About Me

Hi, I’m Amanda Huffman, I traded my combat boots for a diaper bag. She went from being called Airman to Mom. 

airman to mom

Amanda Huffman is a former Air Force member who has transitioned to being a stay-at-home mom and Air Force wife.

She and her husband met while attending California State University, Fresno. Since then, they have lived in New Mexico and Ohio and now California. They went from a couple to family in 2013 when their son arrived and became a family of four in 2015.

Believe in who you are and look what you can accomplish. Me (Airman2Mom) at the top of a hill in Afghanistan

On a mission in Tagab, Kapisa, Afghanistan.

Nation Building to Child Rearing

While in the Air Force she was deployed to Afghanistan on a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) where we helped with the nation building of Afghanistan. Since her degree is in Civil Engineering she had a lot to do with the missions off base and began writing letters home to tell people about her experiences. Revisiting those stories and sharing them on the blog helps her remember her past life. She also hope to inform people of the work we are doing overseas. Women have long been on the front lines interacting directly with the people.

Now, I’m working hard each day to raise my two boys.IMG_6928

Airman to Mom: Active Duty to Diaper Duty

The military used to own her life but somehow she remembers having a lot more free time. Even in the times she was sent here or there. She had so many fun adventures she didn’t notice how much she was sacrificing.

Uniform to Yoga Pants

She is a military spouse with a unique perspective because she spent six years serving on active duty.


She wants to share her life experience with you her readers. I hope the journey that I share helps inspire you in whatever you plan to accomplish. If you would like to contact Amanda Huffman please email her at airman2mom@gmail(dot)com

6 comments on “About Me

  1. Your background is so interesting. I’m always fascinated by the eclectic mix of spouses I meet. Asking “what do you do when you aren’t following your SO around?” Is always my favorite question to ask because I never know what I will get!

  2. Hi Amanda,

    My name is Claudio and i’m from Israel.
    I heard your cut-short story on Anthony Fasano’s podcast.
    You are a row model to successful women and i will be delighted
    to introduce your site to other women for inspiration and aspiration.

    Personally i had been inspired. I didn’t know there was a civil core in the army.
    After hearing this interview, which you were a part of, I made some calls and volunteered to
    IDF’s equivalent of “urban search and rescue” on the engineer spot.

    I guess I owe you thanks in a way 😉


  3. I am so HAPPY to see another dual military momma blogging. Although you’ve hung up your boots, you never really lose that piece of you. I have been scoring the internet to find someone else just like me.

    Currently 5 years in as a personnelist and hubbies a fighter pilot. I wanted to write from the unique perspective and I see that you are in that same niche. This truly makes me happy! I can’t wait to read more.

    • I’m so happy you found my blog. I agree the military part of me will never be gone and will continue to shape how I see the world. I’m so glad I could connect with you. I am working on a series sharing stories from women who have served in the military I’d love to share your story. Check out the military life column or search for women in the military. 🙂

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