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Damon and Damo (active duty CPOs) share sea stories and have unfiltered conversations about current events, policies, and everyday life as a service member.

Damon and Damo (active duty CPOs) share sea stories and have unfiltered conversations about current events, policies, and everyday life as a service member.

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United States

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Damon and Damo (active duty CPOs) share sea stories and have unfiltered conversations about current events, policies, and everyday life as a service member.

Twitter:

@PTSFPodcast

Language:

English

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Episodes

Oh, By The Way Ep. 4 - Stuffed Shells

9/18/2021
On this episode, Damon and Damo catch up with each other by discussing what they've been doing in the past few weeks. They talk about the breaking news regarding the drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan. They both share stories from their CPO Seasons and discuss September 11, 2001. Remember to answer our two questions: Where were you on September 11, 2001? What noticeable changes did you experience in your career following the events of 9/11? Send all responses to ptsfpodcast@gmail.com or...

Duration:01:14:37

The One About Surf and Turf

9/6/2021
If you’re a veteran and have been triggered by recent events, please visit: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/ If you are having suicidal ideation and require immediate support please call: 1-800-273-8255 On this episode: This episode starts with a Medal of Honor citation reading for Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith, United States Army (06:21). The guys discuss the recent impact of Hurricane Ida (11:04) and how it personally impacts them in completely different ways. Welcome aboard to...

Duration:02:52:09

The One About Surf and Turf

9/6/2021
If you’re a veteran and have been triggered by recent events, please visit: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/ If you are having suicidal ideation and require immediate support please call: 1-800-273-8255 On this episode: This episode starts with a Medal of Honor citation reading for Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith, United States Army (06:21). The guys discuss the recent impact of Hurricane Ida (11:04) and how it personally impacts them in completely different ways. Welcome aboard to...

Duration:02:52:09

The One About Surf and Turf

9/5/2021
If you’re a veteran and have been triggered by recent events, please visit: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/ If you are having suicidal ideation and require immediate support please call: 1-800-273-8255 On this episode: This episode starts with a Medal of Honor citation reading for Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith, United States Army (06:21). The guys discuss the recent impact of Hurricane Ida (11:04) and how it personally impacts them in completely different ways. Welcome aboard to The...

Duration:02:52:09

The One About The Wardroom (Feat. LTJG Charles Davis)

8/30/2021
This episode is dedicated to Andamo’s stepmother, Mrs. Stephanie McMillian, who recently passed away. In addition, this episode is dedicated to the service members and civilians who lost their lives in the deadly Kabul airport attack. On this episode: Damon and Damo are joined by LTJG Charles Davis to discuss the importance of the relationship between the Division Officer and the LCPO. They begin by discussing fraternization. The guys take the time out to recognize the service-members and...

Duration:02:04:28

The One About Planet Fitness

8/15/2021
On this episode: Damo begins this episode discussing his duty day and the troubles of being the “Under Instruction” watch stander when things go wrong. The guys reflect on recent troubles with trying to have guests featured on the podcast. Damon and Damo speak on the recent developments in the story about the fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard and give their takes on Sailors transitioning from BUDS to the fleet. Would you force someone to do a job that they don’t want to do? The Goats discuss...

Duration:01:58:39

Oh, By the Way Ep. 3 - Family Matters

7/31/2021
On this episode, Damon and Damo discuss the importance of family understanding the sacrifices that come along with a long term career in the armed forces. Damo has another, "...that one time on liberty story." The guys have a short discussion about crying. For full episodes of Permission To Speak Freely, Merchandise, and all social media networks: https://linktr.ee/Ptsfpodcast

Duration:00:36:48

Oh, By The Way Ep. 2 - Running Amuck (featuring Scott Collins)

7/31/2021
In this Episode, Damon and Damo chat with Scott Collins (Host of the Running Amuck podcast) about some of the misconceptions regarding communication between junior Sailors and senior leadership in the United States Navy. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe. For more information on Scott Collins and the Running Amuck podcast (see below): Running Amuck (Linktree): https://linktr.ee/Running.Amuck Running Amuck (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/running.amuck.podcast/ Scot...

Duration:00:17:05

The One About Remedial Swim

7/12/2021
On this episode: Damo opens up about working without a division. The guys discuss how crucial the first 48 hours at a new command can be. E4 through E6 qoutas have been released! But wait, there was an issue! The importance in not making some mistakes is discussed. Are you the “work horse”? Do you feel overloaded? Are ups burning yourself out to make an impression on the ranking bored? These and more topics are discussed on this episode. Remember to follow the ‘Permission to Speak Freely...

Duration:02:12:31

The One About Hillcrest

7/6/2021
On this episode: Damon and Damo begin this episode with a recap on the Floyd Mayweather Vs. Logan Paul fight. The two quickly discuss the Lamar Odom Vs. Aaron Carter fight. Damon reflects on his son’s high school graduation and the graduation celebration of it. Damo discusses the responsibilities of his new role as an Alcohol and Drug Control Officer (ADCO). The Goats reiterate why they started the podcast and talk about camaraderie on watch. Damo explains to Damon how he celebrates “Pride...

