From Military Spouse to Military Officer

From Military Spouse to Military Officer -Episode 17 Kattarina joined Army in 2009 she served for 5 and a half years on active duty, before transferring to the Army Reserves. She was in the Reserves for just under 2.5 years, making her total service 7 years and 11 months. She was a Judge Advocate (JAG) […]

Military Child to Military Mom

Military Child to ROTC hopeful to Military Mom – Episode 16 *This post contains affiliate links Welcome to episode 16 of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Elaine Brye. When you join the United States military, you don’t just sign up for duty; you also commit your loved […]

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 […]

From Security Force to Becoming a Paralegal

From Security Forces to Paralegal Welcome to episode 14 of the Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Kris Newton. Kris spent 14 years in the Air Force both active duty and Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) in the reserve. When she got out, she earned my Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at Bowling Green […]

Deployment Affects Your Life Forever

Deployment Affects Your Life Forever – Episode 13 Welcome to episode 13 of the Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Christina Youngblood. Christina is an Army Veteran and an Air Force spouse currently stationed in Utah with her husband and two children, ages 6 and 5. Her love for writing has found a […]

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 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 […]