45 years after women were discharged from military service for pregnancy, pregnancy discrimination polices still do not apply to its military members … More How the military is losing its top talent because of pregnancy discrimination and what we can do about
In 2020 our regulations still state “women may find pregnancy and the expectation of motherhood incompatible with continued service.” (Insert eye roll here) … More Your marriage matters; can women have a successful military career and a family?
In my early twenties and incredibly early in my career, I often judged other women in my field, especially if they did not fit the typical aircrew mold. I desperately wanted to fit in as “one of the guys.’ But the truth is, I was in survival mode. … More From Assimilation to Pathfinder: A Personal Evolution in Advocating for Women’s Issues in a Male-Dominated Field
As a former Air Force pilot, I’ve mastered many obstacles in my career, but the biggest challenge was overcoming impostor syndrome. Despite presenting myself as confident and capable, it took years to overcome feelings of self-doubt. … More Cognitive Distortions can create imposter syndrome
By Jessica Ruttenber “And then I hit transition, and then it was retirement. I kept asking myself, what do you wanna do, what do you wanna do and then I switched it to Who Do You Want to Be?” RET Navy SEAL Dan Luna According to the Department of Veterans Affairs approximately 200,000 men and … More 3 questions Service members should ask before transitioning to the civilian workforce
“Never did I dream that my last fight in the military would be fighting for myself.” … More Finding My Horizon: falling through the cracks of the military mental health care system.
Roughly 45% of African American service members and 3% of Caucasian service members are affected by pseudofolliculitis barbai (PFB), PFB “is a common inflammatory condition of the face and neck caused by shaving in predisposed individuals who have naturally curly hair.” … More Trimming the talent; can changes to current facial hair polices help the Air Force with diversity and talent management challenges?
“Sorry my family care plan did not cover global pandemic.” … More “Activate your Family Care Plan”: how the pandemic setback military members with children, especially women.
If the Air Force invested millions of dollars in their aviators training and trusts them to make life or death decisions in combat , then they should be trusted to work with their medical team to make decisions on whether they will opt in to fly and for how long during pregnancy. … More Fighting Pregnancy Discrimination in 2022: why the Air Force does not allow pregnant aircrew to make decisions about their bodies.
“So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits….Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military.” Tucker Carlson … More Does the Air Force really need Maternity Flight Suits?
Equity in the Armed Services requires equity in caregiver leave. … More One leave to rule them all: how the military can create parental equality
Laying your child to rest is a basic human right. … More Fetal Loss & Bereavement in the Military: Department of Veterans Affairs Family Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance