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134: "Giving social support has helped increase my mental health and has led to all the success in my life." Healing Thru Service with Sgt Q Aaron Quinonez, aka Sgt Q, thought that the anxiety, hyper vigilance, and nightmares he experienced as a Marine was just combat. Little did he know that his transition to civilian life was only the start of his troubles. After eight years of military service, Sgt Q suffered from depression, anger, and panic attacks and was diagnosed with PTSD. He nearly ended his own life in the parking lot of a church, where later he was redeemed by Jesus Christ, who gave him a new life. Sgt Q shares his experiences with the VA, becoming homeless, to now becoming an award-winning author, successful entrepreneur and PTSD ambassador. Connect with Sgt Q and learn about his latest projects at https://sgtq.net/ https://www.facebook.com/SgtQ13 (https://www.facebook.com/SgtQ13) https://www.instagram.com/sgt.q_/ (https://www.instagram.com/sgt.q_/) https://twitter.com/sgtq13 (https://twitter.com/sgtq13) Resources If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or a crisis, please reach out immediately to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or dial 988, which has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Learn more at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) For additional mental health resources, check out our past newsletter from December 13, 2021 https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=713c5c25a1186d1f165bc7edd&id=9228ea652a (https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=713c5c25a1186d1f165bc7edd&id=9228ea652a) -- The award-winning show, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, returns for Season 6 to answer the biggest question for career military families, “So… when are we gonna get out?” and everything involved with answering this question. Co-hosts Jen Amos and Jenny Lynne Stroup continue to converse with special guests from and for our military community to share knowledge, resources and relevant stories on how we can best “hold down the fort” while on active duty, going through transition, and into post-military life. Holding Down the Fort is sponsored by US VetWealth. Navigate your military retirement pay and survivor benefit plan alternatives by getting FREE access to our white papers. We have a case study library for the following ranks: E7, E8, E9, O5 and O6. Visit https://usvetwealth.com/ (https://usvetwealth.com/) Looking for a similar show to listen to? Check out our sister podcast show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) Stay connected and get the latest updates from our Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth community by subscribing to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com March 2022, Jenny Lynne was voted the 2022 Naval Station Norfolk Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. November 2020, Jen Amos was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! The show continued to collect award nominations in the following years. September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the 16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards for the Government & Organizations category. November 2021, the show was an Award Finalist for the 5th Annual National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. December 2021, the show became a Golden Crane Podcast Awards Nominee. Holding Down the Fort has also been featured in multiple media outlets including Military Entrepreneur (M.E.) Magazine, MOAA’s Never Stop Learning Podcast, The Leadership Void Podcast, Sisters in Service Podcast, Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast, Get 2 Vet, Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern...
133: "Veterans, especially women, want to continue serving outside of the military. It's just finding that thing that ignites you." Today's female veteran with Cat Corchado It's been 22 years since Cat Corchado transitioned out of the military as an Air Force veteran that served for 20 years. Although she has enjoyed most of her civilian life as a personal trainer, it's only been in the recent years where she's asked herself, "What's next?" It was during the heart of the pandemic when she realized it was time to start the Sisters in Service podcast. In sharing her journey as a podcaster, she reflects on her surprisingly quiet military transition 22 years ago, how she enjoys supporting people to 'be better in their bodies,' being a female veteran in today's society, and much more. Reach out to Cat: https://www.podpage.com/sisters-in-service/ (https://www.podpage.com/sisters-in-service/) http://www.twitter.com/SistersinSvc (http://www.twitter.com/SistersinSvc) http://instagram.com/sisters.in.service (http://instagram.com/sisters.in.service) https://www.facebook.com/sistersinservicecharlotte (https://www.facebook.com/sistersinservicecharlotte) https://www.linkedin.com/in/catcorchado (https://www.linkedin.com/in/catcorchado)  sistersinsvc@gmail.com  Resources The Veteran Retirement Rescue: How to Protect Your Retirement Savings from the Certainty of Uncertain Times is available to order on Amazon and Kindle. F FREE PDF download, visit https://usvetwealth.com/veteran-retirement-rescue (https://usvetwealth.com/veteran-retirement-rescue) -- The award-winning show, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, returns for Season 6 to answer the biggest question for career military families, “So… when are we gonna get out?” and everything involved with answering this question. Co-hosts Jen Amos and Jenny Lynne Stroup continue to converse with special guests from and for our military community to share knowledge, resources and relevant stories on how we can best “hold down the fort” while on active