From the Navy to the Air Force

From the Navy to the Air Force – Episode 15 Welcome to episode 15 of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Katrina Moon. Katrina attended the Naval Academy from 2005 to 2009. In 2009, she initially commissioned into the Navy as a midshipman but cross-commissioned to the Air […]

A Women in the Marine Corps

Susan Smith Parrish served in the US Marine Corps on Active Duty and reached the rank of Corporal (E-4). With a long military history in her family she followed her father’s example into the military. He served in the Navy and her three older brothers were served for 20 plus years. At the time of […]

Finding Herself in the Marines

Diving into Marine Corps Life – Episode 12 Welcome to episode 12 of Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Susie Wilcox. I found Susie through a blog post on How to Milspouse where she shared her experience as a Marine and military spouse. After reading her story I knew I needed to have […]

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. […]

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 […]

A Deployed Mom’s Experience

A Deployed Mom’s Experience

Episode 2: A Deployed Mom’s Experience Welcome to episode three of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Air Force Captain, Cynthia Cline. In this interview, we talk about Cynthia’s journey to military life. She joined the military through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. A program she joined […]

The Invisible Challenges of Deployment for Military Families

By Lizann Lightfoot Deployments are difficult for everyone. It doesn’t matter how long they are, where they are, or what branch they are with. Every deployment brings its own set of challenges. For the service member who deploys, those challenges are often tangible–physical discomfort, the danger of combat, stress, lack of sleep, and the loneliness […]

What’s it like to be a mom deployed overseas?

What’s it like to be a mom deployed overseas?

This week’s guest is sharing here experience of being a mom deployed overseas. Cynthia left for a deployment when her daughter was a year old. Hear about her experience of leaving her daughter behind and serving her country overseas. The most common phrase I heard right before I left for my first deployment was “I […]

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 […]

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 […]