A Girl’s Guide to Military Service Releases September 13, 2022

Guide helps young women consider a job or career in the military

(St. Paul, MN, September 13, 2022)—Young women considering a job or career in the military often have questions that go beyond the basics of training and career opportunities, questions best answered by other women who serve. What is it like to be the only woman in a unit? How do women manage field hygiene while deployed? Do opportunities change when a service woman becomes pregnant?

Amanda Huffman, Air Force veteran and host of Women of the Military podcast, wrote A Girl’s Guide to Military Service: Selecting Your Specialty, Preparing for Success, Thriving in Military Life to answer these questions and more.

“I wanted to write specifically for women,” says Amanda. “While there are guides that cover the different branches, ways to serve, and preparing for military life, I wanted to offer deeper advice and feedback, from me and other women who have served, on what it is like to be a woman in the military.”

Releasing September 13, 2022, from Elva Resa Publishing, A Girl’s Guide to Military Service helps young women weigh many benefits and challenges of military life, evaluate options that interest them, and set themselves up to succeed in their choices. The information, tips, and perspective help young women:

  • Discern if military service is the right fit
  • Evaluate enlisting or commissioning as an officer
  • Select a service branch and career field
  • Prepare for training, mentally and physically
  • Integrate personal life, relationships, and motherhood with military service
  • Manage stress and increase mental toughness
  • Navigate unique challenges as a woman in the military
  • Thrive in a military career

The information is applicable for enlisted and officer careers in any US Armed Forces service branch and type of service commitment, including Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Space Force; enlisted and officer; and active duty, National Guard, and Reserves.

About the Author
Amanda Huffman is an Air Force veteran, Space Force wife, and mom. She served six years on active duty, including a deployment to Afghanistan. Amanda is a featured expert on military-related podcasts and writes for military publications. Her Women of the Military podcast and Airman to Mom blog provide stories, resources, and encouragement to women in the military community.

25th Anniversary Celebration
The September 2022 release of A Girl’s Guide to Military Service is part of Elva Resa’s 25th anniversary celebration. Elva Resa’s mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Its authors and team members actively advocate on behalf of military families. The company partners with organizations around the world to support military family programs.


ELVA RESA PUBLISHING LLC is an award-winning, mission-driven, traditional independent publisher based in St. Paul, Minnesota, specializing in quality resources by, for, and about military families. ElvaResa.comMilitaryFamilyBooks.com

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A Girl’s Guide to Military Service releases September 13, 2022, available everywhere books are sold.
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Title: A Girl’s Guide to Military Service: Selecting Your Specialty, Preparing for Success, Thriving in Military Life
Author: Amanda Huffman
Publisher: Elva Resa Publishing
Publication Date: September 13, 2022
Distributed by: Military Family Books; INscribe Digital
ISBN: 978-1-934617-67-0 (pb); 978-1-934617-76-2 (ebk)
Format: 6″x9″ paperback, 176 pages; ebook
Retail Price: $24.95 (pb); $12.99 (ebk)
Case Quantity: 40

More information:
Book press page: ElvaResa.com/book/A-Girls-Guide-to-Military-Service
Author press page: ElvaResa.com/author-artist/Amanda-Huffman


“… a solid, factual, and practical guide to help young women make a major life decision with confidence. … This guide will make certain every young woman considering military service … will be prepared to succeed, no matter what choice she makes. Strongly recommended.”
—Mari K. Eder, Major General, US Army (Ret)

“… Amanda shares advice through her own personal experience as a former Air Force officer. …  a perfect guide to help any woman considering life in uniform get straight talk on how it all works …”
—Jose Velazquez, Sergeant Major, US Army Public Affairs (Ret)

“… a how-to guide to join the military from a female service member’s perspective, providing guidance and resources from inception through planning for the end of your military career. … On a scale of 1 to 10, I definitely give this book a 10!should be required reading for every young woman pondering the thought of a military lifestyle.”
—Danielle De Leon Guerrero, US Air Force veteran, founder of Served Like HER, Inc.

“… From detailing the all-important questions young women should ask themselves to decide if military service is right for them, to expertly explaining the personalities and missions of each service branch … the critical difference between serving as a commissioned officer versus enlisting after high school … plus insight into the realities of workplace dynamics when you’re the only woman (or one of a handful) in the unit … a must-have resource …”
—Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, US Air Force veteran, author of B.R.A.N.D. Before Your Resumé

“Wow! … this book is incredibly informative and real! Transparency and authentic viewpoints are needed (and highly desired) when a young woman is making the decision to join the service. … really great insights by a woman veteran … I highly recommend this book to any young woman, and her family members, who are looking for real insights on considering joining the service. …”
—Destinee Prete, PhD, US Army veteran, president of We2AreVets

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