Diapers and Deployment

Diapers and Deployments podcast dives all aspects of military and veteran life. Join, Michael Hinkle, retired US Navy CMDCM, and Serena Moyer, military spouse share their stories about military life, transitioning out of the service, and everything in between.

  • Finding Employment Is The Easiest Part Of The Transition Journey

    On todays show we talk to guest Drew Stamp, Chief of Operations for the Donovan and Bank Foundation. As the COO, Drew manages and handles the daily business operations of the foundation, working closely with foundation staff and partners to support the day-to-day activities and all of […]

  • "We Ride Because They Died"

    We chat with Anthony Price today, Executive Director of the Gold Star Ride Foundation. In 2016, The Gold Star Ride Foundation began with a simple idea: Remember the families of the fallen. The Gold Star Ride Foundation actively supports, comforts and provides education benefits to Gold […]

  • Laughing with Christy McGinity

    On todays show we have actress of Little Women LA, Christy McGinity. She is currently working as a Recovery Coach, bringing strength and hope to others. Being 12 years sober herself, she knows the trials and tribulations of someone on the path of recovery. You wont want to miss the […]

  • War Horses For Veterans

    Today we give you another organization helping veterans and first responders with PTS through equine therapy. We have on the show Patrick Benson, Co-Founder and Director of War Horses For Veterans. Through exceptional horsemanship, War Horses for Veterans provides combat veterans and […]

  • It Takes Work To Find Work

    On this podcast episode of Diapers & Deployments, Michael and Serena talk to Vincent Soto, Founder and Director of Operations of Navigating Solutions. Navigating Solutions was founded by veterans for our nation's veterans & our nation's workforce. Navigating Solutions' goal is […]

  • Tiny Houses For Veterans Community Project

    On todays show, we talk with Vince Morales, Social Services Project Manager and Co-Founder of Veterans Community Project. VCP Village, located at 89th and Troost in Kansas City, Missouri, is an innovative community of 49 tiny houses for Veterans experiencing homelessness. The homes range […]

  • What We Do Today Makes a Difference For the Future

    On todays show we speak to Executive Coach at Tribe + Purpose and Auther of Enable Your Team's Success: Succeed in Life and Business with a Strong Team, Otis W. McGregor III, CPD, CPC. Enable Your Team's Success walks the reader through the foundations it takes to be a successful leader […]

  • Sacrifice: A Gold Star Widow's Fight for the Truth

    Mike and Serena have the honor of speaking to Gold Star wife Michelle Black, Author of Sacrifice: A Gold Star Widow's Fight For the Truth. What is Sacrifice about? The shocking and affecting memoir from a gold-star widow searching for the truth behind her Green Beret husband’s death, […]

  • Veterans Are Their Mission. Gaming Is Their Passion

    On todays show Michael and Serena talk to guest Army Veteran Stephen Machuga, Founder and Executive Director at Stack Up. Stack Up brings both veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming using our primary programs: The Stacks, Supply Crates, Air […]

  • Wounded Heroes, A Documentary Directed and Produced by Michael Gier

    On this episode of Diapers and Deployments Michael and Serena talk to guest Actor Michael Gier, Director and Producer of Documentary "Wounded Heroes." The story of his journey to find alternative treatments and programs is inspiring and includes stories of the many Veterans and 1st […]

  • Find Your Next Career with American Corporate Partners

    Making the decision to leave the military can be very scary, no matter how many years you've served. You've been told what job you will do, where you'll do it, how much you'll get paid to do it. The fear of not knowing what job lies ahead for you as a civilian can add a lot of added […]

  • "Impress me with what you save, not with what you make."
  • Learning to Invest with Real Estate Expert(ish) Jay Johnson

    If you've been paying attention to the real estate market the past year, I'm sure you have seen how wild its been. I've never thought about investing in property, but times like these make me think about it. Michael and Serena talk to guest Jay Johnson, CEO of Landing Collective Real […]

  • SkillMil Skillbridge Program

    Are you looking for your next career step after your military Service? Are you within 180 days of transition? If your active duty and haven't heard of the Skillbridge program, you need to listen to this podcast episode! Discover opportunities to participate in training and development […]

  • The Fire Watch

    On this veterans day 2021, SkillMil wants to thank all of the Veterans and their families who have served and sacrificed for this country. TW: Veteran Suicide Todays show we get in deep with Nick Howland, CEO and Board Director of The Fire Watch. "The Fire Watch is Northeast […]

  • The Home of Military Spouse Owned-Business

    On this week's show, Michael and Serena talk to Jaime Chapman, Founder and COO of Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce. The Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce's mission is to ensure that all active duty and veteran military spouse business owners have the tools and resources they need […]

  • "Learning is the Engine to Success"

    Learning is the Engine to Success and www.AristaLearn.com fuels that engine. AristaLearn is a woman-owned, minority, small business dedicated to continual learning and professional achievement. Their dynamic training programs help professionals learn at the pace of technology. Special […]

  • "How Spouse-ly of you!"

