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Welcome to the Eagle Nation Podcast! We’re excited to bring you a weekly dose of Eagle Fire through compelling discussions with inspiring guests, on topics that you care about. We’ll explore veterans, community, nonprofits, fitness, and leadership. Please be sure to subscribe to podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or however you get your podcasts. We’d also love you to be a part of the show. Please send any ideas, comments, or questions to podcast@TeamRWB.org. You can also hit us up on Twitter @TeamRWB by using the hashtag: #EaglePodcast.

Welcome to the Eagle Nation Podcast! We’re excited to bring you a weekly dose of Eagle Fire through compelling discussions with inspiring guests, on topics that you care about. We’ll explore veterans, community, nonprofits, fitness, and leadership. Please be sure to subscribe to podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or however you get your podcasts. We’d also love you to be a part of the show. Please send any ideas, comments, or questions to podcast@TeamRWB.org. You can also hit us up on Twitter @TeamRWB by using the hashtag: #EaglePodcast.
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Welcome to the Eagle Nation Podcast! We’re excited to bring you a weekly dose of Eagle Fire through compelling discussions with inspiring guests, on topics that you care about. We’ll explore veterans, community, nonprofits, fitness, and leadership. Please be sure to subscribe to podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or however you get your podcasts. We’d also love you to be a part of the show. Please send any ideas, comments, or questions to podcast@TeamRWB.org. You can also hit us up on Twitter @TeamRWB by using the hashtag: #EaglePodcast.

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Episodes

Episode 112 - Crossfit competitor and active duty Soldier Chandler Smith on patience and being true to the process

10/15/2018
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Chandler Smith is former collegiate wrestler, active duty Army Officer, and current CrossFit competitor. He’s as humble as they come, and has had to overcome some major obstacles - to include the severing of a portion of his finger in a training accident. His perspective on life is refreshing and inspiring - there’s no way this podcast will not motivate you. In this episode we discuss: His fantastic Instagram PageHis belief in patience and “the process” in getting betterHow adversity...

Duration:01:00:16

EP111 - What do nature and philosophy have to do with Veterans? with Paul Andersen

10/8/2018
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Paul Andersen is a journalist, book author and wilderness guide. He has worked with veterans since founding Huts For Vets in 2013. Huts for Vets serves veterans who are seeking a perspective shift through beautiful mountain scenery, camaraderie, and philosophical explorations of literature. In this episode we discuss: • Why spending time in nature is more important than ever - especially for veterans • Literature, philosophy, and healing • The origin story of Huts for Vets

Duration:00:46:34

EP110 - Team RWB Down Under? The Founding of Buddy Up Australia with Megan Davidson

10/1/2018
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Megan served 11 years in the Australian Regular Army, Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME). She is a senior consultant and coach with Integral Development and a trek leader for Back Track Adventures, which have given her the capacity and support to launch Buddy Up Australia. She has seen the need for an organisation which helps current and ex-service (military and 1st Responder) personnel reconnect with their local communities, find a new purpose and avoid the mental...

Duration:00:54:29

EP109 - The Power of Intentional Living (In New Orleans) with Dylan Tête

9/24/2018
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Dylan Tête is the Executive Director and founder of Bastion Community of Resilience. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Systems Engineering at West Point, as well as a Master’s in Public Health at the LSU School of Public Health. During a combat tour in Iraq as second-in-command of an Infantry company, Dylan established multiple recovery projects in collaboration with the Department of State. He moved to New Orleans in 2005 where he managed the construction of several FEMA...

Duration:00:44:09

EP108 - What everyone should know about brain injury with Dr. Chris Nowinski

9/17/2018
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Chris Nowinski, Ph.D., is co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, policy, and research. A former collegiate football player and professional wrestler, Chris suffered a serious concussion in June, 2003, but due to a lack of understanding, was not honest about his symptoms and continued to wrestle and work out for five weeks while symptomatic. He developed post-concussion syndrome...

