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 […]

Being part of the Initial Invasion of Iraq

Being part of the Initial Invasion of Iraq

Jodie was part of the initial invasion of Iraq. Many people might believe because she was a woman that prevented her from being part of the initial assault. But she was there playing a pivotal role in the war. Listen to her story this week on the Women of the Military Podcast! Listen to the […]

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 […]

An Invisible Combat Veterans Story

An Invisible Combat Veterans Story

Kim created Invisible Combat after serving in the Army and suffering Military Sexual Trauma that led to a Traumatic Brain Injury that was left undiagnosed for years leading to her spiraling out of control. Check out how she went from rock bottom to helping veterans and make a positive impact today! Listen to the full […]

Ways to Become an Officer in the Military

Ways to Become an Officer in the Military

Officers are the leaders of the military. After completing your officer training, you become a Second Lieutenant, once again there are exceptions where you come in at a higher rank, typically for doctors, lawyers, etc. A Second Lieutenant outranks all Enlisted members. Even though you don’t have the experience of the senior enlisted members you […]

Graduate Debt-Free With an ROTC Scholarship

Graduate Debt-Free With an ROTC Scholarship

Getting your degree without obtaining debt can be really difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. The military can help you get your degree debt free. And when you graduate you will have a job in the military. Check out how Naomi was able to get her degree, masters, and Ph.D. all paid for by […]

The Tradition of Military Service

The Tradition of Military Service

It isn’t uncommon for military members to pass the tradition of military service down to their children. Charlene wanted to attend college and didn’t see a path forward with the military. But then she learned about how she could become an officer while earning her degree and everything changed. Listen to the full episode here. […]

Role of Military Women In Iraq

“But women were not allowed in Combat until 2016” is something I have been told on more than one occasion. And once again I take the time to educate that the law actually prohibited women from serving in various combat units (Infantry, Special Forces, etc.) but not from the actual military combat. Laura Colbert’s memoir […]

The Hidden Many – A Struggle with PTSD

Laura Colbert shares an open story of her struggle with PTSD sixteen years after coming home from Iraq. You can listen to her story on the Women of the Military Podcast here. The Hidden Many By Laura Colbert I am a combat Veteran. This statement is simple, yet it comes with so many complexities. At […]