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.
“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.
The women of Firsts may have shattered the proverbial glass ceiling, but it is us up to us as the women of Next to pick up the pieces of glass that remain on the floor. … More An Open Letter to the Women of Firsts
Current sitting height requirements eliminate 74% of black females, 72% of Hispanic females, and 61% of Asians females from becoming Air Force pilots without a waiver. … More Invisible Women: Advancing the National Defense Strategy through modernizing Human Systems Integration
“There is only one way to look at things until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes” ~ Pablo Picasso … More I Believe You: Three Words to Inspire Cultural Change
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?
Breastfeeding at 40,000 feet; 8 things I learned along the way. … More Pregnant Pilots