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December 28, 2023 58 mins

WARNING: Not appropriate for young viewers. Graphic descriptions of military sexual trauma are in this conversation. It was a pleasure to talk with fellow Military Broadcast Radio host Audry McHugh. Audry McHugh is not just a Navy Veteran; she is a symbol of resilience, strength, and unwavering determination. Her journey, marked by military sexual trauma and its aftermath, has led her to create the Amazonian Warrior Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting female Veterans in need. Audry's story began in the U.S. Navy, where she served her country with honor and dedication. However, like far too many women in the military, her service was marred by a traumatic incident of sexual assault. Instead of succumbing to silence, Audry found the courage to speak out about her ordeal, shedding light on the pervasive issue of military sexual trauma. After separating from the service, Audry faced a new battle: the invisible wounds of PTSD, depression, and the isolating effects of her military sexual trauma. Her personal experience, though painful, ignited a fire within her to make a difference for others facing similar challenges. With an indomitable spirit, Audry founded the Amazonian Warrior Foundation. This organization provides temporary housing to female Veterans in need, offering them a safe and supportive environment to heal and rebuild their lives. Through her work, Audry demonstrates that even in the darkest of times, there is a light of hope and healing. Audry's dedication to helping her fellow female Veterans despite her pain is nothing short of inspirational. Her never-quit attitude serves as a shining example of the strength of the human spirit. She has turned her trauma into a force for positive change, creating a lifeline for those who need it most. It's important to recognize that military sexual trauma is a blight on our military that must be rooted out and stopped permanently. Audry McHugh's story serves as a powerful reminder that we must continue to raise awareness, support survivors, and work tirelessly to eradicate this scourge from our armed forces. To learn more about Audry's incredible work and the Amazonian Warrior Foundation, visit their website at Audry, your courage, and resilience are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to making the world a better place for female Veterans and survivors everywhere.

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