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Helping Veterans rediscover their purpose, meaning, and passion in post-military life. Here on the podcast, we discuss everything from the transition, to the job search, to the VA, to entrepreneurship, and everything in between. Ready? Let's move out. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/support

Helping Veterans rediscover their purpose, meaning, and passion in post-military life. Here on the podcast, we discuss everything from the transition, to the job search, to the VA, to entrepreneurship, and everything in between. Ready? Let's move out. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/support
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Helping Veterans rediscover their purpose, meaning, and passion in post-military life. Here on the podcast, we discuss everything from the transition, to the job search, to the VA, to entrepreneurship, and everything in between. Ready? Let's move out. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/support

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Season 2, Episode 10 - SMARTA Goals

4/25/2019
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In the final episode of Season 2 of the Courage to Fight Again podcast, Aaron shares why we as individuals need to have goals for ourselves, and he adds one more critical elements to the SMART way of achieving goals you set for yourself. Aaron also shares what's in store for Courage to Fight Again, what we're going to be working on over the next few months, and how you can help! Psst - want to be a BETA tester for the new RESOLVE curriculum? Email Aaron at...

Duration:00:21:54

Season 2, Episode 9 - What Do We Do About Chronic Pain? - Pt. 2 (Special Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Richardson)

4/18/2019
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In this episode, Aaron continues his interview with chronic pain expert Dr. Elizabeth Richardson. Dr. Richardson shares not only more valuable insights into how pain impacts those of us in the Veteran community, but she also touches on a relatively new practice in the area of pain management this is seeing some great success for Veterans across the country. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/message Become a...

Duration:00:21:32

Season 2, Episode 8 - What Do We Do About Chronic Pain? (Special Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Richardson)

4/11/2019
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In this episode, Aaron interviews chronic pain expert, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson. As Veterans, how should we view chronic pain? Is it worse for Veterans than for the rest of the world? And if it is, what do we do about it? Get the answers to all these questions and more in this episode of the Courage to Fight Again podcast! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/message Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:31:43

Season 2, Episode 7 - Everything ELSE You Ever Wanted to Know About VA Loans (Special Guest: Chris Montz)

4/4/2019
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Today, Aaron continues his interview with special guest, Chris Montz. Chris is a VA Loan expert with over 17 years of experience, and in this episode, he answers so many more questions about the VA Loan that we can't possibly list them all in the show notes. Take a listen, and if you still have questions, drop us a line on our Facebook page! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/message Become a supporter of...

Duration:00:27:50

Season 2, Episode 6 - Just the News...Mostly (March)

3/28/2019
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This is the second episode of our Just the News...Mostly series, where we take a lighter look at the news impacting the Veteran community. Source articles: Trump signs executive order to prevent Veteran suicide - https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/03/05/trump-signs-executive-order-creating-task-force-stop-vet-suicide.html Sen. Rand Paul wants to give GWOT Veterans $2500 each -...

Duration:00:16:54

Season 2, Episode 5 - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About VA Loans (Special Guest: Chris Montz)

3/21/2019
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Today's special guest is Chris Montz. Chris is a VA Loan expert with over 17 years of experience, and in this episode, he answers so many questions about the VA Loan that we can't possibly list them all in the show notes. Take a listen, and if you still have questions, drop us a line on our Facebook page! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/message Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:23:44

Season 2, Episode 4 - Finding Your Value: Part 2 (Special Guest: Matt Aston)

3/14/2019
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This is the second part of Aaron's interview with Matt Aston. The first part of the interview can be heard in Season 2, Episode 3, Finding Your Value. In this episode, Matt and Aaron discuss next steps for Veterans who want to learn more about rediscovering purpose, free resources available to help Veterans in their journey, and Matt answers the question, "How important is it to rediscover purpose after the military?" Special thanks to Highlands Worship for allowing us to use music from...

Duration:00:15:12

Season 2, Episode 3 - Finding Your Value (Special Guest: Matt Aston)

3/7/2019
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On today's show, we have a special guest! Matt Aston is a U.S. Army infantry Veteran, engineer, entrepreneur, musician, and now, worship leader at one of the largest churches in the nation. In this episode we are talking about value - where do we find our value once we leave the military? Is there a definitive standard we can use to measure our own self-worth? Matt answers these questions and more, coming from the perspective of a Veteran who has rediscovered purpose in post-military...

Duration:00:33:00

Season 2, Episode 2 - Just the News...Mostly (February)

2/28/2019
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Show Notes: Someone told us we should consider doing a lighter episode, and so we did. In this episode, we take a look back at a few of the biggest news stories impacting the Veteran community. This is the first of a series of episodes called Just the News – Mostly. Links: Free Surplus Federal Equipment:https://rebootcamp.militarytimes.com/news/entrepreneurship/2019/02/01/this-new-law-gives-vet-small-business-owners-surplus-federal-equipment-for-free/State Agencies for Surplus...

