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Stand At Ease is a weekly podcast by Veterans and aimed at other Veterans, Active Duty Military Personnel, and the families and friends who are the foundation and support of these men and women. The hosts are Ssgt James L. Johnson, Sgt. Garland Green, an

Stand At Ease is a weekly podcast by Veterans and aimed at other Veterans, Active Duty Military Personnel, and the families and friends who are the foundation and support of these men and women. The hosts are Ssgt James L. Johnson, Sgt. Garland Green, an
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Stand At Ease is a weekly podcast by Veterans and aimed at other Veterans, Active Duty Military Personnel, and the families and friends who are the foundation and support of these men and women. The hosts are Ssgt James L. Johnson, Sgt. Garland Green, an

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Episode 38: Part 2 - The Real Diehl

1/16/2013
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The disconnected states seem to have a common characteristic of no sustainable economic opportunity much less comparative advantage where information is no longer cables, and the insecurity with more info, TSA, readiness fatigue, TSA challenge while the disconnected states seem to have a common characteristic of no sustainable economic opportunity much less comparative advantage. How to expand economic advantage is outlined on this series by Russ Diehl’s work with USAID and many other...

Duration:01:06:10

Episode 37: Part one - The Real Diehl

11/23/2012
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The disconnected states seem to have a common characteristic of no sustainable economic opportunity much less comparative advantage where information is no longer cables, and the insecurity with more info, TSA, readiness fatigue, TSA challenge while the disconnected states seem to have a common characteristic of no sustainable economic opportunity much less comparative advantage. How to expand economic advantage is outlined on this series by Russ Diehl’s work with USAID and many other...

Duration:01:07:08

Episode 36: Stands of Valor

11/5/2012
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Nimitz stated about the Marines and sailors who fought on Iwo Jima that uncommon valor was a common virtue. The men who fought there did it because it was their job – hot for glory and valor. The warriors who earned awards, regardless of where they earned them, deserve to be respected and honored for their sacrifice. Thomas Richards earned his Navy Cross in Vietnam while with the 9th Marines – the same unit our co-host Jim was with when he earned his. Listen as we discuss the impact of...

Duration:01:04:13

Epiode 35: Casting Upon the Waters

10/28/2012
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Chris Bowers and Matt Lewisson had a chance meeting on the banks of a river in Virginia while they were fishing for catfish. After a short conversation, they found out they were both Marine veterans and wounded warriors who shared a passion for fishing – which has evolved into a similar passion for golf and the start of a friendship that happens amongst brothers in arms. Chris and Matt joined us for this show to discuss the Salute Military Golf Association (http://www.smga.org/) and the...

Duration:01:04:13

Episode 34: Muscle Reflexes

10/10/2012
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William “Billy” Myers joined the Marines at 17, right after he graduated high school. He served in the years right before Vietnam became known in most of the households around the United States. After he got out, he went to college, then on to teach high school (as well as coaching football and baseball). He also wrote two books: Honor the Warrior and Marines, Medals, and Vietnam. In this episode, we chat about his latest book as well as get the correct pronunciation of “Lejuene.” To...

Duration:01:03:56

Episode 33: Stepping Up

9/24/2012
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According to the Veteran’s Administration, there are currently 33 documented suicides of veterans happening every month. Too many of these young men and women have slipped through the cracks, either because of the bureaucracy or because they’ve nutted it up and drove on – just like we are trained to do. Rich Rossi has come back to the show to discuss this issue and more, as well as helping us to understand one of the ways he’s doing something about it by getting the Daniel Center Listen in...

Duration:01:01:13

Episode 32: Maximizing Graffiti

5/21/2012
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We rejoin the Graffiti of War Project, a collaboration of veterans, service-members, military family members and civilians whose focus is on raising awareness for those suffering from the invisible wounds of war, primarily post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and on developing and providing alternative solutions for the healing of those afflicted. Like war itself, there are lives that are touched forever, and lives that have to pay a price. In this episode we learn how The Graffiti of...

Duration:01:03:34

Episode 31: The Leaders of Men

5/12/2012
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There is a pantheon of men and women who have shaped the Marine Corps. Men like Chesty Puller, Al Grey, and Dan Daly – men of iron will and outstandig courageous forged in the furnace of battle. But, who were the men that shaped them into the Marines they were? In this show, Dr. Anne Cipriano Venzon, the daughter and mother-in-law of Marines and a renowned military historian, joins us to give us to discuss her book Leaders of Men: Ten Marines Who Changed the Corps, her list of the ten...

Duration:01:01:00

Episode 30: The Privilege of Leading

4/17/2012
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Officers in the military are often the butt of jokes – especially those who don’t look upon their role as one of privilege as well as responsibility. This privilege to lead comes from the men and women they lead, who according to our guest, retired Colonel James Sims, can decide at a crucial moment that they just ain’ gonna follow this jack wagon. Colonel Sims was the type of officer, however, who knew this and felt held that trust deep in his heart. In the first of a series of interviews,...

