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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

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...

Duration:00:27:45

EP092 - Aron Lanie, Team RWB Wilmington (NC) Chapter Captain, Yoga Instructor, U.S. Army Veteran

3/12/2018
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Aron Lanie is an Army veteran, yoga instructor, and Eagle Leader. Her journey has taken her from the rigger sheds of Fort Bragg to yoga mats in Vietnam/Thailand and now back to the Wilmington community. Along the way she’s (re)discovered her purpose, which she now shares through yoga and her involvement with Team RWB. In this episode we discuss: Aron’s story from soldier to civilian, corporate saleswoman to yogiThe physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yogaBuilding a Team RWB...

Duration:00:36:15

Celebrating Women Veterans with Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs, at Comcast NBCUniversal - Brigadier General (R), U.S. Army

3/5/2018
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BG (R) Carol Eggert is an amazing lady - not only does she lead military and veteran affairs at Comcast NBC Universal, but she’s a retired general officer in the U.S. Army with more than 30 years of service. In this episode we discuss: • Women’s history month and celebrating female veterans • The Women Veteran Athletes Initiative, presented by Comcast NBCUniversal • The importance of storytelling, and why female veterans need to tell theirs • Why physical fitness is vital, especially...

Duration:00:54:56

EP090 - What does Salesforce have to do with enriching lives?

2/19/2018
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Team RWB has recently made major technology upgrades, and it’s worthy of some time to talk about why and how it will affect our members. In this episode, Team RWB’s Executive and Deputy Director sit down to discuss the recent changes in a rare in-person podcast. In this episode we discuss: The rationale and scope of the recent changes in technology.Checking in to events and why it’s important.Why Team RWB made this investment.How technology is helping us get better.

Duration:00:34:16

EP089 - Life as an unexpected public figure with J.R. Martinez

1/22/2018
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J.R. Martinez is an actor, speaker, and former U.S. Army soldier who was severely wounded in Iraq in 2003, sustaining burns to over 34% of his body. He played the role of Brot Monroe on the ABC daytime drama All My Children, but is best known for winning Season 13 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars and his advocacy work for veterans causes and philanthropic work. In this episode we discuss: His military experience and what he learned.His recovery process, and how he attacked...

Duration:00:42:23

EP088 - Erik Younger, Founder of Vetitation

1/15/2018
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If you pay close attention to some of the world’s top performers, you may notice a common thread. Many, if not most, of them credit meditation as a key to their success. Erik Younger is an Army Veteran of Desert Storm, a husband of 27 years, and firm believer in the power of meditation. In fact, he believes in it so strongly, that he founded Vetitation, a nonprofit committed to helping Veterans find peace through the power of meditation. In week’s podcast, we dive into Erik’s personal...

Duration:00:30:26

EP087 - Observations on growing businesses and veteran support with Team RWB Board of Directors Chair, Paul Bell

1/8/2018
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Paul Bell has been helping businesses grow his entire life - as a consultant, a corporate executive, and a growth equity investor. He’s also been heavily involved in philanthropic work, which gives him unique insight into the characteristics of successful organizations as they develop. In this episode we discuss: Some predictors of success in young businessesCommon pitfalls that growing organizations faceSimilarities and differences between for/non profit businesses as they growWhy he’s...

Duration:00:43:47

EP086 - Tyler Merritt - CEO Nine Line Apparel

1/1/2018
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Tyler Merritt makes no small plans. The CEO of Nine Line Apparel is on a mission to put relentlessly patriotic shirts on the backs of millions. Fresh off active duty in the Army, he's opened up an amazing new facility in Savannah, Georgia and is preparing for world domination. In his former life, Tyler flew helicopters in the elite Task Force 160th, Special Operations aviation regiment. With combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, he's taking the lessons learned to build a business that...

Duration:00:36:11

EP085: The Army as a Career Option with Major General Jeff Snow

12/22/2017
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Major General Jeff Snow is the Commanding General of the United States Army Recruiting Command - the entity charged with keeping the Army full of world class volunteers, so that that we can maintain our all volunteer force. This is an incredibly important part of having a world class military, and we dive into some interesting details - this episode will make you excited for the future of our military! In this episode we discuss: Why the Army is a great career optionThe challenges of...

