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 […]

Soldier’s Daughter: Experience While Her Mom is at War

Soldier’s Daughter: Experience While Her Mom is at War

April is the month of the military child. Cathy-Ann Alexander wrote a children’s book from her daughter’s experience of being a soldier’s daughter called Mya the Soldier’s Daughter. In 2017, Cathy deployed to Afghanistan and had her daughter stay with her sister in Canada. It was a hard year for both her daughter and her. […]

From Airman to Doctor

From Airman to Doctor

Dr. Ann James joined the Air Force after leaving high school and needed a way to pay for college. She was able to use the benefits to go to school and went from Airman to Doctor. Listen to the full episode here – From Airman to Doctor She first went to North Dakota and next […]

How to become a Warrant Officer in the Army

How to become a Warrant Officer in the Army

Phyllis enlisted in the Army and then transitioned to become a Warrant Officer in the Army. She eventually reached the rank of Chief Warrant Officer five. She is the current president at the Women’s in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington DC. The Women’s Memorial is the only memorial honoring the 3 million women […]

A Career in Science and Technology in the Military

A Career in Science and Technology in the Military

Rojan joined the Air Force through a Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. A guidance counselor had recognized her love of math and science and recommended she attended a math and science camp at the Air Force Academy. From that she learned about ROTC and received a four-year scholarship, but had to get her degree in […]

Take The Leap And Just Say YES

Take The Leap And Just Say YES

Working moms need to say ‘Yes’ when presented with new opportunities even when we don’t know how we will make it all come together. We are planners and protectors. We don’t often leap unless we know that there is firm ground beneath us. However, there are times when we need to leap and just say […]

Flawed but still worthy

Flawed but still worthy

Sometimes the challenges we face in the military cause us to feel as we have lost our value. But it isn’t true, hard experiences are difficult, but we are still worthy. In this week’s interview with Allie Brazas-Hayes we talk about her time in the Navy and the challenges she faced. You can also read […]

The Stories of Military Women and Women Veteran Authors

The Stories of Military Women and Women Veteran Authors

You might think that becoming an author just takes writing a book. But as I interviewed these women veteran authors for this week’s episode of the podcast I realized that it takes a lot more than having an idea and writing to have a successful book. The one theme that came out of this episode […]

Being in the Military Band

Being in the Military Band

Did you know you can serve in the military as a band member? But it isn’t as easy as going to your local recruiter and signing up to serve in the military band. In today’s episode with Charlan Rieve, she talks about the process (outside of COVID) for joining the military band. Listen to the […]