Duration:00:54:47

EP107 - The Old Glory Relay Edition with Microsoft’s Danny Chung

9/3/2018
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Danny Chung, is the business manager and chief of staff for Military Affairs at Microsoft, manages the Military Affairs team. Before coming to Microsoft, Danny provided strategic communications support for Ingram Micro, Southern California Edison and BRTRC Federal Solutions after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2010. In this episode we discuss: The Old Glory Relay, and why it’s such an important eventThe power of community and why Microsoft cares so muchVeterans in our...

Duration:00:45:37

EP106 - Combating extremism by fighting poverty with Jake Harriman from Nuru International

8/20/2018
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Jake Harriman is a former Force Recon Marine who started Nuru International during his time at Stanford. His experiences deployed led him to see the devastating effects of extreme poverty, and how it was affecting the war on terror - and inspired him to start an organization to break the cycle. In this episode we discuss: The nexus of security and rural developmentHis belief that only kinetic action will not win the war on terrorThe importance of removing isolationHow to help...

Duration:00:43:18

EP105 - Live from Washington D.C.! Real stories of health and wellbeing

8/6/2018
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Stand To is a national veterans convening, hosted by the George W. Bush Institute. In its second year, Stand To II brought influential leaders together with the purpose of advancing effective veteran support. Team RWB Executive Director, JJ Pinter, had the opportunity to host our first ever live podcast on stage at this incredible event, highlighting real life stories of health and wellbeing from 3 incredible veteran leaders. Joe Quinn- Executive Director of the Headstrong ProjectKayla...

Duration:00:34:13

EP104 - Dr. Dan Gade thinks the VA Disability system is hurting veterans - here's why

7/30/2018
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Dr. Dan Gade is a retired army officer who was massively injured in Iraq, leading to the amputation of his leg, amongst other injuries. Through his experiences in recovery, he has come to believe that the structure of the VA disability system is hurting veterans and creating a culture of entitlement. He’s become a vocal supporter for change, and is a driving force in trying to force an overhaul in the way the VA addresses disability compensation. In this episode we discuss: The...

Duration:01:34:30

EP103 - That Military Spouse Life - How You Can Proactively Care for Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community

7/23/2018
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You can’t help but get fired up talking to Tiffany Hendrick! She’s a military spouse, Eagle Leader, and one of the most genuine and engaging people to spend some time with. We recently sat down with Tiffany to learn more about her involvement with Team RWB, the work she’s done as a military spouse and on behalf of other military spouses, and the importance of family. If you’re a Team RWB member, a military spouse, or you just want to get to know the “Next Oprah”, you don’t want to miss this...

Duration:00:53:11

EP102 - How veterans (and VSO’s) are changing with Phil Carter

7/16/2018
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Phil Carter is a writer, lawyer and a former Army officer who’s worked everywhere from the Pentagon to a Los Angeles law firm. He’s currently a Senior Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation, but has researched and written extensively on veterans issues for many years where he’s widely respected as an expert. In this episode we discuss: Veteran demographics and how they are changingHow the VSO landscape is changing and evolvingHow physical fitness has changed his life

Duration:00:54:36

EP101 - Harriet Williams, Service, Family, and Community

7/9/2018
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Harriet Williams is an Army veteran and the Chapter Captain in Clarksville/Fort Campbell. She’s a combat veteran, just like her father. Service runs in the family and Harriet and her Chapter have done a phenomenal job building a dynamic team that is engaging veterans and enriching lives while also being incredibly integrated with their local community. In this episode, you’ll gain insights into the success of one Chapter as well as the story of service and family from one authentic and loyal...

Duration:00:54:12

EP100 - Our 100th Episode - The Retrospective Edition with Mike Erwin

7/2/2018
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Team RWB Founder, Mike Erwin, is a very special person and the perfect guest to commemorate our 100th episode of the Eagle Nation Podcast. Mike is our first repeat guest, and we dive into some very little known stories about both the very early days of Team RWB, and his military career. A great deal of this podcast is spent in reflection on the Team RWB of today, and there’s some great insight in here for everybody. In this episode we discuss: Mike’s transition from a college baseball...

