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What happens when two veterans walk into a podcast studio? Vibrant camaraderie, playful joking and hot takes ensue. Join Ashley Gorbulja and Jeff Daly as they explore current events, interesting trends and quirky stories of interest to the military community. The weekly podcast is produced by The American Legion. The podcast is a veterans-eye-view on current events - particularly in the military and veteran community. For more stories and videos please visit www.legion.org/tangoalphalima

What happens when two veterans walk into a podcast studio? Vibrant camaraderie, playful joking and hot takes ensue. Join Ashley Gorbulja and Jeff Daly as they explore current events, interesting trends and quirky stories of interest to the military community. The weekly podcast is produced by The American Legion. The podcast is a veterans-eye-view on current events - particularly in the military and veteran community. For more stories and videos please visit www.legion.org/tangoalphalima

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Indianapolis, IN

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What happens when two veterans walk into a podcast studio? Vibrant camaraderie, playful joking and hot takes ensue. Join Ashley Gorbulja and Jeff Daly as they explore current events, interesting trends and quirky stories of interest to the military community. The weekly podcast is produced by The American Legion. The podcast is a veterans-eye-view on current events - particularly in the military and veteran community. For more stories and videos please visit www.legion.org/tangoalphalima

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English

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Episodes

Episode 126: Tango Alpha Lima: Concussion Legacy Foundation w/ CEO Chris Nowinski and retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Daryl Adamson

9/20/2022
IN THE NEWS Share Sons of The American Legion Anniversary activities on Legiontown THIS WEEK'S GUEST This week we are joined by Concussion Legacy Foundation co-founder and CEO, Chris Nowinski, PhD. CLF is a non-profit organization that is leading the fight against concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma. We’ll also talk with retired U.S. Navy Commander...

Duration:01:03:41

Episode 125: Tango Alpha Lima: March for the 22 co-founders Liz Hartman and Adin Colón

9/13/2022
IN THE NEWS Jeff and Ashley kick things off discussing the Task & Purpose article that breaks down why Florida's plan to recruit uncertified veterans to become teachers is a stupid idea. THIS WEEK'S GUEST Our guests this week are New Bern, N.C. Post 539 commander and Marine Corps veteran Liz Hartman, and fellow Post 539 member, retired U.S. Army Sergeant and Bronze Star recipient Adin Colón. Liz and Adin are co-founders of March for the 22, an event that helps raise awareness and help end...

Duration:00:43:38

Episode 124: Tango Alpha Lima: "Be The One" spokesman, Dr. M. David Rudd

9/6/2022
IN THE NEWS We have an update on the case of a Navy nuclear engineer and his wife who attempted to smuggle secrets about nuclear-powered warships in half-eaten PBJ sandwiches. THIS WEEK'S GUEST Jeff and Ashley are joined by Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, President Emeritus, and Director of the Rudd Institute for Veteran and Military Suicide Prevention at the University of Memphis, Dr. M. David Rudd. Dr. Rudd is also a spokesman for The American Legion "Be the One"...

Duration:00:41:05

Tango Alpha Lima: Convention Bonus - Interview with VA Secretary Denis McDonough

9/1/2022
Still coming to you from The American Legion 103rd National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis., host Jeff Daly and Ashley Gorbulja sit down with Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough Special Guest: VA Secretary Denis McDonough.

Duration:00:14:38

Episode 123: Tango Alpha Lima: Live from Milwaukee - Legislative Update with Lawrence Montreuil

8/30/2022
Coming to you from The American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee, hosts Jeff and Ashley get an update on American Legion legislative successes and upcoming activity with repeat guest, American Legion National Legislative Director Lawrence Montreuil. Lawrence talks about the success of the Honor our PACT act, the role Legion members played in helping the bill become law, and the impact the new law will have on millions of veterans exposed to toxins during their military service....

Duration:00:35:37

Episode 122: Tango Alpha Lima: Sierra Club Military Outdoors campaign manager Aaron Leonard

8/23/2022
IN THE NEWS Our hosts remember 1-year anniversary of the attack near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul by honoring the 13 servicemembers killed in the bombing. THIS WEEK'S GUEST Our guest is U.S. Army retired Lt. Col. Aaron Leonard, a combat veteran who now serves as Campaign Manager at Sierra Club Military Outdoors and as co-chair of the Outdoor Rx Coalition with the New York State Division of Veterans Services. RAPID FIRE Marine Corps promotes first Black officer to 4-star...

