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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 int ...
 
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150: "I have a deeper understanding of community now, and I really hope that it'll show in our next season." Season 6 Finale with Jen Amos and Jenny Lynne Stroup Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth's Season 6 Finale has arrived! Jen and Jenny Lynne acknowledge that this shorter than normal season has been anticipated for sometime now, especially …
 
149: "Telling your story, getting it down on paper, getting it out through art, and getting it out in the world, in some way, is mystically healing." Heart to Script with Amy Uptgraft and Lea Johnson At the Veteran's Spouse Project (VSP), Amy Uptgraft and Lea Johnson work very hard to create a safe space for military spouses to share where they are…
 
148: "Thank you for being a part of our journey and seeing value in our candidness. It's an honor." Checking in with Jen and Jenny Lynne Jen and Jenny Lynne take a break from interviewing to reconnect! They reflect on how much they enjoy the pace of Season 6, how Jen's priority to feel locally rooted has influenced the format of their show, their p…
 
147: "We build trust when we can put a face and a story to an offering." San Diego Military Family Collaborative featuring Jen and Jenny Lynne In late March 2022, San Diego Military Family Collaborative (SDMFC) invited Jen and Jenny Lynne to their first member-only training of the year to share tips and tricks on marketing. Together, they share how…
 
139: "One of the ways that I identify as Filipino is that everything I do, I like to do it family style." Season 4 Trailer with Jen and Nani Jen and Nani return for Season 4 of TFAW Project! Together, they reflect on their individual journeys since they wrapped up Season 3, their new plans for Season 4, their decision to evolve their co-hosting rel…
 
146: "Risking is always better than regretting." 30 years of service and paying tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines since 9/11 with Amy Forsythe Amy Forsythe attended an all girls Catholic high school, wearing a uniform and doing what the nuns told her to do. It turns out that the military is not that much different. Today, Amy is an award-winning mi…
 
145: "I don’t know who she is. But she’s a military spouse. I have a sister here, and so I’m going to stand next to her." Women Who Do Wonders with Pamela Bolado Despite where we come from, Pamela Bolado believes that, in some capacity, we are all living similar lives. Her worldview - from being raised in Canada, to living in Kuwait, to moving to t…
 
144: "With the amount of crap we endure, there's no reason why military marriages should not have the strongest, most sustainable relationships." Military Marriage Day with Bree Carroll Bree Carroll believes in strengthening military marriages so much that she founded Military Marriage Day, which takes place annually on August 14th (strategically s…
 
143: "Changing the language from 'dependent' to 'family member' is one easy way to make people feel like they belong." Connection & military spouse advocacy with Jennifer Barnhill In Jennifer Barnill's research of studying the military spouse community, one theme stands out: the desire to belong. Although she can relate as a military spouse, it has…
 
142: "You don’t really see the mental health issues our servicemembers are facing until it hits close to home." Mental health advocacy with Grant Khanbalinov The loss of two close friends was the catalyst to Grant Khanbalinov ("Khan") seeking out and creating awareness of mental health resources. The desire to help fellow service members became so …
 
141: "Look for community and resources. The worst thing that you can do is isolate yourself when there's something you're struggling with." Food insecurity advocacy with Heather Campbell From a civilian standpoint, one may assume that military families are "taken care of." But PCS moves, spouse unemployment (or under employment), growing families, …
 
This episode is also available via video: https://youtu.be/bD9B55A9VlA 138: "I'm so high on being Pinay." Outdoor adventures, adoptee raised in Vermont, and returning to the motherland with Gretchen "TSUKI" Puddicombe Tsuki loves to describe herself as a cowgirl, lesbian, rock climbing and parkour coach. As an adoptee, she speaks fondly of her fami…
 
140: "When military spouses come together as a group, they become powerful." The League of Wives with Heath Lee When was the last time you saw a monument to military spouses? Based on Heath Lee's research, there are none. Heath Lee is the author of The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Hus…
 
139: "Your resume isn't focused on where you've been. It's focused on where you're going." Reinventing yourself for post-military life with Lori Norris Did you know that the military experience has many transferable skills to the private sector? Military transition resume expert and host of the Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast Lori Norris recognize…
 
138: "With intentionality, it's possible to find joy in the present and to pursue purpose, regardless of what season of life that you're in." Crafting your life with Christine Hinrichs Is it possible for spouses to balance their dreams and goals within the military lifestyle? Seasoned spouse, mom of three girls, marketing strategist, and host of th…
 
137: "You are not alone if you have a child that requires a lot of medical or educational care. We got your back." Children with special needs with Michelle Norman As the Founder & Executive Director of Partners in PROMISE, Navy spouse of over 25 years, and mother of an 18-year-old daughter with cerebral palsy, Michelle Norman and her team challeng…
 
This podcast episode is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pjApllPFpas 137: "Not only do I know that I’m seen, I know that I’m supported." Celebrating the anniversaries of TFAW Project and BuyUsBoba.com with Jen and Nani Jen and Nani check in with our TFAW community with a surprise bonus episode! They celebrate two major events: the one ye…
 
136: "Our definition of success is redefined by our family, not by what is expected of the norm." Transitioning to do something that matters with Genevieve and Chris Kruger It's an overwhelming and exciting time for Genevieve and Chris Kruger as they are months away from retirement! As a retiring career military family, they share how they strategi…
 
135: "When you hurt so bad, you think that people don't love you. But the truth is... they do." Healing and advocacy through storytelling with Olivia Nunn What would you do if you finally said, "I need help," only to be told that the earliest you can be helped is in six months? This was the situation Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn and Soldier for Life Direct…
 
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 hi…
 
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 …
 
136: "We’re all the same. Why am I going to divide us based on class?" Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with Paulette Imperial and Discord community members Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! Bulosan Center and TFAW Project's intern Paulette Imperial joins us as our special guest for this bonus episode to share her inte…
 
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 medic…
 
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 Spo…
 
This episode is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Jg1t51lqhfs 135: "Thank you for humanizing us and seeing us as part of your extended family." Updates, potential name change, and a new Discord community with Jen and Nani Surprise, surprise! Jen and Nani release this bonus episode to share the latest updates on our show! Together, they ap…
 
This episode is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BsXMMW1Te0c 134: "My sanity is more important than keeping up with appearances." Old money, chosen family, and a purposeful life with Rachel Hernandez Thanks to your support on BuyUsBoba.com, we've invited Best-Selling Author, Real Estate Investor, International Speaker, Podcaster, and TFA…
 
133: "For 2022, I am most interested in thriving, not just surviving." Unconventional learning, community building, and archiving our history with Jen and Nani Happy New Year! Jen and Nani are excited to reappear in your podcast feeds to say hello and share some exciting updates. Together, they share a snapshot of their personal lives, what their i…
 
This bonus episode is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9rPqEELTuII 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…
 
132: “This was not history to me, at least not then.” Seasons Greetings, Birthdays and Book Club Updates with Jen and Nani Happy Holidays! Despite feeling exhausted from quite the eventful year in Jen and Nani's individual lives, they surprise everyone with the final bonus episode for 2021! They reveal the results of the 2nd Annual Golden Crane Pod…
 
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