duty, going through transition, and into post-military life. Holding Down the Fort is sponsored by US VetWealth. Navigate your military retirement pay and survivor benefit plan alternatives by getting FREE access to our white papers. We have a case study library for the following ranks: E7, E8, E9, O5 and O6. Visit https://usvetwealth.com/ (https://usvetwealth.com/) Looking for a similar show to listen to? Check out our sister podcast show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) Stay connected and get the latest updates from our Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth community by subscribing to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com March 2022, Jenny Lynne was voted the 2022 Naval Station Norfolk Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. November 2020, Jen Amos was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! The show continued to collect award nominations in the following years. September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the 16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards for the Government & Organizations category. November 2021, the show was an Award Finalist for the 5th Annual National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. December 2021, the show became a Golden Crane Podcast Awards Nominee. Holding Down the Fort has also been featured in multiple media outlets including Military Entrepreneur (M.E.) Magazine, MOAA’s Never Stop Learning Podcast, The Leadership Void Podcast, Sisters in Service Podcast, Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast, Get 2 Vet, Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio, Legacy Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, The American MilSpouse, VeteranCrowd Network, It's a Military Life,...
132: "Sometimes securing that next income source isn't the most important thing in post-military life." Becoming an entrepreneur with Jason Madden Jason Madden went from serving for 15 years to transitioning to a military spouse, Franchise Entrepreneur, Career Ownership Coach, and Co-Host of the Doin’ The Thing Podcast. He shares how becoming medically discharged and his desire to be with his wife were the catalysts for him to reinvent himself as a veteran. Today, Jason educates veterans on the various ways to be an entrepreneur, describes intrapreneurship for people working within a company, how to use your own funds (i.e. the Thrift Savings Plan) to invest in your own business, and much more. Connect with Jason: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-madden/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-madden/) jmadden@esourcecoach.com  https://jmadden.esourcecoach.com/ (https://jmadden.esourcecoach.com/)  -- The award-winning show, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, returns for Season 6 to answer the biggest question for career military families, “So… when are we gonna get out?” and everything involved with answering this question. Co-hosts Jen Amos and Jenny Lynne Stroup continue to converse with special guests from and for our military community to share knowledge, resources and relevant stories on how we can best “hold down the fort” while on active duty, going through transition, and into post-military life. Holding Down the Fort is sponsored by US VetWealth. Navigate your military retirement pay and survivor benefit plan alternatives by getting FREE access to our white papers. We have a case study library for the following ranks: E7, E8, E9, O5 and O6. Visit https://usvetwealth.com/ (https://usvetwealth.com/) Looking for a similar show to listen to? Check out our sister podcast show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) Stay connected and get the latest updates from our Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth community by subscribing to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com March 2022, Jenny Lynne was voted the 2022 Naval Station Norfolk Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. November 2020, Jen Amos was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! The show continued to collect award nominations in the following years. September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the 16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards for the Government & Organizations category. November 2021, the show was an Award Finalist for the 5th Annual National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. December 2021, the show became a Golden Crane Podcast Awards Nominee. Holding Down the Fort has also been featured in multiple media outlets including Military Entrepreneur (M.E.) Magazine, MOAA’s Never Stop Learning Podcast, The Leadership Void Podcast, Sisters in Service Podcast, Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast, Get 2 Vet, Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio, Legacy Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, The American MilSpouse, VeteranCrowd Network, It's a Military Life, VirtForce, Military Veteran Dad Podcast, and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a written 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen Amos https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenamos/detail/recommendation/write/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenamos/detail/recommendation/write/) or Jenny Lynne Stroup https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-lynne-stroup/detail/recommendation/write/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-lynne-stroup/detail/recommendation/write/)
