Being Enlisted While Married to an Officer

What are the dynamics of being married to an officer while serving as an enlisted member? Well, it is complicated. Kayla and her husband met at tech school and have served in the National Guard together, but her husband made the switch to Officer and when they were in Arizona people knew them. But then […]

The Fewer the Prouder Marine Women

The Fewer the Prouder Marine Women

Janell was interested in serving in the military and she began her journey to the military through the Civil Air Patrol program. Once she began the Civil Air Patrol, she knew she wanted to serve in the military and set her sights on attending a military academy. Initially, she wanted to attend the Air Force […]

A Muslim American in the Army

A Muslim American in the Army

What is it like to be a Muslim American in the Army? For Mona, she decided to keep her religious preference to herself to protect her children and shield herself from discrimination. The discrimination she had experienced so many years of her life growing up as an immigrant and Muslim in America. *This post contains […]

The Importance of Military Friendships

The Importance of Military Friendships

Military friendships are what get us through some of the hardest situations. This week Jean is talking about her experience in the military. One of the things she credits to getting through her first-year deployment is her roommate and friend that she is still friends with to this day. Listen to the full episode here. […]

How Depression Led to Healthy Changes

How Depression Led to Healthy Changes

While Ashleigh was stuck on a deployment in the middle of the ocean she struggled with depression. She decided she needed to make a change. With nowhere to go and only work to do she decided to start focusing on what she ate. Saying no to the fried food and yes to the healthier option. […]

Advocacy with Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

Advocacy with Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

This episode was sponsored by Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).  Since 1929, the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) mission has been to protect your earned military benefits. Through tireless advocacy, they have forged a legacy of success benefiting the entire military community. As a veteran or service member, you might not realize the […]

From Marine Corps to Running for Indiana State Senate

From Marine Corps to Running for Indiana State Senate

How do you go from service member to running for the Indiana State Senate? Check out the story of Tabitha Bartley and how her difficult transition experience out of the military-led her to get involved with helping veterans and now she is working to make a change for her local community through running for office […]

The Pressure to Prove Yourself in the Marine Corps

The Pressure to Prove Yourself in the Marine Corps

When Hana joined the Marine Corps she felt the pressure to prove she was worthy of being there. But she learned that you don’t have to prove yourself. Just do your best. Check out this week’s episode of the Women of the Military podcast to hear Hana’s story. Listen to the full episode here. Hana […]

First Female Thunderbird Pilot

First Female Thunderbird Pilot

This week my guest is Nicole Malachowski. She is a combat veteran, the first female Thunderbird pilot, a former fighter squadron commander, a former White House Fellow and advisor, and a patient advocate. Listen to the full episode here. This episode was made possible by Foundation For Women Warriors. Foundation for Women Warriors (FFWW) is […]

From the Military to Award-Winning Author

From the Military to Award-Winning Author

How do you go from military member to award-winning author? Check out Lila’s story this week on the podcast and how she started sharing the stories of military women after leaving the military behind.  Listen to the full episode here. Award-Winning Author Lila Holley is the multiple award-winning, Amazon bestselling visionary author behind the Camouflaged […]