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 become a sense of responsibility for her to collect data to support, represent and advocate for the military spouse community as a whole. She explores why pivotal roles within military spousal support organizations often go unpaid, how the word 'dependent' continues to send a negative message, the importance of finding connection no matter what - even if it's not with fellow spouses, and much more.
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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 into post-military life.
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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.
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