Unintentional Trailblazers – The WASP of WWII

Unintentional Trailblazers – The WASP of WWII

“I’m going to be the first! The youngest! The oldest! The [insert superlative here]!” When people aspire to be a trailblazer, they often make it known. The public follows their journey. Cheering them along. And at times even supporting them financially or otherwise.  But what about the unintentional trailblazers? The ones who happened to be […]

Real Life Mulan – Deborah Sampson

Real Life Mulan – Deborah Sampson

by Cynthia Cline If I asked you to close your eyes and picture a woman who disguised herself as a man to serve in her country’s military, who would come to mind? Would you envision Mulan? I would.  Mulan’s name is known internationally, and yet, her story is just that, a story. Mulan is a […]

Letting down your guard and facing a MST

Letting down your guard and facing a MST

Tiffany almost joined the Marine Corps as a member of the military band but would have to wait six months to go on active duty and she didn’t want to wait. She wanted to go on active duty now. She ended up becoming a Religious Affairs Specialist and spent most of her time in that […]

Advice For Transitioning From The Military

Transitioning from the Military By Nick Engelbrecht You’ve made the decision to transition from the military, Congratulations! Now what is it you want to do? Prepare Early This is a question that you will inevitably be asked. So it’s best to prepare ahead of time for that question. My advice is to begin preparing as […]

Coming Home Series by Jessica Scott

Back to You: Book 1 of the Coming Home Series Review by Cynthia Cline Imagine reading a book that grabs your attention immediately to the point that you finish it in less than 2 days. And not just any book, but a story that covers what it’s like to be a military service member and […]

The First Woman on the Moon?

The First Woman on the Moon?

What does it take to become an astronaut at NASA? This week on the women of the Military podcast we are diving deep into the story of Jasmin Moghbeli and her road to becoming an astronaut at NASA. In this interview, We cover why she decided to join the military. Next, her experience as a […]

Becoming a Rear Admiral in the Coast Guard

Becoming a Rear Admiral in the Coast Guard

What does it take to become a Rear Admiral in the Coast Guard? Check out Rear Admiral Melissa Bert’s story this week on the Women of the Military Podcast. Melissa decided to join the Coast Guard because her dad had served in the Coast Guard and suggested she look into it. She attended the Coast […]

From Secret Squirrel to Wordsmith

From Secret Squirrel to Wordsmith

Before you leave for deployment you have to mentally prepare. One of the hardest parts of leaving for a deployment is being brave for your family and friends. We talk about how hard it is to say goodbye to family knowing it might be the last time and how important dealing with your emotions is. […]

How Service Dogs Help Veterans

How Service Dogs Help Veterans

Service dogs are an outward indication to others that the person you are talking about struggles with something. You can’t see what it is just by looking at them, but it is an external validation of the struggle happening inside of them. Listen to the whole episode here. September 11th was a life-changing day for […]

My Mom Called the Army Recruiter

My Mom Called the Army Recruiter

Rachael was headed down the wrong path so her mom decided to call the Army recruiter and her life was forever changed. The Army recruiter convinced her to join the Army and shortly after joining she learned about how she could attend West Point and become an officer and eventually an Apache pilot. Hear Rachael’s […]