Serving in the Coast Guard and Military Sexual Trauma

Serving in the Coast Guard and Military Sexual Trauma

Serving in the Coast Guard and Military Sexual Trauma – Episode 18 Ginny joined the Coast Guard at 18, she turned 19 while at boot camp. She was a chef, first stationed on a Cutter (a coast guard commissioned vessel) in San Diego. She also went to South and Central America doing drug and migrant […]

Deployment Affects Your Life Forever

Deployment Affects Your Life Forever

Deployment Affects Your Life Forever – Episode 13 Welcome to episode 13 of the Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Christina Youngblood. Christina is an Army Veteran and an Air Force spouse currently stationed in Utah with her husband and two children, ages 6 and 5. Her love for writing has found a […]

Overcoming PTSD and what is next

Overcoming PTSD and what is next

Overcoming PTSD and what is next – Episode 11 Welcome to episode 11 of the Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Annette Whittenberger. Listen to her story of overcoming PTSD. Annette is a military spouse, mother to two teenagers (one is in college), and veteran who served in the Army for over seventeen years […]

The Struggle of Coming Home from War

The Struggle of Coming Home from War

Episode 7: The Struggle of Coming Home from War Welcome to episode seven of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Ashley Metesh-McCoy. Listen here. Off to Afghanistan Her guard unit was mobilized to deploy shortly after she graduated from college. She was not slated to deploy since she […]

A Female Vietnam Veteran

A Female Vietnam Veteran

A Female Vietnam Veteran – Episode 5 Welcome to Episode 5 of Women of the Military podcast. In today’s episode, Amanda interviews Janet Appling. Janet was an active duty Army Officer during the Vietnam War. Listen here. Military Service Janet served in the Army during Vietnam. She never deployed overseas but made critical contributions to […]

A Deployed Mom’s Experience

A Deployed Mom’s Experience

Episode 3: A Deployed Mom’s Experience Welcome to episode three of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Air Force Captain, Cynthia Cline. Listen here. In this interview, we talk about Cynthia’s journey to military life and experience as a deployed mom. She joined the military through the Reserve […]

Earthquake in Afghanistan

Earthquake in Afghanistan

I survived a pretty big earthquake in Afghanistan. Here is a letter home about the uneventful, but slightly dramatic event. This update also provided other details about Afghanistan and me dreaming about going home. Earthquake in Afghanistan Last night is slept through a 6.3 earthquake. We don’t know where the earthquake center was, but my […]

Afghanistan Through Pictures: A Peek Inside

Afghanistan Through Pictures: A  Peek Inside

Afghanistan through pictures from my Afghanistan deployment as part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). It is adapted from a funny presentation my co-worker made right before it was time to head home. It will show you where we worked and pictures from around the base and Kapisa Province. We were at Forward Operating Base Morales […]

Going to a Women’s Shelter in Afghanistan

I deployed to Afghanistan as part of a Provincial Recontruction Team in 2010. Today I’m sharing part of my experience of when we went to the capital to meet women in Afghanistan. If you would like to learn more about my deployment click here. Mission to the Capital of Kapisa to meet women in Afghanistan […]