Listening Back to the Women of Home Base Nation and Looking Ahead to the 2024 Run To Home Base

Let’s rewind 5 years-back on conversations that stick with us at Home Base, with amazing women who leave a mark on service, sacrifice and leadership, and teach us how recovery and resilience become a reality. (With - 77th USS Constitution Commander Billie J. Farrell / Air Force Veteran and TAPS Founder Bonnie Carroll / Army Veteran, Author and Cancer Survivor Brandi Benson / Navy Veteran, Home Base Marathoner, and Commercial Truck Driver Yuma Haidara / Army Veteran / Army Veteran and America’s Got Talent Finalist and Singer Christal Rheams / Marine Veteran, Paralympian and Adventurer Kirstie Ennis / Army Active Duty Soldier and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Sagen Maddelana / Marine Veteran, Pilot and Founder of Dogs on Deployment Alisa Johnson). Thank You all for listening today and we hope to see you at Fenway Park on July 27th for the 15th Annual Event. And remember, you can also join us virtually from anywhere - to Run, Walk, Support and Share in a common mission to stomp stigma and address the invisible wounds of war affecting Women and Men, Children and Families of all who’ve served.

This month, we will continue our commitment to celebrate those who have served and are serving at the 15th annual Run to Home Base presented by RTX – our unique 9K run and 5K run/walk through Boston that ends with the unforgettable experience of crossing “home base” at historic Fenway Park. On Saturday, July 27, we will once again gather at “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” for this moving occasion and, special to our 15th year, will honor Women Veterans and Service Members.

The day prior to the Run, we will host an All-Star Forum honoring Women Veterans and Service Members alongside the Red Sox Foundation. This panel discussion, hosted by Emmy-Award winning journalist and former ABC News Chief Health and Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton, will highlight the triumphs and challenges; accomplishments and sacrifices; and future of women’s service. 

We are thrilled to announce this esteemed panel of five women –

  1. General Mary K. Izaguirre (Army Surgeon General)
  2. Major Sidney Jacques (Army Ranger)
  3. Kaci Clark (Army Veteran, former pilot in the 160th SOAR, West Point Grad)
  4. Jennifer Silva (Army Veteran, current Chief Program Officer for Wounded Warrior Project, West Point Grad)
  5. Lieutenant Madison Marsh (Air Force Academy Graduate … And First member of the US Military to become Miss America)

CLICK HERE:To submit a question for the forum and stay tuned for details on how to watch it. 

The weekend’s events will culminate with a poignant, on-field pregame ceremony to recognize the service and sacrifice of Women Veterans and Service Members before the hometown Boston Red Sox take on their fiercest rival, the New York Yankees. If you are a Woman Veteran or Service Member interested in joining us for the ceremony.

CLICK HERE: for a chance to join us.


Home Base Nation will be sharing episodes every two weeks up through the Run To Home Base this coming July 27th. Please sign up to join us there to support all veteran, servicemember and family care, and as we celebrate women in the military this year. 

Home Base Nation is the official podcast for Home Base Program for Veterans and Military Families – Our team sees veterans, servicemembers and their families addressing the invisible wounds of war at no cost. This is all made possible thanks to a grateful nation – And if you want to learn more on how you can help, visit us at, or if you or anyone you know would like to connect to care, you can also reach us at 617-724-5202.

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