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Oct. 26, 2022

Vicki Cody Talks About Her Books Army Wife and Fly Safe - 513

Vicki Cody Talks About Her Books Army Wife and Fly Safe - 513

Vicki Cody talks about her books Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army and Fly Safe: Letters From the Gulf War and Reflections from Back Home. This is episode 513 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast. 
Vicki Cody...


Vicki Cody talks about her books Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army and Fly Safe: Letters From the Gulf War and Reflections from Back Home. This is episode 513 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast. 

Vicki Cody grew up in Burlington, Vermont and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1975, with a BS degree in education. For the next 33 years she was an Army wife, supporting her husband in his career. While raising their two sons and moving all over the United States and overseas, she served as a coach and mentor for Army spouses and as an advocate for Army families.

Vicki has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of military families. In 2007, she was written into the Congressional Record in a tribute to her by Congressman Sylvestre Reyes, for her writings about Army life and her contributions to the nation as an Army wife and Army mom. In 2021, Vicki, along with her husband Dick, received the General Creighton Abrams Medal for Service from the Association of the United States Army.

She is the author of Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents’ Guide and most recently, the revised edition, Your Soldier, Your Army: A Family Guide, both of which were published by the Association of the United States Army. This book is free of charge to everyone. To date, over 500,000 copies of these books have been distributed. Her articles have appeared in numerous military magazines and publications.

Her first memoir, Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army was published in 2016 by She Writes Press. Army Wife won the 2016 USA Best Book Award for narrative non-fiction, was a Finalist for the 2016 Foreword Indies Book of the Year in the military category, and was listed in Kirkus Reviews Top Indie Books of 2016.

Her new memoir, Fly Safe- Letters from the Gulf War and Reflections from Back Home, was released in August 2021 by She Writes Press. Fly Safe was a finalist for the 2021 Best Book Awards in the History/Military category; made the Kirkus Reviews 2021 list of Great Indie Books worth discovering; and is a finalist for the Military and Front Lines Book Award in the Chanticleer International Book Awards.

She and her husband of forty-six years live in the Washington, DC area. Their two sons, both Apache helicopter pilots, continue to serve on active duty in the US Army.

We will focus on Vicki’s books - Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army and Fly Safe: Letters from the Gulf War and Reflections from Back Home.

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