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The Military Officers Association of America's Never Stop Serving Podcast, hosted by retired Army Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn tackles issues important to servicemembers, veterans and their families.

The Military Officers Association of America's Never Stop Serving Podcast, hosted by retired Army Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn tackles issues important to servicemembers, veterans and their families.

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United States

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The Military Officers Association of America's Never Stop Serving Podcast, hosted by retired Army Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn tackles issues important to servicemembers, veterans and their families.

Language:

English


Episodes

Project Enlist- The Concussion Legacy Foundation

5/22/2022
The Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF) was founded by Chris Nowinski, Ph.D., and Robert Cantu, M.D. Nowinski met Dr. Cantu, a world-renowned concussion expert while seeking treatment for the Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) he developed from a concussion suffered during his career as a professional wrestler with WWE. Trauma, TBI changes a person and leave an impact that lasts a lifetime. The work that Dr. Nowinski has started is vital to the military community. After 20 years of war in Iraq...

Duration:00:31:28

Mental Health with HeadStrong Project

5/15/2022
Mental Health. It's more than two buzzwords. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Unfortunately, for many of us in the military, it has been a taboo topic. It's been part of our world, but we don't talk about it. For fear of losing our jobs, our clearances, and our identities, we've kept the conversation of mental health...

Duration:00:29:00

Integrating back into the home life- life after service with Zachary Bell

5/8/2022
You've served your nation honorably, and you've hung up your uniform and tucked away your boots ... so, now what? Life after service can be challenging. Leaving the structure of the military can be scary and stressful. Owning your transition is essential, but what happens when your transition doesn't go as planned? What happens when you are placed under fire to recreate yourself? Listen to Olivia Nunn speak to Zachary Bell, a Marine veteran, about his experience after leaving the Marine...

Duration:00:41:05

Diversity in Today's Military with Mr. Beach Anselm and Ms. Pat Williams

5/1/2022
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion are these just the latest buzz words, or do they actually mean something in the military? Is the military a diverse fighting force? How do we grow a diverse fighting force? Does diversity matter? Listen to Olivia Nunn speak to Ms. Pat Williams, the Program Director of Engagement Career Transition Services at MOAA and a 35-year Navy Veteran, and Mr. Anselm Beach, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Equity and Inclusion, about the very topic of...

Duration:00:46:00

Why the First Job Rarely is a Fit with Katie Spinazzola & Alfredo Torres

4/24/2022
So, you've transitioned from the military, and you've landed your first job; life is great! You are on your way to settling into another fantastic career beyond the boots... right? Well... maybe not... Roughly 44% of veterans leave their first civilian job within a year of employment, according to Hiring Our Heroes’ Veteran Employment Survey: Understanding the Challenges and Creating Long-Term Opportunities for Veteran Employees. Although the reasons for leaving their job varied, 31%...

Duration:00:45:10

Keep Serving and How to Give Back- How Community is the Key in the War on Mental Health with Dr. David Tharp

4/17/2022
Community and tribe are two words we often hear in the military community. But, does it matter when it comes to mental health? When many of us leave the military, we hear that our identity and the sense of giving back are lost. We also know that this sense of loss can impact our mental health. So how do we give back? What is community? Listen to Olivia Nunn speak to Dr. David Tharp, the CEO and Co-Founder of Project Healing Heroes, on why giving back to the community and how to give back is...

Duration:00:37:37

Merging Vets and Players and Mental Health Guest: Nate Boyer

4/10/2022
What do Special Forces, National Football League, Acting, and Mental Health have in common? Well, in this case, Nate Boyer! This week, Olivia Nunn can catch up with her long-time friend and Army veteran Nate, the co-founder of Merging Vets and Players. If his name sounds familiar, it could be because he played for the University of Texas in Austin football team and the Seattle Seahawks. Listen to Olivia and Nate catch up and chat about his foundation and the importance of coming together off...

Duration:00:35:04

Financial Wealth Management- Planning for your Rainy Day with MOAA

4/3/2022
You've planned for your future, or have you? What exactly are you planning for your future? Is there a difference between savings and investment planning? Do you need to know what stocks are? Is having a 401K or a Roth IRA essential? Do you feel overwhelmed simply asking these questions? Whew! So many questions about money! You've come to the right podcast if you have ever asked these questions! Listen to Olivia Nunn chat with Lila Quintilani, Program Director Financial Benefits Education...

Duration:00:33:13

Olivia Nunn's Story - Our Podcast Host Shares Insights on Her Military Career and Transition

3/27/2022
This week we turn the tables on podcast host Olivia Nunn and she shares her story. Find out why Olivia wanted to serve in the U.S. Army, why giving back matters to her and, more importantly, why mental health in the Military Community matters. This is an episode you don't want to miss and well-timed as we conclude Women's History Month. Special thanks to guest host Army veteran Rod Rodriquez.

Duration:00:44:22

Holding Down the Fort - The Military Family and the Backbone that Keeps it Together

3/20/2022
The military family stays together because of the glue that binds it. Our unsung heroes are the military spouses who run the household, who play nanny, caregiver, boo-boo fixer, carpool driver, after-school sports practice pick-up, homework enforcer, chef, and so much more. But what we don't talk about is how all of these titles weigh heavily on the military spouse, and how all of these responsibilities day in and day out, year after year, impact their mental health. AND YET, we say to the...

