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Do you want to do more than “follow orders,” think outside of the box, and manifest your dreams? Then you’ve come to the right show! The award-winning podcast, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, is returning for Season 8 to highlight motivational stories of personal growth, financial awareness, and autonomy in our military community. The show is hosted by Jen Amos, a Gold Star daughter, Veteran Spouse, and Entrepreneur.

Access our FREE PORTAL for bonus content: https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/portal

The show is excited to continue its partnership with The Rosie Network, which will include featuring the stories of Service2CEO Cohort Members. Read more about this exciting partnership at https://issuu.com/therosienetwork/docs/me_mag_2023/16

We're also excited to showcase US VetWealth's partnership with Blue Water Advisors, which will feature conversations with Scott R. Tucker and Mike Wallace about career progression for military retirees seeking employment in post-military. Watch "Take A Knee" Tuesdays Live at https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/bwa

Our main sponsor US VetWealth is proud to offer a FREE Retiree Appraisal to help military retirees make a confident and informed decision on the Survivor Benefit Plan and Thrift Savings Plan. Get a comprehensive understanding and financial valuation of your time in service today by visiting: https://usvetwealth.com/usvw-appraisal/

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 Questions? Email jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com

In the Fall of 2023, Jen Amos was sought after by InDependent to co-host the 8th annual InDependent Wellness Summit™. In August 2022, Jen Amos' work on the podcast was recognized by Disney Institute and she was hand-selected as the only non-Disney employee to moderate the first Military Spouse Employment panel for the Veterans Institute Summit. March 2022, former co-host Jenny Lynne has 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. In September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the 16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards for the Government & Organizations category. In November 2021, the show was an Award Finalist for the 5th Annual National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. December 2021, the show was a Golden Crane Podcast Awards Nominee. September 2022, the show was a Finalist for the 13th Annual Plutus Awards presented by Capital Group for “Best Military Personal Finance Content.”

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, Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast, Sisters in Service 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.

Here’s what our listeners have to say about our 5-star rated show:

"This podcast is a must-listen for military families everywhere. Each of Jen and Jenny Lynne’s conversations with guests reveals is heartfelt and insightful—highly recommend!" - Maddie 

"Funny, thought-provoking, challenging status quo and ruthlessly supporting their communities— Jen & Jenny Lynne are a delight to listen to and to interact with." - emillmanrn 

"Jen and Jenny Lynne create thought-provoking conversations for their military spouse audience. It’s like sitting down for coffee with two great friends who want to know how you really are and provide the kind of help that’s actually helpful. Looking forward to this podcast being arou

Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth Jen Amos

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Do you want to do more than “follow orders,” think outside of the box, and manifest your dreams? Then you’ve come to the right show! The award-winning podcast, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, is returning for Season 8 to highlight motivational stories of personal growth, financial awareness, and autonomy in our military community. The show is hosted by Jen Amos, a Gold Star daughter, Veteran Spouse, and Entrepreneur.

Access our FREE PORTAL for bonus content: https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/portal

The show is excited to continue its partnership with The Rosie Network, which will include featuring the stories of Service2CEO Cohort Members. Read more about this exciting partnership at https://issuu.com/therosienetwork/docs/me_mag_2023/16

We're also excited to showcase US VetWealth's partnership with Blue Water Advisors, which will feature conversations with Scott R. Tucker and Mike Wallace about career progression for military retirees seeking employment in post-military. Watch "Take A Knee" Tuesdays Live at https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/bwa

Our main sponsor US VetWealth is proud to offer a FREE Retiree Appraisal to help military retirees make a confident and informed decision on the Survivor Benefit Plan and Thrift Savings Plan. Get a comprehensive understanding and financial valuation of your time in service today by visiting: https://usvetwealth.com/usvw-appraisal/

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 Questions? Email jen@holdingdownthefortpodcast.com

In the Fall of 2023, Jen Amos was sought after by InDependent to co-host the 8th annual InDependent Wellness Summit™. In August 2022, Jen Amos' work on the podcast was recognized by Disney Institute and she was hand-selected as the only non-Disney employee to moderate the first Military Spouse Employment panel for the Veterans Institute Summit. March 2022, former co-host Jenny Lynne has 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. In September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the 16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards for the Government & Organizations category. In November 2021, the show was an Award Finalist for the 5th Annual National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. December 2021, the show was a Golden Crane Podcast Awards Nominee. September 2022, the show was a Finalist for the 13th Annual Plutus Awards presented by Capital Group for “Best Military Personal Finance Content.”

