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What happens when three veterans walk into a podcast studio? Vibrant camaraderie, playful joking and hot takes ensue. Join Mark Seavey, Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado 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 three veterans walk into a podcast studio? Vibrant camaraderie, playful joking and hot takes ensue. Join Mark Seavey, Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado 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

Location:

Indianapolis, IN

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What happens when three veterans walk into a podcast studio? Vibrant camaraderie, playful joking and hot takes ensue. Join Mark Seavey, Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado 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

Language:

English

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Episodes

Episode 68: Tango Alpha Lima: Chase Rauchle PTSD NOW! Foundation

9/14/2021
In honor of National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month, Team Tango hosts Chase Rauchle PTSD NOW! Foundation founder Craig Rauchle and board member Steve Lenzi. The pair discusses the origins of their organization, and it's mission to address and reduce suicide among military servicemembers and veterans who suffer from the effects of trauma, stress and depression from combat and reintegration into civilian life. They share the ways organization conducts research, supports new and existing...

Duration:00:46:24

Episode 67: Tango Alpha Lima: Face-to-Face with VA Secretary Denis McDonough

9/13/2021
You thought we were done with Bonus Episodes, but we have one more in the tank! During The American Legion 102nd National Convention in Phoenix, the Tango Team had the unique opportunity to get together for a face to face interview with VA Secretary Denis McDonough. During the interview we touch on development of new technology for patient access, VA COVID protocols and resources for veterans struggling with the situation in Afghanistan or other mental health needs. Special Guest: VA...

Duration:00:18:03

Episode 91120: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with motivational speaker USMC Cpl. Josh Bleill

9/10/2021
Working a corporate job in Indianapolis on Sept. 11, 2001, Purdue graduate Josh Bleill was so moved by the events of that day that he soon found himself, at the age of 27, following in his father's yellow bootsteps at Marine Corps bootcamp. During a deployment to Fallujah, Iraq in 2006, a bomb exploded under the vehicle Josh was riding in. He woke up five days later to the realization that he had lost two friends and both of his legs in the blast. Josh's journey through recovery led him to a...

Duration:00:21:28

Episode 91119: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with 9/11 Memorial & Museum Visionary Network Founding Member John Paluska

9/9/2021
On September 11, 2001, John was an 18-year-old freshman at Fordham University. That day and in the days that followed, John volunteered at Ground Zero, aiding in the rescue and recovery operation. He subsequently joined the Army, becoming a Green Beret with combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. John shares his story of how that day changed the trajectory of his life, and let him eventually towards the founding of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Visionary Network. Special Guest: John Paluska.

Duration:00:24:14

Episode 91118: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with USMC Combat Aviator Jennifer Vollbrecht

9/8/2021
Jennifer Vollbrecht was 15 years old on 9/11. Like thousands of others, watching the towers fall that day inspired her to serve her country. She knew nothing about the military, but recognized her calling. Jennifer joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2004, and was deployed as a CH-46 Crew Chief in 2005. Jennifer shares about how that moment has propelled her through her path in life, leading to a career as a veteran entrpreneur, and an advocate for veterans in need. Special Guest: Jennifer...

Duration:00:21:00

Episode 91117: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with USMC Veteran and Paralympic Athlete Rob Jones

9/7/2021
In 2010, while deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan as a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve combat engineer, Rob Jones stepped on an IED and became a double above-knee amputee. Rob shares his inspirational journey of recovery and resilience that he hopes will help others heal and thrive. Special Guest: Rob Jones.

Duration:00:24:50

Episode 91116: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with USAF Col. Kim Campbell

9/6/2021
On Sept. 11, 2001, Kim Campbell was a young Air Force Academy graduate in A-10 training. Suddenly, everything about her role as a fighter pilot changed, and shortly after completing training she was deployed to Afghanistan in 2002 and then Iraq in 2003, providing close air support for troops on the ground. Col. Kim Campbell joins the Tango Alpha Lima hosts to share experiences during these deployments, including the mission where she earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. Special Guest: Kim...

Duration:00:27:44

Episode 91115: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with former U.S. Army Ranger, Dr. Tony Brooks

9/3/2021
Dr. Tony Brooks was inspired to serve by what he refers to as the "holy shit act of terrorism." On 9/11 he was an 18-year-old student at the University of Arizona who had never considered military service. After watching the towers fall, he suddenly decided that nothing was more important than serving. Dr. Brooks talks about how "out of the blue" decision surprised everyone he knew, how he joined the Army Rangers, and his first mission once deployed to Iraq - Operation Red Wings. Special...

Duration:00:22:08

Episode 91114: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with former POW Jessica Lynch

9/2/2021
Former POW Jessica Lynch reported to basic training a week after 9/11. Eventually she deployed to Iraq, where her unit was ambushed, she was captured and held prisoner by Iraqi forces for nine days. Jessica shares the emotional story of her captivity and rescue, as well as how she perservered through the aftermath of the experience, and became a motivational speaker to help others. Special Guest: Jessica Lynch.

