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Military families are far from the average American family.

While on active duty, families learn resilience, resourcefulness, time management, organizational skills, flexibility, delayed gratification and, of course, how to establish a new normal after every PCS.

Our award-winning show is dedicated to curating knowledge, resources and relevant stories for military spouses (by military spouses and military family advocates) so they can continue to make confident and informed decisions for themselves and their families. Because let's face it... we know who's REALLY "Holding Down the Fort."

November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! Check out her acceptance speech at https://fb.watch/1Es0LLlGu7/

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Holding Down the Fort Podcast Jen Amos

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Military families are far from the average American family.

While on active duty, families learn resilience, resourcefulness, time management, organizational skills, flexibility, delayed gratification and, of course, how to establish a new normal after every PCS.

Our award-winning show is dedicated to curating knowledge, resources and relevant stories for military spouses (by military spouses and military family advocates) so they can continue to make confident and informed decisions for themselves and their families. Because let's face it... we know who's REALLY "Holding Down the Fort."

November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! Check out her acceptance speech at https://fb.watch/1Es0LLlGu7/

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    099: Life-giving conversations that foster community in a seemingly divided world and season 4 finale with Jen Amos & Jenny Lynne Stroup

    099: Life-giving conversations that foster community in a seemingly divided world and season 4 finale with Jen Amos & Jenny Lynne Stroup

    As co-hosts Jen Amos and Jenny Lynne Stroup wrap up season 4 of Holding Down the Fort, they reflect on the interviews they've conducted, the benefits of podcasting, their hopes for season 5, what they're grateful for, and much more.
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    In partnership with the American Red Cross of Central and Southern Ohio, join Blue Star Families of Dayton for their Virtual “Empowering #MilKids” Resource Fair for Military-Connected Parents, featuring Jen Amos with Opening Remarks and as the Keynote Speaker! This event will take place on Saturday, April 10th from 11 AM - 1:00 PM ET - Live Streamed on the Blue Star Families of Dayton Facebook Page. Register today at https://bit.ly/3cVAl8v (https://bit.ly/3cVAl8v) or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/285321909635397 (https://www.facebook.com/events/285321909635397)
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    Sponsored by US VetWealth - The moment that you leave the military is the biggest opportunity of your lifetime, and you’re going to need money for it. Download the first three chapters of Scott R. Tucker’s (Jen’s husband and business partner) Veteran Wealth Secrets for FREE to learn more at http://veteranwealthsecrets.com/ (http://veteranwealthsecrets.com/ )
    How well do you understand the Survivor Benefit Plan and Veterans Group Life Insurance? Community Relations Director at US VetWealth Jen Amos shares a snippet of her company's latest published book, The Modern Guide to Veteran and Military Life Insurance Planning, written by her husband, Scott R. Tucker, in ep. 89: https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/089 (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/089). Grab a copy of The Modern Guide to Veteran and Military Life Insurance Planning at https://amzn.to/3tgKQZn (https://amzn.to/3tgKQZn) or learn more at http://survivorlibertyplan.com/ (http://survivorlibertyplan.com/)
    November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! Check out her acceptance speech at https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards (https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards)

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    098: Healing the invisible wounds for your trauma with Dr. David Tharp