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, Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast, Sisters in Service 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.

Here’s what our listeners have to say about our 5-star rated show:

"This podcast is a must-listen for military families everywhere. Each of Jen and Jenny Lynne’s conversations with guests reveals is heartfelt and insightful—highly recommend!" - Maddie 

"Funny, thought-provoking, challenging status quo and ruthlessly supporting their communities— Jen & Jenny Lynne are a delight to listen to and to interact with." - emillmanrn 

"Jen and Jenny Lynne create thought-provoking conversations for their military spouse audience. It’s like sitting down for coffee with two great friends who want to know how you really are and provide the kind of help that’s actually helpful. Looking forward to this podcast being arou

    188: Karen Middleton on Weaving Stories Through Art and Data - A Veteran's Creative Journey

    188: Karen Middleton on Weaving Stories Through Art and Data - A Veteran's Creative Journey

    188: Karen Middleton on Weaving Stories Through Art and Data - A Veteran's Creative Journey
    Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ezpw-MLuHdk
    How has storytelling influenced your understanding of yourself and the world around you? For Karen Middleton, she shares how she created a data visualization firm specializing in qualitative storytelling, visualization, and design.
    Karen shares her unique story of moving from the structured world of military intelligence to the expressive fields of quilting, textile, and fiber art, alongside her innovative work in qualitative data visualization. Through her dual passions, Karen illustrates the power of storytelling, connection, and the therapeutic nature of creativity. She also shares her experiences with job loss and how she used this time to focus on her passions and start her own business, K Middleton Design Studios.
    Learn how personal experiences and professional skills can intertwine to create impactful art and data narratives, resonating with themes of personal growth, autonomy, and the quest for understanding human experiences.
    Resources Mentioned:
    https://kmiddletondesignstudios.com/https://www.facebook.com/KMDesign2020/https://www.instagram.com/kmiddletonartquilting/https://www.pinterest.com/kmiddletondesign/https://www.kmiddletondatadesign.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenamiddletondesign2020/
    Read our Monday, April 8th, 2024 newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/5bfd39ea487a/holdingdownthefort or Subscribe today: http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT
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    Access our FREE PORTAL for bonus content, including a FREE subscription to the "Inside the Fort" podcast: https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/portal
    Do you want to do more than “follow orders,” think outside of the box, and manifest your dreams? Then you’ve come to the right show! The award-winning podcast, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, returns for Season 8 to highlight motivational stories of personal growth, financial awareness, and autonomy in our military community. The show is hosted by Jen Amos, a Gold Star daughter, Veteran Spouse, and Entrepreneur.
    Our show continues its partnership with The Rosie Network by featuring Service2CEO Graduates every Monday! Read more - https://issuu.com/therosienetwork/docs/me_mag_2023/16
    We're also excited to be featuring replays of the "Take A Knee" Live Show with US VetWealth Founder & CEO Scott R. Tucker and Blue Water Advisors CEO Mike Wallace, which discusses career progression for military retirees. Tune in every Thursday!
    Our main sponsor US VetWealth is proud to offer a FREE

    • 1 hr 12 min
    187: Scott R. Tucker and Mike Wallace Discuss How to Understand Your Value in the Job Market with Michael Nunziato

    187: Scott R. Tucker and Mike Wallace Discuss How to Understand Your Value in the Job Market with Michael Nunziato

