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  • Listen: Ryan J. Kaufman & Trevor Stryker - Iraq Veterans Helping other Veterans

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    Listen 24/7 anytime after our Aug 13th Broadcast as www.talkingwithheroes.com and www.r4alliance Introduce 2 Iraq Veterans who work with www.r4alliance.org . Listen to them with their Families. 


    Ryan J. Kaufman is an OIF and OEF Iraq Veteran who now works at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, and their At Ease Program. http://www.lfsneb.org/behavioralhealth/at_ease/.


    You can find Ryan on Facebook at Ryan J. Kaufman https://www.facebook.com/RyanJKaufmanVI?fref=ts


    Instagram at Strikin9Vikin9.


    Vets4Vets4 Nebraska is on Facebook that talks about their events https://www.facebook.com/Vets4VetsNebraska?fref=ts


    Trevor Stryker  is a Marine who served two Iraq Deployments --- 2005 and 2006. Trevor is a VetSET Nebraska Coordinator. He does outreach to Veterans and their families to assess their needs in rural or underserved areas. 


    http://nalhd.org/vetset.html  


    https://www.facebook.com/vetset.nebraska


    More Info on our News Site: http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/august-2015/article/listen-ryan-j-kaufman-trevor-stryker-iraq-veterans-helping-other-veterans

  • 02:04

    WTR: Dale Comstock, Geoff Dardia, and Mary Dague

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    Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn & Lance Taylor is honored to welcome Dale Comstock back & Geoff Dardia and Mary Dague for the first time!  


    Dr. Dale Comstock is the President of Comstock Enterprises, Inc. Dale works as a contract security specialist.  He retired from the Army in 2001, after serving 5 years in the 3rd SFG as the Senior NCO and Light and Heavy Weapons expert on an A-Team; 10 years with the 1st SFOD–D (Delta Force) as an assault Team Leader and Explosives Expert; he served 4 years with the 82nd Airborne Div. as an Airborne Infantryman in a Long Range Reconnaissance Platoon; and he served 9 years as a independent security contractor in support of GWOT.


    SFC Dardia served with 3rd SFG and had multiple OEF Deployments. SFC Dardia was then assigned to the Advanced Skills Detachment as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Instructor for two years then served as a Dive Supervisor and Pre Scuba instructor for 18 months. SFC Dardia then served on ODA 3115 and has since completed Military Freefall and another OEF deployment. SFC Dardia now serves as a Liaison with USSOCOM Care Coalition and is undergoing treatment for heavy metal toxicity.


    Mary Dague enlisted in the U.S. Army as an EOD Technician. In 2006, she was assigned to the 707th, in Fort Lewis, Washington. On January 1, 2007. She served in OIF. On November 4, 2007, a device detonated removing both of her arms above the elbow. She was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal for her actions. During her recovery her purpose there became to inspire and drive others to live greatly and overcome adversity. She continues to be an advocate for EOD, wounded troops, and veterans struggling to adapt.


    Call in 646-595-3504


     

  • 02:04

    WTR: Loren Schofield, SGM Tony & Col. (Ret.) Dr. Hoge

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    Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn & Lance Taylor is super excited to have Loren Schofield back to co-host the show! Lance and Loren will be interviewing SGM Tony and Col. Hoge. 

    SGM Tony was assigned to 3rd SFG (Airborne) in 1993. He was assigned to ODA as the 18B weapons sgt from 1993-1998. He moved up to the Company Operations Sergeant and did his year up there from 1998-1999. He then went back to an ODA 371 and acted as both the 18B and the 18F for two years. In 2008 he helped stand up the new 4th battalion and was the Team Sergeant for ODA 3413. After his Team Sergeant time was over he held multiple jobs at the Battalion and Group level, COMISAF advisor a before taking over as the RSE SGM from 2013-2014. SGM Tony has 8 rotations in OEF, and has been wounded 5 times.

