Women of the Military

Women of the Military

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Amanda Huffman, the creator of Airman to Mom, interviews women who have served in the military or are currently serving in the military. Amanda also shares certain aspects of her military experience as an Air Force Officer, military spouse, veteran and mom. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/airmantomom/support


Aim High from a former Secretary of the Air Force - Episode 40
Sep 17 • 29 min
The Honorable Deborah Lee James has served in senior homeland and national security management, policy, and program positions in the US Government and private sector for more than 35 years. She has led and transformed large-scale enterprises, including a…
Serving at the Pentagon on September 11th - Episode 39
Sep 10 • 28 min
Linda Mitchell served in the Air Force for 10 years beginning her service in June of 1995. She served on active duty and had assignments at the Pentagon on September 11th, was on watch when the space shuttle disintegrated reentering the earth’s…
From the Hall of West Point to Iraq - Episode 38
Sep 3 • 38 min
Jasmin graduated from West Point in 2005. She commissioned and her first assignment was in Germany as a Military Police Officer. She deployed to Iraq in 2008. In 2010 she headed to Fort Riley Kansas and it is there she completed her military career. Today…
The Challenge of a Dual Military Career - Episode 37
Aug 27 • 27 min
My guest today in Sherry Eifler. Sheri is a former Army soldier turned devoted Army wife and mom makes her home where the Army sends her husband of over 25 years, Brian, and together they embrace the adventure of military family life with their three…
Dealing with Infertility in the Military - Episode 36
Aug 20 • 28 min
Kerry was an officer in the US Coast Guard. She attended the Coast Guard Academy and graduated with a degree in Marine Science, but the Coast Guard needed Engineers so she spent her first five years in the Coast Guard doing Engineering work. She ended up…
A Single Mother in the Army - Episode 35
Aug 13 • 41 min
My guest today is Teressa Boone. Teressa served 15 years in the U.S. Army. She was medically retired after being diagnosed with combat post-traumatic stress disorder. As a way to begin her healing process, she created Amitza Media Independent - Am I, LLC,…
Going through MEPS in the Air Force - Episode 34
Aug 6 • 29 min
Are you considering joining the military? Do you wonder what the process is like? My guest this week is at Basic Military Training right now and will be graduating very soon. But before she left for training she told me about her path to military life. It…
Joining the Australian Army - Episode 33
Jul 30 • 45 min
Welcome to the latest episode of Women of the Military. This week’s guest is Anna Blanch Rabe. Anna served in the Australian Army as an officer for two years. She left because of a medical issue that still plagues her today. Currently she is CEO of Anna…
Serving in Iraq (the Kickoff, the Surge, the Drawdown) - Episode 32
Jul 23 • 27 min
Welcome to Women of the Military, this week’s guest is LTC Olivia Nunn. She grew up as a military brat. He dad was in the Army and she wanted to do what he did. She knew at the age of four she wanted to join the Army. Olivia received her commission as a…
When You Don’t End Up in the Career Field You Planned On - Episode 31
Jul 16 • 30 min
Vanessa served as an Aircraft Maintenance officer, both in the back shop and the flight line. She deployed to Afghanistan in the summer of 2013 after being married for a month. Her husband was not in the military. She still struggles with Post Traumatic…
Life Is What You Make It - Episode 30
Jul 9 • 30 min
Welcome to today’s episode of Women of the Military today’s guest is Kelly Rodriguez. Kelly is a Retired Army veteran who served for 21 years. She is an Army spouse, Army Mom, grandmother and special assistant for Global World On Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial…
Before Women Could Be Fighter Pilots - Episode 29
Jul 2 • 50 min
Welcome to Episode 29 of Women of the Military Podcast. My guest today is Grace Tiscareno-Sato. Grace served in the Air Force on active duty in the 90s for 9 1/2 years. While she was in, she was a flight crew member onboard KC-135 refueling jets. She has…
Leading From the Front - Episode 28
Jun 25 • 35 min