Duration:00:59:23

Episode 28: In the House

2/26/2012
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Mike Farrell—actor, activist, and Marine – an all around amazing individual joins us in this episode. After spending just shy of two years in the Corps, Mike went through a lot of the same experiences as many young veterans. As he tried to find his way in life that lead to his role as B. J. Hunnicut on M*A*S*H and being the voice for so many people who are often not heard he learned that sometimes, you just need to stop and ask for help. File Download (62:40 min / 57 MB)

Duration:01:02:39

Episode 27: It’s been a long Hue home

2/14/2012
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Eddie Neas joined the Marines on his 17th birthday in 1966 and was in Vietnam shortly after his 18th birthday. A few months after he arrived, he was meritoriously promoted to Corporal for his leadership in the battle of Hue. Years later, he enlisted in the Marine Reserves, retiring as a Sergeant Major in 2000. Since that time, he has been active with his chapter of the Marine Corps League, the L/CPL Robert J Slattery Detachment #206 MCL, named for a Marine he was in boot camp with and fell...

Duration:01:03:04

Episode 26 – Bands of Orange

2/8/2012
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Every war has legacies. Some we talk about – others we try to bury. One legacy of the Vietnam war is the chemicals that were left behind – Agents Orange and White among them. Named for the band colors on the barrels that contained these herbicides, they were sprayed by the ton over the Republic of Vietnam, and to this day, the chemicals are effecting the citizens there as well as our warriors who were in-country when they were used. One of those warriors, Doc Bernie Duff, is doing his best...

Duration:01:01:40

Episode 25: Getting Back Up

1/24/2012
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It’s estimated that there are 67,000 service members and veterans in the United States who are living with spinal injuries. In the United States, the number is upwards of 1.2 million people, and worldwide the number is just staggering. What was once seen as a life-changing event is now, with the proper medical care, more of a lifestyle change. Jim “Jimmy” McCormack, a walking quadriplegic and director of Operation Regeneration, joins us today to discuss some of the changes that have...

Duration:01:03:46

Episode 24: Still in the Fight

11/15/2011
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Within each of us there lies a talent, a creative spark, that when unleashed can make a difference. Marine Lt. Col. Mike Corrado has just such a spark, and over the past 20 years, he’s unleashed a musical can of whoop ass on all sorts of topics ranging from the responsibility and honor of standing the watch to protect our great nation to recovering from the physical, spiritual, and psychological wounds warriors suffer. Mike speaks to us about the power and impact of music, along with his...

Duration:01:04:54

Episode 23: So ya wanna be in pictures?

11/1/2011
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Hollywood (and all of the other movie centers in the world) has a nut for military stories. From movies such as All Quiet on the Western Front and Hell’s Angels to the new crop like The Green Zone and The Hurt Locker, we often see interpretations of what the men and women in the military go through when they are down-range. There are also movies like First Blood and Coming Home that show what may occur when these individuals return. But, how do these interpretations hold up to reality? In...

Duration:01:01:34

Episode 22: Draw your own conclusions

10/8/2011
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“Out of my 21 years in the Marines, I only “worked” for one year. The rest of the time, I followed my passion.” Gunnery Sergeant (ret.) Charles Wolff, “Gunny Wolf” to his fans, of SemperToons joins us in a free-wheeling conversation to discuss of the funny side of the Marines and the Military. File Download (63:26 min / 58 MB)

Duration:01:03:25

Episode 21: The Courage to Serve

10/8/2011
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Agree with it or not, but this past week saw the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. This law effectively caused an estimated 10% of our troops to live a double life, one where they need to hide a major aspect of what identifies them as a man or woman – they’re sexuality. Since before the law was enacted, Denny Meyer was fighting for equal rights for all service members. Denny is the national spokesman for American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) and joins us in this podcast. File Download...

Duration:01:03:04

Episode 20: 9/11 Ten Years Later

9/17/2011
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Where were you on 9/11? Jim was at a BMW dealership, Gar was in Morocco, David was on his way to work, and our guest Richard Rozzi, a Vietnam era Navy vet, was in divorce court. We all have our memories of that morning that in its way was the impetus for Stand At Ease. In this special podcast, we look at what happened that day and where it is leading our nation and the world. File Download (68:35 min / 63 MB)

Duration:01:08:34

Episode 19: Networks

9/17/2011
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Networking isn’t just one of those buzz words that gets tossed around in the business world – it’s something that benefits veterans as they leave the service. In this podcast, Afghani vet Lisa Ghylin of the Metropolitan State Veterans Network joins us to discuss how student veterans at a Minnesota college came together to help each other get the most out of their student experience as well as give support to their brothers and sisters in arms. File Download (61:46 min / 57 MB)

Duration:01:01:46

Episode 18: Did you really wanna ask?

9/7/2011
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It’s amazing the trips our conversations take when we’re having them, and this show is one that went places we never expected – and we’re extremely happy that they did. We welcome Andrea Sandoval of the Graffiti of War project for a show that goes places we didn’t ask but aren’t afraid to tell. Andrea also has the honor of being our first female veteran – she was a Sergeant First Class in the Army after a 13 year hitch. A very powerful show if we say so ourselves. File Download (65:52 min /...

Duration:01:05:51