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1/8/2015
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Mental Heath with Judy Davis, the Direction Diva

2/13/2014
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We're talking with Judy Davis from The Direction Diva to discuss stress relief, empowerment and personal growth in our military world. Judy is a motivational speaker, author and blogger who specializes in advocating for and supporting the military community. One of her philosophies is focusing on "one moment at a time" to empower others with coping strategies to help ease the challenges in our lifestyle. Connect with her blog for T.I.P.s (tools, information and perspective) that will help...

Duration:00:37:36

We're Dishing Some Stars, Stripes and Pinups for Patriots

12/11/2013
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We've got Kalen Arreola with us, the founder of Stars and Stripes Marketing and PR as well as Pinups for Patriots. She is an Army Veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and is active in the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation in San Diego, Calif., VeteransPlus in Tampa, Fla., Women Veterans of Colorado, Honoring Our Fallen, San Diego Military Affairs Committee. We have some fun with a bit of pin-up quizzing and then come back with a big Q&A featuring Hugh Heffner and Playboy,...

Duration:01:00:32

Funny Under Fire with Travis Howze

12/4/2013
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We're looking forward to some big laughs with Former U.S. Marine, Police Officer and Firefighter turned National Headlining Comedian, Travis Howze protected America's citizens for over 14 years, and now he's making fun of them! Whether dodging bullets, chasing bad guys or running into burning buildings he is always Funny Under Fire! Having appeared on NBC's Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson, Travis has also been Voted, Stand Up Comedy's Mouth of the South and Charleston, South Carolinas...

Duration:00:52:35

Learning to Party: Crafting a business doing what you love with Kinderjam

11/20/2013
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Today's Topic: Learning to Party, Half Pint Style This week's feature guest is El Brown, the founder of KinderJam which focuses kids on music, movement, learning, and fun! We’re going to be dishing: How you can follow your passion and start a business in our military lifestyle like El did.Getting over hurdles and roadblocks. Finding the time to do it all. Best practices for our kids today. Jackie drops the bomb about Kanye's new Bound 2 video with Kim Kardashian, but we prefer the spoof by...

Duration:00:57:31

For the Love of School with American Military University

11/13/2013
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Consider this the first show of Semper Feisty 2.0. We're getting a little more crazy and playing a few games to keep your mind guessing! Today's Topic: For the Love of School Each week we'll be visiting a general topic and will be playing a game on behalf of someone. Today we are playing for a Marine who has EAS'd, Shawn Eckhart. If we win on Shawn's behalf, his face will be superimposed on someone else's body all in good fun, and featured on USMC Life's Facebook Page. This week's feature...

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Lock and Load Java, USMCSO and Pageant Trivia

10/9/2013
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Have you taken MOAA's Military Spouse Survey? Now through 10/16/13. Lock and Load Java Carl from Lock-N-Load Java is giving us a some coffee lessons. Learn how this veteran and wife Lori started their own business and how they give back to charities. They send donated coffee to deployed troops so they know how much they're appreciated. If you want to purchase some coffee to send, you can get a 15% discount and free shipping! "Like" them on Facebook or Twitter. Coupon code: usmclife for a 10%...

Duration:00:58:24

The Rosie Network and Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

9/11/2013
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The Rosie Network: Connecting You to Jobs We're talking to Navy spouses Stephanie Brown and Jill Ivie to discuss their new organization, The Rosie Network, which is helping to combat the problem of veteran and military spouse employment. The Rosie Network allows users to register on their site and create a customizable website which is free to military spouses and veteran entrepreneurs. Their organization was recently featured in Women's Day Magazine and has received a fiscal scholarship...

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5 Love Languages Military Edition, Military Spouse Journey

9/5/2013
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Join in as we discuss the 5 Love Languages Military Edition book with authors Jocelyn Green and Gary Chapman. The 5 Love Languages has helped military couples heal broken relationships and strengthen healthy relationships. Special features include: Stories of military couples who have found ways to use the 5 love languages in their unique lifestyles. A Decoding Deployments section offering tips on how to express love when you are apart. Love Language Scramblers, explains how to speak the...

Duration:01:19:28

Elderly Care Placement & Terri Barnes from Spouse Calls

8/21/2013
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Jane Pamphile from Next Step Care Placement will be joining us to discuss how to deal with finding care for elderly family members, a challenging situation for many of us because of the geographical distances. She'll also provide some good lessons learned. Terri Barnes from Stars and Stripes Newspaper will be joining us to discuss her "Spousecalls" articles and her current projects there. If you have submissions for Terri, you can connect with her by emailing: spousecalls@stripes.com Terri...