    Shopping small is more important than ever these days. With the boom of Amazon and big box stores, the small local shops seem to be glossed over, especially now during the strange times of Covid where most people prefer to shop online. Serena and Mike have a guest today that came up with […]

  • The Car Santa

    On this SkillMil podcast episode of Diapers and Deployments, Serena and Michael have on another musical star! Travis Marvin, from the Travis Marvin Band is on the show today to talk about Cars 4 Heroes, a charity where he sits on the board. Travis gives us all the details on giving back […]

  • Networking for Women

    We have talked about networking before, but we have another opportunity for networking, and this this time for women! Mike and Serena chat with Melissa Washington, CEO and Founder of Women Veterans Alliance. "Women Veterans Alliance is a premier national network focused on directly […]

  • Give Back with the Peace Corps

    So you're done with with military service but you aren't quite done volunteering yet? Maybe you've done research about the Peace Corps before? Maybe you know very little about it? This goes for Mike and Serena, they had an idea what the Peace Corps was about but had never gotten the […]

  • The Power of Networking

    If you've heard it once, you've heard it 100 times, its all about who you know! On todays show, we talk with Bruce Thompson, Vice President of Vets2Industry. Vets2Industry provides a free resource library for the military community – active, guard, reserve, veteran, military-spouse, […]

  • New Kid On The Block?

    It's hard being the new kid on the block. It's extra hard when your family is uprooted from a place you call home and tossed to the opposite coast to try and make a strange place home again. Not just within your new four walls either, you have to find a new job, make new friends, find […]

  • The American Legion: Not Just A Veteran Hangout

    I think its safe to say, a lot people think of the American Legion as a place for old comrades to enjoy a drink together. We are here to enlighten you, the American Legion is way more than what meets the eye! The American Legion's mission statement, is "To enhance the well-being of […]

  • Maximizing Care and Minimizing Cost

    On this epsiode of SkillMil's Diapers and Deployments, we dive in head first with guests from Advocate Health Advisors. We chat with Christina Lonigro, Veterans Initiatives Specialist and COL Cullen Wright, Retired, Veteran's Initiatives Director. The Advocate Health Advisors is […]

  • "No Barriers To Care"

    The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics provide confidential therapy services to post-9/11 veterans, family members and loved ones. The Cohen Clinics provide veterans and their families with high-quality, accessible care, regardless of discharge status or role in service. At Cohen […]

  • Scratching the Surface of PTSD with Shannon Book Music

    Content/Trigger Warning : PTSD & Suicide/Veteran Suicide On this episode of Diapers and Deployments, Mike and Serena get to chat with veteran and singer/song writer Shannon Book from http://linktr.ee/ShannonBookMusic. "He is working on a complete collection of original songs […]

  • Purple Up for the Military Child

    On this episode of Diapers and Deployments, Michael and Serena discus how SkillMil plays a key role in your civilian job search, and how to wash dirty laundry. Serena introduces Mike to her friend Jenna Young, a Military Student Transition Consultant, and she fills us in on her role as […]

  • Start Your Own Small Business, Why Not?

    Have you ever wanted to start you own business? Did you know there are loans available specifically for Veterans wanting to start their own business? Neither did Mike and Serena! On this episode, they interview Natalie Hall, an Economic Development Specialist with the Small Business […]

  • Supporting Our Homeless Veterans

    This week on Diapers and Deployments Serena learns who she’s NOT going to call for moving help, scams on LinkedIn and Mike's bright idea for Elon Musk. In a single night, over 37,000 Veterans experience homelessness across the United States. Sharon Lynn Unger from Veterans Village of […]

  • Women Veterans Supporting Transitioning Women Vets

    Serena and Mike have a pulse on everything. This week’s episode of Diapers & Deployment talks about Goat Yoga, Trevor Lawrence saving Jacksonville, and transitioning Women Veterans programs. Sharleen Deary, US Air Force Veteran, highlights the outstanding work the Northeast Florida […]

  • The Most Dreaded Letters in the Military: PCS, aka, Military Moves

    Serena and Mike tell it how it is as they share valuable tips and tricks for PSC-ing to your next duty station. Mike turns the tables on Serena and interviews her about her FINAL military move. She shares her worst moving fears and insights on her successful move back home with the help […]

  • Retiring, Transitioning, Packing, Repeat

    Diapers or Deployments, Who’s got it worse? In this episode it’s all about boxes and debriefings. Serena and Mike touch on a few of those important things that you do when transitioning out of the military, specifically when you’re retiring. Today, they talk with retired Coast […]

  • Robert Patrick on The SkillMil Podcast

    Robert Patrick is an actor most known for his villainous roles in Hollywood movies. His most known roles are T-1000, of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and FBI Special Agent John Doggett of The X-Files. Patrick joins Diapers and Deployments to share his experiences as the grandson of an Army […]

  • What Are You Prepping For? A Survivalist's List of Things You Need to Outlast a Potential Crisis

    You've heard of them, you may know one or even be one. So what or who is a prepper? Preppers, survivalists, and homesteaders are individuals that wholeheartedly believe that one can prepare for any calamity as long as you do x, y and z. Mike and Serena are learning everything they need to […]

  • Meet the Hosts | Michael & Serena

    Michael Hinkle, retired submarine COB, and Serena Moyer, former Navy ombudsman, introduce us into the world of a transitioning veteran. This isn't your average podcast on tips and tricks on how to land your dream job after the military. These are the "Oh, Crap!" moments and real […]