Duration:00:43:58

Episode 91113: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with USAA Vice President Eric Engquist

9/1/2021
USAA Vice President of Brand Management, Eric Engquist, deployed to Kosovo on 9/11 and was among the first troops deployed to Iraq in the aftermath of the attacks. He shares how his mission in Kosovo changed overnight, and what it was like to help build the beginnings of the Iraqi National Guard. Special Guest: Eric Enquist.

Duration:00:18:02

Episode 91112: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with USCG Master Chief Petty Officer Vince Patton

8/31/2021
Eighth Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard, Vincent Patton, joins the show to talk about a unique experience of resilience he witnessed in the wake of 9/11, as well as how the terrorist attacks refocused the Coast Guard's mission. Special Guest: Vince Patton.

Duration:00:32:44

Episode 91111: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with Retired Staten Island Ferry Captain Frank Peters

8/30/2021
As he sailed the Ferry John F. Kennedy from St. George, Staten Island towards the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, Staten Island Ferry Captain Frank Peters watched the fireball explode over the Battery as the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Peters shares how he became part of one of the largest boatlift rescue operations in history that day, as well as how he helps ensure that America never forgets that day. Special Guest: Frank Peters.

Duration:00:21:42

Episode 91110: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with United War Veterans Council President, Mark Otto

8/27/2021
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Panama, Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Mark Otto was working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with his newlywed wife, just blocks away from the World Trade Center, on Sept 11, 2001. Otto shares his story of that day, as well as how those experiences have led him to provide outreach and assistance to fellow veterans. Special Guest: Mark Otto.

Duration:00:29:20

Episode 91109: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. and retired NYPD Officer Wilem Wong

8/26/2021
New Yorker Wilem Wong joined the Army Reserve during last days of the Cold War era. His 32 years of service as a combat medic, nurse and civil affairs officer, deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan, overlapped with his 21 years as a NYPD officer, has given him a unique perspective on 9/11, and the Global War on Terrorism that followed. Wong shares his stories, insights, as well as some of the initiatives he has championed on behalf of fellow veterans both within the NYPD, and through more...

Duration:00:27:48

Episode 91108: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with retired USAF Lt. Col. and United Airlines Capt. Joe Lea

8/25/2021
On Sept. 11, 2001, Joe Lea was a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, and Captain of a United Airlines Airbus on a flight from Sacramento to LAX. Lt. Col. Lea shares the story of how his routine flight became anything but normal when he, like all pilots in the air that morning, got orders to land immediately. Special Guest: Joe Lea.

Duration:00:30:11

Episode 91107: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with David Whelan, family member of Flight 93 passenger

8/24/2021
American Legion member David Whelan shares memories of his wife's cousin, Richard Guadagno. Richard was a vibrant young man, who loved the outdoors, and on Sept. 11, 2001, was on his way home to California, after a weekend spent celebrating the 100th birthday of his grandmother in New Jersey. While the family will never know exactly what happened on United Airlines Flight 93 that day, they have no doubt Richard was working with other passengers to take action. As the 20th Anniversary...

Duration:00:24:25

Episode 91106: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with air traffic controller Robert Douglas

8/23/2021
On September 11, 2001, Robert Douglas was an air traffic controller at Cleveland Center, the enroute air traffic control center responsible for airspace over Ohio and western Pennsylvania - which included the route flown by United Airlines Flight 93. Douglas shares his story of the 'controlled chaos' that day. Special Guest: Robert Douglas.

Duration:00:31:08

Episode 91105: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with FDNY EMT Linda Beecher

8/20/2021
In this episode, we share the 9/11 story of Linda Beecher, American Legion Auxiliary Babylon Unit 94 member, who, on Sept. 11, 2001, was an EMT for FDNY. On the morning of the attack, Linda and two of her children, a son who was a fellow EMT and a daughter, who was a paramedic, rushed to the WTC site to see how they could help. That morning, Linda served as a liaison between chiefs in the field and dispatchers. On Sept. 14 she began working in the morgue and continued doing so until May of...

Duration:00:20:52

Episode 91104: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with USMC Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling

8/19/2021
Retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling shares a chilling retelling of the crisis leadership and decision making he witnessed on Sept. 11, 2001, from inside the PEOC - the President's Emergency Operations Center, a.k.a the White House bunker. Special Guest: Robert J. Darling.

Duration:00:25:52

Episode 91103: Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with Sgt. Maj. Clifford Lovejoy

8/18/2021
Today we share the story of Sgt. Maj. Clifford Lovejoy, who, on Sept. 11, 2001, was serving in the Pentagon as Command Sergeant Major, and narrowly survived after American Airlines Flight 77 hit the building in the vicinity of the G3 Conference room where he was in a meeting. Special Guest: Sgt. Maj. Clifford Lovejoy.

Duration:00:41:19