Novel highlighting a female Marine
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5d ago
I really enjoyed Kurtz by John Lawson III that highlight the story of a female Marine Annie Kurtz. In this week’s episode I had a chance to talk John about his novel. John is a Marine Corps veteran and journalist/military analyst. He wanted to write a novel about some of the ideas he had been hearing from friends or learned about through his work and has created Kurtz to help get people to think critically and even create discussions about their own experience. I throughly enjoyed Kurtz and highly recommend it. Novel highlighting a female Marine John joined the Marine Corps later in life. Af ..read more
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Mentorship – Why it is important
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1w ago
This week we are diving into mentorship. Being a mentee or a mentor is a term thrown around a lot in the military and I wanted to dive in and learn more about how to build mentee-mentor relationships. My guest this week is Sabrina Dalton. She is the Deputy Executive Director for Military Mentors (MM). She shares about the science and art of mentorship while also giving helpful tips to help both those looking for a mentor and those who want to be mentors. Mentorship – Why it is important There is a lot of information and ideas about mentorship and what it is. One of the most common misunderst ..read more
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How Moral Injury Can Lead to Burnout
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3w ago
Jamie Peer shares her story of how moral injury led to burn out in her own life and ultimately led her to leave the military after 23 years of service. Today she is the Senior Executive Officer for the Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen (MISNS). A nonprofit focused on supporting women who have experienced moral injury. In this week’s interview we cover some of the highlights of her time in the military, the challenges she faced and of course dive into moral injury and why the work MISNS is so important. How Moral Injury Can Lead to Burnout Jamie wasn’t planning to join the Army bu ..read more
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The Stories of Military Children Matter
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1M ago
by Sarah Scheerger April is the Month of the Military Child. It is a month to highlight the stories of military children and recognize why they matter. During April, many communities are now celebrating Purple Up! Day. This is a day during which community members can wear the color purple to show their support, and honor military children for their contribution. The color purple is chosen as a representation of a mixture of all the colors of the different military branches. Many of the celebrations of Purple Up! Day can be found within communities and schools, at the local level. Many national ..read more
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From Military Child to Military Member
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1M ago
Laura went from military child to military member. She joined the Navy through the Naval Academy and served 31 years retiring at the rank of Captain. Highlights of her career include serving as the first Ship’s Intelligence Officer and receiving personal recognition from President Bush (41) for her efforts as the Commissioning Coordinator for the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) in 2009. She also served as Commanding Officer, Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command in Dam neck, VA in 2011. In 2013 she was recognized as the Hampton Roads Blue and Gold Officer of the Year for her devotion to helpin ..read more
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Serving as a Nurse during Desert Storm
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1M ago
Janet Hudson joined the U.S. Air Force in 1986 and deployed as a nurse during Desert Storm. She shared about her experience of joining the Air Force, deploying for Desert Storm and then becoming a nurse anesthetist for her last few years in the Air Force. After around 12 years of service she left the military so she could continue her career as a nurse and provide stability for her family. She retired from nursing in January after a 42 year career. Today, she is helping others through Lifewave patches along with volunteering to help veterans find community in her local community. Serving as a ..read more
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History of Military Women Series
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2M ago
I really enjoyed celebrating Women’s History Month by creating a four week series focused on history of military women. I thought I knew a lot about history of military women but as I learned there is still a lot more to learn and more stories to uncover. If you would like to catch up on the series you can watch it here. It will be added to YouTube this summer. Military Women History Series Week 1: Amazing Military Women from History  I’m excited to highlight the stories of military women during Women’s History Month. This week I want to share the stories of 10 remarkable women I have le ..read more
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Veterans for Financial Freedom: Teaching Veterans to Invest with Zero
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2M ago
This article was created in partnership with Veterans for Financial Freedom The #1 Networking Event for Veterans looking to grow their net worth with no money down! You don’t need money. You need KNOWLEDGE, NETWORK, and ACTION. Veterans For Financial Freedom (VFF) Events are the number one place to be for our nation’s heroes seeking Financial Freedom.VFF is focused on helping veterans, first responders, fire fighters, law enforcement and their families through their full day conferences. Each conference offers a full day of speakers and activities focused on increasing your financial literacy ..read more
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Veterans For Financial Freedom
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by airman2mom@gmail.com
2M ago
This episode was created in partnership with Veterans for Financial Freedom Veterans For Financial Freedom (VFF) Events is all about community. They are also the number one place to be for our nation’s heroes seeking Financial Freedom. VFF is focused on helping veterans, first responders, fire fighters, law enforcement and their families through their full day conferences. Each conference offers a full day of speakers and activities focused on increasing your financial literacy, creating goals, and a blueprint to achieve all of your financial goals. Today’s episode is with Erin Helle, Kimberly ..read more
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Veterans History Project
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2M ago
This week on the podcast I’m excited to be talking to Monica Mohindra. She is the Director of the Veterans History Project (VHP) of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. In this episode, we focus on VHP. VHP is highlighting the importance of collecting veterans stories. We also discussed how the information collected by the VHP. And finally we discuss how the informaiton is used and how you can get involved. Because it is Women’s History Month we also highlighted the stories of the 6668th Central Post Directory Battalion and a few other amazing women from history. If yo ..read more
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