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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.
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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!
Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn & Jeff Gonzales welcomes 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
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.
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Listen as Andy LaPointe Talks Live July 24th 7pm MST or later 24/7 to Prince Humphries a disabled veteran that served in the U.S Army for over 10 years. After multiple tours during OIF and OEF, he was diagnosed with PTSD. Having had difficulties reconnecting with his family, Prince understands the importance of reintegration through leisure. Although Prince is not 100%, he still believes in serving our military. He works alongside his wife LaTronda in HOHP. Prince is currently a Certified Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Green Belt, and pursuing his degree in Recreational Therapy.
Prince Humphries is Director of Operations Healing Our Heroes Project
Healing Our Heroes Project is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. HOHP mission is to honor and support our military families from all eras and all branches. We facilitate 5-day/4-night recreational therapeutic retreats. The retreats are five days, which gives the soldier and their family member’s adequate time to begin to decompress and begin the healing cycle.
For More Details go to; http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/july-2014/article/listen-to-prince-humphries-army-disabled-veteran-and-director-of-operations-healing-our-heroes-project
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
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Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn & Jeff Gonzales is very excited to welcome Dennis Davis, Author, Speaker, Veteran Transition Expert, Chief Translation Officer at Metafrazo. Dennis authored “Not Your Average Joe: Profiles of Military Core Values and Why They Matter in the Private Sector” and co-author of “Not Your Average Joe: An Epidemic of Distortions – Veteran PTSD”.
Dennis served over 11 years in the US Air Force Reserves (still actively serving) and several years of active duty service in the US Navy. Enlisting in 1991, he served as a Gunner’s Mate aboard the USS Shiloh. Reenlisting in the Air Force Reserves in 2003. Dennis deployed twice in support of both OIF & OEF.
Then, we welcome Sean McIntosh. Sean, upon graduation, enlisted in the Navy to seek out his dream of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. He graduated Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training class 232 in January 2001 and was assigned to SEAL TEAM 3. He completed two deployments in support of OIF and was selected to attend college and become and SEAL officer October of 2004.
Sean was then assigned to SEAL TEAM 1 where he deployed three times in support of OEF. LT McIntosh’s final assignment was as Operations Officer for NSW Advanced Training Command where he oversaw over 40 high-risk training courses provided to service-members from all branches of SOCOM. Sean left active duty status and transferred into the Navy Reserves in 2012. Sean is the owner of a new crowd-funding website called VetLaunch which helps veteran entrepreneurs with educational and financial resources.
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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
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.
Paul Sullivan Managing Director, Public Relations & Veteran Outreach Bergmann & Moore, LLC
Veterans Affairs claim delay and error crisis, aka “the infamous backlog
Prevalence of PTSD among Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans.
HR 4261 To improve the research of Gulf War Illness, the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, and for other purposes.
HR 4031 To amend title 38, to provide for the removal of Senior Executive Service employees of Veterans Affairs for performance, and for other purposes.
A Gulf War veteran with more than 20 years of experience assisting fellow veterans obtain VA healthcare and disability benefits, with an emphasis on Gulf War illness and PTSD.
Government relations experience includes crafting legislation and regulations, testifying before Congress, and meeting with executive branch officials within the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. Major legislation includes "The Persian Gulf Veterans Act of 1998," and the "Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act" of 2008.
May 14, 2014
Balancing Heaven and Earth with Denise Iwaniw @ 8 PM EST
Join Denise Iwaniw for an evening of Balancing Heaven and Earth this Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST for an hour of discussion about the Light Body, Merkabah, and the Soular aura.
Sacred Hoop with Neshi Lokotz @ 9 PM EST
PTSD and Veterans from a Nurses Perspective - Join Neshi and guest Angela Joseph Gaffke, Army nurse and combat veteran, to learn about the effects of PTSD and its healing.
Angie serves as the Occupational Health Nurse for the Wisconsin Army National Guard and has served in the military for over 27 years caring and representing the interests of service members, veterans and their families. Angie recently was assigned as the Executive Officer for the Community Based Warrior Transition Unit (Wounded Warriors) in Concord, Massachusetts, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) managing the care for over 500 wounded soldiers located in 13 different states in the Northeast Region of the United States. Angie is very active with many veteran and military organizations; she holds or has held many positions.
Angie has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Wisconsin - Platteville in Criminal Justice and has her Nursing degree through Excelsior College out of Albany, New York. She received her graduate degree from the University of Denver with a Masters of Professional Studies in Healthcare Leadership and Strategic Management.
This is an important topic and one that profoundly affects the individual, their family and their community. This show is also to celebrate the nursing profession and those nurses who dedicate their lives to others.
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