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 […]

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 […]

Sharing the Stories of Military Women

Sharing the Stories of Military Women

Kia is the creator and host of The Female Veterans Podcast. She served as a Naval Hospital Corpsman from 1994 to 1999 and inactive reserve from 1999 to 2001. She has an MBA in Finance and Accounting. Currently, she is working on founding Artemisia with the mission of helping homeless female veterans. Kia is dedicated […]

Weapons System Officer in the Air Force

Weapons System Officer in the Air Force

Vanessa is a Weapons System Officer in the Air Force Reserves. She left active duty when her daughter was born as a dual military, dual service made being stationed together a challenge. In this interview, she talked about the importance of finding your voice and how she helped and helps others find their voice today. […]

Military Women and their History

Military Women and their History

The history of military women is fascinating when you have a chance to discover it. Gen Mari Eder was given a book on the women of the Civil War and she found it fascinating and wanted to learn more and is now working to share more stories of military women. Gen Eder has so much […]

Mutt’s Sauce – Changing one Airman’s Story

Mutt’s Sauce – Changing one Airman’s Story

Mutt’s Sauce owner, Charlynda Scales, tells about her military experience and how she took a family tradition to start a company that is changing her future. She continues to serve in the Reserves, recently became a mom, and is running her growing company, Mutt’s Sauce. This episode is sponsored by Nomades and Insure the Heroes […]

When Public Affairs Changed

When Public Affairs Changed

This post is sponsored by Insure the Heroes. Call Melissa at 1-844-514-LIFE or head over to her website to get a free quote today. This week on the Women of the Military Podcast I talked to Lesley Lykins. She shared her experience of serving in the Navy. She was a Public Affairs Officer when social media became a […]

Sacrificing in War and at Home

Sacrificing in War and at Home

Trina L. Martin is an author, inspirational speaker, and personal development coach who inspires emerging leaders to pursue their wildest dreams with heart and grit. An accomplished and dedicated member of the U.S. military for nearly 30 years, she has broken barriers and made strides in her career that many said weren’t possible. She has […]

Climbing the Ranks to Brigadier General

Climbing the Ranks to Brigadier General

Retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma Vaught served in the United States Air Force for over 28 years, retiring in 1985 as one of the most highly decorated women in U.S. history.  Throughout her career, General Vaught forged new paths and pioneered opportunities for the servicewomen who would follow. A Vietnam veteran, she was one […]