Duration:00:44:36

Episode 121: Tango Alpha Lima: Military Transition with retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joseph Barnard

8/16/2022
IN THE NEWS Get ready for The American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee 9/11 Day of Service THIS WEEK'S GUEST Retired Lt. Col. Joseph Barnard, who served in the Army with the 82nd Airborne, then moved to the Air Force where he served 28 years, first as a PJ and then Combat Rescue Officer, joins the podcast to talk about military transition, and his work with The Independence Fund, an organization committed to serving the warfighter community by providing innovative programs and...

Duration:00:57:16

Episode 120: Tango Alpha Lima: Veterans Studies with EKU director Dr. Travis Martin

8/9/2022
IN THE NEWS Jeff shares highlights of his week as a staff member at American Legion Boys Nation. THIS WEEK'S GUEST Dr. Travis Martin, more commonly known as T-Dogg, joins the podcast to talk about his role in establishing the Kentucky Center for Veterans Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. RAPID FIRE PACT Act clears final hurdle to President's desk. Kentucky National Guard rescues hundreds during catastrophic flooding. Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills,...

Duration:00:56:35

Episode 119: Tango Alpha Lima: S-A-R Flag with Kevin Hertell

8/2/2022
IN THE NEWS Registration is open for the Hiring our Heroes career event taking place on Aug. 25 in conjunction with The American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee. THIS WEEK'S GUEST Our guest is Kevin W. Hertell, an Air Force veteran who served with the 309th Fighter Squadron and a member of Glenwood Landing Post 336 in Glen Head, N.Y. Kevin is the Founder and President of “The Veterans Suicide Awareness & Remembrance Flag Corporation,” as well as the creator of the S-A-R Flag. Jeff...

Duration:00:41:40

Episode 118: Tango Alpha Lima: USS Constitution Commander B.J. Farrell

7/26/2022
IN THE NEWS Lt. Amanda Lee of Moundsview, Minn., becomes the first woman to pilot the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet for the Blue Angels. THIS WEEK'S GUEST Commander B.J. Farrell is the first female commanding officer of the USS Constitution. She talks about life aboard the three-masted wooden-hulled heavy frigate known as “Old Ironsides” and the events surrounding a milestone year. RAPID FIRE There's a new, shorter suicide prevention hotline number to help veterans The Air Force received its first...

Duration:00:39:43

Episode 117: Tango Alpha Lima: Retired Navy SEAL Kristin Beck

7/19/2022
IN THE NEWS Celebrating Disability Pride Month THIS WEEK'S GUEST Kristen "Chief" Beck is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL who gained public attention in 2013 when she came out as a trans woman. Her story has been told in her 2013 memoir, “Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL's Journey to Coming out Transgender,” and in the 2014 CNN Documentary, “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story.” Beck covers a lot of ground, including snippets on wearing dresses while growing up, being part of a team, fitting in and...

Duration:00:59:15

Episode 116: Tango Alpha Lima: Actress and comedian Ashley Gutermuth

7/12/2022
IN THE NEWS In honor of the start of a new Legion membership year, Jeff and Ashely share membership stories and invite the Alphas to share their own membership stories. THIS WEEK'S GUEST We're doubling down on our Ashlies this week with our guest, New Jersey-based actress, voice-over artist and stand-up comedian Ashley Gutermuth. Ashley is married to a career Air Force reservist, and she's rapidly building an online following with her unique take on spouse and military humor, and she's...

Duration:00:54:39

Episode 115: Tango Alpha Lima: Syracuse University Vice Chancellor and IVMF founder Dr. Mike Haynie

7/5/2022
IN THE NEWS Jeff and Ashley analyze an angry critic's 1/2-star review of "Top Gun: Maverick" THIS WEEK'S GUEST Syracuse University Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, Dr. Mike Haynie, joins the podcast. Dr. Haynie discusses the University’s veteran-connected programs and resources for service members transitioning out of the military, and the evolution of the Syracuse University Institute for Veterans & Military Families, or IVMF, the nation’s first interdisciplinary...