    187: Scott R. Tucker and Mike Wallace Discuss How to Understand Your Value in the Job Market with Michael Nunziato
    Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PhC_IKO4OOU
    Jen Amos takes a break from hosting on Thursdays to introduce replays of her husband's live show, "Take A Knee" Tuesdays.
    Continuing from episode 185, US VetWealth Founder and CEO Scott R. Tucker is joined once again by Blue Water Advisors (BWA) CEO Mike Wallace to discuss career progression and transition resources for senior military leaders retiring from the military. They are also joined by BWA cohort member Michael Nunziato.
    Nunziato talks about his recent job offer and experience going through interviews, emphasizing the importance of networking. The group discusses identifying one's career goals to determine priorities and market analysis. They also cover topics around imposter syndrome, maintaining connections, negotiating salaries, unconventional employment, and much more.
    Notes About Thursday Replays of "Take A Knee" Live Show
    The show was formally titled after Scott's latest book, "Don't Forget Your War Chest," which is available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B08HJVPW1M/allbooksMentioned events and updates may be outdated. The intent of sharing the replays is to (1) get a glimpse into Jen and Scott's ever-evolving entrepreneurial journey, and (2) to discuss career progression for military retirees seeking employment in post-military. Recommended to watch via video - If possible, we recommend that you watch this episode on our YouTube channel as the hosts may reference visuals. Each episode will provide a direct link to the YouTube video in the show notes for your convenience. Or subscribe now at: https://www.youtube.com/@holdingdownthefortpodcastTo stay up-to-date with "Take A Knee" Tuesdays, please subscribe to US VetWealth's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@usvwtv
    Resources Mentioned
    Connect with US VetWealth Founder and CEO Scott R. Tucker on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottrtucker/Connect with Blue Water Advisors CEO Mike Wallace on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-s-wallace1/Learn more about Blue Water Advisors: https://www.bluewater-advisors.com/
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    Do you want to do more than “follow orders,” think outside of the box, and manifest your dreams? Then you’ve come to the right show! The award-winning podcast, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, returns for Season 8 to highlight motivational...

    • 32 min
    186: Kirsten Machamer on Transforming Military Moves into Opportunities for Growth and Connection

    186: Kirsten Machamer on Transforming Military Moves into Opportunities for Growth and Connection

    186: Kirsten Machamer on Transforming Military Moves into Opportunities for Growth and Connection
    Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1PaNDpC0qJQ
    Have you ever been challenged to create a flexible, fulfilling career that complements your lifestyle? For Kirsten Machamer with Simple Home Reset, she shares how she transformed her experiences with military moves into opportunities for growth and connection.
    Kirsten shares her journey as a military spouse, including the challenges and joys of adapting to new environments and transitioning from a public health professional to a home organization expert. She discusses her mindset shifts, emphasizing the importance of viewing moves not as obstacles but as opportunities for personal development. Kirsten also shares her entrepreneurial journey into home organization, showcasing how military spouses can create flexible, fulfilling careers that complement military life.
    Kirsten's story is an inspiring example for military spouses to embrace change, leverage their support system, pursue their passions, and explore entrepreneurship!
    Resources Mentioned:
    https://www.simplehomereset.com/https://www.facebook.com/SimpleHomeReset/https://www.instagram.com/simplehomereset/
    Read our Monday, April 8th, 2024 newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/5bfd39ea487a/holdingdownthefort or Subscribe today: http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT
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    Access our FREE PORTAL for bonus content, including a FREE subscription to the "Inside the Fort" podcast: https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/portal
    Do you want to do more than “follow orders,” think outside of the box, and manifest your dreams? Then you’ve come to the right show! The award-winning podcast, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, returns for Season 8 to highlight motivational stories of personal growth, financial awareness, and autonomy in our military community. The show is hosted by Jen Amos, a Gold Star daughter, Veteran Spouse, and Entrepreneur.
    Our show continues its partnership with The Rosie Network by featuring Service2CEO Graduates every Monday! Read more - https://issuu.com/therosienetwork/docs/me_mag_2023/16
    We're also excited to be featuring replays of the "Take A Knee" Live Show with US VetWealth Founder & CEO Scott R. Tucker and Blue Water Advisors CEO Mike Wallace, which discusses career progression for military retirees. Tune in every Thursday!
    Our main sponsor US VetWealth is proud to offer a FREE Retiree Appraisal to help military retirees make a confident and informed decision on the Survivor Benefit Plan and Thrift Savings Plan. Get a comprehensive understanding and financial valuation of your time in service today by visiting: https://usvetwealth.com/usvw-appraisal/
    In the Fall of 2023, Jen Amos was sought after by InDependent to co-host the 8th annual InDependent...

