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02/07/2024
Ep. 48 Strengthening Military Family Bonds Through the Power of Storytime with Jessica Hall

In this episode of “Militarily Speaking,” Tom, Jodi, and guest Jessica Hall, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for United Through Reading, discuss how the mission-focused organization is dedicated to strengthening military families and building literacy.

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01/24/2024
Ep. 47 Purple Heart Bonfire Conversations with Mike Foss of Warrior Bonfire Program
In this episode of “Militarily Speaking,” Tom, Jodi, and guest Lieutenant Colonel Mike Foss, President of the Warrior Bonfire Program, discuss how the organization supports Purple Heart recipients with therapeutic outdoor activities to foster healing and build supportive relationships among veterans.
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01/10/2024
Ep. 46 The ABCs of AfCPE: Financial Counseling for Military Members with Rachael DeLeon
In this episode of “Militarily Speaking,” Tom, Jodi, and guest Rachael DeLeon, Executive Director of Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), discuss how AFCPE is a beacon of reliable and accessible financial counseling, coaching, and education. Their support is there for individuals seeking trustworthy help and those aspiring to assist others in their financial journeys.
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12/29/2023
Ep. 45 Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workforce: A Chat with Michael Abrams of FourBlock
In this episode of “Militarily Speaking,” Tom, Jodi, and guest Mike Abrams, Founder and President of FourBlock, we delved into how the organizations hands-on approach helps veterans transitioning from military to civilian life. We also discuss the organization's values, offerings, and goals.

    Recent news 

    KC Business Journal

    Leavenworth-based Armed Forces Bank partners with a service-disabled, veteran-owned national company to help employers make it easier for employees to get home mortgages through the program Operation Homeward..  

    Forbes Magazine

    Forbes Magazine names Armed Forces Bank America's best employer for veterans in 2023. Over 8,500 veterans were surveyed and the data tallied up. The top 150 companies made Forbes' list and are seen here.
    Bank of the Year

    The Department of the Navy recognized Armed Forces Bank Great Lakes as “Distinguished Bank of the Year.” Award Reflects Armed Forces Bank steadfast commitment to meeting the distinct needs of military service members and their families. 
    Tech Investment Boost

    Leavenworth-based Armed Forces Bank made hefty investments in technology to place it on the leading edge for banking access, a huge benefit for a military client base that's always moving around. And it's proved helpful for new offerings at Armed Forces' sister bank.
    Bank of the Year

    Armed Forces Bank was again named “Distinguished Bank of the Year,” an honor it has received for 12 of the last 13 years. The Department of the Navy recognized Armed Forces Bank at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois and the Department of the Army selected Armed Forces Bank at Fort Riley in Kansas. These two branches received a combined 13 nominations from Command Leadership at Army, Air Force and Navy military installations around the country.

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