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The military community is full of successful business owners, managers, and leaders across all industries, military and civilian. Time to show them off and learn from their experiences! Hear stories of active duty members, military spouses, and veterans as host Lindsey Germono shines a spotlight on their challenges, triumphs, and the insights learned through determination and best business practices. Join Lindsey and guests in insightful discussions of what it takes to be a leading military ...
 
Podcast where military spouses are free to espresso ourselves! Your podcast Baristas Leslie & Britni have a latte on our minds. Along with our occasional Open Mic Guests, we’ll serve up some of the hottest topics in the military community! This coffeehouse podcast is BYOB - fill your mug with your drink of choice & join us as we serve up the hottest topics in our military spouse world! (Ear Bud Alert! MilSpouse Coffeehouse is podcast for military spouses.This podcast may be inappropriate for ...
 
Encouragement for military spouses. Military families make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, and the challenges they face are unique. Whether you're looking for military family support or simply want to learn more, join host Jen McDonald as we discuss it all: getting through the separations that go along with training and deployments, moving around the world, seeing the one you love leave for war, raising kids in the military, finding your own place as a military spouse, and strengthen ...
 
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On this episode, I’m sharing about our homeschooling journey, and how it fit in with military life! Let’s talk about some of the common fears and misconceptions, and some of my favorite resources and tips from over 20 years as a homeschooling mom. We homeschooled our four now grown children, who’ve all gone on to college and careers. I embraced a h…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Drop and Give Me 20! We have two very special guests in this episode, Lauren Hope and Rachel Brenke. Lauren Hope is the owner of owner, designer, and artisan behind Hope Design, Ltd ®. As a military spouse herself, she carefully hand crafts unique, military jewelry and accessories to honor our country's service ve…
 
Military spouses, we’ve all been there. We roll into a new duty station, the dust settles after the travels and unpacking, and we find ourselves struggling to make connections. One company that is trying to make a difference is Military Wild, an outdoor military community whose goal it is to connect military families with each other as they pursue …
 
Want to know more about your educational opportunities while serving in the Army? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Sophia Sweeney of a great opportunity to pay for credentials that can enhance your skills and qualifications both during and after military service! The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program can pay for courses and exams that …
 
On this bonus episode, I'm sharing a little bit of the story behind Milspouse Matters, why I started it, and my heart about it all. We're also discussing who or what you're allowing to speak into your life and who you're looking to for guidance in your military spouse journey! Is what you're hearing uplifting and positive? Is it realistic? Is it pu…
 
Have you lost your job or been furloughed during the pandemic? Facing financial difficulties due to PCS move delays or extra expenses? This episode is for you! I’m talking to Mark Steffe, CEO and President of First Command, and he’s sharing some great information about what First Command offers military families, along with some tips and advice for…
 
What is a Warrior Poet? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with founder John Lovell on what it means to be a Warrior Poet. Warrior Poets are everywhere and they have spanned the centuries. Warrior Poets are in our police departments, all across our military, as federal agents, in the workplace, in EMS, in our churches, and in our universities. The War…
 
Kelly - AKA the Paranormal Housewife - joins us for the 2nd time, becoming the first 2 time guest in MilSpouse CoffeeHouse history! Kelly just had a paranormal investigation done on her home - listen to what the investigators found during their session! Kelly also has a blog, shares haunted military housing stories, and haunted history! AND she off…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Drop and Give Me 20! Trish Alegre-Smith and Adam Bird are our first guests for this new season. Trish Alegre-Smith is featured as a Standout Air Force Veteran and Spouse in Military Officer Magazine in 2018 and a featured entrepreneur on Hiring America TV in 2019. She is a professional headshot, branding, and even…
 
On this episode, I’m talking to Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman, and Amanda Trimillos, who are the co-authors of Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers. You might remember Stacy and Amanda from Milspouse Matters episode 37, Easing Transitions for Military Kids, and they were so gracious to come back again and talk about he…
 
