BONUS: "My father’s absence reflects the incredible impact he made while he was alive." A Military Father's Legacy of Love & Community with Jen Amos
"According to those who knew my father, Alfonso Apdal Amos was a kind, simple, humble and unassuming man. In between the time he served in the Philippine Army in the 1970s to joining the US Navy in the 1980s, he faced many hardships including dropping out of school and food insecurities. One would assume that someone with my father’s struggles would make him a cold, hard-to-deal-with person. But not my father. He worked hard, cared deeply, and never complained."
In observance of Veterans Day, Jen Amos shares her father's military history. Excavating and telling her father's story is possible thanks to the help of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis and The Price of Freedom Foundation. Read the full article at https://scalar.usc.edu/works/fpahm-timeline-project/family-memories-military-fathers-legacy
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Support free art and comedy classes to veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers by attending Jen's Storytelling Bootcamp Graduation Show by the Armed Services Arts Program on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8 PM (EST) via Zoom. Purchase your ticket for "Storytelling Bootcamp Grad Show – Bravo" at https://asapasap.org/attend-a-show/
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September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the 16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, The American MilSpouse, VeteranCrowd Network, It's a Military Life, VirtForce, Military Veteran Dad Podcast, and much more.