Duration:00:24:36

Season 2, Episode 1 - Why Try?

2/21/2019
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As Veterans, sometimes it's difficult to even know - why should we try to rediscover our purpose? We had purpose at one point in the past, and we can't imagine what that would be like - having purpose again. And that begs the question, "Why try?" Why even put forth the effort to rediscover purpose? We answer that question and more in this, the very first episode of Season 2! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:17:51

(Bonus Episode) What Lies Ahead

1/29/2019
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What have we been up to since the end of Season 1? What's on the horizon for Season 2? What are we planning in 2019? We'll answer all these questions and more in today's episode of Courage to Fight Again. We also give a short breakdown of how we are paving the way for Veteran's to rediscover purpose - the 9-Line Framework. Find Courage to Fight Again on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/couragetofightagain/ Instagram -...

Duration:00:15:01

Help! I've Been Affected By the Shutdown!

1/16/2019
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What can you do if you're impacted by the longest-running government shutdown? How can you make ends meet? What assistance programs are out there to help you? That's what we're talking about in this bonus episode. Links and Resources: VA Blog - https://www.navyfederal.org/about/government-shutdown.php Navy Federal - https://www.navyfederal.org/about/government-shutdown.php USAA - https://www.usaa.com/inet/wc/ent-gov-shutdown-assistance-landing-mkt?akredirect=true Phone Numbers: GI...

Duration:00:13:05

Episode 10 - Why do Veterans commit suicide?

9/28/2018
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This is a heavy topic, but it's one that we absolutely have to talk about - suicide in the Veteran community. We referenced a few different studies in this episode: Dossier: Veteran Health in the US - Sourced from Statista www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1095.html. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/message Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/support

Duration:00:15:53

Episode 9 - What IS it with Veterans' Mental Health?

9/14/2018
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Hint: It's more than you think. There is still a lot of work to be done for Veterans, and mental health is perhaps the most glaring problem within the Veteran community. Be sure to check out the great non-profit focused on Veterans in Alabama - http://www.alabamaveteran.org/ To access the report referenced in this episode, head over to www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1095.html. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:24:35

Episode 8 - What's it like when a Veteran returns to school?

9/4/2018
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Continuing our series of the top 10 most frequently asked questions about Veterans' transitions, we turn our attention to going back to school (and using the Post-9/11 GI Bill to do it). How much will your housing allowance be? Check out the BAH Calculator here: https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm To access the report referenced in this episode, head over to www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1095.html. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice...

Duration:00:21:55

Episode 7 - Do Veterans make less money than civilians?

8/28/2018
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In this episode, we are continuing our series on the "Ten most frequently asked questions about Veterans' transitions." We explore 3 questions: - Are tax credits for hiring Veterans useful and cost-effective (and why does that matter to the Veteran?) - Are Veterans earning lower wages than civilians? - How effective are support services for Veterans' transitions? Be sure to check out 100,000 Jobs Mission at: https://www.veteranjobsmission.com/ Also, check out Microsoft Software and Systems...

Duration:00:23:11

Episode 6 - Veterans are on unemployment - are YOU eligible?

8/20/2018
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In this episode, we are continuing our series on the "Ten most frequently asked questions about Veterans' transitions." We explore the question, "Why are so many Veterans on unemployment insurance? And perhaps more importantly, we spend some time talking about who's eligible for it (and who isn't). For more information on the UCX program we talk about in this episode, check out https://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/ucx.asp. To access the report referenced in this episode, head over...

Duration:00:10:32

Episode 5 - Veteran Unemployment and Who's Responsible

8/6/2018
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In this episode, we begin a series covering frequently asked questions about the transition from the military to the civilian sector. Episode 5 focuses on Veterans' unemployment. To access the report referenced in this episode, head over to https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1095.html. Don't forget to subscribe! This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/message Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:16:33

Episode 4 - A proper introduction (and a vision for the future)

7/20/2018
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In this episode, Aaron gives a proper introduction of who he is, why he started Courage to Fight Again, and his vision for the future. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/message Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/support

Duration:00:23:16

Episode 3 - The Transition (Special Guest - George Macko)

7/6/2018
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In this episode, we are talking about the transition from the military to the civilian sector, and we have a special guest too! George Macko transitioned from the Army just a few months ago, and he shares some of his story as well as his struggles, and provides some excellent recommendations on how you can better navigate the transition. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Voice Messages Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couragetofightagain/message Become a supporter of this...

Duration:00:22:31