Duration:01:19:47

EP099 - Kristin Caples and Tara McMachen from Team RWB Denver

5/22/2018
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Kristin Caples and Tara McMachen are Eagle Leaders in Team RWB Denver, and have some very interesting perspectives on what it takes to run a local chapter. They reached out to us about a podcast because they were proud of the work they were doing in Denver, and we thought it was a great idea! In this episode we discuss: Lessons learned on leading a Team RWB chapterVolunteerism, and why it’s importantWhy they decided to become volunteer leaders

Duration:00:46:16

EP098 - International business leader and executive, Mel Parker on leading businesses, people, and what it’s like to be a first time author

5/14/2018
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Mel Parker is an internationally recognized multi-industry business leader known for his ability to turnaround, transform and upgrade businesses while generating optimum value for shareholders, customers and employees. He is an Army veteran, who transitioned from the military and spent 25 years in corporate America with senior leadership roles at some of the best organizations on the planet. PepsiCo, Corporate Express(Staples), Newell Rubbermaid, Dell Computers, and Brinks. Mel is...

Duration:00:47:38

EP097 - Kerry Rock, US Army Veteran, Team RWB Charlottesville & Chris Long, Servant, Super Bowl Champion

5/7/2018
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Kerry Rock is an Army veteran and Team RWB member. Chris Long is a NFL veteran and two-time Super Bowl champion. They couldn’t be any different in stature or background, but they’re making a difference in both their local community of Charlottesville, VA and on the other side of the world in east Africa. Having recently #ConqueredKili, we sit down with Kerry and Chris for a casual conversation covering everything from sports to community service. This is definitely an hour well-spent...enjoy...

Duration:01:00:08

EP096 - Roderick Gabriel, Team RWB San Diego, Eagle Leader, U.S. Army Veteran

4/30/2018
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Roderick Gabriel is an Army veteran and Eagle Leader with an incredibly inspiring story. His journey is one of contrasts...battling addictions and battling stereotypes, serving his country and serving jail time. Rod has seen and been through a lot in short period of time. Yet what shines through brightest is his candor, perspective, and continued desire to serve others. In Team RWB, he’s found the supportive tribe that he enjoyed while in the Army...and he continues to defy labels while...

Duration:00:51:33

EP095 - Gerber Gear VP of Marketing and Army Veteran, Andrew Gritzbaugh on lifestyle brands, and being part of something bigger than yourself

4/9/2018
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Andrew Gritzbaugh is a former paratrooper and current Vice President of Marketing at Gerber Gear. He’s a seasoned marketing leader with strengths in strategy development, brand positioning and marketing communications, as well as an avid outdoorsman and all around great guy. In this episode we discuss: His experience in the Army and how it has shaped his careerWhat it’s like to be the steward of a longstanding brand like Gerber GearHis favorite pieces of gear and every day carry...

Duration:00:52:26

EP094 - Veteran, Mountaineer, Trailblazer. Closing out Women’s History Month with Elyse Ping Medvigy.

3/29/2018
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Among many other things, Elyse served as the first female Fire Support Officer in Afghanistan and has helped spearhead the integration of female Soldiers into combat arms. After serving 5.5 years on active duty, Elyse is currently in the Army Reserves and lives in Washington, D.C. where she is completing her Master's at Georgetown University. She is an accomplished mountaineer, with expeditions on Everest, Denali, Rainier, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, and peaks in the French Alps,...

Duration:00:43:02

EP093 - Run As One!!! with JJ Pinter (Team RWB), Jake Wood (Team Rubicon) and Spencer Kympton (The Mission Continues)

3/19/2018
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Run as One began in 2012 as an attempt to bring previously hostile tribes in South Sudan together for healthy competition off the battlefield and has grown into a collaborative national event, bringing thousands of veterans together with their communities at close to 200 locations around the country each year. Join us this year on April 7th, at: http://bit.ly/2GamtnE In this episode we discuss: The history of Run As One and Clay HuntWhat Run as One looks like on the ground, and why it’s...

Duration:00:27:45