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 […]

Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up

Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up

What was it like to deploy to Iraq as the war kicked off? Laura was the first wave of the invasion after the Marines. She talked about the whole experience in her book Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up which is based on the journal she kept while deployed overseas. Post contains affiliate links Listen […]

Brave Women, Strong Faith

Brave Women, Strong Faith

Brave Women, Strong Faith: Inspiring Stories by Military Women and Wives is a “battle cry of praise.” The collaborative authors of this project have successfully shared the military experience from the Christian perspective. In its pages, this book seeks to comfort those feeling alone, encourage those facing struggle, and to connect those in need of the […]

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 […]

Becoming a F-111 Mechanic During Vietnam

Becoming a F-111 Mechanic During Vietnam

What was it like to serve during the Vietnam War as a Woman? Check out Diane Sherwood’s experience of serving in the Air Force during Vietnam. As one of the first women to be a jet engine mechanic she found a supportive group. Unlike many stories you hear of harassment and overcoming difficulties, Diane had […]

A Military Sexual Trauma Survivors Story

A Military Sexual Trauma Survivors Story

Linsey shared her military sexual trauma story on the Women of the Military Podcast last year, you can check it out here. It was hard for her to share her story. Taking the step forward to share her experience caused her to experience PTSD. The military culture around sexual assault and rape is a huge […]

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 […]

What Branch Should I Join

What Branch Should I Join

Deciding to join the military is a big decision on its own, but it isn’t where the decisions end. There are six branches of the military that you can serve in – Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Space Force. Each branch has its own culture and mission and making sure to […]