    • 55 min
    185: Scott R. Tucker and Mike Wallace Talk Military Career Transition and Progression Strategies with Michael Nunziato

    185: Scott R. Tucker and Mike Wallace Talk Military Career Transition and Progression Strategies with Michael Nunziato

    185: Scott R. Tucker and Mike Wallace Talk Military Career Transition and Progression Strategies with Michael Nunziato
    Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GYwgIriL4E8
    Jen Amos takes a break from hosting on Thursdays to introduce replays of her husband's live show, "Take A Knee" Tuesdays.
    US VetWealth Founder and CEO Scott R. Tucker is joined once again by Blue Water Advisors (BWA) CEO Mike Wallace to discuss career progression and transition resources for senior military leaders retiring from the military. They are also joined by BWA cohort member Michael Nunziato.
    Nunziato shares an update on his upcoming military retirement and how BWA has been extremely helpful in navigating the process. The group discusses the importance of having a strategy and priorities post-military that's beyond resume writing and interviews. Nunziato shares some surprises he encountered in his career progression process and opportunities that came from maintaining his network.
    Notes About Thursday Replays of "Take A Knee" Live Show
    The show was formally titled after Scott's latest book, "Don't Forget Your War Chest," which is available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B08HJVPW1M/allbooksMentioned events and updates may be outdated. The intent of sharing the replays is to (1) get a glimpse into Jen and Scott's ever-evolving entrepreneurial journey, and (2) to discuss career progression for military retirees seeking employment in post-military. Recommended to watch via video - If possible, we recommend that you watch this episode on our YouTube channel as the hosts may reference visuals. Each episode will provide a direct link to the YouTube video in the show notes for your convenience. Or subscribe now at: https://www.youtube.com/@holdingdownthefortpodcastTo stay up-to-date with "Take A Knee" Tuesdays, please subscribe to US VetWealth's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@usvwtv
    Resources Mentioned
    Connect with US VetWealth Founder and CEO Scott R. Tucker on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottrtucker/Connect with Blue Water Advisors CEO Mike Wallace on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-s-wallace1/Learn more about Blue Water Advisors: https://www.bluewater-advisors.com/
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    Access our FREE PORTAL for bonus content, including a FREE subscription to the "Inside the Fort" podcast: https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/portal
    Do you want to do more than “follow orders,” think outside of the box, and manifest your dreams? Then you’ve come to the right show! The award-winning podcast, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, returns for Season 8 to highlight...

    • 30 min
    184: Alexis Harlow on Empowering Military Spouses Through Mindful Journaling

    184: Alexis Harlow on Empowering Military Spouses Through Mindful Journaling

    184: Alexis Harlow on Empowering Military Spouses Through Mindful Journaling
    Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/CcJK90jAAec
    Have you found creative outlets that help you manage stress and anxiety? Alexis Harlow with Mindfully Military has found her outlet through mindful journaling.
    Alexis shares her experiences as an active-duty Air Force spouse, including her adaptation to new environments and the inspiration behind Mindfully Military, a 52-week journal designed for military spouses. Mindfully Military is more than a journal; it's a tool for empowerment, helping spouses find stability amidst the chaos of military life.
    From coping with culture shock to addressing mental health within the military community, Alexis's story is one of resilience, creativity, and empowerment. Listen to how personal growth and community support can transform challenges into opportunities for self-discovery and connection.
    Resources Mentioned:
    https://mindfullymilitary.com/https://www.instagram.com/mindfully_militaryhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Mindfully-Military/100092669011425/
    Read our Monday, April 8th, 2024 newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/5bfd39ea487a/holdingdownthefort or Subscribe today: http://eepurl.com/gTTOdT
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    Access our FREE PORTAL for bonus content, including a FREE subscription to the "Inside the Fort" podcast: https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/portal
    Do you want to do more than “follow orders,” think outside of the box, and manifest your dreams? Then you’ve come to the right show! The award-winning podcast, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, returns for Season 8 to highlight motivational stories of personal growth, financial awareness, and autonomy in our military community. The show is hosted by Jen Amos, a Gold Star daughter, Veteran Spouse, and Entrepreneur.
    Our show continues its partnership with The Rosie Network by featuring Service2CEO Graduates every Monday! Read more - https://issuu.com/therosienetwork/docs/me_mag_2023/16
    We're also excited to be featuring replays of the "Take A Knee" Live Show with US VetWealth Founder & CEO Scott R. Tucker and Blue Water Advisors CEO Mike Wallace, which discusses career progression for military retirees. Tune in every Thursday!
    Our main sponsor US VetWealth is proud to offer a FREE Retiree Appraisal to help military retirees make a confident and informed decision on the Survivor Benefit Plan and Thrift Savings Plan. Get a comprehensive understanding and financial valuation of your time in service today by visiting: https://usvetwealth.com/usvw-appraisal/
    In the Fall of 2023, Jen Amos was sought after by InDependent to co-host the 8th annual InDependent Wellness Summit™. In August 2022, Jen Amos' work on the podcast was recognized by Disney Institute and she was...

