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How to Deal with the Grief of Losing Your Military Service - Episode 48 Women of the Military

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Episode 48 is sponsored by AmericanForcesTravel.com

Hi everyone! Welcome to another episode of Women of the Military Podcast. My guest this week is Carrie Peterson. She joined the US Air Force when she was 17 and served on Active duty until she was about to give birth to her first son. She has an honorable medical discharge.

In total Carrie serve in the military for almost 3 years. She met her husband while on active duty and they came to a point where the military wanted to assign them to two different locations and it wasn’t the best fit for their family so she separated. But she still misses it.

We talked a lot about the transition out of the military and how hard it sometimes is to find yourself. While in the military it isn’t about you, it is about the mission and then you leave and the focus is all on you and it is hard to find yourself again after being part of the military.

We talked about how the military doesn’t give you the skills you need to transition out mentally. They focus on finding your next career, but they don’t focus on the emotional aspect of what you will feel when you leave the military. And that makes transitioning out of the military really difficult.

Connect with Carrie at

CarriePeterson.net

SuperiorReach.com

Are you Leaving the Military? Get my free guide: Navigating Life After the Military!

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American Forces TravelSM is committed to providing high-quality and best value travel services to patrons affiliated with the Department of Defense as a way to thank them for their service and dedication to our country.

Authorized Patrons Today:

All current active duty military (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard)

All members of the Reserve components and National Guard

All retired military, including those in the Reserves and National Guard who are retirement eligible

All Medal of Honor recipients and 100% disabled veterans

All Department of Defense civilian serving outside the United States, including appropriated funds (APF) employees and nonappropriated funds (NAF) employees

All current active duty and retired US Public Health Service (USPHS)

All current active duty and retired National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Full-time, paid employees of the American Red Cross and United Service Organizations (USO) hired in the United States and serving at U.S. DoD installations overseas

Eligible family members who are officially sponsored (ID card holder) by authorized patrons in the above categories

Coast Guard Auxiliary Active Duty

Eligible Authorized Patrons Coming Soon:

All Department of Defense civilians serving within the United States, including appropriated funds employees and non-appropriated funds employees

All Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) civilians in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), including appropriated and nonappropriated fund employees

Learn more here.


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Episode 48 is sponsored by AmericanForcesTravel.com

Hi everyone! Welcome to another episode of Women of the Military Podcast. My guest this week is Carrie Peterson. She joined the US Air Force when she was 17 and served on Active duty until she was about to give birth to her first son. She has an honorable medical discharge.

In total Carrie serve in the military for almost 3 years. She met her husband while on active duty and they came to a point where the military wanted to assign them to two different locations and it wasn’t the best fit for their family so she separated. But she still misses it.

We talked a lot about the transition out of the military and how hard it sometimes is to find yourself. While in the military it isn’t about you, it is about the mission and then you leave and the focus is all on you and it is hard to find yourself again after being part of the military.

We talked about how the military doesn’t give you the skills you need to transition out mentally. They focus on finding your next career, but they don’t focus on the emotional aspect of what you will feel when you leave the military. And that makes transitioning out of the military really difficult.

Connect with Carrie at

CarriePeterson.net

SuperiorReach.com

Are you Leaving the Military? Get my free guide: Navigating Life After the Military!

Do you want to support Women of the Military to reach more people and share more stories? Click here.

American Forces TravelSM is committed to providing high-quality and best value travel services to patrons affiliated with the Department of Defense as a way to thank them for their service and dedication to our country.

Authorized Patrons Today:

All current active duty military (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard)

All members of the Reserve components and National Guard

All retired military, including those in the Reserves and National Guard who are retirement eligible

All Medal of Honor recipients and 100% disabled veterans

All Department of Defense civilian serving outside the United States, including appropriated funds (APF) employees and nonappropriated funds (NAF) employees

All current active duty and retired US Public Health Service (USPHS)

All current active duty and retired National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Full-time, paid employees of the American Red Cross and United Service Organizations (USO) hired in the United States and serving at U.S. DoD installations overseas

Eligible family members who are officially sponsored (ID card holder) by authorized patrons in the above categories

Coast Guard Auxiliary Active Duty

Eligible Authorized Patrons Coming Soon:

All Department of Defense civilians serving within the United States, including appropriated funds employees and non-appropriated funds employees

All Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) civilians in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), including appropriated and nonappropriated fund employees

Learn more here.


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