Britni speaks with Mark Steffe, President/CEO of First Command, about the pandemic, financial planning, and how easy it is to get a FREE consultation with First Command! Mark Steffe is President/CEO of First Command. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, graduating with high honors. He holds Series 7, …
 
Hello everyone! On this special bonus episode, I’m so glad to be talking to Jessica Strong, an Army spouse, mom of three, and the Co-Director of Applied Research at Blue Star Families. Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower military families to thrive as they serve. Their groundbreaking research and their annual Milit…
 
On this episode, I’m answering your questions! We’re talking about the isolation felt living overseas, dealing with deployment…and you can find out what my favorite duty station was and maybe something you don’t know about me. Keep the questions coming! Next, I’m joined by recurring guest and veteran Army spouse Tara Howes, and we discuss some real…
 
Join us for another season of Drop and Give Me 20! In this season, Lindsey will be joined by her co-host, Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney, founder of Fleur de Lis Fitness. Both are military entrepreneurs and can’t wait to share the experiences of other military entrepreneurs with listeners. In this introductory episode, we have a round table discussion focu…
 
LTC Olivia Nunn speaks with co-founder Kristy Kaufman of Code of Support a non-profit organization that serves the military community. Code of Support helps transform military and veteran lives with their unique PATRIOTlink program. PATRIOTlink is designed to navigate and access critical services that allow Code of Support team members to provide o…
 
LTC Olivia Nunn speaks with Mr. Bill Ashton, the Military Veterans Agricultural Liason, about the opportunities for veterans with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Veterans represent 6% of the U.S. population but account for 13.5% of U.S. Small Business, many of those businesses are found within the agriculture and farming industr…
 
LTC Olivia Nunn chats with MG (R) Tony Taguba about Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors (PPALM) about leading and mentoring. The PPALM Mentorship Program connects mentees with experienced professionals who have achieved personal, professional, and career success. Mentors provide advice, encouragement, feedback, performance management, and care…
 
Leslie and Britni chat with Devin Drake, fellow milspouse and Recruitment Manager at Boldly. Find out what kind jobs, experience, and what you need to do to apply for a job at Boldly! Why Military Spouses Love Working with Boldly For some it's taking their job with them wherever their latest posting takes them. For some it's maintaining their own c…
 
Carla Davie, a senior Human Resources Professional with 20+ years’ experience in HR/Recruiting Strategy from Slalom, a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation, spoke with LTC Olivia Nunn on how to prepare your transition from military service. We know a few essential tools to get right is your resume and …
 
In the Season 4 opener, Leslie & Britni discuss how you can feel homesick for a duty station you thought you hated...until you moved away. What do you do when you feel homesick? Also discussed is the difficulty of PCS-ing during a pandemic. Normally, we advise to "get involved with the community and meet people", but that's exactly what you're NOT …
 
This week listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Corinne Powers and LaTresha Williams about the Joint Women’s Leadership Virtual Series. This leadership series will be a collection of 12 webinars, taking place August through December 2020. These webinars will provide professional development for military servicewomen and veterans. Webinar topics incl…
 
Military Spouse Jobs has two purposes: assist military spouses, caregivers, and military dependents of working-age obtain a fair and competitive chance of gainful employment and to build a model that directly connects them with the hiring manager and recruiter responsible for that job. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Ms. Deb Kloeppel, the foun…
 
MVP empowers combat veterans and former professional athletes by connecting them after the uniform comes off, providing them with a new team to assist with the transition, promote personal development, and show them they are never alone. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Army Veteran, former NFL player, and actor, Nate Boyer, on why MVP can make…
 
SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. To help fill the skills gap, the SANS Institute created the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy, an intensive, accelerated training program that provides SANS world class training and GIAC certifications to quickly and ef…
 
On this episode, I'm joined by Jennifer Brantley of More Than a Mrs. and The DiscardIt podcast to talk about “Where do we go from here?” as we all figure out how to move beyond hashtags and social media posts, in hopes of making an actual difference and combat racism in our corners of the world. I'm so thankful for her insight and willingness to di…
 
