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Here you will find the newest episodes for Women of the Military Podcast, plus the most popular episodes. You can find Episodes 1-20 here and Episodes 21-40 here. If you would like to be a guest sign up here.

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Women of the Military podcast is a place to share the stories of women who have served in the military and those who are currently. We tackle issues that real women face while serving in the military. The highs the lows. What led us to military service and what we are doing today. Be encouraged and inspired by the stories of these amazing women! Sign up to be a guest here.

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Newest Episode:

Leading from the Front – Episode 28

Ashley is a 25-year-old Army veteran and owner of Guide On Education. She is also a legionnaire, and a National Guide reservist, and competing to be Ms. Veteran America in order to give back to more veterans. She discusses her experiences in the military. Ashley originally joined because so many people told her she would not be able to succeed and ended up exceeding expectations and becoming a leader. She has served for 8 years and has gotten 3 degrees debt free because of the military, and tries her best to give back to those around her, whether in her unit or in her community.

From the Navy to Entrepreneur – Episode 27

Natalie Olivero served in the Navy for 4 years. For the past ten years, she has been working on perfecting the recruitment process. It’s pretty simple when you break it all down. Treat people well, and put the best interest of others first. Today, she is the Founder + CEO of Military Talent Partners, a boutique talent consulting firm specializing in the career placement of Veterans and Military Spouses.

Military Sexual Trauma in the Navy – Episode 26

Linsey joined the Navy in 2004 on a green card in order to see America and travel more. She served 14 years on active duty as a Hospital Corpsman for the U.S Navy and is now in the Reserves. Linsey is a survivor of Military Sexual Trauma, and shares her story of recovery and finding hope. She recently started working for Veteran Sisters this June in order to give back to other female veterans.

Women’s Health Practitioner in the Military – Episode 25

Elis was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is the oldest of 3 girls that was raised by a single mother. At 18, she enlisted in the Army and after 20 plus years of military service, she retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

From Military Spouse to Active Duty and Back Again -Episode 24 

Alana served in the US Air Force for 4 Years, she started out her military journey as a spouse and then joined active duty years later. She served in the medical field while in the military and got out to start a family. Her husband continues to serve active duty. She has now transitioned into the natural health field and owns a business teaching people about natural ways to care for themselves and their family. She is also passionate about the Military Spouse community and runs an online community called MilSpouse Tribe.

Pam never intended on joining the military and ended up doing so after traveling the world backpacking in 2000. She came home with no money and went back to waiting tables. Wanting to get back into college. 9-11 happened and she moved out of Chicago to Portland, OR in hopes of a fresh start but finding work proved very difficult. So she decided to join the Army so she could have a steady job and have a way to pay for college. She deployed to Iraq right before leaving the military.

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Why Women of the Military – Trailer

Welcome to episode one of Women of the Military Podcast.  In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman will share the why behind the podcast, where the idea came from and why I picked military women as the focus point. It is always important to know the why behind the story. So, I’m starting off the podcast with how the podcast came to be and why I am passionate about sharing the stories of women who have served and those who continue to serve in the military.

Air Force Civil Engineer, Amanda Huffman – Episode 2

Amanda served in the military for six years as an Air Force Civil Engineer. Her first assignment was to Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, NM. There she was assigned to the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron. She worked in both the Environmental Flight and the Engineering Flight. In 2010, she deployed to Afghanistan as part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team. She ended her career at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio working at Air Force Material Command doing Energy Management.

A Deployed Mom’s Experience – Episode 3

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 just to learn a little more about the military. One of the biggest struggles she had during ROTC was meeting height and weight standards and physical fitness. Listen to how she worked hard to overcome her struggles to become an officer in the Air Force.

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Do I Belong in the Navy? – Episode 6

While attending the Naval Academy, Mandy was told that she didn’t deserve her spot at the Academy. She was also told that she was an example of why women shouldn’t serve in the military. As an Ensign, she became a mom and faced complications due to being both a single mom and serving in the military. Despite facing these challenges in her early career, she was able to serve in the military on active duty for 10 years and 10 years in the reserves where she was able to retire as a Lt Commander.

Diving into Marine Corps Life – Episode 12

On the advice of a friend who had joined the Marines a few years before Suzie started looking into the military. He urged her to join the Air Force, but she was strong-willed and independent. She walked straight past the Air Force recruiter’s office and joined the Marines. Susie joined the Marine Corps in August 1999. She served four years on active duty in the Corps. Her military occupation was water purification. Nowadays she is a mother of four teenagers, a yoga instructor and runs her blog, Susan Leda – Dishes are not for the faint of heart.

Deployment Changes You Forever – Episode 13

To be 20 years old and deploy to Iraq is kind of crazy to think about. But that is exactly what Christina Youngblood did. She deployed to Kuwait and was in and out of Iraq supporting the finance unit she was attached to as a Paralegal. When she joined the Army National Guard deploying didn’t seem like something she would encounter right away, but life with the military is anything but what is expected.

Are you leaving the military? Are you unsure what comes next? Struggling with what do next? I can help. I served in Air Force for six years before becoming a military spouse, mom and blogger. The transition from military to mom was a hard one for me and the one thing that helped me was finding purpose again. I want to help you navigate the transition of life after the military and help you thrive. I created a workbook with the tools I have learned the past four years. Leading me from lost, lonely mom to momprenuer. #militarylife

Military Sexual Trauma in the Navy – Episode 26

Linsey joined the Navy in 2004 on a green card in order to see America and travel more. She served 14 years on active duty as a Hospital Corpsman for the U.S Navy and is now in the Reserves. Linsey is a survivor of Military Sexual Trauma, and shares her story of recovery and finding hope. She recently started working for Veteran Sisters this June in order to give back to other female veterans.

Women’s Health Practitioner in the Military – Episode 25

Elis was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is the oldest of 3 girls that was raised by a single mother. At 18, she enlisted in the Army and after 20 plus years of military service, she retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

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