A Military Nurse in the Army

A Military Nurse in the Army

What is it like to be a military nurse? Check out Tif Marcelo’s story of serving in the Army as a military nurse. The military paid her tuition to become a nurse through an ROTC scholarship. Today she is a fiction author and in her newest book, she highlights the stories of military spouses. A […]

Losing a team member while deployed

Losing a team member while deployed

What is it like to experience losing a team member while deployed? Stacie opened up and shared about the loss of four members on her Panjshir PRT in 2009. We also covered the topics of PTSD, mental health, and moving forward. Thank you to Blue Star Families for supporting the Women of the Military podcast! […]

Military Family Lifestyle Survey with Blue Star Families

Military Family Lifestyle Survey with Blue Star Families

Have you taken the Military Family Lifestyle Survey with Blue Star Families? The survey is officially open between now and June 6th. If you are a service member, veteran, National Guard/Reserve, or family member please take the time to have your voice heard. As an added bonus five survey recipients will win $100 gift cards. […]

Serving in the Reserves Might Not Be What You Expect

Serving in the Reserves Might Not Be What You Expect

What do you know about serving in the Reserves? You might think it requires one weekend a month and two weeks a year, but truthfully, that is only the beginning of your military service. Often times it requires a lot more. Cynthia shares her experience of spending most of her career in the Reserves and […]

Being Enlisted While Married to an Officer

Being Enlisted While Married to an Officer

What are the dynamics of being married to an officer while serving as an enlisted member? Well, it is complicated. Kayla and her husband met at tech school and have served in the National Guard together, but her husband made the switch to Officer and when they were in Arizona people knew them. But then […]

The Fewer the Prouder Marine Women

The Fewer the Prouder Marine Women

Janell was interested in serving in the military and she began her journey to the military through the Civil Air Patrol program. Once she began the Civil Air Patrol, she knew she wanted to serve in the military and set her sights on attending a military academy. Initially, she wanted to attend the Air Force […]

A Muslim American in the Army

A Muslim American in the Army

What is it like to be a Muslim American in the Army? For Mona, she decided to keep her religious preference to herself to protect her children and shield herself from discrimination. The discrimination she had experienced so many years of her life growing up as an immigrant and Muslim in America. *This post contains […]

MOAA is more than Advocacy

MOAA is more than Advocacy

This Episode in Partnership with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).  Since 1929, MOAA’s mission has been to protect your earned military benefits. Through tireless advocacy, they have forged a legacy of success benefiting the entire military community. Become a member today, click here. Listen to the full episode here. Today’s guest, Rachel Johnson […]

How Depression Led to Healthy Changes

How Depression Led to Healthy Changes

While Ashleigh was stuck on a deployment in the middle of the ocean she struggled with depression. She decided she needed to make a change. With nowhere to go and only work to do she decided to start focusing on what she ate. Saying no to the fried food and yes to the healthier option. […]