Duration:00:54:46

Interview with Mrs. Amos, First Lady of the Marine Corps

7/31/2013
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We are thrilled to have Mrs. Bonnie Amos join Semper Feisty Radio. Join us as we discuss her trip to Afghanistan this winter and what it took to get her there. We also are discussing her recent trips to Iwakuni and Okinawa and how the landscape is changing overseas for our military families. We also delve into how she has managed to raise kids and find work throughout the years. Did you know Mrs. Amos "managed banks, started up an aerobic dance exercise class, and operated multiple ice cream...

Duration:00:41:22

Interview with Betty Turnbull: A Sergeant in the House

7/24/2013
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We’re interviewing Betty Turnbull, Author of “A Sergeant in the House” where she tells the story of Lenny who desperately wants a puppy. His father is in the military, the family must move frequently, and Lenny is still very young to care for an animal, so Lenny strikes a bargain: When his daddy becomes a sergeant, Lenny can have a puppy. When his father is deployed to war, Lenny learns what it means to be responsible, to care for his family, and to help around the house. A dreaded phone...

Duration:00:36:04

Spotlights: Sseko Designs, Molly's Suds, Commissary Closures

7/10/2013
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We're highlighting a few new businesses we recently discovered and love. Many of us are entrepreneurs and we want to know how these businesses got their start and why customers love them. Maybe you can find some inspiration and tips for your own business. Sseko Designs: We met the founder of Sseko, Ben, at an INC conference and he’s doing amazing things. He has a brilliant shoe which allows people to simply switch the ribbons out for a new color and look. We talked to Ben about making a...

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Dogs on Deployment and Repeal of DOMA with AMPA

7/2/2013
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Join us as we discuss Dogs on Deployment with Alisa Johnson and how they help foster pets for our service members when they are sent on deployments or out of the country. You can "like" their Facebook page, or sign the Change.org pledge to require bases to change their policies to standardize breed policies on base. Next we interview Stephen Peters, President of the American Military Partner Association on the repeal of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) and how it is impacting gay and lesbian...

Duration:00:58:33

Back to the Roots Giveaway & Chic CEO Business for Women

6/26/2013
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Segment One: Back to the Roots has developed an amazing AquaFarm... it's a self-cleaning fish tank which grows food, all in one! We're going to be giving away a kit on usmclife.com so enter to win yours here. We met Alex at an INC Magazine event and fell in love with their 'home grow" mushroom kit and how they support our kids in elementary schools. On the episode Alejandro mentions kits are shipped within two days, he wanted to let you know that kits are shipped within two weeks. Claim your...

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People I Want to Punch in the Throat and College Savings

6/5/2013
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We're welcoming Jen from People I want to Punch in the Throat and author of "I Just Want to Pee Alone" which delves into life and motherhood. The book description states, "Motherhood is the toughest - and funniest - job you'll ever love. Raising kids is hard work. The pay sucks, your boss is a tyrant, and the working conditions are pitiful." We're going to dish some funny mom stories and I'm sure Jackie and Jen will let us know what they think about the Elf on the Shelf mommas (me included!)...

Duration:00:59:41

Elaine Dumler, The Road Home and Stroller Warriors

5/29/2013
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Elaine has written The Road Home: Smoothing the Transition Back from Deployment, which covers the challenges of reunion and reintegration. This book is on Mrs. Amos' Recommended Reading List. You can follow Elaine on her blog to stay connected as well. Next we're connecting with Mia, Camp Pendleton's Stroller Warriors organizer. All athletic abilities are welcome. Learn about this free club which is offered around several bases and how you can get fit, make new friends, and have a playdate...

Duration:00:42:53

Disaster Preparedness and Job Seeking with Lisa Parrott

5/22/2013
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We're talking about emergency preparedness and what you need to do to be prepared in your home. Here's the link to the USB solar charger device we talked about from Amazon.com Lisa Parrott joins us to discuss career transitions, job skills and more. We're dishing: Challenges Veterans and their families face transitioning - 'translating skills and experiences' How to overcome the spouse moving stigma for an employer Using LinkedIn and targeted networking to your advantage Accomplishment...

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Portable Licensing with Mary from Military Spouse JD Network

5/15/2013
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We're talking with Mary Reding, President of the Military Spouse JD Network, a Bar Association for military spouses and a foundation to help military families. The goal of the organization is to support the military community and has a grassroots network of advocates across the country. Are you a military spouse lawyer? Join them for a luncheon and full day symposium in Washington, DC on May 22nd. Jackie and I dishing the 1% Manhattan social elite who have been hiring disabled "tour guides"...

Duration:00:46:26

May Day, Thank You Notes, Martinis and Minivans

5/8/2013
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Jackie and I are dishing thank you cards, dishing traditions including May Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Easter, and more. Join us on an interview with Danielle Herzog, mom blogger and author of Martinis and Minivans, a fun and hilarious look at motherhood. We're talking about divorce in our world, motherhood, and our fascination with Kim Kardashian and celebs, and the inappropriate things our kids do to strangers. *We're going to miss taking your live calls today, we pre-recorded the show for...

Duration:00:48:09