How September 11th Changed Everything

Denise was serving in the Coast Guard during September 11th. She shared how September 11th changed everything. Not only in the military, but also in other aspects of what we now consider normal life. She worked at the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) when it was being stood up and shared all the different challenges they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  new Ready, Healthy, Able program that provides resources to active duty service members […]

Shield of Sisters – helping women who experience MST

Shannon runs the non profit Shield of Sisters and shared her experience of serving in the Navy on this week’s episode of the Women of the Military podcast. Shannon’s dad, an Army veteran, gave her two options, go to college or join the military. She decided to join the military. She picked the Navy because […]

Rape and Sexual Harassment in the Military

This episode focuses heavily on rape and sexual harassment in the military. Nichole is a military brat and her dad recommended she join the Air Force. So she began looking into the Air Force in her senior year. She was ready to join but became pregnant and had to wait until a year after the […]

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 […]

Geospatial Intelligence in the Air Force

Geospatial Intelligence in the Air Force

What is it like to serve as a Geospatial Intelligence Air Force member? Listen to Marissa’s story of how she found her way to the Air Force and what it was like to be a Geospatial Intelligence analyst. Marissa joined the Air Force when her mom talked to a friend who happened to married to […]