    COL DR. Charles W. Hoge, MD, U.S. Army (Ret.) is a nationally-known expert on PTS, mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) and other physiological reactions to war, as well as treatment strategies for war-related conditions. Dr. Hoge’s expertise spans psychiatry, trauma, public health, health policy, and infectious diseases. His articles in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the AMA are the most frequently cited medical articles about the impact of OIF & OEF.

    From 2002 through 2009, Dr. Hoge directed the top U.S. research program at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research on the psychological and neurological consequences of the OIF & OEF. He served as an attending psychiatrist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, providing treatment to warriors and family. He deployed to Iraq in 2004 and traveled throughout the country to improve combat stress care in the field. Now, he continues working with service members, veterans, and family members (including deployment to Afghanistan as a civilian in 2011), and continues to be a passionate advocate.

    Guest Call In 646-595-3504

  • 02:02

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

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    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

  • 02:03

    WTR: Eric Kirsch (Erik Havamal - the Nigerian) & Lt. Col (Ret.) Gordon Cucullu

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    Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn & Jeff Young is exremely honored to be joined by Eric Kirsch and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gordon Cucullu.


    Eric Kirsch, or as many know him Erik Havamal - The Nigerian, is a 2004 Graduate of The Citadel. Eric served as a Counterintelligence Officer and Active Duty NCIS Special Agent in the USMC for 8 years, leaving as a Captain. Eric served two tours in OIF, one tour in OEF, as well as, two more tours to Iraq as a civilian advisor in transnational security.  Eric is the CEO of Torchlight USA, LLC.


    Retired Army Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu was in Gordon Cucullu is a former Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel with more than four decades of experience dealing with the tumultuous region of East Asia, including North and South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia. He is Senior Non-resident Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. His best-selling book, Separated at Birth: How North Korea became the Evil Twin, has been acclaimed as one of the best insights into the convoluted, long-running conflict between South and North Korea. He paints a stark portrait of the dark world of Kim Jong Il’s rogue regime, the most egregious human rights violator on earth, and perhaps the only state in history to be supported primarily by illegal and criminal activities. Gordon is recognized as one of the leading authorities on the complex, dangerous threat posed by North Korea through its deadly connections to other American enemies in the war for the free world. 


    We will be discussing both the fight in Iraq against ISIS and the Valhalla Project!!


    Please do not miss this episode of Warrior Talk Radio.  Guest call in number is 646-595-3504!

  • 00:12

    Lost in a crowd

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    Being lost in a crowd sounds simple enough.  Couple that feeling with anger, hate, powerlessness...and it can become overwhelming very quickly.


    How do I deal with this? What have I tried to do to deal with this?


    Am I winning my battle?

  • 01:49

    WTR: Brian Fay, Chris Liby, and Michael Walgrave

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    Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn & Jeff Gonzales welcomes Brian Fay, Chris Liby, and Michael Walgrave.


    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/warriortalkradio/2014/12/17/wtr-brian-fay-chris-liby-and-michael-walgrave


    Brian is a US Army Veteran.  After service for 7 years he was medically retired (February 2014). Brian is a veteran of OEF, where he did a tour as a Cav scout and a medic.  Brian has become a Youtube sensation with with a video that went viral, expressing his opinions on Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.  He has been utilizing creative writing as an alternative therapy to the VA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-CE69jv5EY


    Chris Liby enlisted in the Marines December 1997 was honorable discharge August 2002. Then, he enlisted in the Army October 2002 and was medically retired October 2012. He had 15 years service in total, in which, he deployed to Iraq twice and once in Afghanistan.  It was in Afghanistan where on 24 June 2008 he was injured by an IED. Chris was targeted by a vandal in his neighborhood where the vandal did over $14000 worth of damage to his truck, including scratching out his PurpleHeart on his license plate.


    Michael Walgrave "Wali-G" is a Veteran of 173rd 11-C.  He filmed the short movie "AFGHAN Highway" for his buddies in the ARMY.  He is currently working in agriculture and spreading the word on farming for Veterans and it's importance in healing.  Also, he is helping Afghan refugees find a new life in America!


