The story of Military Moms

Patricia Qaiyyim is an Air Force veteran. She was a military mom while she served in the military. Having children shaped her experience of service and she wanted to share her story and the story of others. Her new book Moms in the Military highlights the stories of women who continued to serve in the […]

Changing how we look at work

Dr Ellen Nelson is working to change how we look at work. Her career started in the New Zealand Army but today she is working to change how we look at work. When she was nine years old she saw a recruiting campaign by the military and it convinced her to join. And she stuck […]

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

Losing a spouse who served in the military

Tracey was planning to graduate from the Naval Academy but after two and half years of facing many challenges she decided to leave the military behind. But before she left an Army Lt Col recommended she consider Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) which she did pursue and graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1991. […]

Continuing to Serve the Military Community

Destinee continues to serve the military community after leaving the military. She left the Army after four years. She had given birth to twins was pregnant with her third son. Her leadership was focused on her family care plan to send her on a deployment after her son was born. She felt overwhelmed and decided […]

Being a black woman in the military

Michelle (GI) is passionate about helping women veterans and is a powerful force of change. She shares about her experience of being a black woman in the military. She was the first black woman to reach the rank of Colonel (O6) in her career field of Services. She and I met when I attended the […]

Time to Enroll in the Health Care that You Earned and Deserve!

Did you know that only 44% of women veterans are enrolled in Veteran Affairs (VA) health care? This is 8% lower than male veterans. And did you know that women veterans are the fastest growing veteran population? They are projected to account for 2.2 million members of the veteran population by 2026. Aryanna Wagner is […]

Being a single parent in the military

Cat joined the military because she needed stability. As a single parent, the military offered her a stable career. And while it had many challenges and sometimes left her with limited funds at the end of paying all her bills each month it did give her a career and a community. Today, Cat owns her […]

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 […]