Wendy Hoven

Wendy Hoven


Zumbrota, MN



Wendy joined the Army right after high school graduation in 1985, working her way up in the motor pool staying in Army Reserves after her active duty time. When the attack on the Twin Towers happened, she was deployed overseas serving in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

After she returned, she was sent around the country teaching soldiers who were getting ready to be deployed to Iraq on what to expect and how to survive. 

When four-star General, Ann Dunwoody (America’s first female four-star General), heard about the work Wendy was doing with the soldier deployment courses, she requested that Wendy assist her with work in Afghanistan. 

Wendy has served America’s military all over the world, helping to build schools, medical clinics, rebuilding war torn communities, and re-establishing wells for fresh water.

Wendy’s Playlist
Blackfoot – Train Train
Aerosmith – Last Child
Bad Company – Shooting Star
Iron Maiden – Wasted Years
Van Halen – Take Your Whiskey Home
AC/DC – Hell’s Bells