Real Life Mulan – Deborah Sampson

Real Life Mulan – Deborah Sampson

by Cynthia Cline If I asked you to close your eyes and picture a woman who disguised herself as a man to serve in her country’s military, who would come to mind? Would you envision Mulan? I would.  Mulan’s name is known internationally, and yet, her story is just that, a story. Mulan is a […]

Green to Gold in the Army

Green to Gold in the Army

How do you go from flipping burgers at McDonald’s to serving as an Army Officer? Check out Andi’s story and how she went from Green to Gold when she joined the Army, worked on her degree at night, and became an officer. Listen to the full episode here: From Green to Gold Green to Gold […]

Coming Home Series by Jessica Scott

Back to You: Book 1 of the Coming Home Series Review by Cynthia Cline Imagine reading a book that grabs your attention immediately to the point that you finish it in less than 2 days. And not just any book, but a story that covers what it’s like to be a military service member and […]

New Military Female Hair Regulation

The AF is changing the female hair regulation on February 10, 2021. The Army also announced a number of new hair regulations and other changes affecting women in AR 607-1 which will be published on February 25, 2021. And while this is an exciting change for those in the service many do not realize the […]

Becoming a Rear Admiral in the Coast Guard

Becoming a Rear Admiral in the Coast Guard

What does it take to become a Rear Admiral in the Coast Guard? Check out Rear Admiral Melissa Bert’s story this week on the Women of the Military Podcast. Melissa decided to join the Coast Guard because her dad had served in the Coast Guard and suggested she look into it. She attended the Coast […]

From Secret Squirrel to Wordsmith

From Secret Squirrel to Wordsmith

Before you leave for deployment you have to mentally prepare. One of the hardest parts of leaving for a deployment is being brave for your family and friends. We talk about how hard it is to say goodbye to family knowing it might be the last time and how important dealing with your emotions is. […]

How Service Dogs Help Veterans

How Service Dogs Help Veterans

Service dogs are an outward indication to others that the person you are talking about struggles with something. You can’t see what it is just by looking at them, but it is an external validation of the struggle happening inside of them. Listen to the whole episode here. September 11th was a life-changing day for […]

My Mom Called the Army Recruiter

My Mom Called the Army Recruiter

Rachael was headed down the wrong path so her mom decided to call the Army recruiter and her life was forever changed. The Army recruiter convinced her to join the Army and shortly after joining she learned about how she could attend West Point and become an officer and eventually an Apache pilot. Hear Rachael’s […]

Deputy Director of the Air National Guard

Deputy Director of the Air National Guard

From planning to serve four years to Deputy Director of the Air National Guard. My guest, Maj Gen Dawne Deskins, this week didn’t want to join the military but needed a way to pay for college. Her dad said you only have to serve four years and then they will pay for your college. So […]

The onset of Female Engagement Teams

The onset of Female Engagement Teams

Amy Forsythe served on five combat tours as a correspondent and Public Affairs Officer. In 2006, she was part of the first-ever Female Engagement Teams in Iraq. I am excited to share her story this week on the podcast as I have done a lot of research about Female Engagement Teams, but have found limited […]