Torch Warrior Wear by Haley McClain Hill

Haley serve in the Air Force and today she is running Torch Warrior Wear. During her time on active duty she also worked as a cheerleader for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons. She decided to leave the Air Force and start her new path after meeting her boyfriend and seeing opportunities […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Continuing to Serve the Military Community

Destinee continues to serve the military community after leaving the military. She left the Army after four years. She had given birth to twins was pregnant with her third son. Her leadership was focused on her family care plan to send her on a deployment after her son was born. She felt overwhelmed and decided […]

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 […]