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Ben Shaw – Finding your post-military identity

Sometimes, you just gotta get on your bike and ride. We speak with Ben Shaw, Regional Director of Virginia Veteran & Family Support, who is a Marine Corps veteran that struggled with coming back from Iraq. He ended up riding over 13,000 miles and started redefining his identity. Now, his story offers hope to those… Continue reading Ben Shaw – Finding your post-military identity

Organization · Podcast

Organization Spotlight: Parade Rest VA

During last Saturday’s radio program we spoke with Matt Deegan and Jeff Boecker of Parade Rest about their Vietnam Veteran Project (listen here if you missed it). But what is Parade Rest? Many local military and veterans will say “they’re the ticket guys!” And yes, Parade Rest gives out a lot of tickets (over 7000… Continue reading Organization Spotlight: Parade Rest VA

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Tom Rempfer & Mark Zaid – Anthrax Vaccine / Matt Deegan & Jeff Boecker – Vietnam Veterans

Wow, this is a big one. We interview retired Air Force Lt Col Tom Rempfer (hoping4justice.com) and lawyer Mark Zaid (markzaid.com) about the recent lawsuit determining the infamous Anthrax Vaccination Program to be illegal. Now what action can be taken for the 1000+ veterans that received punishment up to and including a court-martial when they… Continue reading Tom Rempfer & Mark Zaid – Anthrax Vaccine / Matt Deegan & Jeff Boecker – Vietnam Veterans

Healthcare · Podcast

The Terrible Story of the Anthrax Vaccine Program

If you’re a veteran that deployed to Iraq, then you likely remember getting the anthrax vaccine.  We were told it was because either Al-Qaeda or local Iraqi extremists could get hold of anthrax and weaponize it.  We were told the vaccine was safe.  And we were told it was mandatory. Turns out those were lies.… Continue reading The Terrible Story of the Anthrax Vaccine Program

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Helyn Stowe – Female Engagement Teams / Phil Clark – Purple Heart Project

Often women veterans and their experiences overseas are overshadowed by the stories of male veterans. Arguably, it’s harder for women to come home from war and reintegrate to our culture. We speak with retired Army SFC Helyn Stowe about her experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan on a Female Engagement Team (FET). What she heard from… Continue reading Helyn Stowe – Female Engagement Teams / Phil Clark – Purple Heart Project

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Ray Sorenson – Freedom Rock Tour / Ken Falke – Boulder Crest Retreat Center

There are memorials everywhere across our country that focus on veterans, the military, and wars long past. But when do you get a chance to talk to the artist who creates the memorial? We speak with Ray “Bubba” Sorenson II, painter of the “Freedom Rock”, about his work, his memorials, and his upcoming national tour… Continue reading Ray Sorenson – Freedom Rock Tour / Ken Falke – Boulder Crest Retreat Center