From Active Duty to the National Guard

From Active Duty to the National Guard – Episode 10 Today, I interviewed Dina Farmer. Dina started her career in the Air Force serving on active duty. She left active duty through the Palace Chase program and continued her service through the Air National Guard. Dina enlisted into the Air Force is 2005. She joined […]

The Reality of Dual Military Life

Bonnie Reeves served on active duty in the Air Force. She reached the rank of Master Sargent (E-7). She worked in Logistics Supply, working on various jobs in supply support ranging from aircraft to vehicles to communications. She met her husband while serving on active duty. They served dual military most of their military career. […]

Seeing the World with the Navy

Seeing the World With the Navy – Episode 9 Welcome to Episode 9 of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode I interviewed Shakeia Kegler. Shakeia joined the Navy in 2011 and was sent to Japan for her first assignment. The day she landed in Japan she learned her ship the USS George Washington […]

A Female Vietnam Veteran’s Story

Here Janet shares her story of being a female Vietnam veteran: My name is Janet Appling and I retired from the Army as a Captain. I decided to join the military services after I had graduated from Northern Illinois University. I had been teaching 6th grade for a year before joining. This was in 1966 […]

Air Force Civil Engineer, Amanda Huffman

Air Force Civil Engineer, Amanda Huffman

Episode 1: Air Force Civil Engineer, Amanda Huffman Welcome to episode two of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode your host Amanda Huffman will tell you about her military experience, challenges and more. Amanda served in the military for six years as an Air Force Civil Engineer. Her first assignment was to Holloman […]

3 Things Women Can’t Live Without After Leaving the Military

3 Things Women Can’t Live Without After Leaving the Military

As I sit here amongst boxes filled with our belongings, I try to find the ability to unwind from all the chaos that comes with moving across the country. You might think I’d be used to moving. But every time we move life is different. I have begun to realize the importance of certain items […]

There’s a Difference between Military Spouses and Veterans

There’s a Difference between Military Spouses and Veterans

My family attended a ceremony a few months ago. The announcer asked people who were military veterans and military spouses to raise their hand. My hand went up next to my husbands, as did my blood pressure. You see I am a military spouse. And I would be the first to tell you how hard it […]

Motherhood Wasn’t What I Expected

Motherhood Wasn’t What I Expected

My journey from military to motherhood didn’t go quite like I expected. Go and have children they said… You can stay at home with the kids and life will be easy… So…I took the bait, but they were wrong. So very wrong. Before I left the military behind to become a stay at home mom […]