131: "Feeding you all with our stories, in turn, feeds us as well." Season 6 Introduction with Jen Amos and Jenny Lynne Stroup Jen and Jenny Lynne are excited to be back for season 6 of Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth! They share an overview of what they've been up to in the offseason - including the launch of our sister podcast show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, Jenny Lynne's plans for being awarded the 2022 Naval Station Norfolk Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, what to expect for season 6, and much more! Resources Read our latest newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/b448f3054b16/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/b448f3054b16/holdingdownthefort) Read the Spring 2022 Military Entrepreneur Magazine by The Rosie Network's NVMSEA Spotlight on Jen Amos (Pg. 16) https://issuu.com/therosienetwork/docs/april_2022_me_mag-7/16 (https://issuu.com/therosienetwork/docs/april_2022_me_mag-7/16) The Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Program will be making a LIVE announcement on May 5th. Check out what's next for Jenny Lynne as the 2022 Naval Station Norfolk Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year at https://www.facebook.com/militaryspouseoftheyear/ (https://www.facebook.com/militaryspouseoftheyear/) Listen in on Jen and Jenny Lynne's interview on MOAA's Never Stop Serving Podcast https://www.buzzsprout.com/1847212/10184211-holding-down-the-fort-the-military-family-and-the-backbone-that-keeps-it-together (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1847212/10184211-holding-down-the-fort-the-military-family-and-the-backbone-that-keeps-it-together) -- The award-winning show, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, returns for Season 6 to answer the biggest question for career military families, “So… when are we gonna get out?” and everything involved with answering this question. Co-hosts Jen Amos and Jenny Lynne Stroup continue to converse with special guests from and for our military community to share knowledge, resources and relevant stories on how we can best “hold down the fort” while on active duty, going through transition, and into post-military life. Holding Down the Fort is sponsored by US VetWealth. Navigate your military retirement pay and survivor benefit plan alternatives by getting FREE access to our white papers. We have a case study library for the following ranks: E7, E8, E9, O5 and O6. Visit https://usvetwealth.com/ (https://usvetwealth.com/) Looking for a similar show to listen to? Check out our sister podcast show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) Stay connected and get the latest updates from our Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth community by subscribing to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com March 2022, Jenny Lynne was voted the 2022 Naval Station Norfolk Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. November 2020, Jen Amos was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! The show continued to collect award nominations in the following years. September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the 16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards for the Government & Organizations category. November 2021, the show was an Award Finalist for the 5th Annual National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. December 2021, the show became a Golden Crane Podcast Awards Nominee. Holding Down the Fort has also been featured in multiple media outlets including Military Entrepreneur (M.E.) Magazine, MOAA’s Never Stop Learning Podcast, The Leadership Void Podcast, Sisters in Service Podcast, Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast, Get 2 Vet, Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio, Legacy Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, The American MilSpouse, VeteranCrowd Network, It's a...
This bonus episode is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/EF_JDKvCjeQ (https://youtu.be/EF_JDKvCjeQ) BONUS: "Every military spouse deserves an award." Vote Jenny Lynne Stroup for the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year! Congratulations to our co-host Jenny Lynne Stroup for becoming a nominee for the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year! Jenny Lynne shares what this nomination means for her and how you can vote! Voting is now open from February 7th to February 11th! Register to vote at https://msoy.afi.org/users/sign_up (https://msoy.afi.org/users/sign_up) Then vote for Jenny Lynne at https://msoy.afi.org/profiles/2022-jenny-lynne-stroup (https://msoy.afi.org/profiles/2022-jenny-lynne-stroup) Congrats and best of luck to all of the candidates! -- Get notified when we return for season six! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Guest Applications are now open for season six! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com Looking for something new to listen to in the off season? Check out our sister podcast show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth: Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB)
130: "Holding Down the Fort has been a really great opportunity and invitation to show up for each other." Season 5 Finale with Jen Amos and Jenny Lynne Stroup Jen and Jenny Lynne close up season five just in time for the holidays! Together, they reflect on and share what season six has meant for them, they stress the importance of showing up for our community, what the phrase 'holding down the fort' means for them, saying 'thank you' rather than 'I'm sorry,' and much more. We look forward to chatting with you all again in 2022 for season six! Until then, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! Read our final newsletter for 2021: https://mailchi.mp/d55fb4fae55b/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/d55fb4fae55b/holdingdownthefort) -- Get notified when we return for season six! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Guest Applications are now open for season six! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com Looking for something new to listen to in the off season? Check out our sister podcast show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth: Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB)
