Nichole is a military brat and her dad recommended she join the Air Force. So she began looking into the Air Force in her senior year. She was ready to join but became pregnant and had to wait until a year after the child's birth and adoption before she could join the military. At the time, single mothers could not serve in the military and even though she gave up the child through adoption the military considered her a single mother for a year after the adoption. We also discuss Nichole being raped and the challenge of sexual harassment, assault and rape in the miltiary.
Mental health resources:
Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 press 1
Beyond MST app: https://mobile.va.gov/app/beyond-mst
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