    098: Healing the invisible wounds for your trauma with Dr. David Tharp

    A clinical psychologist who is both a combat veteran and a former first responder himself, Dr. David Tharp founded Project Healing Heroes in 2016 to facilitate resiliency and reintegration for other combat veterans, service members, first responders, and their family members as they serve our nation both at home and abroad. He reflects on an unforgettable deployment that gave him a deep appreciation of our service members and a striking reminder of how short life is, how his impressive educational background and work in the VA justified why he "didn't need help," post-traumatic growth, and much more.
    Connect with David Tharp and learn more about Project Healing Heroes
    Website https://www.projecthealingheroes.org/ (https://www.projecthealingheroes.org/)
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/project-healing-heroes/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/project-healing-heroes/)
    Facebook / Instagram @projecthealingheroes
    Twitter @PHH_Resilience
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_BfboaF4QiIin5x1bYqa_Q (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_BfboaF4QiIin5x1bYqa_Q)
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    Sponsored by US VetWealth - The moment that you leave the military is the biggest opportunity of your lifetime, and you’re going to need money for it. Download the first three chapters of Scott R. Tucker’s (Jen’s husband and business partner) Veteran Wealth Secrets for FREE to learn more at http://veteranwealthsecrets.com/ (http://veteranwealthsecrets.com/ )
    How well do you understand the Survivor Benefit Plan and Veterans Group Life Insurance? Community Relations Director at US VetWealth Jen Amos shares a snippet of her company's latest published book, The Modern Guide to Veteran and Military Life Insurance Planning, written by her husband, Scott R. Tucker, in ep. 89: https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/089 (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/089). Grab a copy of The Modern Guide to Veteran and Military Life Insurance Planning at https://amzn.to/3tgKQZn (https://amzn.to/3tgKQZn) or learn more at http://survivorlibertyplan.com/ (http://survivorlibertyplan.com/)
    November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! Check out her acceptance speech at https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards (https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards)
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    • 39 min
    097: How military spouses can be resilient and not resentful with Michaela Rosales

    097: How military spouses can be resilient and not resentful with Michaela Rosales

    Military spouse (going on 20 years this year), life coach, homeschooling mom of three, and Founder of Honest Talk International Michaela Rosales stands by her slogan to "be resilient, not resentful." She reflects on her 13th move as a military family, homeschooling her kids for the last seven years, raising quails, the power in asking for help, and much more.
    Connect with Michaela
    Website https://www.honesttalkinternational.com/ (https://www.honesttalkinternational.com/)
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelarosales/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelarosales/)
    Instagram / Facebook @honesttalkinternational
    Register for the Evolve Retreat created by past guest, Jen Pasquale (Ep. 064), at https://www.prideandgrit.com/evolvetogether/ (https://www.prideandgrit.com/evolvetogether/)
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    Sponsored by US VetWealth - The moment that you leave the military is the biggest opportunity of your lifetime, and you’re going to need money for it. Download the first three chapters of Scott R. Tucker’s (Jen’s husband and business partner) Veteran Wealth Secrets for FREE to learn more at http://veteranwealthsecrets.com/ (http://veteranwealthsecrets.com/ )
    How well do you understand the Survivor Benefit Plan and Veterans Group Life Insurance? Community Relations Director at US VetWealth Jen Amos shares a snippet of her company's latest published book, The Modern Guide to Veteran and Military Life Insurance Planning, written by her husband, Scott R. Tucker, in ep. 89: https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/089 (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/089). Grab a copy of The Modern Guide to Veteran and Military Life Insurance Planning at https://amzn.to/3tgKQZn (https://amzn.to/3tgKQZn) or learn more at http://survivorlibertyplan.com/ (http://survivorlibertyplan.com/)
    November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! Check out her acceptance speech at https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards (https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards)
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    • 46 min
    096: Getting back to deeper connections by knowing when it’s a good time to call loved ones with Matthew Shanks

    096: Getting back to deeper connections by knowing when it’s a good time to call loved ones with Matthew Shanks

    This episode is also available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/vVFF_rbIBeA (https://youtu.be/vVFF_rbIBeA)
    Military spouse, former pro triathlete and coach, and Founder of Kovii Matthew Shanks is combatting our natural inclinations to scroll on social media with an app that helps you connect directly with the people you care about. He shares how Kovii was started, how social media is based off of an addiction model, why saying, "just text me," doesn't work, and much more.
    Connect with Matthew Shanks
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/thematthewshanks/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thematthewshanks/)
    Instagram @thematthewshanks
    Facebook @thetriathlete
    Learn more about Kovii
    Website https://kovii.com/ (https://kovii.com/)
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/kovinnoinc/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/kovinnoinc/)
    Instagram @koviiapp
    Facebook @Koviiapp
    Twitter @koviiapp
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1dxhK6nYuHPEhIWzj5eZw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1dxhK6nYuHPEhIWzj5eZw)
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    Sponsored by US VetWealth - The moment that you leave the military is the biggest opportunity of your lifetime, and you’re going to need money for it. Download the first three chapters of Scott R. Tucker’s (Jen’s husband and business partner) Veteran Wealth Secrets for FREE to learn more at http://veteranwealthsecrets.com/ (http://veteranwealthsecrets.com/ )
    How well do you understand the Survivor Benefit Plan and Veterans Group Life Insurance? Community Relations Director at US VetWealth Jen Amos shares a snippet of her company's latest published book, The Modern Guide to Veteran and Military Life Insurance Planning, written by her husband, Scott R. Tucker, in ep. 89: https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/089 (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/089). Grab a copy of The Modern Guide to Veteran and Military Life Insurance Planning at https://amzn.to/3tgKQZn (https://amzn.to/3tgKQZn) or learn more at http://survivorlibertyplan.com/ (http://survivorlibertyplan.com/)
    November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! Check out her acceptance speech at https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards (https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards)
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    • 42 min
    095: Effective communication tips for military couples and solo-parenting for more than a year with Jessica Lynn

