Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen and to honor the sacrifice of men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I wanted this week’s podcast episode to focus on military women who have given their lives in service to this great country. Many people do not know the role […]

A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

Ten years after coming home from deployment and six years of being a mom has taught me to relook and refocus to see what motherhood can teach me about military life. I now look at a deployment similar to how I look at pregnancy. And while the similarities are uncanny there are also distinct differences. […]

10 Things I Learned from Deployment

10 Things I Learned from Deployment

This week I’m doing a solo episode about what I learned from deployment. I deployed to Afghanistan 10 years ago this month and am celebrating my experience by talking about the 10 things I learned from deployment. You can read the whole episode below or you can listen to the whole episode here. This post […]

Working on Jet Engines in the Air Force

Working on Jet Engines in the Air Force

Jenny served in the Air Force for six years as an Aerospace Propulsion specialist (Maintenance). She worked on the B-1 and F-16’s jet engines. She decided not to reenlist in early 2019. Today, she is currently working toward her degree and is married to someone still serving in the military and they have one child. […]

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 […]

Life is What You Make It

Life is What You Make It

Welcome to today’s episode of Women of the Military today’s guest is Kelly Rodriguez. Kelly is a Retired Army veteran who served for 21 years. She is an Army spouse, Army Mom, grandmother and special assistant for the Global World On Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation. She joined the military straight out of high school. She […]

Being Stop-Lossed in the Army

Being Stop-Lossed in the Army

Being Stop-Lossed In the Army – Episode 23 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, […]

In the Coast Guard Far From Home

In the Coast Guard Far From Home

In the Coast Guard Far From Home – Episode 21 Welcome to episode 21 of Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Tammy Barlet Listen to the full episode here. Tammy Barlet served in the Coast Guard for 8 years. As an Operation Specialist aboard the USCGC Chase (WHEC-718), traveling halfway around the world […]