Check out the stories of military women in Women of the Military Book!
Come Along With Me on a Journey
- Discover the untold stories of America’s women in the military
- Find out how women went from serving as nurses to being a part of every job.
- Learn the rich history of how women in the military came to be a chalked assert and relied upon on the battlefield
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to serve as a female in our military, you’re in the right place.
This book that’s going to share with you 28 different stories of women that changed the course of history.
History of Female Miltary Service
Women have served in the American military since as far back as the Revolutionary War. As years passed the role of women in the military has grown and changed. In 1948, women were allowed to serve in the US Military outside of war periods. During the Vietnam War, Cmd. Elizabeth Barrett was the first woman to hold command in a combat zone. In 1976, the first woman attended a military academy. In 1998, female fighter pilots flew the first combat mission. And in 2016, after years of women serving in combat roles during Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom, all jobs were open to women in the military.
There is such a rich history of women serving in the military. And while at one point in time most women served in the role of a nurse. Today, women are a part of every job. The role of women expanding the military wasn’t by chance. Instead, it was from women proving over and over again that they were a valuable asset and could be used and relied on in the field of battle.
But where do we find these Women of the Military stories?
How do we know what happened beyond the highlights written in history books? I wanted to answer these questions so I started a journey. A journey to hear these stories.
Today I host a podcast, where I get to talk to women who have served in the military. But before the podcast, my interviews were back and forth on paper. I have put together these stories. The stories go back as far as women serving during Vietnam and as current as those entering the military in 2018. It includes stories from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines.
Women of the Military Book is compilation of 28 stories of women who have started their path to military life, are currently serving, separated, or retired. There are 4 stories from women in the process of joining, 14 stories from Air Force members, 8 stories from the Army, 1 from the Navy, and 1 from the Marine Corps.
and 28 Lives Changed
What People are Saying:
“You may have been deeply inspired after watching Netflix’s Medal of Honor (2018) or standing below a breathtaking fireworks display on the 4th of July. Rightly so. Our service members deserve to be recognized and applauded.
Yet, many of their stories remain unknown. American soldiers rapidly join from mixed backgrounds and genders- all of which are significant to our country’s protection. Since 1948 (when Congress permitted women to serve in the US military), hundreds of boots have been worn, shots have been fired, and wars have been won due to female influence.
But you haven’t heard of them.
Amanda’s interviews represent today’s highly diverse, female demographic in national defense. They boldly share real, unedited experiences from Navy, Marine, Air Force, and Army perspectives. Stop Googling what it’s like to do basic training, get through school or leave your family. You’re about to find out.”
“This is a fabulous collection of inspirational stories of endurance, struggles, and women forging their own futures. The diversity of their backgrounds and experiences is fascinating but the broad range of military careers is astounding and sets to heart how integral women are in the military.
This is a must read for anyone considering a career with the armed forces or struggling to figure out their future careers. The challenges and adjustments these women have made to create the life best suited for them is the type of motivational encouragement that can help others be confident in reaching their dreams.“
– Natalie, United States Air Force Veteran
About the author:
Amanda is an Air Force combat veteran, military spouse, and mom of two boys. While serving in the Air Force she was a Civil Engineer stationed at Holloman AFB and Wright Patterson AFB. She also deployed to Afghanistan as part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team with the Army. In 2014 she started her Airman to Mom blog focusing on the transition from military to mom. Today, Amanda found a passion for inspiring the next generation of military women through her blog, Women of the Military book and podcast, and more. Learn more about Amanda here.