    095: Effective communication tips for military couples and solo-parenting for more than a year with Jessica Lynn

    Air Force wife and mom of three young kids Jessica Lynn is currently stationed in Germany, has recently endured solo-parenting for more than a year, and PCS'd overseas during a pandemic. She reflects and shares how proud she is to survive that year of solo-parenting, the importance of transparency and acknowledgment with her husband, when to have alone time within the family, and much more.
    Connect with Jessica Lynn at https://jessicalynnwrites.com/ (https://jessicalynnwrites.com/) or on Instagram @jesstagirl
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    Sponsored by US VetWealth - The moment that you leave the military is the biggest opportunity of your lifetime, and you’re going to need money for it. Download the first three chapters of Scott R. Tucker’s (Jen’s husband and business partner) Veteran Wealth Secrets for FREE to learn more at http://veteranwealthsecrets.com/ (http://veteranwealthsecrets.com/ )
    How well do you understand the Survivor Benefit Plan and Veterans Group Life Insurance? Community Relations Director at US VetWealth Jen Amos shares a snippet of her company's latest published book, The Modern Guide to Veteran and Military Life Insurance Planning, written by her husband, Scott R. Tucker, in Ep. 89: https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/089 (https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/089). Grab a copy of The Modern Guide to Veteran and Military Life Insurance Planning at https://amzn.to/3tgKQZn (https://amzn.to/3tgKQZn) or learn more at http://survivorlibertyplan.com/ (http://survivorlibertyplan.com/)
    November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! Check out her acceptance speech at https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards (https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards)
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    • 35 min
    094: Sisterhood, mental health and thriving in chaos with Elaine Brewer, Teresa Shick & Jessica Silva

    094: Sisterhood, mental health and thriving in chaos with Elaine Brewer, Teresa Shick & Jessica Silva

    Seasoned spouses Elaine Brewer, Teresa Shick and Jessica Silva became friends when their husbands were formerly at the same command. Now having all transitioned into post-military life, they reflect on the importance of sisterhood, mental health, and how they've been able to thrive in chaos especially when most of the experiences around them involved death, deployment or divorce.
    Connect with Elaine Brewer and learn more about the Humble Warrior Wellness Center by visiting https://www.humblewarriorwellnesscenter.org/ (https://www.humblewarriorwellnesscenter.org/)
    Connect with Teresa Shick and learn more about the The Pillar Foundation by visiting https://www.thepillarfoundation.com/ (https://www.thepillarfoundation.com/)
    Connect with Jessica on Instagram @jsilva0 or Facebook - search "Jess See."
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    November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! Check out her acceptance speech at https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards (https://therosienetwork.org/entrepreneur-awards)
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Tom Antion ,

Great Work for the Military Community

This podcast does a great service for the folks that sacrifice so much to keep our country safe. The host is a blast.

RemagenMatt ,

Love this podcast

Jen is great to listen to. Comforting and informative, with a positive mindset laid on top of challenging topics. My wife is currently away for Army training for a few months, so while holding down my own fort I’m glad to have found this podcast.

Navy Cacique ,

One of the best Veteran, Mil Spouse shows out here!

This podcast is a phenomenal addition to my day. The host and guest are first class and the knowledge shared is vital to success. Thank you for what you do to keep us current and for the effort to support and highlight the military/Veteran community. 🤙🏼

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