    • 49 min
    183: Scott R. Tucker and Mike Wallace Discuss Customer Obsession in Career Development

    183: Scott R. Tucker and Mike Wallace Discuss Customer Obsession in Career Development

    183: Scott R. Tucker and Mike Wallace Discuss Customer Obsession in Career Development
    Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nwEVYPbcDWo
    Continuing from episode 181, US VetWealth Founder and CEO Scott R. Tucker introduces Blue Water Advisors CEO Mike Wallace to discuss topics around military retirement and career progression.
    Mike continues to share how his company teaches their cohorts to organically build a large network of past, present, and future members. They discussed maintaining a professional network while employed, how to do market research before pursuing opportunities, and the importance of being "customer-obsessed" to find career success and progression.
    Notes About Thursday Replays of "Take A Knee" Live Show
    The show was formally titled after Scott's latest book, "Don't Forget Your War Chest," which is available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B08HJVPW1M/allbooksMentioned events and updates may be outdated. The intent of sharing the replays is to (1) get a glimpse into Jen and Scott's ever-evolving entrepreneurial journey, and (2) to discuss career progression for military retirees seeking employment in post-military. Recommended to watch via video - If possible, we recommend that you watch this episode on our YouTube channel as the hosts may reference visuals. Each episode will provide a direct link to the YouTube video in the show notes for your convenience. Or subscribe now at: https://www.youtube.com/@holdingdownthefortpodcastTo stay up-to-date with "Take A Knee" Tuesdays, please subscribe to US VetWealth's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@usvwtv
    Resources Mentioned
    Connect with US VetWealth Founder and CEO Scott R. Tucker on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottrtucker/Connect with Blue Water Advisors CEO Mike Wallace on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-s-wallace1/Learn more about Blue Water Advisors: https://www.bluewater-advisors.com/
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    Access our FREE PORTAL for bonus content, including a FREE subscription to the "Inside the Fort" podcast: https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/portal
    Do you want to do more than “follow orders,” think outside of the box, and manifest your dreams? Then you’ve come to the right show! The award-winning podcast, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, returns for Season 8 to highlight motivational stories of personal growth, financial awareness, and autonomy in our military community. The show is hosted by Jen Amos, a Gold Star daughter, Veteran Spouse, and Entrepreneur.
    Our show continues its partnership with The Rosie Network by featuring Service2CEO Graduates every Monday!...

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Mariann!! ,

Great show!

Very valuable podcast with lots of free research and information.

emillmanrn ,

Jen & Jenny Lynne are amazing!

Funny, thought provoking, challenging status quo and ruthlessly supporting their communities— Jen & Jenny Lynne are a delight to listen to and to interact with ❤️

Lam978 ,

Thoughtful and helpful

Jen and Jenny Lynne create thought provoking conversations for their military spouse audience. It’s like sitting down for coffee with two great friends who want to know how you *really* are, and provide the kind of help that’s actually helpful. Looking forward to this podcast being around for a long time!

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