business

How A Care Package Created A Business

An entrepreneur and veteran, Chelsea is the founder and CEO of Troopster Military Care Packs. This episode shares a small piece of Chelsea’s time in the Navy and the back story of how a care package created a business. Troopster.org (est. 2015) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting quality deployment packages to servicemen and […]

5 Ways You Are Empowered through Telling Your Story 

5 Ways You Are Empowered through Telling Your Story 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and through my mental health journey, I have found so much power in telling my story. And as I have been able to hear so many other women’s stories through the Women of the Military podcast, I know the power of telling your story is not something that has […]

Mental Health in the Military

Mental Health in the Military

We are kicking off mental health month by sharing Jenny Pacanowski’s military experience. She talks openly about her mental health, as well as her struggle with drugs and alcohol after deploying to Iraq in 2004. When she came home she knew something was wrong, but no one knew what to do with a female combat […]

5 Ways the Military Builds a Foundation for your Future

5 Ways the Military Builds a Foundation for your Future

When Kia ended her podcast interview on the Women of the Military Podcast she said, “My mama was right [joining the military] is a great foundation to start your life.” This quote got me thinking why does the military provide a firm foundation for your life? What about military life is beneficial and would make […]