Becoming a Rear Admiral in the Coast Guard

Becoming a Rear Admiral in the Coast Guard

What does it take to become a Rear Admiral in the Coast Guard? Check out Rear Admiral Melissa Bert’s story this week on the Women of the Military Podcast. Melissa decided to join the Coast Guard because her dad had served in the Coast Guard and suggested she look into it. She attended the Coast […]

Empowering Women through storytelling

Empowering Women through storytelling

Kerri is empowering women through storytelling. Kerri also has a podcast sharing the stories of military women (Freedom Sisters Podcast) and this week she launched Freedom Sisters Magazine. Hear the story behind the women making a positive impact on military women. This episode is sponsored by Freedom Sister Magazine! Kerri found herself as a mom […]

Deputy Director of the Air National Guard

Deputy Director of the Air National Guard

From planning to serve four years to Deputy Director of the Air National Guard. My guest, Maj Gen Dawne Deskins, this week didn’t want to join the military but needed a way to pay for college. Her dad said you only have to serve four years and then they will pay for your college. So […]

The Fewer the Prouder Marine Women

The Fewer the Prouder Marine Women

Janell was interested in serving in the military and she began her journey to the military through the Civil Air Patrol program. Once she began the Civil Air Patrol, she knew she wanted to serve in the military and set her sights on attending a military academy. Initially, she wanted to attend the Air Force […]

A Muslim American in the Army

A Muslim American in the Army

What is it like to be a Muslim American in the Army? For Mona, she decided to keep her religious preference to herself to protect her children and shield herself from discrimination. The discrimination she had experienced so many years of her life growing up as an immigrant and Muslim in America. *This post contains […]

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. […]