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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

Who is Harriet Tubman? Nurse, War Hero, Women’s Right’s Activist

Who is Harriet Tubman? Nurse, War Hero, Women’s Right’s Activist

by Colleen Forsyth Most Americans have heard of Harriet Tubman. She is a household name synonymous with the fight to end slavery. She was critical to the abolition movement and helped save dozens of slaves by being a conductor on the Underground Railroad. But that is just the tip of the iceberg to all the […]

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 […]

A True Servant Leader: CDR (ret) Beth Hartmann, USN

by Krista Morris-Tworek I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. It was painfully obvious when I was a junior in high school. I sat there staring at multiple college applications. I had excelled at math and science. But I wasn’t the kid who grew up building masterpieces from Legos or […]

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 […]