Coming home from a deployment

Coming home from a deployment

Ashley Metesh-McCoy shared her experience in the military and what it was like to coming home from a deployment. She didn’t expect to deploy right after graduating from college but that is what happened. She was young and did not know a lot about the military. Coming home from a deployment Off to Afghanistan Her […]

Gender discrimination in the Military

Gender discrimination in the Military

Welcome to episode six of the Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Mandy Snell. Mandy faced gender discrimination in the military due to becoming a single mom early in her career. After graduating from the Naval Academy. She served in the military (10 years on active duty and […]

Staying home from Vietnam

Staying home from Vietnam

This week’s interview is with Vietnam veteran, Janet Appling. Janet was an active-duty Army Officer during the Vietnam War but was never given the chance to deploy overseas. Listen here. Military Service Janet served in the Army during Vietnam. She never deployed overseas but made critical contributions to the change allowing women to be part […]

Female Military Leaders will change the world

Female Military Leaders will change the world

In today’s episode, we talked to one of the Army’s female military leaders, Tiye Young. She is a Charlotte native currently serving in the North Carolina National Guard after serving on active duty in the Army for over six years. She is also a cancer survivor and is about to celebrate her one-year anniversary of […]

31 Days of Military Life

31 Days of Military Life

I have decided to be a part of the 31 days of writing, which means writing every day in October. The theme for me was easy being a military veteran and spouse “31 Days of Military Life.” The topic needed to be broad and narrow. I hope I can share my insights into what being […]

Afghanistan Through Pictures: A Peek Inside

Afghanistan Through Pictures: A  Peek Inside

I decided a fun way to share my deployment would be through sharing Afghanistan through pictures. At the time I didn’t realize how lucky I was to have a Public Affairs (PA) team with us on every mission. I have so many pictures from my deployment. Many of my friends have less than twenty pictures […]