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 […]

7 Challenges Women in the Military Face

7 Challenges Women in the Military Face

Women in the military is a great thing. Women serving can help change your future in so many ways, but it does come with its challenges. Here are eight ways that being a woman in the military can be challenging to help you prepare and to help protect yourself from facing some of these issues. […]

Dads Are So Important

Dads Are So Important

Dads can play an important role in their children’s lives. My dad played an important role in my life and where I am today. So, this week on the podcast, I wanted to celebrate Father’s Day by having Ben Killoy of the Military Veteran Dad podcast come on the show. As a dad to two […]

Post 9/11 Female Veteran Workforce Experience

Post 9/11 Female Veteran Workforce Experience

This week, in honor of June 12, 1948, when women were formally allowed to serve in the military, I wanted to change up the focus on the podcast and share the work that Destinee Prete, Ph.D. has done through her research. Her dissertation:  The Post 9/11 Female Veteran Workforce Experience: A Multiple Case Study was […]

How an Anxiety Attack Changed Everything

How an Anxiety Attack Changed Everything

Nicole Smith is a born and raised California girl currently transplanted on the Coast of Virginia. She is a proud wife, mom, foodie, and ocean lover! Nicole is also a Military Veteran turned Life Coach and Mental Wellness Advocate. She recently retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of honorable service in […]