129: "At the time, I didn't think I could love anyone enough to self sacrifice." Studying the career-oriented military spouse pursuing education for career advancement with Melody Agbisit Melody Agbisit never wanted to be a military spouse, despite doing a dissertation on the lived experience of the career-oriented military spouse pursuing education for career advancement. Despite having grown up in a military household to eventually becoming a therapist supporting the military spouse in research and practice, she didn't expect to meet her husband while preparing to defend her dissertation. She reflects on her mother's strength and resiliency as a career-oriented military spouse, the immigrant family's perspective on joining the military, the common theme of 'self-sacrifice,' her love to build up others, and much more. Connect with Melody at https://www.instagram.com/melomahalo/ (https://www.instagram.com/melomahalo/) Listen to Melody's last interview with Jen Amos on The Filipino American Woman Project Ep. 119: "It's important to hear that you matter." Cultural alignment, making mental health accessible, & bringing Fil-Ams back to the Philippines with Melody Agbisit https://www.tfawproject.com/episode/119 (https://www.tfawproject.com/episode/119) For our latest updates: https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) Or listen to Holding Down the Fort's sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB)
128: "I move a lot and that's okay." Being a third culture kid and creating stories for military-connected families with Shermaine Perry-Knights Shermaine Perry-Knights is an award-winning facilitator, project manager, speaker, author, and a proud military kid. Being raised as a third culture kid, she shares how she cringes whenever she's asked, "Where are you from?" Shermaine shares how she continues to strive for a mindset of growing and evolving, how she teaches others about resiliency, how her mother taught her the meaning of home, how her books can be used as a conversation tool amongst military families, and much more. For a short video clip of the episode, visit https://youtu.be/FbDSMX5irDc (https://youtu.be/FbDSMX5irDc) Connect with Shermaine Website: http://booksformilitaryfamilies.com (http://booksformilitaryfamilies.com) Purchase I Move A Lot and That's Okay and her other books at https://www.amazon.com/author/shermaineperry (https://www.amazon.com/author/shermaineperry) https://www.facebook.com/amazinglyshermaine (https://www.facebook.com/amazinglyshermaine) https://www.instagram.com/amazinglyshermaine (https://www.instagram.com/amazinglyshermaine) For our latest updates: https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) Or listen to Holding Down the Fort's sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB)
127: "You are perfect even while in progress." Self care and life lessons of a military spouse with Mariavictoria Caldona Bennett Mariavictoria Caldona Bennett reflects on her journey as a military spouse as her husband is nearing a decade of service. She shares the importance of mental health, pursuing your passions, professional networking, future plans to open up a nonprofit with her husband, and much more. Connect with Mariavictoria Caldona Bennett http://www.mariavictoriabennett.com/ (http://www.mariavictoriabennett.com/) https://www.tiktok.com/@mariavictoria.b (https://www.tiktok.com/@mariavictoria.b) https://www.facebook.com/MVictoriaBennett (https://www.facebook.com/MVictoriaBennett) https://www.twitter.com/maria_v_bennett (https://www.twitter.com/maria_v_bennett) https://www.instagram.com/mariavictoria_bennett (https://www.instagram.com/mariavictoria_bennett) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ccRlaAzYrYzr1d7_IRqwA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ccRlaAzYrYzr1d7_IRqwA) For our latest updates: https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) Or listen to Holding Down the Fort's sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB)
126: "Asking for support does not mean that you are failing to support your own community." The deployment journey and being a late career spouse with Jayla Rae Ardelean MilSpouse Mentor, Speaker and writer Jayla Rae Ardelean candidly joins us while in "the pit" of her husband's deployment. She shares how she chronicles her entire deployment journey on the Heart of a MilSpouse podcast, how she's been able to revive her love for writing, what it means to be a "Late Career Spouse," what really attracted her to her husband, and much more. Connect with Jayla Rae Website: https://www.jaylarae.com/ (https://www.jaylarae.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mil.spouse/ (https://www.instagram.com/mil.spouse/) Email: hello@jaylarae.com Podcast: https://www.jaylarae.com/podcast (https://www.jaylarae.com/podcast) Has your spouse deployed? And you find yourself unfocused and emotionally reeling? Get Jayla Rae's Free Guide titled, "Deployment Tool Kit," at https://www.jaylarae.com/deploymentkit (https://www.jaylarae.com/deploymentkit) For our latest updates: https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) Or listen to Holding Down the Fort's sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB)
