Giving back through Yoga and Meditation

Sherrell has taken her experience from serving in the military to start her own business focused on Yoga and Meditation. When Sherrell left the military she was struggling with some medical issues and was told about how yoga could help her. Since then she has continued to learn about Yoga and meditation and today she […]

Leaving the military at 17 years

Sometimes the military does not take care of the people who serve in the military and they end up leaving the military at 17 years. Lisa had a great experience and gained so much from her service. But when she had an allergic reaction to both of her anthrax vaccines she decided it was time […]

What does a military social worker do?

What does a military social worker do? Hear Kara’s story. She was in the Air Force for 13 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and continues to serve in the Reserves. She found the Air Force while looking for a job. Even though she was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she struggled to find […]

Supporting Women Veterans through Women Veterans Alliance

Melissa went from serving in the Navy to supporting women veterans. Melissa joined the Navy because she was looking for something new. She ended up becoming a supply troop and while at A-School met her future husband. He went to the West Coast and she went to the East Coast. Through cards, letters, and phone […]

A Female Purple Heart Recipient Story

Combat exclusion was lifted in 2016. But women were serving in combat long before combat exclusion was lifted. Vanessa Brown served as a mechanic and was running convoys on all three of her deployments. The first one happened in 2008. She is also a female purple heart recipient. Each deployment she faced a close call […]

Does the military build character?

Does the military build character? Adrienne was headstrong and looking for independence. She decided to join the Air Force as a way to support herself but as someone who does not like rules, she found the breakdown process difficult. At boot camp, she quickly volunteered to be dorm monitor and then was quickly fired and […]

Going through Air Force Basic Training

Taylor joined the Air Force in 2020 and completed Air Force Basic Training during the pandemic. She shares what her first year of being on active duty was like and what she has planned for her future. We also discussed some of the benefits the military provides like education, training, and the new blended retirement […]

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 […]

What is it like to be a military linguist?

Jessica wanted to be a military linguist in the Navy but by a turn of events related to an issue around a security clearance, she got reassigned to Aviation Admin in the middle of her Boot Camp training. Surprisingly the career field of being an Aviation Admin gave her opportunities to travel and learn about […]