Military Giving Made Possible – With the Armed Forces Financial Network and Inspire Up

Home Base is all about helping veterans and military families thrive. Mental health and addressing the invisible wounds are part of the equation – And Inspire Up with help from AFFN is such a good example of that needed collaboration to make that thriving a reality.

Thanks to our guests – John Broda and Scott Duszynski, of Armed Forces Financial Network, and Jessica Manfre of Inspire Up for your service and for all you do for military families. 


If you are your loved one is experiencing any emotional, mental health struggles, you are not alone and please contact Home Base at (617) 724-5202, or visit

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Theme music for Home Base Nation: "Rolling the tree" by The Butler Frogs

Backing music and outro: "Warrior-Healer" by James and House and Air Force Veteran Blair Morin

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The Home Base Nation Team is Steve Monaco, Maureen Roderick, Laurie Gallagher, Karianne Kraus, Lucy Little, Taylor Orlando, with COO Michael Allard, Brigadier General Jack Hammond, and Peter Smyth.

Producer and Host: Dr. Ron Hirschberg
Producer, Sound, Editor: Lucy Little
Chairman, Home Base Media Lab: Peter Smyth

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