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  • 01:05

    Episode 219: The USMC Post-QDR with Dakota Wood

    in Military

    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.

  • 02:00

    Sergeant Tahmooressi Update with Manny Vega, USMC Ret.

    in Politics Conservative

    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!

  • 00:59

    Never Give Up! A Caregiver's PTSD Success Story. Tonya & Rick Shaw USMC

    in Caregiving

    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!

  • 01:06

    The Catch Podcast with PTSD Survivor and USMC Veteran Chad Robichaux

    in Military

     


    We are honored to have on the podcast today Chad Robichaux!


    About Chad:


    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.


    Learn more, here.. 

  • 01:00

    Conversation with a Marine Corps General

    in Military

    The May 28, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with retired Marine Corps General John Admire.


    Major General John Admire, USMC (ret.)  "is a Vietnam and Gulf War Marine. His 43-year United States Marine Corps career includes 33 years of active duty and 5 combat tours as an Infantry Marine, plus 10 years as a consultant and advisor with the US Joint Forces Command and Military Academy Headmaster. He commanded units world-wide at every level from an Infantry Platoon Leader in Vietnam to the Commanding General, 1st Marine Division in California. He served as the Senior Military Social Aide to the President of the United States at the White House, as the Marine Corps' Legislative Liaison to the United States Congress on Capitol Hill, and as a member of General Colin Powell's Joint Staff in the Pentagon. John is an Oklahoman, born and reared in Tulsa. He is a Phi Beta Kappa and Honors graduate of the University of Oklahoma with one Bachelor's and four Master's degrees."  Major General John Admire is the author of Darker than Dark.

  • 01:30

    WTF? - w/Kevin A. Phillips - How to Cure Crab-Pot Mentality

    in Motivation

    Crab mentality, sometimes referred to as "crabs in the bucket", is a phrase that describes a way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs. Individually, the crabs could easily escape from the pot, but instead, they grab at each other in a useless "king of the hill" competition which prevents any from escaping and ensures their collective demise. The analogy in human behavior is sometimes claimed to be that members of a group will attempt to "pull down" (negate or diminish the importance of) any member who achieves success beyond the others, out of envy, conspiracy or competitive feelings, although this is not the behavior being exhibited by the crabs which are simply trying to escape themselves, without any knowledge or understanding of the supposed "success" of their fellow creatures.


    Join us tonight as Kevin talks about How you can not only check yourself, but correct yourself before you wind up wrecking yourself.

  • 01:57

    Memorial Day with The Captain

    in Politics

    Tonight we will be remembering all those that lost their lives making our lives better.  Feel free to call in tonight and tell us why you are thankful for our fallen heros.  646-716-7978

  • 01:31

    WTF? - w/Kevin A. Phillips - TBI Ironman

    in Self Help

    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!

  • 02:02

    WTR: Rob Lewis (SF Vet) and Ivan Castro (Special Operators Challenge)

    in Military

    Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn & Lance Taylor is excited to welcome back Robert Lewis (SF Veteran/Author/Radio Personality) and welcome Ivan Castro (SF Veteran/Special Operators Challenge).  


    Robert was selected as an 18 Delta, Special Forces Medic (one of the most coveted jobs in all of Special Operations), he spent two additional years at Ft. Bragg training to be a Green Beret.  After graduation from the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Stuttgart, Germany.


    While assigned to B/1/10 he was an operator on Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA) 022 and was deployed to Iraq, Africa, and Afghanistan, amongst numerous other training deployments around the US and Europe.


    He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) located in Colorado.  He was immediately deployed to Iraq after his arrival, and left active duty shortly after his return from Iraq in 2009.  At the end of his time in the Army his medals included the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, NATO


    Ivan Castro enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1988. His past assignments include the 101st Airborne Division, 101st Pathfinder Detachment, Fort Campbell, KY;  5th Corp Long Range Surveillance Company, Darmstadt, Germany;  3rd Ranger Battalion, Drill Sergeant, Fort Benning, Ga.; 82ndAirborne Division, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Special Operations Recruiting Battalion, United States Army Special Operations Command, FT Bragg, NC.


    Ivan has served in Op Desert Shield/ Desert Storm, Deployments to Bosnia, Albania, and Kosovo, Multiple Deployments to South and Central America, OEF, OIF.


    Ivan Castro was injured while serving as a First Lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom, September 2, 2006.


    Guest Call In Number 646-595-3504

  • 02:01

    Reach Out America: Taking Off the Gloves

    in Current Events

    About out host:


    Ernest Lee is the father of 5, grandfather of 7.  He lists those as his 12 reasons for writing this booklet.  In his near 60 years he has owned food establishments, bars, auto dealerships, a weekly newspaper and a radio station.   He has also been a performing musician, taught guitar and voice, hosted karaoke, worked on a farm, herded cows, broken horses, driven everything from hot cars to buses to big trucks to combines to tractors and bulldozers.  Ernest has held suit and tie jobs in big corporations and worked wearing t-shirt and jeans.  He has lived in the Southeast, Midwest and the Western States.  He has traveled the lower 48 States and Alaska in a big rig.


    Bill Muckler was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended Christian Brothers College High School (an Army Junior ROTC School) in St. Louis. Graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a B.A. in Psychology (Personnel Management) with 2 years Air Force ROTC.


     


    Military. Completed the USMC Officer Candidate Course in Quantico, VA. Spent 4.5 years on active duty as an officer in the Marine Corps. Holds the permanent rank of Captain. (Top Secret Security Clearance)

  • 02:00

    USMC Manny Vega To Discuss Obama's Forged Identity Pete Santilli Will Guest Host

    in Politics

    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.