Serving in the military takes the support of the whole family, too include the kids! To help our military families, the Military Child Education Coalition was created to ensure that children of our service members transitioned successfully with their families. MCEC is a professional coalition with a diverse community consisting of public school dis…
 
On this episode, we’re talking all about relocation and househunting after PCS, with some expert tips from Sharon Gran of MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc. I also share a few thoughts about living in military housing, including making the decision, pros and cons, and how to be a good neighbor when living in base housing. I’ve been working for Milit…
 
The nation finds itself in an intense conversation about systemic racism and the topic of "Black Lives Matter." This topic is heavy, hard-hitting, and tough to have, but one that needs to happen. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with the U.S. Army's Chief Diversity Officer, COL Tim Holman, on this topic and what diversity, inclusion, and equality me…
 
The DoD Military-Civilian Transition Office (MCTO) provide streamlined services to members of the armed forces and their families. Mike Miller is the Director of Private and Public Engagement within the Department of Defense’s Defense Personnel and Family Support Center (DPFSC). Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Mr. Miller about the benefits and…
 
Are you a military dad? Are you looking for stories like yours? Listen as I was a guest on the Military Veteran Dad podcast with Ben Killoy. We had the chance to talk about being parents, the legacy of military service, and what Soldier for Life does to help connect our military community to resources. Are you a dad that comes home physically each …
 
One thing that's usually certain about military life is that you will move at some point! Today, I have SO much information to share with you, and I really hope you will get something out of it, whether it’s your first move or tenth! Having been through 13 moves as a military family, I'm sharing practical tips for your PCS move, sprinkled with some…
 
Our Community Salutes (OCS) is a national, non-profit organization helping communities recognize, honor, and support high school seniors who plan to enlist in the U.S. Armed Services after graduation. The organizing body of Our Community Salutes includes community leaders, government officials, educators, businessmen, and veterans who feel strongly…
 
American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active duty spouses find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice. ACP’s Women’s Veteran Mentoring Program launched in 2016 and connects female veterans with female entrepreneurs and business l…
 
Difficult Conversations—Are you having them? Today’s episode is a bit shorter and different than originally intended. In light of what’s been going on in our country the past couple of weeks, I just couldn't continue with it as if things were normal. With the killing of George Floyd on May 25 at the hands of a police officer while other police look…
 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month Cohen Veterans Network serve veterans and families. CVN’s focus is on post-9/11 veterans and families, in order to get ahead of transition challenges before they become chronic or acute. CVN offer brief, client-centered therapy for a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic s…
 
Wear Blue is a running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military. Our running community unites and supports the military and their families, veterans, Gold Star Families, and civilians through active remembrance and meaningful relationships. We motivate and empower individuals to healthier, more inspired living. Liste…
 
This episode is a special remembrance for Memorial Day. I’m sharing a little bit of the history of Memorial Day (once called Decoration Day), along with some excerpts from my upcoming book. This week, let’s remember the fallen, along with their families who must carry on without them. How do we honor those who’ve sacrificed their lives for our coun…
 
Army Medicine provides sustained health services and research in support of the Army's Total Force to enable readiness and conserve the fighting strength while caring for our Soldiers for Life and Families. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn talk with Mr. John Resta, Director of the Army Public Health Center and Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Health and U…
 
In the Drop and Give Me 20 season finale, Lindsey Germono and Bobbie Anne Williams walk listeners through the steps on running a podcast! In part 1, Lindsey discusses the steps leading up to the recording. Then Bobbie Anne Williams, our Marketing Assistant, shares her steps in communicating the podcast out. Highlights: [01:15] Things to think about…
 
United States Army Recruiting Command recruits America's best and brightest volunteers that are able to deploy, fight and win. USAREC has the mission of providing the strength for America’s Army. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is responsible for manning both the Active Army and the U.S. Army Reserve, ensuring security and readiness for our Nation…
 
Lisa Molinari describes herself as a “garden variety military spouse” who was never nominated for Military Spouse of the Year. Yet, through decades of military life, she looked for the humor inherent in hard and even absurd circumstances and discovered her own unique ways of coping with the challenges that are common to us all: worries about our ki…
 
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