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 Husbands Home and the Founding Historian at the League of Wives Memorial Project in Coronado. As an advocate for women's history, Heath tells the true story of the military spouses who formed the League of Wives, the national POW/MIA organization, and the National League of Families for American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia. Together, these military spouses battle Washington—and Hanoi—to bring their husbands home from Vietnam. With much anticipation, Heath hopes to see the League of Wives Memorial Project bring the League of Wives Memorial to Coronado.
Get in touch with Heath Lee by visiting https://www.heathleeauthor.com/
- League of Wives Memorial Project https://www.leagueofwives.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.
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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.
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