125: "Deployment sucks. But where can I find beauty and opportunity in the midst of it?" Deployment countdown boxes with Becky Hoy Lately, Becky Hoy has been making space to adjust to the unexpectedness of deployments and how the world is evolving. Becky is a U.S. Army Spouse of 10 years, Founder of Brave Crate, and Co-Founder of PILLAR. She observes how the military community has made space for connection during a pandemic, how wishing her life away during a deployment inspired Brave Crate, how she's reframed the time of deployment, how military families have very unique financial situations, and much more. Connect with Becky Hoy: https://bravecrates.com/ (https://bravecrates.com/) https://www.facebook.com/bravecrate (https://www.facebook.com/bravecrate) http://instagram.com/bravecrate (http://instagram.com/bravecrate) Deployment is tough. But you don't have to do it alone. PILLAR is all about simplifying and bringing joy to your deployment countdown. That's why we're bringing together 25 experienced military spouses and lifestyle experts together to share strategies that can help you make every moment count while you're counting down deployment! Join the waitlist for 2022 today at https://pillardeploymentretreat.com/ (https://pillardeploymentretreat.com/) For our latest updates: https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) Or listen to Holding Down the Fort's sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB)
124: "Life is not happening to me. I am actively choosing to be present and a participant in this life." Recovering Type A personality and bullying amongst military spouses with Emily Millman Military Spouse, physical and mental health advocate and nurse Emily Millman chooses to see military life as an interesting adventure. She shares her experience transporting her dogs from South Korea to the states, how she copes with the complete loss of autonomy, bullying amongst military spouses, the importance of mental health, and much more. Connect with Emily at https://www.instagram.com/scrubs.squats.sass/ (https://www.instagram.com/scrubs.squats.sass/) For our latest updates: https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) Or listen to Holding Down the Fort's sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB)
BONUS: "We need our stories to make the data come alive. We also need the data to affirm our stories." Blue Star Families' FlyerTalk Friday hosted by Dr. Geri Lynn Maples Past guest Dr. Geri Lynn Maples invites Jen and Jenny Lynne to talk about Holding Down the Fort and their relationship as co-hosts to the Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio Facebook Live Show "FlyerTalk Friday!" They share why Holding Down the Fort started, how Jenny Lynne came on as a co-host, how they showcase all the different aspects of military life, and much more. Watch the Facebook Live replay of this interview on the Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OHBSF/videos/969790760237495/ (https://www.facebook.com/OHBSF/videos/969790760237495/) For the edited version: https://youtu.be/N3q3yEzeLfI (https://youtu.be/N3q3yEzeLfI) Listen to Geri's past interviews with us: 105: "I live and breath by my calendar. Doing this is my self care." Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio and caregiving in military families with Dr. Geri Lynn Maples https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/105 (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/105) 056: Military Caregivers and Blue Star Families with Dr. Geri Lynn Maples https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/056 (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/056) For our latest updates: https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynne@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) Or listen to Holding Down the Fort's sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB)
123: "Nobody's broken. We all have imperfections, and that's okay." Personalized meal recommendations and resilience techniques with Manda Lynn McVey Manda Lynn McVey returns from episode 69 to update us on her life as an Army Wife, Holistic Wellness Practitioner and Spouse Master Resilience Trainer, and Founder of The Healitary Spouse. She shares her most recent PCS experience, her and her family's go-to breathing technique for stress management, her latest studies, how she chose the name, "The Healitary Spouse," and much more. Connect with Manda Lynn https://www.thehealitaryspouse.com/ (https://www.thehealitaryspouse.com/)  https://www.instagram.com/TheHealitarySpouse/ (https://www.instagram.com/TheHealitarySpouse/)  https://www.linkedin.com/in/thehealitaryspouse/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thehealitaryspouse/) https://www.facebook.com/thehealitaryspouse (https://www.facebook.com/thehealitaryspouse) https://twitter.com/healitaryspouse (https://twitter.com/healitaryspouse)  Listen to Manda Lynn's last episode with us, 069: Coaching military spouses and significant others on building resiliency and wellness with a focus on mindfulness, nutrition, and volunteerism with Manda Lynn McVey https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/069 (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/069) For our latest updates: https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort) -- Support free art and comedy classes to veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers by attending Jen's Storytelling Bootcamp Graduation Show by the Armed Services Arts Program on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8 PM (EST) via Zoom. Purchase your ticket for "Storytelling Bootcamp Grad Show – Bravo" at https://asapasap.org/attend-a-show/ (https://asapasap.org/attend-a-show/) Special thanks to The Rosie Network for the invitation to participate in the ceremony, congratulate the award winners, and update the community on our journey since we won 2020 Media Professional of the Year! Watch now at https://youtu.be/pd9agrNEpUQ (https://youtu.be/pd9agrNEpUQ) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynnestroup379@gmail.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) Or listen to Holding Down the Fort's sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life),...
