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 […]

Climbing the Ranks to Brigadier General

Climbing the Ranks to Brigadier General

Retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma Vaught served in the United States Air Force for over 28 years, retiring in 1985 as one of the most highly decorated women in U.S. history.  Throughout her career, General Vaught forged new paths and pioneered opportunities for the servicewomen who would follow. A Vietnam veteran, she was one […]

10 Things I Learned from Deployment

10 Things I Learned from Deployment

This week I’m doing a solo episode about what I learned from deployment. I deployed to Afghanistan 10 years ago this month and am celebrating my experience by talking about the 10 things I learned from deployment. You can read the whole episode below or you can listen to the whole episode here. This post […]

A Navigator in the Air Force: From Refueling Missions to Transporting Remains

A Navigator in the Air Force: From Refueling Missions to Transporting Remains

Samantha Gassman served eight years as a Navigator in the Air Force.  She worked as an Air Force Special Operations Instructor Navigator with 1,600 flight hours, 305 of those hours being in combat. During her time in the Air Force, she deployed to Afghanistan and Africa in support of OPERATION Enduring Freedom. She is the […]

Working on Jet Engines in the Air Force

Working on Jet Engines in the Air Force

Jenny served in the Air Force for six years as an Aerospace Propulsion specialist (Maintenance). She worked on the B-1 and F-16’s jet engines. She decided not to reenlist in early 2019. Today, she is currently working toward her degree and is married to someone still serving in the military and they have one child. […]

Transitioning from the National Guard Isn’t The Same

Transitioning from the National Guard Isn’t The Same

Sara McMurrough is a veteran of the Army National Guard and a military spouse. She began her service as an enlisted soldier in the delayed entry program in 1998, while finishing her senior year of high school. While attending Penn State, Sara deployed to Bosnia from 2002 to 2003. She later worked as a Gold […]

A Rape Survivor Story

A Rape Survivor Story

Can you imagine what it is like to be a woman in the military? Unfortunately being raped is one of the struggles women face. Ruthie is a rape survivor She shares her story this week on the podcast about being raped, not once but twice and what she did to help someone who was being […]

Serving during Desert Storm

Serving during Desert Storm

What do you know about Desert Storm? I loved getting to talk to Angela Beltz this week about her experience in the Army National Guard. She was one of the first to deploy for Desert Storm and talks about the challenges she faced. Serving During Desert Storm – Episode 57 Angela deployed for Desert Shield/Storm […]

Giving Back After Service to Find Healing

Giving Back After Service to Find Healing

How can you find yourself again after leaving the military? Giving back after service is the one key way I have found to help me transition. Nicole had a similar experience. Nicole Terwey is a Lieutenant and an Intelligence Officer in the Navy Reserves in Nashville, TN. She completed eight and a half years of […]