Exposed to Toxins at Military Bases Tell Their Stories

A silent enemy is invading and poisoning U.S. troops of all ages, ranks, and backgrounds. Troops who fought a number of challenges during perilous deployment to come home safely – or so they thought. Vets have been exposed to toxins at military bases. And toxic exposure is a war wound that starts out largely invisible […]

From Women’s Army Corps to Operation Desert Storm

Pennylee Deere began her military service in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and served in Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Her career spans 20 years, from 1975 -1995. It was interesting to hear her experience having begun her service as part of the WAC and then transferring over to the US Army in 1978. She also shared […]

Military Family Lifestyle Survey with Blue Star Families

Military Family Lifestyle Survey with Blue Star Families

Have you taken the Military Family Lifestyle Survey with Blue Star Families? The survey is officially open between now and June 6th. If you are a service member, veteran, National Guard/Reserve, or family member please take the time to have your voice heard. As an added bonus five survey recipients will win $100 gift cards. […]

Finding Healing through Mindful Meditation

How powerful is mindful meditation practice? Listen to Debra’s military story to see the positive impact meditation had on her life. She was raped while deployed to Iraq. Her leadership knew something was wrong but didn’t know what to do. She was sent to a treatment center where she experienced another traumatic event. After that […]

Understanding Female Veterans Statistics with Kate Hendricks

How can information about female veterans statistics help women veterans? Dr. Kate Hendricks believes that with information and stories researchers can take the information provided by women veterans in this study to help not only women veterans but future generations of women veterans. This episode was sponsored by Gracefully Global Group: Do you LOVE audiobooks? […]

12 Amazing Benefits of Being a Military Mom

12 Amazing Benefits of Being a Military Mom

Our children are strong and courageous, but I dare to say it’s because of the opportunities our service has given them. Being a military mom has its challenges and has amazing benefits for our children we rarely talk about. April has been known as the month of the Military Child since the mid-1980s. It is […]

Becoming a JAG Corps Officer

Becoming a JAG Corps Officer

Aniela’s path to becoming a JAG Corps officer began when she was looking for the next step as she began to explore career options when she finished college. The career options she found in the civilian sector didn’t quite fit into what she was looking for. Then one day, she saw a poster for the […]

The Deployment Goodbye – A Military Kid’s Perspective

by Janell Hanf Military homecomings have become a moment to publicize. Sports games are interrupted for a standing ovation and applause while a servicemember and loved ones embrace. The fans are proud as they “Support Our Troops” and feel their heartstrings pulled watching a joyful reunion.  But less attention is paid to what comes before. […]

Empowered Women Empower Women: Boss Lady Bio

Empowered Women Empower Women: Boss Lady Bio

This post was sponsored by Mission Entrepreneur Empowered women empower women. This is the theme of this week’s episode with Jen Griswold. Jen is an Air Force Academy graduate, veteran, mom, and multi-business owner. She talks about how the military opened doors to her future and how she used entrepreneurship to fill the void in […]