With SgtMaj Bobby Woods, USMC, Ret., at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego. SgtMaj Woods served as MCRD's sergeant major in Undaunted.
In San Diego at the Joint Women's Leadership Symposium with LCDR Rosie Goscinski, president of the Sea Services Leadership Association and JWLS 2015 Chair.
In Washington, DC with Brig. Gen Wilma Vaught, USAF, Ret., and president of the Board of Directors of the Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation.
In Washington D.C., for a panel discussion with Judy Woodruff, of PBS NewsHour and fellow authors who have written about servicewomen. Sponsored by the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP).
At the U.S. Air Force Academy's Women's Forum, hosted by U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent, Lt Gen Michelle Johnson. (From L-R) Capt Heather Morris, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, OIC for Outreach and Prevention Peak Performance Center, USAFA; Brig Gen Mary Hittmeier, Mobilization Assistant to the Superintendent; U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent, Lt Gen Michelle Johnson; author Tanya Biank; CMSgt Sarah Sparks, Outstanding Airmen of the Year and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; Dr. Regina Brown, oncologist and Medical Director for the Breast Cancer Services, University of Colorado Health System; Adm Margaret Klein, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Military Professionalism; and Col Carrie Bausano, Vice Commandant of Cadets for Climate and Culture, USAFA
The 2015 National Character and Leadership Symposium at the U.S. Air Force Academy with cadets Monica Kestermann and Allison Gahafer, in front of the Cadet Chapel.
Spending time with the incredible military women who serve in the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy.
Toledo Blade photo with caption: Abhay and Vandita Prasad speak to author and speaker Tanya Biank, right, during the fund-raiser for Sparrow's Nest at The Pinnacle in Toledo, Ohio. THE BLADE/LORI KING Read more at the Toledo Blade.
BB King Blues Club, New York City: Alyssa Diaz (Gloria on Army Wives) and Tanya Biank accept on behalf of Lifetime's Army Wives a certificate of appreciation from Give an Hour "In recognition of your outstanding efforts to raise awareness about the issues facing military families."
With Brooke Shields who plays Air Force Col. Kat Young on Army Wives.
Spending time with Maj. Candice Frost, whose story is told in Undaunted.
Spending time with the Fort Leavenworth Spouses' Club board in Kansas.
(From Right) U.S. Army Col. Jennifer Reinkober, the 7th Sustainment Bde. commander, speaks to Col. Maria Biank, the 93rd Signal Brigade commander, about UNDAUNTED before the 7th Sustainment. Bde.’s “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination” event at Jacobs Theater at Fort Eustis, Va. March 19, 2013. The observance highlighted the extraordinary achievements of American women. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Edwin Rodriguez)
On the set of Army Wives for a cameo appearance and celebrating the 100th episode of Army Wives.
Tanya and her sister, Maria at her promotion to colonel.
Tanya with family friend, Col. Tori Miralda.
Sgt. Amy Stokley (third from left) and Tanya in the squad bay at Parris Island.
With Marine Maj.Gen. Angela Salinas at Quantico.
Tanya and her favorite lion, The Nittany Lion, at Penn State’s Outreach Appreciation Dinner at the Nittany Lion Inn. Tanya serves on her alma mater’s Outreach Advisory Board.
Tanya, Vice President Joe Biden, and my Dad, Col. (ret.) Sam Biank at a special screening of Army Wives featuring our Second Lady, Dr. Jill Biden.
My Dad, Col. (ret.) Sam Biank, Brian McNamara (Gen. Michael Holden) and Tanya at a special Army Wives screening at Fort Belvoir hosted by Gen. Casey.
The Vice President's wife, Dr. Jill Biden and Tanya make cameo appearances on Army Wives!
The Vice President's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, who is a supporter of military families, meets with real Army wives on the set of Army Wives.
Tanya with South Magazine managing editor, Lauren Hunsberger and publisher Michael Brooks and his wife Frankie, at the First City Club in Savannah.
Daddy's home for R&R!
Tanya and cadets at West Point. Tanya had the privilege of being invited to West Point to talk to cadets about Army family issues.
Lunch at the West Point Cadet Mess Hall.
Tanya visits with the dedicated USO volunteers at Dallas-Fort Worth.
Celebrating Military Spouse Appreciation Day with my Mom at the White House.
Signing books for Wounded Warrior families at Walter Reed.
WASHINGTON - JULY 1, 2008: Actresses Brigid Brannagh (L) and Sally Pressman (R) from the cast of the Lifetime series Army Wives join author Tanya Biank (C), author of the book that inspired the show, at a screening of a new episode held at Walter Reed Army Medical Center July 1, 2008 in Washington, DC.
photo: Nancy Carr/MOAA
TLifetime's "Army Wives" event at Walter Reed. L-R: Nicole Alcorn, co-founder of the Military Spouse and Family Legacy Association; Tanya Biank, author of the book "Army Wives" Sheila Casey, guest speaker and wife of Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen George W. Casey Jr., Sue Hoppin, Deputy Director for MOAA Spouse Outreach; Karie Darga, co-founder of the Military Spouse and Family Legacy Association and Lee Woodruff, wife of ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff.
Tanya, her son Jack, and Congressman Mike McIntyre on Capitol Hill at the Gold Star Wives' Congressional Reception.
Army Wives banner ad Hollywood Boulevard and Highland across from the Mann Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
My sister, Maria, and my husband, Michael, in Iraq.
My father-in-law as a young Marine in Vietnam.
On the Iraq-Kuwaiti border with soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division.
My dad as a battery commander in Vietnam.
My parents "under the sabers" on their wedding day,
June 6, 1964 at West Point.