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. […]

Finding Healing through Yoga in the Army

Finding Healing through Yoga in the Army

Can yoga help you when you can’t cope with life? Hear Benef’s story of being at her wit’s end while serving in the Army.  She was a mom and dual military spouse, serving on active duty. And she needed a way to find healing and keep moving forward. Luckily, she found that through Yoga. Listen […]

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 […]

Military Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Military Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Women are often forgotten in the pages of history in their military service to America. I wanted to use this Memorial Day as a way to honor the sacrifice given by women who have served in the military from World War I to Vietnam since women were formally allowed to serve during World War I.  […]

Transitioning from the National Guard Isn’t The Same

Transitioning from the National Guard Isn’t The Same

Sara McMurrough is a veteran of the Army National Guard and a military spouse. She began her service as an enlisted soldier in the delayed entry program in 1998, while finishing her senior year of high school. While attending Penn State, Sara deployed to Bosnia from 2002 to 2003. She later worked as a Gold […]

A Rape Survivor Story

A Rape Survivor Story

Can you imagine what it is like to be a woman in the military? Unfortunately being raped is one of the struggles women face. Ruthie is a rape survivor She shares her story this week on the podcast about being raped, not once but twice and what she did to help someone who was being […]

Serving during Desert Storm

Serving during Desert Storm

What do you know about Desert Storm? I loved getting to talk to Angela Beltz this week about her experience in the Army National Guard. She was one of the first to deploy for Desert Storm and talks about the challenges she faced. Serving During Desert Storm – Episode 57 Angela deployed for Desert Shield/Storm […]

Challenges Faced By A Single Mom in the Army

Challenges Faced By A Single Mom in the Army

Can you continue to serve in the military as a single mom? Hear Danielle’s story of becoming a single mom and continuing to serve in the Army. It isn’t easy, but it can be done. Danielle has been serving on active duty in the Army since 2004. She enlisted as a paralegal after graduating from […]

Helping others after the service

Helping others after the service

Helping others after the service Jaime Chapman is a proud military spouse and served in the U.S. Army for 6-years. She is a philanthropist and fierce advocate for the military community. And she is actively advocating to influence policy to reduce the 24% military spouse unemployment rate. She serves as the Career & Employment Advocate […]

Joining the Army While Still in High School

Joining the Army While Still in High School

Joining the Army While still in High School – Episode 43 Alicia served for 6 years in the Iowa Army National Guard as a Public Affairs Specialist. She deployed to Kosovo for a year and traveled to other countries for small exercises for brief periods. And she spent 10 years a print journalist, 6 of […]