Amanda Huffman is a professional writer, podcaster, Air Force veteran, Space Force wife, and mom of two. She is the author of A Girl’s Guide to Military Service: Selecting Your Specialty, Preparing for Success, Thriving in Military Life (Sept 13, 2022).
In the military community, Amanda is known for her Women of the Military podcast and her Airman to Mom blog, providing stories, resources, and encouragement to women in the military community.
She wrote her book A Girl’s Guide to Military Service for young women who are interested in serving. “I wanted to provide more resources and dive deeper into answering the questions I had before I started my journey to the military,” Amanda says. “I hope this book will inspire and encourage women to join the military. I hope it’s a resource they use to not only help them pick the right branch and career but set them up for a successful military career, whether that’s for four years or twenty.”
Amanda served six years in the Air Force, including a deployment to Afghanistan. She is a featured expert on military-related podcasts and writes for military publications.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California State University, Fresno. Amanda was honored as a member of HillVets 100 class of 2019 for her accomplishments as one of the most influential and impactful veterans of the year. In 2020, she was one of the five finalists for the Melissa A. Washington Small Business Award. She was named one of the 2021 Women Veteran Trailblazers by the US Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans.
Amanda lives with her husband, Michael, and their two boys wherever the military sends them.