Duration:00:40:58

Stepping Back from Suicide

3/13/2022
The following episode contains content related to a suicide attempt. Discretion is advised. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) or via www.veteranscrisisline.net. Mental health and the military is not a new conversation, but it's a conversation that doesn't happen enough or openly enough. Mental health impacts not only the service member but also the military families. When we don't address our mental health journey, or seek...

Duration:00:30:54

Special Operations - How Transitioning Programs Miss the Mark with Them

12/28/2021
Special Operations troops are highly skilled and equipped to win any mission assigned. So, transitioning out of the military should be a breeze, right? Wrong! As they prepare to transition from uniform, Special Operations service members find the same challenges many transitioning service members have shared and more. But why are today's transitioning programs missing the mark with Special Operations? Why are their challenges so unique? Listen to Olivia Nunn speak to SGM Matt Parrish from...

Duration:00:39:02

Growing a More Diverse Military

12/26/2021
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion are these just the latest buzz words, or do they actually mean something in the military? Is the military a diverse fighting force? How do we grow a diverse fighting force? Does diversity matter? Listen to Olivia Nunn speak to Ms. Pat Williams, the Program Director of Engagement Career Transition Services at MOAA and a 35 year Navy Veteran and Mr. Anselm Beach, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Equity and Inclusion, about the very topic of...

Duration:00:42:28

State Tax Update- Exempting Military Retired Pay and Pensions

12/19/2021
You did it! A well-earned military career has come to a close; you have faithfully served 20 or more dedicated years to our nation. The time has come, and you now receive a monthly retired check from good old Uncle Sam each month. You can now sit back, relax, play a few rounds of golf and live off that retired check... right? Well, for most retired service members, the answer is no, and for most retired service members, that retired pension gets taxed at both the federal and state levels....

Duration:00:36:19

Marketing Yourself For A Second Career with Pat Cole and Tasha McCullar

12/12/2021
A successful career in the military is no easy feat, regardless of whether that means four years or 30 years. For many, what's even more daunting is creating a second career beyond the uniform. For many military members, trying to answer the question of, "what do I want to be when I grow up," tends to be hard when transitioning after a life of service to the nation. In this episode, listen to Olivia Nunn speak to Pat Cole, the Program Director Career Transition Services at MOAA, who is the...

Duration:00:28:05

Arlington National Cemetery and the Proposed Tightened Eligibility w/ Mark Belinsky

12/5/2021
Arlington National Cemetery is one of the country’s oldest national cemeteries. The cemetery’s rolling hills mark the final resting place for more than 14,000 veterans, including those who fought in the Civil War. The nation’s premier military cemetery is at a critical crossroads in its history. Nearly all 22 million living armed forces members and veterans are eligible for less than 95,000 remaining burial spaces within these hallowed grounds. Listen to Olivia Nunn speak to Mark Belinsky,...

Duration:00:30:32

TRICARE and your transition BEYOND active duty with Paul Frost

11/28/2021
Service to our nation includes so many great benefits, health care being one of them. But what happens when you retire from the military? Where does your health coverage come from? What will it cost? Will the coverage be the same? Is your coverage automatic when you retire? If you have these questions and more, you will want to tune into this episode to find out! Listen to Olivia Nunn speak to teammate and resident expert Paul Frost, the Program Director for Financial Benefits Counseling,...

Duration:00:38:35

From Agent Orange to Burn Pits: Toxic Exposure Advocacy with Cory Titus

11/21/2021
Veterans have routinely reported illnesses and disabilities long after they return home from deployments, triggering a battle with the VA for health care and financial benefits. As many as 2.6 million veterans of the Vietnam War were exposed to Agent Orange, a tactical herbicide sprayed to destroy thick vegetation, according to ProPublica. The toxin has been recognized by the VA as a cause of certain presumptive diseases — a status that eliminates the burden of proof of servicemembers as...

Duration:00:27:24

Recruiting our Future Force: Challenges and Solutions with MG Kevin Vereen and MG Jason Bohm

11/14/2021
Joining the military can be an exciting and life-changing experience. There are many reasons why young men and women across the United States show an interest in wanting to join the Armed Forces. Some have multigenerational respect for the military and want to serve as their older relatives did. Others wish to job security and the benefits that come along with being in the military. A few military benefits include 30 days of paid vacation per year, health, dental, and life insurance...

Duration:00:47:14

Military Retirement 101: Getting your Finances in Order w/ Shane Ostrom

11/7/2021
Transition or Transformation? However you frame it, it's a change, and change requires planning. Leaving the military after 20 plus years can be exciting but also daunting. One part of the planning phase must include your finances. For many of us, our paychecks have been a given. Every month, twice a month, a check has been deposited on time to our checking accounts. How do you plan for your financial success when there isn't a pay structure? How do you prepare and invest in a 401K, a Roth...

Duration:00:29:59