Hi everyone, this is Tif on the Stories to Love Podcast and this is episode 59. Here with me today is Amanda Huffman.
Amanda is a military veteran who served in the Air Force for six years as a Civil Engineer who served on a combat deployment with the Army in Afghanistan. She traded in her combat boots for a diaper bag to stay home with her two boys and follow her husband’s military career in the Space Force. Amanda is the host of the Women of the Military podcast. There she shares the stories of women who have served or are serving in the military. The podcast has over 200 episodes and over 100K downloads. Amanda is also an author and has published two books. Her first book, Women of the Military tells the stories of 28 military women who served in the military. Her second book, A Girl’s Guide to Military Service is a guide for high school girls considering military service to help them build a strong foundation for their future career. She also works as a freelance writer and has been featured in a number of military publications including The War Horse, Military.com, Military Families Magazine, Clearance Jobs, Military Spouse Magazine, and more.
In this episode we talked about her why in writing A Girls Guide to Military Service, her process in tackling the topics in this book in partnership with her editor, and how her military career started because of 9/11. We also talked about doing something to fulfill a need, and what she had wanted for herself, and her journey to military women’s stories.
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