Welcome to Episode 28 of the Women of the Military Podcast. Our guest this week is Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado. Ashley is a 25-year-old Army veteran, and owner of Guide On Education. She is also a legionnaire, and a National Guard reservist, and competing…
Learn More about Post Military Job Recruiting - Episode 27
Jun 18 • 32 min
Welcome to Episode 27 of the Women of the Military Podcast. Our guest this week is Natalie Olivero. Natalie Olivero served in the Navy for 4 years and went on countless missions. Natalie was able to see many beautiful places around the world, even though…
Surviving Military Sexual Trauma in the Navy - Episode 26
Jun 11 • 19 min
Welcome to today’s episode of the Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Linsey Daley. Linsey joined the Navy in 2004 on a green card in order to see America and travel more. She served 14 years on active duty as a Hospital Corpsman for the U.S…
Women’s Health Practitioner in the Military - Episode 25
Jun 4 • 50 min
Welcome to Episode 25 of the Women of the Military Podcast. This week’s guest is Elis Salamone. Elis was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is the oldest of 3 girls raised by a single mother. At 18, she enlisted in the…
From Military Spouse to Active Duty and Back Again - Episode 24
May 28 • 28 min
Welcome to Episode 24 of Women of the Military. Alana served in the US Air Force for 4 Years, she started out her military journey as a spouse and then joined active duty years later. She served in the medical field while in the military and got out to…
Pam’s Road to the Army Episode 23
May 21 • 29 min
Welcome to Episode 23 of Women of the Military. My guest this week is Pam Chavez. Pam never intended on joining the military and ended up doing so after traveling the world backpacking in 2000. She came home with no money and went back to waiting tables.…
Information Systems in the Air Force - Episode 22
May 14 • 25 min
Welcome to episode 22 of the Women of the Military Podcast. This week’s guest is Lacey Langford Lacey Langford, The Military Money Expert™ is the host of The Military Money Show and LaceyLangford.com a personal finance blog specializing in the unique…
In the Coast Guard Far From Home - Episode 21
May 7 • 30 min
Welcome to episode 21 of Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Tammy Barlet Tammy Barlet served in the Coast Guard for 8 years. As an Operation Specialist aboard the USCGC Chase (WHEC-718), traveling halfway around the world twice was the last…
Serving Before and After September 11th - Episode 20
Apr 30 • 29 min
Welcome to episode 20 of Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Cherron Brown Cherron has been a military spouse for 18 years and she is an Air Force veteran. She served in the Air Force for 3.5 years. she was an Information Manager. It was a…
Military Child Writes a Book about West Point - Beyond the Point - Episode 19
Apr 23 • 28 min
Welcome to this week’s episode of Women of the Military Podcast. My guest this week is not a female veteran, but is the author of Beyond the Point that is a novel focusing on 3 female cadets and their journey through West Point and beyond. I had an…
Serving in the Coast Guard and Surviving Military Sexual Trauma - Episode 18
Apr 16 • 28 min
Welcome to today’s episode of the Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Ginny Orndorff. Ginny joined the Coast Guard at 18, she turned 19 while at boot camp. She was a chef, first stationed on a Cutter (a coast guard commissioned vessel) in San…
Military Wife to Military Officer - Episode 17
Apr 9 • 38 min
Welcome to episode 17 of the Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Kattarina Simons Kattarina joined Army in 2009 she served for 5 and a half years on active duty, before transferring to the Army Reserves. She was in the Reserves for just under…
Military Child to ROTC hopeful to Military Mom - Episode 16
Apr 2 • 31 min
In today’s episode your host Amanda Huffman interviews Elaine Brye. When you join the United States military, you don’t just sign up for duty; you also commit your loved ones to lives of service all their own. No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an…
From the Navy to the Air Force – Episode 15
Mar 26 • 27 min
Welcome to episode 15 of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode your host Amanda Huffman interviews Katrina Moon. Katrina attended the Naval Academy from 2005 to 2009. In 2009, she initially commissioned into the Navy as a midshipman, but cross…
