Dads Are So Important

Dads Are So Important

Dads can play an important role in their children’s lives. My dad played an important role in my life and where I am today. So, this week on the podcast, I wanted to celebrate Father’s Day by having Ben Killoy of the Military Veteran Dad podcast come on the show. As a dad to two […]

Present Day Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Present Day Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Women in combat is not something new. In 2016, women were formally allowed to serve in combat roles. All jobs were open to all military members. Gender was no longer a discriminating factor. This law-making headline made it so some people believed that for the first time women were going to be allowed to be […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Being at the Pentagon on September 11th

Being at the Pentagon on September 11th

Linda Mitchell served in the Air Force for 10 years beginning her service in June of 1995. She served on active duty and had assignments at the Pentagon on September 11th, was on watch when the space shuttle disintegrated re-entering the earth’s atmosphere, she helped serve 42 heads of state during the NATO 50th Anniversary […]

Mourning the loss of Military Service

A year ago, I attended my first military event since I had left the military behind. Even though I had transitioned out of the military five years earlier I was still processing my loss of military service. And going to this event turned out to be an eye-opening experience. Crucial in the healing process.  When […]

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 […]

Before Women Could Be Fighter Pilots

Before Women Could Be Fighter Pilots

Let me tell you a story about Grace Tiscareno-Sato. Grace served in Air Force in the 1990s before women could fly in fighter jets. Even though she graduated as the third person in her class and F-15s were available her sex made it so she couldn’t pick the plane she wanted to fly. Grace served […]