122: “If the family can't be physically together during the holidays, how do we still get that connection?” Managing holiday expectations with Dr. Leah Blain & Joanna Goldstein, LCSW Dr. Leah Blain & Joanna Goldstein, LCSW join us from the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania to help military families prepare for the holidays. Together, they share how they help veterans and military family members make it "back to better," how serving the military community has personally kept them going during the pandemic, and the importance of taking care of your mental health during the holidays. Resources If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, there are caring, qualified Veterans Affairs responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or visit https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ (https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/) Vets4Warriors provides sustained, confidential peer support to any veteran, service member, family member, or caregiver whenever they have an issue, wherever they are in the world. We help before challenges turn into crises. Call 1-855-838-8255 or visit https://www.vets4warriors.com/ (https://www.vets4warriors.com/) Military OneSource from the Department of Defense is your 24/7 gateway to trusted information, resources and confidential help. When MilLife happens, it’s your “first line of support” — giving service members and military families tools to stay well and thrive. Learn more at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/ (https://www.militaryonesource.mil/) Brought to you by CVN and Blue Star Families, Tools for Managing Stress and Worry provides research-based strategies, tools and techniques to help manage stress and worry. The course was designed by mental health experts with input from military family members themselves. Learn more at https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/toolsforstress/ (https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/toolsforstress/) In addition to providing vital mental health services, each Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic has become a pillar in its community in part due to a wide variety of workshops, seminars, partner gatherings, and other events held in the community rooms in each location. Learn more at https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/cvnpresents/ (https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/cvnpresents/) To find a Cohen Veterans Network clinic near you, visit https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/clinics/ (https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/clinics/) For our latest updates: https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/1271e485f1f0/holdingdownthefort) -- Support free art and comedy classes to veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers by attending Jen's Storytelling Bootcamp Graduation Show by the Armed Services Arts Program on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8 PM (EST) via Zoom. Purchase your ticket for "Storytelling Bootcamp Grad Show – Bravo" at https://asapasap.org/attend-a-show/ (https://asapasap.org/attend-a-show/) Special thanks to The Rosie Network for the invitation to participate in the ceremony, congratulate the award winners, and update the community on our journey since we won 2020 Media Professional of the Year! Watch now at https://youtu.be/pd9agrNEpUQ (https://youtu.be/pd9agrNEpUQ) -- -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynnestroup379@gmail.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for...