From Security Forces to Becoming A Paralegal - Episode 14
Mar 19 • 27 min
Welcome to episode 14 of the Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Kris Newton. Kris spent 14 years in the Air Force both active duty and Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) in the reserve. When she got out, she earned my Bachelor of Science…
Deployment Impacts Your Life Forever - Episode 13
Mar 12 • 26 min
Welcome to episode 13 of the Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Christina Youngblood. Christina is an Army Veteran and an Air Force spouse currently stationed in Utah with her husband and two children, ages 6 and 5. She has always loved…
Diving into Marine Corps Life - Episode 12
Mar 5 • 29 min
Welcome to episode 12 of Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Susie Wilcox. I found Susie through a blog post on How to Milspouse where she shared her experience as a Marine and military spouse. After reading her story I knew I needed to have…
Overcoming PTSD and what is next - Episode 11
Feb 26 • 32 min
Welcome to episode 11 of the Women of the Military Podcast. Today’s guest is Annette Wittenberg. Annette is a military spouse, mother to two teenagers (one being in college) and veteran who served in the Army for over seventeen years as a Chemical officer…
From Active Duty to the National Guard - Episode 10
Feb 21 • 23 min
Today, I interviewed Dina Farmer. Dina started her career in the Air Force serving on active duty. She left active duty through the Palace Chase program and continued her service through the Air National Guard. Dina enlisted into the Air Force is 2005.…
Seeing the World with the Navy - Episode 9
Feb 19 • 27 min
Welcome to Episode 9 of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode I interviewed Shakeia Kegler. Shakeia joined the Navy in 2011 and was sent to Japan for her first assignment. The day she landed in Japan she learned her ship the USS George…
An Air Force Developmental Engineer - Episode 8
Feb 14 • 23 min
Welcome to episode 8 of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode your host Amanda Huffman interviews Erin Sears. Erin served in the US Air Force on Active Duty from December 2006 through July 2012 as an Acquisitions and Engineering Officer. She…
The Struggle of Coming Home from War - Episode 7
Feb 12 • 33 min
Welcome to episode seven of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode your host Amanda Huffman interviews Ashley Metesh-McCoy. Ashley grew up as a military brat. She served in the Army National Guard while attending college and participating in…
Do I Belong in the Navy - Episode 6
Feb 7 • 23 min
Welcome to episode six of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Mandy Snell. Mandy was accepted and attended the Naval Academy. She served in the military (10 years on active duty and 10 years in the…
A Female Vietnam Veteran’s Story - Episode 5
Feb 5 • 29 min
A Female Vietnam Veteran - Episode 5 Welcome to Episode 5 of Women of the Military podcast. In today’s episode Amanda interviews Janet Apling. Janet was an active duty Army Officer during the Vietnam War. Military Service Janet served in the Army during…
Woman Out to Change the World - Episode 4
Jan 31 • 25 min
Welcome to episode four of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Tiye Young. Tiye Young is a Charlotte native currently serving in the North Carolina National Guard after serving on active duty in the Army…
A Deployed Mom’s Experience - Episode 3
Jan 29 • 36 min
In this interview, we talk about Cynthia’s journey to military life. She joined the military through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. A program she joined just to learn a little more about the military. One of the biggest struggles she had…
Air Force Civil Engineer, Amanda Huffman, Airman to Mom - Episode 2
Jan 24 • 27 min
Welcome to episode two of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode your host Amanda Huffman will tell you about her military experience, challenges and more. Amanda served in the military for six years as an Air Force Civil Engineer. Her first…
Why Focus on Women - Episode 1
Jan 22 • 12 min
Welcome to episode one of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode your host Amanda Huffman will share the why behind the podcast, where the idea came from and why I picked military women as the focus point. It is always important to know the why…