Duration:00:09:48

Episode 114: Tango Alpha Lima: "Kilroy Was Here" author Brett Allen

6/28/2022
IN THE NEWS Security cam video reveals VA employee body-slamming and beating 73-year-old veteran at Georgia VA Clinic. _NOTE: The incident took place on April 28, and while Lawrence F. Galliard Jr. was arrested and charged, at the time of our recording, he still had his job. WSB-TV reporters posted the video on June 20, and on June 23, VA Secretary Denis McDonough issued an apology to the patient, Phillip Web, and Galliard was indefinitely suspended without pay. _ THIS WEEK'S GUEST We're...

Duration:00:44:22

Episode 113: Tango Alpha Lima: Military Transition with NBC Universal Veterans Network co-chair Hill Pluviose

6/23/2022
In this final installment of our Transition series, we’ll be joined by Marine Corps veteran Hill Pluviose, who talks with us about the initiatives to support the military community and career resources NBC Universal Comcast offers for veterans and their families through their Veterans Network and the NBC BOLD Vets Residency program. He also talks about his podcast, Vet Talk with Hill and the NBC Peacock show he worked on, George to the Rescue. Special Guest: Hill Pluviose.

Duration:00:31:30

Episode 112: Tango Alpha Lima: Military Transition with veteran, author and entrepreneur Graciela Tiscareño-Sato

6/22/2022
Part Three of our transition series features guest Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, an Air Force veteran, award-winning author, marketer, bilingual public speaker, and business owner Graciela talks about her book, "B.R.A.N.D. Before Your Resume," and sheds light on how she helps servicemembers, veterans and spouses create powerful, targeted AUTHENTIC Personal Brands that help them become better job candidates or aspiring entrepreneurs. Special Guest: Graciela Tiscareño-Sato.

Duration:00:44:39

Episode 111: Tango Alpha Lima: Military Transition with Coeus Umbrella founder Jeffrey Powell

6/21/2022
The second episode in our special military transition series features retired Col. Jeffrey Powell. After an amazing military career, Powell retired in September of 2019. Like so many others, 2020 and the COVID pandemic shattered his plans and he struggled to find his place as a civilian. Powell shares the story of his struggles, lessons learned, and how he emerged determined to strike out on a path to help other veterans and change perceptions of what “Transition Assistance Programs” should...

Duration:00:43:18

Episode 110: Tango Alpha Lima: Military Transition with the Walt Disney Company

6/20/2022
To coincide with the June 22, 1944, anniversary of the signing of the original GI Bill, this week The American Legion Tango Alpha Lima podcast is publishing a special, four-part series on military transition, career tips and more. The first episode in the series will feature two military veterans: Disney Parks Experiences and Products Manager of Executive Communications, Cappy Surette and Walt Disney Company Director of Veterans Initiatives, Kevin Preston. Kevin and Cappy share stories of...

Duration:00:49:21

Episode 109: Tango Alpha Lima: The Misty Experiment with producers Ian Adelson and Dean Echenberg

6/14/2022
IN THE NEWS Air Force gamers comes out on top during the Pentagon's first official video game tournament. THIS WEEK'S GUEST Documentary filmmaker Ian Adelson, and his grandfather, U.S. Air Force veteran and former Misty squadron flight surgeon Dean Echenberg, join us to talk about their work on the documentary "The Misty Experiement" The film tells the story of the special U.S. Air Force squadron whose pilots volunteered for one of the Vietnam War’s most dangerous air missions: to search for...

Duration:00:58:32

Episode 108: Tango Alpha Lima: Real life "Dragon-Lady" Air Force U2 pilot retired Col. Merryl Tengesdal

6/7/2022
IN THE NEWS Jeff and Ashley discuss the news of the first Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine's first war crimes trial. OUR GUEST Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Merryl Tengesdal talks about launching her military career in an effort to fulfill her childhood dreams, her accomplishments along the way, including becoming the first African American woman to fly the U2 Dragon-Lady. She talks about her appearance on CBS "Tough as Nails," working with Steven Spielberg, motivating...

Duration:00:54:33