Duration:00:42:55

EP084 - Melissa Stockwell - Paralympian, Triathlon Coach, and Inspirational Speaker

12/18/2017
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Melissa Stockwell is an Army Veteran, severely wounded in Iraq in April of 2004, that has gone on to be a Paralympian, Triathlon coach, and an inspirational speaker. Her energy and her positive attitude are absolutely contagious. During this week’s episode, we talk about the mindset that allowed her to not only heal, but to thrive in life beyond the military. Our conversation spans: • Leadership • Overcoming adversity • The role of nonprofits • Raising kids • Training for...

Duration:00:33:51

EP083 - Telling the story of the Post/9-11 Veteran with Fred Wellman

12/11/2017
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Fred Wellman is a retired Army officer having served 22-years as an aviator and public affairs officer including four combat tours. He currently is the CEO and Founder of ScoutComms, Inc., a B Corp communications and corporate social responsibility firm supporting organizations addressing the needs of veterans and military families - the only one of it’s type in the world. In this episode we discuss: Telling the story of the post-9/11 veteranWhat the public needs to knowWhat we get right...

Duration:00:58:13

EP082 - Rob Jones Journey

10/30/2017
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In 2010, Rob Jones walked slowly down a dirt road in Afghanistan. Holding a metal detector, he scanned the path for IEDs and, unfortunately, he found one. The explosion severely wounded him, taking both his legs instantly. Since that time, Rob has been on a new mission: to recover, return stronger, and inspire people to overcome their setbacks. He’s earned a bronze medal in the Paralympics, ridden his bike across the country, and is now running 31 marathons in 31 days…all despite the fact...

Duration:00:25:42

EP081 - Marine Corps Veteran and Eagle Leader Fellow, Star Cathcart

10/23/2017
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Star Cathcart is an amazing lady, and a incredible leader. She’s on the tail end of a year long fellowship with Team RWB, and we spend some time talking about her experience, and what she’s learned. In this episode we discuss: Her service in the Marine CorpsHer battle with MRSA, and how her illness forced important reflection in her lifeAuthenticity, and why it’s so important to herHer journey as an Eagle Leader Fellow (ELF), and how it’s changed her life

Duration:01:03:35

The sole military veteran on the PGA Tour, professional golfer Billy Hurley on golf and leadership.

10/16/2017
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Billy Hurley is a former naval officer, and currently the only military veteran who is an active golfer on the PGA tour. In addition to being a fantastic ambassador for the military, he’s an accomplished leader and all around great guy. In this episode we discuss: His service in the NavyHis road to the PGA tourHow he views his responsibility as the sole veteran on the PGA TourHis views on leadership, and how is naval service has affected his golf game

Duration:00:38:29

EP079 - David Smith on regaining your confidence, pursuing love, and refusing to feel numb

10/9/2017
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David Smith is a Marine combat veteran and respected advocate in the veteran community. After an extremely difficult deployment to Iraq, that included a friendly-fire incident, Dave found himself lacking confidence, purpose, and direction. Eventually, his depression led to him nearly taking his own life. An outpouring of support from friends and family convinced him to start owning his recovery and take back his life. Since that time, he’s graduated from UC Berkeley, shared the stage with...

Duration:00:46:50

EP078 - Mycal Anders on doing the work, using your voice, and building a meaningful life

10/2/2017
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Mycal Anders is a Marine Corps Veteran, business owner, fitness expert, dad, husband, and a lot more. Known affectionately as ‘Coach Derz’, Mycal has become a voice for good in both the veterans and fitness spaces. This is one of the most honest and insightful conversations we’ve had on the Eagle Nation Podcast. We cover a ton of really interesting topics – even the prickly ones, like: Being willing to start at the bottom and work your way upAdapting your military leadership...

Duration:00:45:32

EP077 - Starbucks own Matt Kress on Coffee and Supporting Veterans

9/25/2017
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Matt Kress spent 22 years in the Marine Corps – enlisted and officer, active duty and reserve. After a special operations deployment to Iraq in 2004, he left active duty to be a firefighter in Southern California. During that time, he used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to earn a master's degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from UCLA. He’s now the Senior Manager of Veteran and Military Affairs at Starbucks. In this episode we discuss: • Coffee and it’s connection to the...

Duration:00:48:15

EP076 - Michael Rodriguez on taking care of yourself, so you can serve others

9/11/2017
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Michael Rodriguez is a pretty incredible guy - he’s a retired Green Beret who might be one of the most selfless people on the planet. He’s overcome some major injuries en route to where he is today, and he spends his time giving back to his country and the veteran community. In this episode we discuss: His military career and his “collecting” of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)Hiding his injuries, and how he finally received the care he neededArt, and the impact it’s had on his lifeHis...

Duration:00:48:29

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