    Call in number is 646-595-3504

  • 02:05

    Warrior Talk GI Jenn & Jeff Gonzales: Dave Bray, Madison Rising & Col Rob Maness

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    Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn & Jeff Gonzales is proud to welcome Dave Bray, lead singer of Madison Rising and Col. Rob Maness, running for US Senate in Louisiana.


    Dave Bray, lead singer of the band Madison Rising and a dedicated leader and patriot.  Dave was a Recruit Chief Petty Officer in basic training, a Master at Arms in A-school, and was awarded the honor of Top Dog in Field Medical Service School. He would finally serve in the U.S. Navy as an 8404 FMF Corpsman for the 2nd Battalion / 2nd Marines stationed out of Camp Lejeune NC.


    Madison Rising brings great rock music back to the forefront of popular culture. With songs ranging from the guitar heavy opening track "Right To Bear" it is clear that this band is on a mission to not only make great music, but also send a message that American culture is alive and well. Madison Rising promotes the principles of liberty, independence, smaller government and personal responsibility.


    Ret. Col Rob Maness, Senate candidate for Louisianna, made the decision as a 17 year old high school senior to enlist in the Air Force and served in the midst of the Iranian hostage crisis. He worked his way up from the enlisted ranks to full colonel and retired from active duty in 2011, ending his military service of more than 32 years.


    Ret. Col Maness led numerous combat operations; two of which were as a bomber squadron commander in OEF & OIF. As a Joint Chiefs of Staff Operations Officer he was on duty in the National Military Command Center located within the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks.


    Call in number is 646-595-3504

  • 00:57

    OEF Vet Nicole Johnson Starr and Father of Wounded Soldier

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    OEF Veteran and Founder of www.theptsdretreat.org interviewed Jack DeVaney Father of Wounded Warrior Army Spc. Tyler DeVaney.
    Jack served in the Army from 1975-78 and spent 31 months in West Germany assigned to the non-conventional weapon security program. When he left the Army in 1978 he had attained the rank of Sergeant. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Health Corporation based in Lewisville, Texas.
    Army Spc. Tyler DeVaney, a 2006 graduate of Queensbury High School, was preparing to go on patrol in the Jalrayz District in eastern Afghanistan on the morning of March 11. As DeVaney and other members of his combat team stood ready to head out, a man in an Afghan National Security Forces uniform climbed on a truck and started firing a machine gun at the soldiers, wounding 10, including DeVaney, and killing two, including one of his friends. Get Well Fast Army Spc. Tyler DeVaney. Rest In Peace Army Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad and Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel
    More Details at: http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/april-2013/article/army-spc-tyler-devaney-ohio-native-queensbury-grad-wounded-in-battle
    Hear also from callers!!

  • 00:59

    OEF Veteran Nicole Johnson Starr & Veteran Joel Willman

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    OEF Veteran Nicole Johnson Starr, Founder of www.theptsdretreat.org Interviews Veteran and Race Car Driver Joel Willman - March 28, 2013 9pm EST. Below is what Joel posted on his Facebook Page: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN!!! I am proud to announce I am the newest team member and Spokesman for The PTSD RETREAT!! Together our partnership will not only help awareness of PTSD, but also give new meaning to life to these brave warriors! I look forward to representing them throughout the 2013 racing season on and off the track to the thousands and millions of viewers of the ARCA Race Series Presented by Menards! I look forward to meeting each and every person I can affected by this disorder, as well as the family members. Please vist the PTSD RETREAT FB page and hit "LIKE". Please feel free to look at the Sponsor page to see how YOU can help make a difference in one persons life.!! http://www.facebook.com/jwillmanracing
     

  • 00:53

    OEF Veteran Nicole Johnson Starr and Bob Calvert Co Host

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    Nicole Johnson Starr OEF Veteran and Founder of www.ptsdretreat.org Welcomes back www.TalkingWithHeroes.Com Founder/Host Bob Calvert During this evening program we will connect with Bob on a personal level the man behind the radio program who has chased the stories, around the world to get the reality of our troops lives in the combat zones or Iraq and Afghanistan.