Joining the Marines as a woman

What is joining the Marines as a woman like? Jennifer decided to join the Marines after September 11th. She went from not knowing a lot about the military to deciding she had to join. She ended up reading the book, Marine Sniper and decided she wanted to be a Marine. She was only 16 but […]

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 […]

Joining the Coast Guard in a recession

Are you considering joining the Coast Gaurd? Caroline is sharing her experience of joining the Coast Gaurd in 2009. She was about to graduate from college and with the recession, there were not a lot of options for careers. So she decided to join the Coast Guard. Her plan was to work in Intelligence. But […]

What can you gain from military service

One way to learn about the military is by walking up to people in uniform and asking them. And that is what Trish Alegre-Smith did. In this interview, we dive into what you can gain from military service through hearing Trish’s experience. And while the military builds character and often pushes you beyond what you […]

Advice from military women for young women

Listen to the advice from military women who have served in the military. Hear a round-up of advice from veterans who have served in the military and want to pass on their advice to the next generation of women who have served. There are hundreds of stories on the Women of the Military podcast helping […]

From the Army to Veteran Owned Small Business

How can you take the skills the military taught you and use them as a veteran-owned small business? Beth served in the Army for ten years. She bounced around from a few different jobs after completing a job and ended up back in Minnesota so she could be close to her family. After her first […]

Should I Join the Military? Advice from Women

Should I join the military? Might be a question you are asking yourself. And only you can decide if the military is right for you. But hearing the advice of service members can be a useful tool in helping to determine if the military is the right place for you. At the end of each […]