BONUS: "My father’s absence reflects the incredible impact he made while he was alive." A Military Father's Legacy of Love & Community with Jen Amos "According to those who knew my father, Alfonso Apdal Amos was a kind, simple, humble and unassuming man. In between the time he served in the Philippine Army in the 1970s to joining the US Navy in the 1980s, he faced many hardships including dropping out of school and food insecurities. One would assume that someone with my father’s struggles would make him a cold, hard-to-deal-with person. But not my father. He worked hard, cared deeply, and never complained." In observance of Veterans Day, Jen Amos shares her father's military history. Excavating and telling her father's story is possible thanks to the help of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and The Price of Freedom Foundation. Read the full article at https://scalar.usc.edu/works/fpahm-timeline-project/family-memories-military-fathers-legacy (https://scalar.usc.edu/works/fpahm-timeline-project/family-memories-military-fathers-legacy) Learn more about the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and donate at https://bulosancenter.ucdavis.edu/ (https://bulosancenter.ucdavis.edu/) Learn more about The Price of Freedom Foundation and donate at https://priceoffreedomfoundation.org/ (https://priceoffreedomfoundation.org/) or check out our last conversation with the founder Dennis Schroader at https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/bonus-2021-09-26 (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/bonus-2021-09-26) For our latest updates: https://mailchi.mp/8bfc59e06fa5/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/8bfc59e06fa5/holdingdownthefort) -- Support free art and comedy classes to veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers by attending Jen's Storytelling Bootcamp Graduation Show by the Armed Services Arts Program on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8 PM (EST) via Zoom. Purchase your ticket for "Storytelling Bootcamp Grad Show – Bravo" at https://asapasap.org/attend-a-show/ (https://asapasap.org/attend-a-show/) Special thanks to The Rosie Network for the invitation to participate in the ceremony, congratulate the award winners, and update the community on our journey since we won 2020 Media Professional of the Year! Watch now at https://youtu.be/pd9agrNEpUQ (https://youtu.be/pd9agrNEpUQ) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynnestroup379@gmail.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) Or listen to Holding Down the Fort's sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine),...
121: "It's important to have interests outside of the military because the military does not last forever." Using writing as an outlet and post-military life with Jessica Silva Jessica Silva returns to the show to update us on post-military life (after being a military spouse for 22 years), transition tips, and her book for military kids, Daddy's on a Chip. She reflects on the last two years since their family transitioned to civilian life, how writing was her outlet when she couldn't sleep, how her adult children are now doing, the importance of having interests and friends outside of the military community, and much more. Purchase a copy of Daddy's On a Chip at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JessicaSilvaBooks (https://www.etsy.com/shop/JessicaSilvaBooks) Connect with Jessica Silva at: https://www.instagram.com/jsilva0/ (https://www.instagram.com/jsilva0/) Listen to Jessica's last conversation with us from episode 94: https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/094 (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/094) -- Support free art and comedy classes to veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers by attending Jen's Storytelling Bootcamp Graduation Show by the Armed Services Arts Program on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8 PM (EST) via Zoom. Purchase your ticket for "Storytelling Bootcamp Grad Show – Bravo" at https://asapasap.org/attend-a-show/ (https://asapasap.org/attend-a-show/) Special thanks to The Rosie Network for the invitation to participate in the ceremony, congratulate the award winners, and update the community on our journey since we won 2020 Media Professional of the Year! Watch now at https://youtu.be/pd9agrNEpUQ (https://youtu.be/pd9agrNEpUQ) Holding Down the For now has a sister podcast: The Spouse Benefit Plan, which'll focus on helping career military families make the most important decision before transition: to keep or opt out of the Survivor Benefit Plan. Listen to the teaser episode now at https://youtu.be/5Tc8zq3hS8k (https://youtu.be/5Tc8zq3hS8k) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynnestroup379@gmail.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW...
