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With the new defense budget out, new QDR out, the withdraw of maneuver forces from Afghanistan, rising interest in INDO-PAC operations, and a resurgent Russia: after over a decade of COIN and land wars in Southwest and Central Asia - what is the status of the United States Marine Corps?
Materially, intellectually, and culturally - is the USMC set up to move best towards the expected challenges and missions?
Our guest for the full hour will be Dakota L. Wood, Lt Col, USMC (Ret.), Senior Research Fellow, Defense Programs at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy at The Heritage Foundation.
Following retirement, Mr. Wood served as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
Most recently, Mr. Wood served as the Strategist for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Special Operations Command.
Mr. Wood holds a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy; a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Command and Staff, U.S. Naval War College.
Rick spent 8 ½ years in the Marine Corps, however, he was medically separated in June 2011. During his time on active duty, he completed 2 combat tours to Iraq, was a helicopter mechanic, aerial gunner, and instructor. He suffered silently with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for just over 7 years and was just about as close as one could be to ending their life before his amazing wife was somehow able to pull him out of the darkest of places.
Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver as he interviews Rick & Tonya Shaw, Wednesday, 4/22/15 at noon, PDT). Tonya acted as a caregiver to her PTSD husband for years, trying to save her family, and her marriage that was destined for divorce. However, her goal was not going to be an easy one..
Rick began self-medicating with alcohol mixed with prescribed medication just to get a couple hours of sleep at night. However, the onset of sleepwalking and nightmares became a nightly occurrence. Shortly after, he began to wake up with flashbacks and was convinced that their house was under attack. He then began waking up, pacing in his home with a pistol. His wife would follow him around to make sure he did not hurt anyone. Rick began isolating himself, and his behavior now adversely affected his job.
Eventually, Tonya was able to get Rick to open up publicly about how PTSD had not only affected him, but also his wife and everyone around him. The suicide rate for veterans is staggering and almost impossible to fathom. In fact, veterans make up 20% of the suicides in the United States, but only make up 10% of the population. In whole numbers, last year, just under 40,000 people committed suicide in the U.S. Of that, just over 8,000 were veterans.
Rick and Tonya have now devoted their lives to PTSD awareness of this misunderstood disorder. Please share this link with anyone who is suffering with PTSD. This is a "must see" show!
This show is dedicated to: Marine Cpl Jacob C Leicht killed May 27, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
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Defending the Republic with Annie "The Radio Chick", Kel Fritzi and Dan Butcher is an ongoing discussion of recent events.
Special Guest: Manny Vega, USMC Retired, Former Infantry Scout at Marines, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. Manny made the news when he refused to take down the American and USMC flags from his home and faced eviction. He also was at the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC helping to tear down the barricades the Obama Administration erected, blaming sequestration. In counter protest to the Pro-Palestinian Rally outside the White House, he faced down physical assault upon his person while showing brave support for Israel. He has been a rock of support for Jill Tahmooressi, whose son remained jailed in a Mexico prison, while the Obama Administration twiddles their thumbs. https://www.facebook.com/manuel.e.vega
Supporters of the Tahmooressi family have created an official fundraising site to collect donations to offset the cost of his legal defense. To donate, visit AndrewFreedomFund.com. Contributions and letters can also be mailed to: Andrew Tahmooressi Liberty Fund, 5722 S. Flamingo Road #114, Cooper City FL 33330-3206M
It's a battle of Conservative values and principles in defense of our Republic!
We are honored to have on the podcast today Chad Robichaux!
President & Founder, Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs
Director of Veteran Affairs, Serving California
USMC Force Recon Veteran / Best Selling Author / Pro MMA Champion / PTSD Survivor
Chad M. Robichaux is the President & Founder of the Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs and the Director of Veteran Affairs, Serving California. Chad and his team are dedicated to helping our America’s military warriors and their families suffering from the “unseen wounds” of combat such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Their effort is on the front line to intercede and end the climbing 23 per day veteran suicide rate and the current and tragic 90% divorce rate. In addition to being an Ordained Pastor, Chad is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor with the BCPPC* & AACC* with specialty in PTSD, Trauma Care, Marriage, and Family. Chad has earned a PhD in International Business Management and an MBA from New York Tech, and is a Best Selling Author with his book “Redeployed”, which is ranked #1 on the Amazon Best Seller List.
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USMC Manny Vega will discuss Obama's Fraud put upon the American People. Manny recently stood in front of the White House with a megaphone asking Obama to resign, he then began to sing Good Bless America. Manny is a true Patriot attending many Washington D.C. events. Radio Host Pete Santilli from the Guerilla Media Network will guest host. Mr. Santilli has been a leader in exposing Obama and his regime for their corruption. This will be a special open telephone event, everyone is urged to call in.
THE STREETS OF HEAVEN ARE GUARDED BY THE US MARINES, THE SONG GOES. A DIRT BAG COMMUNIST WRITIN AN ARTICLE IN COMMUNIST SALON MAGAZINE TRASHED THE NATIONS FINEST. MILITARY AND POLICE. HE IS WHAT I CALL A GATE OPENER. HE LETS THE ENEMY IN WHILE WE SLEEP. THE ELECTION HAS RILED THE COBRA AND IT IS VENOM SPITTING TIME. JUST WHEN THE RINOS ARE GOING BACK TO SLEEP. THEY HAVE WRITTEN OFF THE REST OF THE YEAR. WHILE OBAMA DONS HIS HANOI HILTON SUIT AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEND AMERICAN TROOPS TO GET EBOLA AND THEIR THROATS CUT IN IRAQ. PRAY ISIS DOES NOT GET THEIR HANDS ON ONE AMERICAN. ESPECIALLY A WOMAN. I WONDER IF THE PARTY OF DEATH TO LITTLE CHILDREN (4700 TODAY) UNDER OBAMA CARE CHOP.HAS THE CYA SPEECH ALREADY WRITTEN. YOU CAN'T BLAME HILLARY CLINTON FOR THIS ONE. SHE ONLY KILLS IN BENGHAZI. WHO CAIRS?
Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood as we understand the Theory of Relativity and Principles of Uncertainty: phenomenon that determine the course of our lives. Yesterday, my life was headed in one direction. Today, it is headed in another. Yesterday I believed that I would never have done what I did today. These forces that often remake time and space, that can shape and alter who we imagine ourselves to be, begin long before we are born and continue after we perish. Our lives and our choices, like quantum trajectories, are understood moment to moment. At each point of intersection, each encounter suggests a new potential direction.
Join us tonight as Kevin and the Marvelous Maggie share some of additional insight on how all boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. Knowing, One may transcend any convention, if only one can first conceive of doing so. Call in LIVE @424.243.9540 or Listen in on BrainInjuryRadio.com.
Tune In Tonight 8pm E 7/C To Hear My Very Special Guest: Retired Marine Core Staff Sergeant Jason Shupe Discuss How He Fought Cps And Won
Sgt. Shupe Has Had To Endure Incredible Obstacles To Get His Family Back And Wants To Share His Knowledge With The Public
Listen-In As He Discusses A Treasure Trove Of Valuable Information You As A Citizen Need To Hear
What He Has To Say Tonight - May Just Be The Information You Need To Save YOUR Family
WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW . . . RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY
When a few years turns in to many. When all of a sudden you seem to be the oldest guy in the room. When you have but days of memories of your kids and in the blink of an eye they are a year older - eventually everyone on active duty reaches the point where it is time to pack the sea bag one more time and put it in the attic.
It is time to retire or leave active duty. Better or worse - it is time to go.
What are the paths someone follows to reach that point? What decisions and inputs lead to that point where you say, "It's someone else turn."
What are the important things you learn in the process of leaving going out that you wish you knew earlier? What are the myths about transitioning to the civilian world - and what are the no-kidding hard truths?
How do you interact differently with the civilian world? What must someone leave behind, and what are those things that if you want them or not, they will always be with you?
To discuss this and more on the subject of "what's next" when you leave active duty will be out panel with returning guest Commander James H. Ware, USN (Ret.)., and former active duty Sergeant Marcus Penn, USMC.
The next book from USNI's 21st Century Foundations series is 21st Century Ellis, edited by Capt. B.A. Friedman, USMC.
This book covers the work of Lt. Col. "Pete" Ellis, USMC who in 1921 predicted the coming war with Japan.
Included in this collection are some o f his articles on counterinsurgency and conventional war based on his experiences in WWI and the Philippines.
Capt. Friedman will be with us for the full hour to discuss this and more.
Capt. B.A. Friedman is a field artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps currently stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. He is pursuing a master's degree in national security and strategic studies through the Naval War College.
Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn and Jeff Young is proud to welcome Anya Yakovleva (MARINE) founder of American Heroes Through Graphite, Luigge Romenillo (PJ) Founder of ADAPTAGEAR, Michael Golembesky (MARSOC) writer of Level Zero Heroes.
Anya served honorably in the US MARINE Corps during OIF and now runs American Heroes Through Graphite. American Heroes Through Graphite, we are focused on honoring our Nation's Heroes first and foremost.
Luigge served his country as an Air Force Pararesuce (PJ) and now owns ADAPTAGEAR. ADAPTAGEAR is specifically our 3TMC training and why we feel it’s so important when compared to First Aid or TCCC. Basically, it’s the in-between approach specifically designed for civilian (non-uniformed) response to mass casualty situations.
Michael, while on his second deployment in Iraq, was selected to become an aircraft controller with the newly formed Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC). He reported to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion in January, 2009 and immediately attended the Joint Terminal Attack Controller course in Norfolk, Va. After graduating and obtaining 8002 MOS, he was assigned as a team JTAC with Marine Special Operations Company G, Team 2. His fifth and final deployment was served in Afghanistan (RC-W) with Marine Special Operations Team 8222 from 2009 through 2010 in the Bala Murghab River Valley. Honorably discharged after eight years of military service, Michael, is currently a defense contractor and author of the best selling Level Zero Heroes!
Please don't miss out on this amazing episode of Warrior Talk Radio. Guest call in line is 646-595-3504
How many times, since your brain injury, have you been asked, "What were you Thinking?" If you're like me, more times than you care to admit to, but since you're still here; "What's the Big Deal, Right?". LIFE after a Brain Injury brings on a plethora of 'side-effects' that often don't reveal themselves until weeks, months and even years down the road, after the incident.
So, how does one with a Brain Injury learn to understand how their brain injury affects them? How does someone with a Brain Injury know they have a brain injury, let alone learn how to manage it? It reminds me of the question: Does a stupid person know they're stupid? On tonights show join Kevin and the Marvelous Maggie as they share their 'Secrets' of creating a FUNctional Relationship in spite of a Brain Injury.
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