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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.
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!
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!
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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When you hear the word "Ironman" a couple things come to mind; a "Annual Competition" or the "Super Hero". Both require a great deal of time and energy but how do they relate to having a Brain Injury? Some people w/a Brain Injury also have physical limitations, some w/prostetics or other assitive devices, so how can they be an "Ironman"? EASY PEEZY! When one stops and asks themselves: How can you PROgress, if you continually regress to past thinking, behaviors and beLIEfs? Join Kevin and the Marvelous Maggie tonight as Kevin shares yet another unique perspective on how We can (and need to) become our own Ironman (or variation thereof). ;-) Call in LIVE @424.243.9540 or listen in @7pm Pacific!
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.
Spring has arrived, the days are getting longer, the birds & bees are active and the weather is getting warmer. All accros the United States, Farmers are busy planting seeds, delivering different types of baby animals and working harder than 99% of the CEO's in the World. There are over 300 million farmers in the US ALONE, only most of them don't even realize it.
Join Kevin and the Marvelous Maggie tonight as we talk about how FARMING plays an important role in your conitnued FUNctionality and how you, by making a few slight changes, can double your productivity. Call-in LIVE @424.243.9540 or join the chat w/the Marvelous Maggie!
Loyalty goes both ways, the old saying goes. One shows loyalty up the chain, because one expects the same in the other direction. They system, however, is built upon the timbers of the imperfect human condition.
What happens when you have conflicting narratives, but the system that you thought was there to serve you as you served it decides to take the counter-narrative without question?
Is there a point where a leader accepts that there is no loyalty above, and as a result, has to redouble his loyalty to those under him?
The story of Task Force VIOLENT is one of inspired unit level leadership, and nightmarishly twisted priorities up the chain; of brave men caught in a modern day, real time, Kafkaesque circle.
Following up on his 5-part series, Task Force Violent: The Unforgiven - the Tragic Betrayal of and Elite Marine Corps Commando Unit, our guest for the full hour will be MilitaryTimes journalist Andrew deGrandpre.
Spaced Out Weekend and the Spaced Out Network welcomes Micheal Baugham writes under the pen name of Micheal Rivers. His Cherokee heritage prompted him to honor his great-grandfather and write under the name of Rivers. He grew up near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. His love of the sea and all it has to offer was the driving force of his first novel The Black Witch. As a child, he became aware of the supernatural world due to several experiences. A recognized authority as a paranormal investigator with more than thirty years of research, teaching classes and giving speeches provides his readers with some of his experiences woven into his paranormal thrillers. He is the lead investigator for the Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers.
He has been writing since 1993 and was first published in 2003. His works include supernatural thrillers, literary fiction and ghost story anthologies published by Schiffer Publishing. His bestseller Verliege was voted Supernatural Book of 2012 and more recently won 1st Place Runner up - Literary Fiction Award 2014 - GH - The Paranormal Awards 2014. His books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List several times and have hit #1 in Supernatural.
Micheal is a USMC veteran and served during Vietnam. The passions in his life are his wife, family, Boxer Delilah affectionately known as DeeDee, and the great outdoors. He currently resides in South Dakota.
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?
Most people who acquire Traumatic Brain Injuries, are often terminated from their respective employers due to the effects of the BI, which includes, but not limited to, Military Service. While some are fortunate enough to receive unemployment/ Workman's Comp benefits and some Veterans get a portion of what they rate, what does One do moving forward? If your Brain Injury precludes you from gaining traditional employment, what did the Doctors tell you? How does one sustain themselves and or their families after a Brain Injury? Better yet... What do you do when you don't have any inspiration?
Join Kevin and the Marvelous Maggie this week as we share the 7 Steps that has helped thousands of others achieve the LIFE of their Dreams instead of perpeatuating the ignorance of their past.
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.
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