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A podcast about life after the military.

A podcast about life after the military.
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United States

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A podcast about life after the military.

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English


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Marine Corps Veteran On Not Being Afraid To Fail

11/12/2019
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Tony Perez is the general manager and VP of the security product group at GoDaddy. Before that though, Tony did two tours in Iraq with the Marine Corps. After getting out of the Marines, Tony dipped his toe in the entrepreneurial waters. He’s downright drenched from those waters now! The reason I wanted Tony on…

Duration:00:30:05

Soldier, Military Spouse, And Mother On Deployments With A Newborn

11/5/2019
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Natalie talks about some of the struggles she faced as a new mom who gave birth to her first child just before her husband was deployed. She was able to lean on the support network on base through Facebook groups and classes as well as nearby family to help her out.

Duration:00:27:02

Finding Purpose Through Yoga And Music

10/29/2019
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Steve Alvarez served in the Connecticut Army National Guard and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan during his military career. After getting out and struggling with finding his place in the civilian world, he came to the conclusion that there is life outside of the military. Various activities helped him readjust back into civilian life, including Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Yoga, and being the vocalist in a Melodic Metalcore band. He also became the first Yoga instructor to go through his yoga...

Duration:00:26:34

The VFW – Not Your Grandpa’s Drinking Club

10/22/2019
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Marc Garduno is the state commander of the Delaware VFW. Marc joins us on the show to talk about the benefits of being a VFW member. Many veterans from the more recent wars associate the VFW with their grandparents generation - like an old man's drinking club. Marc tells us that nothing could be further from the truth.

Duration:00:56:02

Using The Outdoors as a Healthier Coping Mechanism

10/15/2019
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Brad Noone is an Army veteran who has found healing through the outdoors. Brad has participated in outdoor trips and even volunteered with several veteran organizations to help lead expeditions.

Duration:00:39:42

Healing Through Artwork

10/8/2019
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Edward Santos was an infantry soldier who served two tours in Afghanistan. In his second tour he was sent home early for medical issues, which led to a passion for the arts.

Duration:00:24:34

Gold Star Father On Giving Back To Veterans

10/1/2019
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Mark DeLuzio, talks about how he's giving back to veterans through his organization B.R.A.V.E. which helps veteran entrepreneurs get their businesses started. They also help veterans find jobs in their industry.

Duration:00:25:09

From Homeless Veteran to Successful Business Owner

9/24/2019
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Seth Shoultes is an Air Force Veteran who became a successful entrepreneur. His path to get to where he is today wasn't an easy one. Seth struggled with homelessness after deciding to get away from the toxic situation he found himself in.

Duration:00:29:28

Reflections of a Gold Star Mother

9/17/2019
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In this episode my mother, Diane DeLuzio, shares what it is like to be a Gold Star Mother after losing her son (my brother) in Afghanistan. We talk about the coping mechanisms she used and how that turned into an outlet to help others. Links and Resources About Gold Star Mothers founding mother, Grace Darling…

Duration:00:22:38

Managing Your Iceberg

9/10/2019
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In this episode, Cory Miller, a tech entrepreneur who seemingly had everything going for him explains mental health with the analogy of an iceberg. Cory is not a veteran, but his story has inspired others to seek help for their own mental health issues.

Duration:00:26:54

Reminiscing about SGT Steven DeLuzio and Bubble Gum

9/3/2019
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In this episode, we pick up where we left off and begin by talking about my brother Steven. Wes was on the mission that Steven was killed on, so he opens up about how that mission went. Wes and I also share some light hearted stories about Steven that are sure to get a laugh. If you knew my brother, you'd know that it's hard to tell a story - even one about his death - without there being a funny story involved.

Duration:01:00:01

Burn Pits, the VA, and Keeping a Positive Attitude

8/27/2019
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This is part 1 of a 2 part episode. Wes Black served with my brother in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this episode, we talk about burn pits, the care veterans get at the VA, and how to keep a positive attitude even when faced with a terrible situation.

Duration:01:16:22

Honoring The Sacrifice of SGT Steven DeLuzio

8/20/2019
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In this special podcast episode, I am remembering the 9 year anniversary of the death of my brother, SGT Steven DeLuzio, which is coming up later this week on August 22nd. I'm sharing memories and lessons that I learned from losing someone so close to me.

Duration:00:19:06

Air Force Veteran Turned Veteran Advocate

8/13/2019
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Kim Petters is an Air Force Veteran, who has turned into a Veteran Advocate after overcoming her own struggles with PTSD. I wanted to have Kim on the show to talk about how she became an advocate for veteran issues.

Duration:00:40:16

A Gold Star Brother on Loss and Legacy

8/6/2019
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Chris Weir is a Gold Star brother, who lost his brother David in Iraq. I wanted to have Chris on the show to discuss what he experienced in losing his brother, and how he eventually made the decision to follow his brother's path and join the 101st Airborne where his brother previously served.

Duration:00:30:38

A Military Spouse’s Point of View on Parenting and Deployment

7/30/2019
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In this episode, my wife Vicki brings us some perspective from a military spouse’s point of view. We talk about some of the struggles she went through being a new parent while I was deployed and how she overcame them. She opens up and talks about our relationship when I first got back from deployment…

Duration:00:37:57

Call for Guests

7/23/2019
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Call for guests is now open! I’m looking for veterans, family members of veterans, and others who have something to share with our audience. You have your own unique experiences and we want to hear from you. Visit https://driveonpodcast.com/guests/ for more information.

Duration:00:05:32

Help Others By Helping Yourself

7/16/2019
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Transcript Think back to basic training when you learned combat lifesaving skills. Or maybe you learned this later on in your military career. I don’t know when everyone is first introduced to it, or even if all MOS’s are taught these skills. As an infantryman I know we had our first exposure to this medical…

Duration:00:13:23

Dealing With Pain

7/9/2019
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Dealing with pain, whether it’s from the loss of a loved one, a physical pain, or something else entirely can take it’s toll on us all. In this episode, we dive into some of the benefits that pain can bring. It isn’t all bad, and when we make it through, we usually end up better…

Duration:00:16:07

Veteran Entrepreneurs

7/2/2019
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Veterans have a lot of skills and qualities that can make for a good entrepreneur. If you’re a veteran and struggling to find a job, you might want to consider the path of entrepreneurship. Running your own business isn’t for everyone – it can be a tough job with long hours and sometimes unpredictable income.…

Duration:00:15:06