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Welcome to Barracks Stories, hosted by US Navy Veteran Alan Murphy (@MrAlanMurphy). We've all heard military veterans share their story in some bar or at a gathering with friends and family. On this monthly podcast you will find candid conversations with military veterans about their funny, memorable and hilarious moments from the barracks, training and deployment. More information and content from the podcast can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@BarracksStories).

Welcome to Barracks Stories, hosted by US Navy Veteran Alan Murphy (@MrAlanMurphy). We've all heard military veterans share their story in some bar or at a gathering with friends and family. On this monthly podcast you will find candid conversations with military veterans about their funny, memorable and hilarious moments from the barracks, training and deployment. More information and content from the podcast can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@BarracksStories).
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United States

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Welcome to Barracks Stories, hosted by US Navy Veteran Alan Murphy (@MrAlanMurphy). We've all heard military veterans share their story in some bar or at a gathering with friends and family. On this monthly podcast you will find candid conversations with military veterans about their funny, memorable and hilarious moments from the barracks, training and deployment. More information and content from the podcast can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@BarracksStories).

Language:

English

Contact:

4846147108


Episodes

Seal Team Six, Veterans and Fist Fighting to Leadership - Mike Dolce

10/13/2018
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Mike Dolce is a navy vet who joined prior to 9/11. He was a Seabee who built things all over the world before ending up at Seal Team Six in support capacity. When asked what made him want to join the military, he stated that want is such a strong word and straight up said that he did not want to join the military, initially. Mike shared that he was a troubled teenager, he smoked a lot of pot and have disrespected his parents a lot. In an effort to straighten his ways up, his dad sat him down...

Duration:01:24:25

Peep Holes, Brain Injury, and Breaking the Sound Barrier - Amanda Burrill

9/14/2018
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Amanda, daughter of a vet and an immigrant, joined the military “mostly” because her father told her he wasn’t paying for college. She shares a funny story about pissing him off before heading to college, not necessarily disclosing she’d rescinded her Academy appointment in lieu of NROTC. In college, as a midshipman, she had way more fun than anyone in the actual fleet ever will, especially playing “Goose” in the backseat of F-14 Tomcats for a summer cruise. She was commissioned in May of...

Duration:01:06:10

Pearl Harbor, Atomic Bomb Testing and Hurricane Hunting - Fred Lynch (WW2 Veteran)

7/27/2018
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In this week’s episode, we have Fred Lynch – 95 year old U.S. Navy veteran. He served for seven years as a radioman and was present during some historic moments in our history – Pearl Harbor bombings, testing atomic bombs, and hurricane hunting. Fred Lynch enlisted in Feb 1941 and went to Bootcamp in September at Newport, Rhode Island by train. He thrived in the 6-week Boot Camp and went to Aviation Radio School in Jacksonville, Florida. His experience there was the same as his Boot Camp...

Duration:00:52:15

Barracks Stories Podcast Trailer

7/8/2018
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Hey, I’m Alan Murphy and I’m a former US Navy Aircrewman and rescue swimmer that served from 2005-2010. I started this podcast because I wanted to hear stories that nobody gets to hear. My transition was and still is a challenge every single day. I thought about ending my life (and occasionally still do) but what has helped is listening and talking to other veterans about their experiences in the military. Here is just a sample of some of those stories. Veterans all have funny and memorable...

Duration:00:03:04

Valium, Monkeys and Benghazi Attack - Kirsten Battocchio

7/3/2018
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Kristen Battocchio is a Marine Corps veteran who served 1 and a half years in Japan before transferring to embassy duty in Sri Lanka, Uganda, and Barbados. She graduated high school in 2008, but chose to go to college for a year in Manhatanville. She did great but came to a point where she could no longer afford to continue and was bored. She decided to look into state colleges and eventually decided to go to University of Connecticut. She already arranged everything down to the down...

Duration:01:21:08

Guantanamo Bay, Recruiting and Pork MREs - John Andre

6/26/2018
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In this week’s episode of our 2-part series, we have John Andre. John recently retired from the military after 23 years of service of which 10 years are of active duty and 13 years reserved status. John was born and raised in Cuba and they migrated to the United States. He’s the first one in the family to join the military and was inspired by a Marine stationed in the American consulate in the Swiss embassy when his parents were processing their papers. He said to himself “When I make it...

Duration:00:51:24

Meth, Welcome Home Cake and Modeling Jeans - Damien Bertolo

5/6/2018
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Our guest for this week is Damien B., a Senior Consulting Analyst at Accenture, a Marine veteran, and a friend of mine. Damien was a commissioned and enlisted officer in the US Marine Corps from April 2003 to November 2012. He is currently a volunteer at The FourBlock Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that equips veterans to advance their careers. FourBlocks semester-long, university-accredited career readiness program provides professional development, career exploration, and...

Duration:01:37:36

Dysentery and the Red Light District in Germany - James Fitzgerald

4/26/2018
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Our guest for this week is James Fitzgerald, a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant veteran. James has an interesting back story. He joined the military at the age of 19 to gain connection in the world and said that the quickest way to gain connection to the world is thru service. He started his 16-week bootcamp at Fort Ben from basic training to AIT. During his AIT days, it was a relentless barrage of trainings and drills. It even came to a point where he even dream about those drills at night. After...

Duration:01:05:34

Dedicated to the 2004 West Point Class - Frank Aburto

3/10/2018
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Our guest for this week is my friend Frank Aburto - a Senior Manager focusing on Financial Planning and Analysis for Audible, the world's largest provider of audio-books. Frank grew up with a family who served in the military. He joined in 2000 when he went to West Point and took East Asian Studies & Mandarin Chinese. He chose to go the officer route instead of ROTC or enlisting during high school because he wanted to have something else in case he wanted to get out of the military. After...

Duration:00:57:00

Sexual Misconduct and Spiderman - Tom Smoot

2/15/2018
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Tom Smoot – Chief Executive Officer of Lift and Shift Foundation, a foundation dedicated to providing veterans with science and technology activities deployed as an alternative therapy setting, geared towards building confidence and developing problem solving skills. Tom served in the military for 12 years as a staff sergeant mostly in civil affairs, and briefly as a chemical reconnaissance soldier. He’s been deployed in various countries such as Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. He moved...

Duration:01:06:24

How to Part a Protesting Crowd in Bahrain - Raphael Harry

2/9/2018
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On this episode of Barracks Stories, I talk to a Navy veteran buddy of mine. He immigrated from Nigeria in late 2007 at the age of 25, unsure about what to do for work or school once he was in the States. At the encouragement of his cousin who was in the Navy, he started looking into joining the Army because he didn’t know how to swim. His mother objected to this idea strongly, not wanting to send her youngest son off to the Middle East, so he decided to follow his cousin’s lead and join the...

Duration:00:49:22