Women of the Military, Motherhood, Mental Health, and Diversity | with Amanda Huffman | #15

In this episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast, I have a conversation with Amanda Huffman. Amanda is a military spouse and veteran who served in the Air Force for six years as a Civil Engineer including a deployment to 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. She has been recognized as Hill Vets100 (class 2019), Women Veteran Trailblazer (2021), and was a finalist for the Melissa A Washington Small Business Award. She published her first book in 2019 titled Women of the Military, sharing the stories of 28 military women. In 2019 she also launched her podcast also titled Women of the Military.   In our conversation, we discuss the end of the Afghanistan/Iraq wars, the difficulties of transitioning from active to inactive duty, finding your purpose in a post-military-service world, how the military prepares you for motherhood. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Amanda Huffman.   

Amanda's book: Women of the Military







If you’re a veteran who is struggling with mental health, or you know someone who is struggling, consider passing on the following information: 

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine links: 

  • Apps that can help: https://www.med.upenn.edu/mfc/mobile_apps.html 
  • Relaxation techniques: https://www.med.upenn.edu/mfc/relaxation-techniques.html 
  • Military One Source: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/health-wellness/mental-health/mental-health-resources

    Rand Social and Economic Well Being: https://www.rand.org/well-being/social-and-behavioral-policy/projects/veterans/resources.html 

    Cohen Veterans Network: https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org

    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: https://iava.org/homev3/

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov

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