Duration:01:45:18

The One About Demographics

5/24/2021
On this episode: How Damo got scammed out of $200 (2:31), the guys discuss the recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline (13:46), panic buyers, and hoarders. The new DOD guidance for wearing a mask on base (23:30) and the latest changes from the CDC are discussed. Will you turn away a costumer for not wearing a mask? J. Cole released his sixth studio LP, The Off Season (34:30) and Damon and Damo spoke about the album briefly. The guys campaign for all the streaming companies to...

Duration:01:54:03

The One About ROM Food Options

5/17/2021
Did you miss us? We missed you. The guys are back! Permission to Speak Freely kicks off Episode 10 with Damon and Damo discussing every event that transpired since Episode 9 was recorded. They discuss what happened with the “2020 Wrap Up” episode. Damon talks about his very close to home bout with COVID-19. Damo gets on his self-proclaimed “soapbox” and discusses everything that has happened to him from pregnancy to miscarriage, to quarantine, to leaving his command. This episode is very...

Duration:02:06:32

Oh, By The Way Ep. 1 - Coyote Brown (featuring Matt & Kelcy Rivas) [Explicit]

12/27/2020
'Permission to Speak Freely' presents... Oh, By The Way 'Oh, By The Way' is a short extension of an episode where Damon and Damo call a friend, mentor, or subject matter expert (SME) for more detail into something that may have been mentioned in a previous episode. In Coyote Brown, Damon and Damo speak with friend and fellow Chief; Matt Rivas (GSMC) and his wife, Kelcy. They discuss the Rivas' family business, Steel Beach Designs and talk about a few more personal thoughts. Parental...

Duration:00:17:51

The One About Space Force Discipline

12/27/2020
Hope you enjoyed your Christmas! Welcome to another episode of Permission to Speak Freely. There are so many topics covered here. The "Beard" conversation is brought back up. The guys discuss how they joined the Navy and picked their rates. From Space Force to the Colin Kaepernick, there is just too much to discuss to outline in this episode. Just listen up and remember to like, follow, comment and share. Links and More Information: Army Navy...

Duration:01:55:02

The One About Damn Leggins

12/18/2020
This episode is dedicated to Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Ethan Garrett Goolsby, fair winds and following seas, Shipmate! After a brief hiatus, Damon and Damo are back and doing what they do best, discussing what's happening right now across the fleet. They discuss being officially active for over a month and achieving their first major benchmark. It's time to catch up, discussing Damon's leadership award and Damo's birthday. You can't let December 7th go by without giving some...

Duration:02:14:35

The One About FLTMPS Stalkers

12/2/2020
Mississippi stand up! In this episode Damon and Damo begin by discussing five (Navy related) things that they are thankful for. Damo exposes himself once again with a story of how he passed out in the club in Hawaii and what he regrets most about it. He also discuss his “best 8 days” in his career and his own personal story about depression. Damon provides predictions for the Mike Tyson/ Roy Jones Jr. fight and provides a story about a time that he got into trouble (finally!). After a brief...

Duration:02:57:10

The One About Boats

11/25/2020
Happy Native American Heritage Month & Happy Holidays from the folks at ‘Permission To Speak Freely.’ In this “Friendsgiving” episode, Damon and Damo invite a special guest to the table, Jesse Hernandez; a BMC with a personal journey and a very unique story about his season(s) as a CPO Selectee. Jesse has a rebuttal for Damon’s DAPA (Drug & Alcohol Program Advisor) take. With the country legalizing marijuana, should the Navy look into a form of marijuana “reform?” The three discuss the...

Duration:02:33:06

The One About Fat Leonard

11/20/2020
[Recorded on 14 November 2020] The fellas acknowledge all the listeners and viewer since the PTSF “Launch Day” and respond to a few questions from listeners. Damo asks Damon what kind of inspector he plans to be. Damo gives a PSA on Powerpoints. Who really likes those things anyway? The Goats discuss the results of the recent President election and congratulate Kamala Harris on making history. They touch on working as a military member under a President that you may not particularly agree...

Duration:02:10:05

The One About Dinosaurs

11/19/2020
[Recorded on 31 October 2020] Damo gives his reflection about his most recent periodic evaluation. Can children safely “Halloween” during COVID? The Goats debate the topic. Damon and Damo both reflect on their experiences with submitting officer packages. Damo takes a stand against restaurant that act “stingy” with Veterans Day sales. Is staying in for shore duty really worth it? The guys discuss programs that the military offers that they personally were able to take advantage of. Main...

Duration:02:21:18

The One About The Barking Dog

11/17/2020
[Recorded on 24 October 2020] Damon gives his opinion on computer based learning. Damo opens up about the time that he cheated on the Physical Readiness Test and got caught. The Goats have a deep dive about mentorship. Khalili “The Barking Dog” provides a very detailed perspective on this topic. The Sailor of the Year Program changes are highlighted. The bros talk about getting selected for Chief and Damo gets honest about his response to not being selected on his first time up. Remember...

Duration:02:15:58