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. […]

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 […]

What Branch Should I Join

What Branch Should I Join

Deciding to join the military is a big decision on its own, but it isn’t where the decisions end. There are six branches of the military that you can serve in – Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Space Force. Each branch has its own culture and mission and making sure to […]

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 […]

Switching Careers in the US Navy

Switching Careers in the US Navy

Sometimes the career you start with isn’t a good fit, but that doesn’t mean your military career is over. Learn how Evita continued her service through three different career fields within the Navy. Evita is currently serving in the US Navy and has been on active duty for 12 years. She is a Human Resources […]

How A Care Package Created A Business

How A Care Package Created A Business

An entrepreneur and veteran, Chelsea is the founder and CEO of Troopster Military Care Packs. This episode shares a small piece of Chelsea’s time in the Navy and the back story of how a care package created a business. Troopster.org (est. 2015) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting quality deployment packages to servicemen and […]

5 Ways the Military Builds a Foundation for your Future

5 Ways the Military Builds a Foundation for your Future

When Kia ended her podcast interview on the Women of the Military Podcast she said, “My mama was right [joining the military] is a great foundation to start your life.” This quote got me thinking why does the military provide a firm foundation for your life? What about military life is beneficial and would make […]

Sharing the Stories of Military Women

Sharing the Stories of Military Women

Kia is the creator and host of The Female Veterans Podcast. She served as a Naval Hospital Corpsman from 1994 to 1999 and inactive reserve from 1999 to 2001. She has an MBA in Finance and Accounting. Currently, she is working on founding Artemisia with the mission of helping homeless female veterans. Kia is dedicated […]

Serving as an Officer in the Marine Corps

Serving as an Officer in the Marine Corps

This episode is sponsored by Insure the Heroes. What is it like to serve as an Officer in the Marine Corps? Hear the latest episode of Women of the Military and how Katie ended up in the Marines and what her experience was like. Listen here. Katie served in the United States Marine Corps for […]

How to Deal with the Grief of Losing Your Military Service

How to Deal with the Grief of Losing Your Military Service

Episode 48 is sponsored by AmericanForcesTravel.com Carrie Peterson joined the US Air Force when she was 17 and served on Active duty until she was about to give birth to her first son. She has an honorable medical discharge. We talked about the grief she experienced when she left military service. Listen here. Military Service […]