120: "Within the military dad story, there's trauma, sadness and ugliness. There's also richness within that story." Bringing every dad home with Ben Killoy Ben Killoy is a Marine Veteran, speaker, and a coach with a focus on helping dads step into their best life. After being the first (and only) Gold Star daughter to be interviewed on Ben's show, Military Veteran Dad podcast, Jen Amos invites Ben to our show to share how he's arrived at his mission to "bring every dad home." He shares the significance of telling your story, how men can redefine the meaning of "home," reflections on his recent keynote speech at HomeDadCon 2021, and much more. Connect the Ben Killoy https://www.militaryveterandad.com/ (https://www.militaryveterandad.com/) https://www.instagram.com/militaryveterandad/ (https://www.instagram.com/militaryveterandad/) https://www.instagram.com/ben_killoy/ (https://www.instagram.com/ben_killoy/) https://www.facebook.com/militaryveterandad (https://www.facebook.com/militaryveterandad) http://twitter.com/BenKilloy (http://twitter.com/BenKilloy) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Ow5HNhZQgdYxnExvcLnag?ab_channel=MilitaryVeteranDad (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Ow5HNhZQgdYxnExvcLnag?ab_channel=MilitaryVeteranDad) https://www.linkedin.com/company/militaryveterandad/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/militaryveterandad/)  Listen to Jen's interview, Ep. 73 – Keep an Open Heart with Jen Amos, on the Military Veteran Dad Podcast https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynnestroup379@gmail.com Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) This show is sponsored by US VetWealth Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) Or listen to Holding Down the Fort's sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB)
119: "I have a Distillery, you have a Harrier…do you want to fly some bourbon on it?" Collaborating with fellow veteran businesses with Scott Sanders When trying new ideas, Admiral, Distiller and Patriot Scott Sanders will often say, "I don’t know, but we’re going to try." Despite the big budgets Scott was used to in the military, he had to learn how to have a lean startup mentality as an entrepreneur. He shares how Tobacco Barn Distillery began, why he chose to produce bourbon, his seamless transition to post-military life, being a lifelong learner, and much more. Connect with Scott Sanders at https://www.tobaccobarndistillery.com/ (https://www.tobaccobarndistillery.com/) or email Scott at scott@tobaccobarndistillery.com Check out his feature, "Veterans join forces to create bourbon at 700 mph" on CNBC from Veterans Day 2020 at https://youtu.be/f9erSxvAAW4 (https://youtu.be/f9erSxvAAW4) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynnestroup379@gmail.com Sponsored by US VetWealth: Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB) Want to hear more from us? Check out our sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan, at http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (http://thespousebenefitplan.com/)
118: "I have my own identity. I'm also a military spouse. That's part of me, too." Embracing and serving the military spouse community with Britt Lanza Entrepreneur, podcaster and community leader Britt Lanza never thought she'd find herself serving the very community she had been discouraged to associate with: her fellow military spouses. She recalls the stereotypes of being a military spouse, her first experience with reintegration, how she started her podcast, what is an MEO, and much more. Connect with Britt Lanza https://www.new-altitudes.com/ (https://www.new-altitudes.com/) https://www.instagram.com/new_altitudes/ (https://www.instagram.com/new_altitudes/) Moments with an MEO podcast https://www.new-altitudes.com/moments-with-a-milso-podcast (https://www.new-altitudes.com/moments-with-a-milso-podcast) For our latest updates: https://mailchi.mp/1b82b843e41a/holdingdownthefort (https://mailchi.mp/1b82b843e41a/holdingdownthefort) -- Guest Applications are now open! Apply to be on our show at https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA (https://forms.gle/YdoNX9aR8RTEKpnCA) Stay updated! Subscribe to our newsletter http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT (http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT) Visit our website https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/ (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/) Connect with our co-hosts Jen Amos jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com and Jenny Lynne Stroup https://jennylynnestroup.com/ (https://jennylynnestroup.com/) or jennylynnestroup379@gmail.com Sponsored by US VetWealth: Get FREE access to the Military Spouse's ToolKit for Agile and Purposeful Employment https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/ (https://usvetwealth.com/military-spouses-toolkit-for-agile-and-purposeful-employment/) September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the https://www.podcastawards.com/ (16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards) for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded https://therosienetwork.org/2020-entrepreneur-awards (“Media Professional of the Year”) at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, https://digital.usveteransmagazine.com/US-Veterans-Magazine-Spring-2021/46 (U.S. Veterans Magazine), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IeByl1VWjoq8V3GFl6gzp?si=gfewllBQTtGFCUwH6kEPTw (The American MilSpouse), https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2021/01/jen-amos-award-winning-podcaster-of-holding-down-the-fort/ (VeteranCrowd Network), https://fb.watch/3xcB_0O6ZH/ (It's a Military Life), http://virtforce.us/68-transition-remote-work/ (VirtForce), https://www.militaryveterandad.com/73-keep-an-open-heart-with-jen-amos/ (Military Veteran Dad Podcast), and much more. Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/30SJ7NW (https://apple.co/30SJ7NW), Podchaser https://bit.ly/3dnCacY (https://bit.ly/3dnCacY), or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobzB (https://bit.ly/3jNobzB)
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