Finding Mental Health Services for Veterans

Finding Mental Health Services for Veterans

This episode was created in partnership with the Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania. The Cohen Veteran Network seeks to provide mental health services for veterans. They serve post 9/11 veterans, active duty (with a Tricare referral), and their family members. CVN works to help strengthen mental health among the […]

Military Service to Civilian: Making Peace in the Chasm Between

Military Service to Civilian: Making Peace in the Chasm Between

By: Crystal McFadden, LPC There will never be two identical stories shared by military veterans about any situation. Especially, regarding their transition from military service to civilian life. Each story of service and transition is unique. It can be in the variance of difficulty. Or the momentum of success (or lack thereof), and the level […]

From Women’s Army Corps to Operation Desert Storm

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 […]

Finding Healing through Mindful Meditation

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? […]

Women in Combat Roles before 2016

When I deployed in 2010 to Afghanistan, I had vaguely heard that women couldn’t be in combat. But since I being sent on a deployment with an infantry unit and would be one of the women in combat roles before combat exclusion was lifted. I thought that the military was just ignoring the combat exclusion […]

A Military Leader Gives Back – Gen Carol Eggert

A Military Leader Gives Back – Gen Carol Eggert

Brig Gen Carol Eggert is a combat veteran and purple heart recipient. Her philosophy as a military leader is to continue to give back to her unit and community. She never said no to an opportunity and in the end, it led to her achieving the rank of Brigadier General. In today’s episode, we cover […]

Looking at Military Transition From a Different Perspective

Looking at Military Transition From a Different Perspective

When you think about your military transition did you know that first, you need to think back to how you transitioned into the military. Think about what effect the military transition had on your life and who you are today. Did you know that your brain forms how you interact with people between the ages […]

My Mom Called the Army Recruiter

My Mom Called the Army Recruiter

Rachael was headed down the wrong path so her mom decided to call the Army recruiter and her life was forever changed. The Army recruiter convinced her to join the Army and shortly after joining she learned about how she could attend West Point and become an officer and eventually an Apache pilot. Hear Rachael’s […]

Being a Dentist in the Military

Being a Dentist in the Military

Did you know you can become a dentist in the military? Even better when you become a dentist in the military they will pay for your school. This can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars and you can jump-start your career working for the military. Check out this week’s episode with Corinne Devin who […]