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SoCal Military News and Views

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SoCal Military News is a podcast dedicated to connecting active duty and military veterans with the people of Southern California and around the country. Join us every week to hear their stories and talk with those passionate souls dedicated to improving their quality of life and to leaving a lasting positive impact in the military community – now and in the future.

SoCal Military News is a podcast dedicated to connecting active duty and military veterans with the people of Southern California and around the country. Join us every week to hear their stories and talk with those passionate souls dedicated to improving their quality of life and to leaving a lasting positive impact in the military community – now and in the future.

Location:

United States

Description:

SoCal Military News is a podcast dedicated to connecting active duty and military veterans with the people of Southern California and around the country. Join us every week to hear their stories and talk with those passionate souls dedicated to improving their quality of life and to leaving a lasting positive impact in the military community – now and in the future.

Language:

English

Contact:

760-722-1277


Episodes

Ep.12 Don’t Ever Tell Chuck Atkinson No

3/17/2022
The Veterans Association of North County Resource Center is the inspiration of veteran Chuck Atkinson. As a Past Commander of the American Legion Post #146, his dream, initially, was to locate a place where his American Legion Post could meet on a regular basis. However, he had long felt that the North County area lacked a cohesive mechanism for providing important services to his fellow veterans and to the servicemen and women in the community, and so he began to collaborate with other...

Duration:00:25:45

Ep. 11 Revisiting How We Serve All Who Serve feat. Exec. Director Lori Boody and John Sanders

12/14/2021
Today VANC’s Executive Director, Lori Boody, and John Sanders from the Sanders Tech-Ed Foundation chat about the history of VANC and all the ways it serves active-duty military, veterans, and their families, and how the organization is positively impacting the community through its certification courses, resources, events, and more. Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/. Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden. Contact VANC:...

Duration:00:34:22

Ep. 10 Inspiring the Next Generation Through the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

11/30/2021
Click here to learn more about VANC. Much can be learned from history, particularly military history. Artifacts carry stories of trials and triumphs that encourage, educate, and embolden those who are willing to learn from them. Through its engaging exhibits and its collection of historical Marine Corps’ aircraft, the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum offers a unique experience to its visitors who want to learn more about the Marine Corps’ aviation history. On this episode of VANC’s SoCal...

Duration:00:35:06

Ep. 9 Helping the Homeless Veterans of San Diego with Kelly Luisi

11/23/2021
Learn more about VANC here. Without a doubt, homelessness is prevalent in the San Diego area. One of the populations that is most significantly affected by homelessness is the veteran community. Kelly Luisi, the founder of the Homeless Veterans of San Diego, is working to change that. Kelly Luisi has always been passionate about helping veterans and their families after her brother was killed serving in Iraq. Now, she leads a nonprofit out of VANC, so she can support veterans who are...

Duration:00:19:55

Ep. 8 Creating the BEST Life for Veterans & Civilians with Michelle Ranae Wild

11/16/2021
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ College professor and CEO of BEST (Brain Education Strategies and Technologies), Michelle Ranae Wild, recently spoke at VANC’s Monday Meeting about her special education program at Coastline Community College and her nonprofit. Through her school, she teaches numerous adults in Coastline Community College’s Acquired Brain Injury Program, and through her nonprofit, she helps countless individuals who suffer from cognitive challenges. Not only does...

Duration:00:22:35

Ep. 7 Veterans Day Honoring All Who Served

11/11/2021
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Program Welcome Remarks - Frank Pulley, SgtMaj USMC (Ret) Invocation - LCDR Buster L. Williams, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps, MCB Camp Pendleton Posting The Colors - Color Guard Pledge of Allegiance - Eve Nasby National Anthem - Eve Nasby Keynote Speaker - Daniel Whitney, Commanding Officer, H & S Battalion, MCI-West Benediction - Walter Leverette, VANC Chaplain VANC Member Organizations and Programs, * denotes Congressionally Chartered...

Duration:00:42:26

Ep. 6 BONUS Episode with The American Legion

11/9/2021
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Mike Walsh: Today we’re picking up the conversation from episode 5 about their experience in Germany and how that mirrors what's going on today, is fascinating. Recently, on VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, Mike Walsh spoke with two members of American Legion Post 760, Vincent Barna and Matthew Shillingburg. Together, they talk about the history of the American Legion, what it does for the community, and how you can get involved in...

Duration:00:09:34

Ep. 5 Strengthening America with The American Legion

11/2/2021
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Recently, on VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, Mike Walsh spoke with two members of American Legion Post 760, Vincent Barna and Matthew Shillingburg. Together, they talk about the history of the American Legion, what it does for the community, and how you can get involved in this incredible organization that helps veterans across the nation. The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization. With...

Duration:00:41:01

Ep. 4 Built to Serve: How Team Rubicon Accomplishes the Mission

10/26/2021
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ On this episode of VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, Team Rubicon Southern California State Administrator, Kevin Kothlow, and Lt. Colonel James Coler talk about Team Rubicon’s mission, how they got involved in the organization, and the incredible emergency response deployments they have been a part of. By providing disaster relief and emergency services, Team Rubicon mobilizes veterans and civilians to continue their service to this...

Duration:00:43:41

Ep. 3 Stories of the Secret War with Retired Green Beret, John Stryker Meyer

10/19/2021
Recently, military hero, author, and podcast host, John Stryker Meyer joined Mike Walsh on VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast. In this episode, he shares the story of his time in Vietnam and how he is using his platform to encourage fellow Green Berets, share their stories, and inspire listeners across the country. John Stryker Meyer enlisted in the Army, became a Green Beret, and was part of the Secret War in Vietnam. He is a huge supporter of VANC, as well as a good friend of...

Duration:00:45:08

Ep. 2 The Colonel

10/12/2021
The Future of the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps with Colonel Daniel Whitley Learn more about VANC here: https://www.vanc.me/ On this episode of VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, your host Mike Walsh, speaks with Colonel Daniel M. Whitley, who shares insight on the future of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon recipient Colonel...

Duration:00:23:33

Ep. 1 Today, Tomorrow, Always

10/5/2021
Welcome to VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast! Each week, your host, Mike Walsh, speaks with active-duty military members, veterans, and citizens who support our military, so that you can hear their stories as they serve our country and support those who do. In the pilot episode, Mike speaks with VANC’s Executive Director, Lori Boody, and our podcast sponsor, John Sanders from the Sanders Tech-Ed Foundation. Together, they talk about how VANC began, the ways it serves active-duty...

Duration:00:41:01