Brave Women with Inspiring Stories

Brave Women with Inspiring Stories

Brave Women Strong Faith is a collection of stories sharing the in and outs of military life from the often unheard military spouse perspective. There is a lot of negativity directed toward the military spouse community. A community often misunderstood and stereotyped by the extreme case instead of the role of a typical military spouse. […]

First Female Thunderbird Pilot

First Female Thunderbird Pilot

This week my guest is Nicole Malachowski. She is a combat veteran, the first female Thunderbird pilot, a former fighter squadron commander, a former White House Fellow and advisor, and a patient advocate. Listen to the full episode here. This episode was made possible by Foundation For Women Warriors. Foundation for Women Warriors (FFWW) is […]

From the Military to Award-Winning Author

From the Military to Award-Winning Author

How do you go from military member to award-winning author? Check out Lila’s story this week on the podcast and how she started sharing the stories of military women after leaving the military behind.  Listen to the full episode here. Award-Winning Author Lila Holley is the multiple award-winning, Amazon bestselling visionary author behind the Camouflaged […]

The Fear of Separation from the Military

by Cynthia Cline For over 6 years, I battled with the decision of whether or not to separate from the military. Every time the thought crossed my mind, I felt a surge of emotions… shame, guilt, weakness to name a few. It felt as though deciding to leave the military meant I was admitting I […]

The Challenge of Officer Candidate School in the Army

The Challenge of Officer Candidate School in the Army

It is challenging to be a woman in a leadership position in the military, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. We get a chance to see how Gwendolyn overcame the challenges she faced especially when she made the switch from Enlisted to Officer through Officer Candidate School.  Listen to the full episode here. […]

Serving During the Vietnam War Era

Though Janet never had the opportunity to deploy to Vietnam, she answered her nation’s call to serve. She was ready to go overseas to serve, but never had the opportunity. Instead, she worked across the country and talked about the struggles she faced as a woman in the military married to a non-military member. My […]

An Unexpected End to a Navy Career

An Unexpected End to a Navy Career

Sometimes moments in our lives change our trajectory. If Robyn hadn’t met a recruiter in high school, she might not have joined the Navy. If she had signed her enlistment papers before leaving for training, she would have likely served twenty years. Life would have been different. Hear Robyn’s story of an unexpected end to […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

Ten years after coming home from deployment and six years of being a mom has taught me to relook and refocus to see what motherhood can teach me about military life. I now look at a deployment similar to how I look at pregnancy. And while the similarities are uncanny there are also distinct differences. […]