Benefits of joining the military

It was the benefits of joining the military that drew Lindsey to the Army. Lindsay Helm is a former Information Technology Specialist in the United States Army. Shortly after leaving the Army, and working in corporate America for companies such as Amazon, Intuit, and the DOD, she realized a gap in education and retention for […]

First Female Command Sergeant Major for the US Army Reserve

Michele S Jones was the first female Command Sergeant Major in the US Army Reserve. I saw Michele speak at the Women Veterans Alliance, Women Veterans Engage event and I knew she would be a great guest for the podcast. She shared highlights from her career starting with the lessons she learned in Basic Training […]

Serving in the Marine Corps while on USA’s Bobsled Team

This week my guest is Riley Tejcek. She is currently serving in the Marine Corps and she is part of USA’s Bobsled Team. Recently she competed in her first two women World Championship. She also competed and won in the Ms. Military Pageant. Currently, she is about to complete her first assignment as the S4 […]

Importance of Veterans Getting Outside

This week my guest is Vedia Barnett. She is the Senior Campaign┬áRepresentative for Sierra Club Military Outdoors. Sierra Club is this week’s sponsored. And I am so excited to share not only about Vedia time in the Air Force but also about the work she is doing today to help eliminate barriers for veterans getting […]

Military Child to Military Member

April is the month of the Military Child and I wanted to highlight some stories from women who have served in the military who also were military kids. This week my guest Molly Denham. She joined the Air Force after high school and became an admin. She ended up serving in the Air Force for […]

Overcoming Addiction with the Military

Overcoming addiction isn’t easy and Laura knew she was on a path that didn’t end well. So she decided to join the Navy as a way to help her overcome her addition. She had graduated from NYU in film and was getting by but struggling with drug addition, alcoholism and bulimia. She was looking for […]

From Homeless to Thriving

How do you go from homeless to thriving? This week my guest is Janae Sergio. She is a Navy veteran. Her mom dropped her off at a homeless shelter at 16 and after a friend suggested she join the military she originally said no. But a free meal was a desirable meal and she met […]

The story of Military Moms

Patricia Qaiyyim is an Air Force veteran. She was a military mom while she served in the military. Having children shaped her experience of service and she wanted to share her story and the story of others. Her new book Moms in the Military highlights the stories of women who continued to serve in the […]

Changing how we look at work

Dr Ellen Nelson is working to change how we look at work. Her career started in the New Zealand Army but today she is working to change how we look at work. When she was nine years old she saw a recruiting campaign by the military and it convinced her to join. And she stuck […]

Reproductive Health in the Military

Reproductive health in the military is an important topic and something we do not talk about. I’m excited to talk to Dr. Toni Marengo about this important topic. She is the co-facilitator of the expert consortium guiding the work for Healthy Women’s ┬ánew Ready, Healthy, Able program that provides resources to active duty service members […]