Being part of the Initial Invasion of Iraq

Being part of the Initial Invasion of Iraq

Jodie was part of the initial invasion of Iraq. Many people might believe because she was a woman that prevented her from being part of the initial assault. But she was there playing a pivotal role in the war. Listen to her story this week on the Women of the Military Podcast! Listen to the […]

An Invisible Combat Veterans Story

An Invisible Combat Veterans Story

Kim created Invisible Combat after serving in the Army and suffering Military Sexual Trauma that led to a Traumatic Brain Injury that was left undiagnosed for years leading to her spiraling out of control. Check out how she went from rock bottom to helping veterans and make a positive impact today! Listen to the full […]

Ways to Become an Officer in the Military

Ways to Become an Officer in the Military

Officers are the leaders of the military. After completing your officer training, you become a Second Lieutenant, once again there are exceptions where you come in at a higher rank, typically for doctors, lawyers, etc. A Second Lieutenant outranks all Enlisted members. Even though you don’t have the experience of the senior enlisted members you […]

Graduate Debt-Free With an ROTC Scholarship

Graduate Debt-Free With an ROTC Scholarship

Getting your degree without obtaining debt can be really difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. The military can help you get your degree debt free. And when you graduate you will have a job in the military. Check out how Naomi was able to get her degree, masters, and Ph.D. all paid for by […]

Four Financial Lessons Learned in the Military  

Charlene shares four financial lessons she learned from the military. This week on the podcast she shares her story of serving in the Army, meeting her husband in Korea, and then leaving the military to be a mom and military spouse today she is the Assistant Secretary at AAFMAA. You can check out the latest […]

The Tradition of Military Service

The Tradition of Military Service

It isn’t uncommon for military members to pass the tradition of military service down to their children. Charlene wanted to attend college and didn’t see a path forward with the military. But then she learned about how she could become an officer while earning her degree and everything changed. Listen to the full episode here. […]

Role of Military Women In Iraq

“But women were not allowed in Combat until 2016” is something I have been told on more than one occasion. And once again I take the time to educate that the law actually prohibited women from serving in various combat units (Infantry, Special Forces, etc.) but not from the actual military combat. Laura Colbert’s memoir […]

Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up

Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up

What was it like to deploy to Iraq as the war kicked off? Laura was the first wave of the invasion after the Marines. She talked about the whole experience in her book Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up which is based on the journal she kept while deployed overseas. Post contains affiliate links Listen […]

Brave Women, Strong Faith

Brave Women, Strong Faith

Brave Women, Strong Faith: Inspiring Stories by Military Women and Wives is a “battle cry of praise.” The collaborative authors of this project have successfully shared the military experience from the Christian perspective. In its pages, this book seeks to comfort those feeling alone, encourage those facing struggle, and to connect those in need of the […]

Becoming a F-111 Mechanic During Vietnam

Becoming a F-111 Mechanic During Vietnam

What was it like to serve during the Vietnam War as a Woman? Check out Diane Sherwood’s experience of serving in the Air Force during Vietnam. As one of the first women to be a jet engine mechanic she found a supportive group. Unlike many stories you hear of harassment and overcoming difficulties, Diane had […]