Being a black woman in the military

Michelle (GI) is passionate about helping women veterans and is a powerful force of change. She shares about her experience of being a black woman in the military. She was the first black woman to reach the rank of Colonel (O6) in her career field of Services. She and I met when I attended the […]

Time to Enroll in the Health Care that You Earned and Deserve!

Did you know that only 44% of women veterans are enrolled in Veteran Affairs (VA) health care? This is 8% lower than male veterans. And did you know that women veterans are the fastest growing veteran population? They are projected to account for 2.2 million members of the veteran population by 2026. Aryanna Wagner is […]

Being a single parent in the military

Cat joined the military because she needed stability. As a single parent, the military offered her a stable career. And while it had many challenges and sometimes left her with limited funds at the end of paying all her bills each month it did give her a career and a community. Today, Cat owns her […]

Shield of Sisters – helping women who experience MST

Shannon runs the non profit Shield of Sisters and shared her experience of serving in the Navy on this week’s episode of the Women of the Military podcast. Shannon’s dad, an Army veteran, gave her two options, go to college or join the military. She decided to join the military. She picked the Navy because […]

Toxic Exposure on Military Bases

A Significant Risk Factor for Miscarriage Among Servicewomen this post was paid for by Environmental Litigation Group, P.C written by Chandler Blythe Duncan Between 10% and 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, which can result from numerous factors, such as chromosomal problems, hormonal imbalances, uterine abnormalities, chronic health problems, lifestyle factors, but also toxic exposure. This is a grim reality […]

VA Women’s Health Reengagement Training

This week my guest is Aryanna Wagner. She is a trainer for the VA Women’s Health Reengagement Training known as VA Women’s HeaRT, she is also an Army veteran, mom, and PhD candidate. In today’s episode we will learn more about how Aryanna’s experience with VA Women’s HeaRT and answer questions about the training program. […]

Sharing stories to help with military transition

Theresa is sharing stories of military service members along with tools she has learned to help others as they transition out of the military. She also wants to share stories to help others outside of the military understand the experience of those who have served in the military. You can order her book Beyond the […]