Not knowing the need to pick a job in the Air Force

Jenn decided to join the military after attending a meeting for her high school sweetheart who was joining the Air Force. She had never considered military service but that one meeting changed everything. Even though she was only a junior in high school she knew she wanted to serve in the Air Force. She was […]

Advice from military women for young women

Listen to the advice from military women who have served in the military. Hear a round-up of advice from veterans who have served in the military and want to pass on their advice to the next generation of women who have served. There are hundreds of stories on the Women of the Military podcast helping […]

The few of the few – A female Sergeant Major

What is it like to be a female Sergeant Major in the Marine Corps? Check out this week’s episode of the Women of the Military podcast with retired Sergeant Major Robin Fortner. She served in the Marine Corps for thirty years, enlisting the summer before Desert Storm kicked off. We talked about how the experience […]

Miscarriage in the Military

Miscarriage in the Military

Theresa wanted to get away from her hometown and when her parents would not support her in attending Howard University in Virginia she decided to join the Marine Corps. She began her career in the Marines and the day before she turned twenty she was married and she began planning for her future by saving […]

Transitioning out of the military: Without regrets

Transitioning out of the military: Without regrets

Transitioning out of the military: Without regrets by Cynthia Cline My Air Force career, 7 years in the making, was completely finished in a matter of minutes. I turned in my completed military separation checklists, signed a few papers, and walked out of the office officially on terminal leave.  I expected a weight to be […]

Serving as an Army Pathfinder in the National Guard

Serving as an Army Pathfinder in the National Guard

What does it take to be an Army Pathfinder? Kelly White graduated from Army Pathfinder School to become the only woman in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard to hold the certification. She began her career with the PA National Guard in 2009 after a year of school. Today she continues to serve alongside her husband […]

Postpartum Depression in the Military

Postpartum Depression in the Military

Rachal “Featherstone” Featherston is a non-binary Army veteran who served under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell from 2008 to 2010. They talk about their experience in the Army as a Military Police Officer and their transition out of the military to what she is doing today. They suffered postpartum depression after the birth of their first […]

Diving into Military Culture

Diving into Military Culture

What can we learn about military culture from a cult survivor? Check out Daniella Mestyanek Young’s experience of growing up in a cult, bootstrapping her way through high school and college, serving in the military, and now the work she does around diving deep into the culture. Her book Uncultured being released in Fall 2022 […]

Writing for Healing in the Military

Writing for Healing in the Military

Carolyn discovered writing for healing after leaving the military. It started when she and her husband each wrote their military story to share at their retirement. When she transitioned out of the military after 26 years of military service she found the transition hard and began writing every day. Through the writing, she wrote the […]

Beyond Thank You for Your Service

How do we bridge the gap between service members and civilians? One way to do this is through the work Kathy Gallowitz is doing by helping teach civilians to be veteran champions. But this work actually goes beyond reaching civilians. Military members also need to be willing to connect with civilians too. Beyond Thank You […]