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Ep. 24: Kyle Killinger

Episode 24 features Kyle Killinger. Kyle is a Marine veteran helping to raise awareness for PTSD and the veteran suicide rate. You can visit his Facebook page at for more information. GoFundMe

Duration: 00:29:45

Ep. 23: Kris Goldsmith

Episode 23 is with Kris Goldsmith, former Army Sergeant. Kris has overcome many obstacles after his deployment and subsequent discharge from the military. He now dedicates his time and effort to helping other veterans in need.

Duration: 00:45:39

Ep. 22: Corey Christman

Episode 22 features Corey Christman, a retired Air Force veteran with an organization created to help companies understand the value of hiring veterans.

Duration: 00:50:51

Ep. 21: Patrick Benson

Episode 21 features Patrick Benson, Co-Founder and Director of Warhorses for Veterans. Patrick is a former Army Infantryman who now devotes his time to helping other veterans by providing an alternative to conventional therapeutic methods.

Duration: 00:41:09

Ep. 20: Dwayne Paro

Episode 20 welcomes Dwayne Paro, Air Force veteran and Life Coach with Landmark Life Coaching. Dwayne’s work helps transitioning vets and veteran entrepreneurs find the right focus to reach their current goals. You can catch Dwayne hosting the Charlie Mike Podcast or contributing to the Huffington Post.

Duration: 00:42:59

Ep. 19: Timothy Lawson

New year, new season! For the first episode of 2017 we talk to the host of This Week at the VA, Timothy Lawson. Timothy is a marine vet with extensive experience in the podcast arena.

Duration: 00:44:05

Ep. 18: Michael Gavey

We finally return with episode 18 featuring USMC veteran Michael Garvey, currently making a living as a stand-up comedian. Mike and I discuss his venture into the world of comedy as well as his transition back to civilian life and the world of college all the while adjusting to life as a wounded veteran.

Duration: 00:47:27

Ep. 17: Chiquita Pena

Episode 17 is with Chiquita Pena, an Army Reservist and 2016 Ms Veteran America Top 25 Finalist. Chiquita shares her journey and discusses her deployments, balancing a civilian and military career, and how the Final Salute organization helped change her life.

Duration: 00:55:16

Ep. 15: Joanne Ramos/Service Beyond the Uniform

Episode 15 features Joanne Ramos, former Army Sergeant and founder of Service Beyond the Uniform. Joanne talks about her desire to serve her country as well as having to decide to leave the service behind her. Her organization provides many resources for veterans in need.

Duration: 00:40:33

Ep. 14: Lone Survivor Foundation

This week’s episode features Ann Brown, Program Director for the Lone Survivor Foundation. Ann discusses how her program helps veterans and gives a better understanding of what exactly PTSD is.

Duration: 00:45:39

Ep. 13.5: Come Back Next Week!

No new episode this week- sorry! Tune in next week for a great interview with Ann Brown, Program Director of the Lone Survivor Foundation!

Duration: 00:02:53

Ep. 13: Jas Boothe

Episode 13 features former Army Major Jas Boothe. Jas created Final Salute, an organization that helps house homeless female veterans. Jas is a cancer survivor and details how Hurricane Katrina left her without a home, leading to the creation of Final Salute. You can find out more information about her cause at .

Duration: 00:55:49

Ep. 12: Molly Mae Potter

Episode 12 features Molly Mae Potter, an Air Force Captain that was on the fast track to success. While deployed to Afghanistan, her base was attacked and Molly Mae’s life would be forever changed. Forced to face issues stemming from the attack, Molly Mae made the decision to leave the military behind her. With the help of a service dog and the support of her family, Molly Mae has become a successful leader in the civilian world and is also a finalist for the 2016 Ms Veteran America...

Duration: 00:52:42

Ep. 11: Elana Duffy

Episode 11 is with Elana Duffy, a former military intelligence E7 in the US Army. Elana joined the Army after earning her Master’s degree when she decided she was ready for an adventure. She served two deployments overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan. Elana discusses her encounter with an IED and having to learn to live life after a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Duration: 01:04:53

Ep. 10: Amelia O'Brien

Episode 10 features Amelia O'Brien, a member of the Air Force Reserve. Amelia talks about her time overseas as well as maintaining a household where both parents were active service members.

Duration: 00:47:54

Ep. 9: Michael Ortiz

Episode 9 features Michael Ortiz, an Air Force MP. We discuss his time overseas and his adjustment back to civilian life.

Duration: 00:42:33

Ep. 8: Sam Vaovasa

After a short break, we return with episode 8 featuring former airman Sam Vaovasa. Sam discusses her decision to join as well as to get out and what her transition has been like to the life of a military spouse.

Duration: 00:38:31

Ep. 6: Justin Bohannon/Make A Vet Sweat

For episode 6 we speak with Justin Bohannon, founder of the MakeA Vet Sweat organization. Justin is a former Army Staff Sergeantwho has dealt with the issues of PTSD. Listen as he details hissymptoms and his path to overcome them.

Duration: 01:18:44

Ep. 5: VetTix

This week we talk with VetTix representative Al Maag as he explains what the program is and how you can join. Check out their website at for more information.

Duration: 00:24:00

Ep. 4: Eric Burnett

Episode 4 features Army Captain Eric Burnett. Eric is a former non-commissioned officer who made the leap to the dark side by completing officer candidate school for the Texas National Guard. Currently Eric is a company commander and spends his non-drilling days as a fitness trainer and nutritionist in the Austin, Texas area.

Duration: 01:09:40

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