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  • 00:53

    Funny Under Fire with Travis Howze

    in Military

    We're looking forward to some big laughs with Former U.S. Marine, Police Officer and Firefighter turned National Headlining Comedian, Travis Howze protected America's citizens for over 14 years, and now he's making fun of them! Whether dodging bullets, chasing bad guys or running into burning buildings he is always Funny Under Fire!  


    Having appeared on NBC's Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson, Travis has also been Voted, Stand Up Comedy's Mouth of the South and Charleston, South Carolinas Funniest Person. He has also been referred to as The Military and Emergency Services Voice of Comedy.

    In addition to making fun of the general public he includes his own humility from being a Ludicrous Police Officer, being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military, Family, Married Life and more. In Travis's mind, his days of protecting are neither over, leaving no one safe nor anything off limits! His motto is simple "If you are able to laugh at someone else's pain and misfortunes, then you had better be able to laugh at your own!" Connect with Travis on Facebook or website.


    Next we're bringing a guest caller to play "Name that Travis" on the show, followed by a game to see if Jackie and Kristine can guess the incorrect acronym.


    Join us!

  • 01:02

    Military and Marijuana Laws, American Hero Books, Sexting

    in Military

    It's 2013 and many states are passing marijuana laws that civilians and federal employees (military members) are asking about. In California, there's medical marijuana, but in Colorado and Washington, it's legal to buy, consume, and have marijuana on your person. Learn about how pot affects civilians working as federal contractors, spouses and dependents are affected living or working on base, and more.  
    Alia Reese, Marine wife and author of American Hero Books joins us to discuss her fantastic picture books, where she's taken the concept of using pictures of her Marine to connect with her kids. She also has military coins for older kids. Get 20% off with coupon code USMC Life. These are fantastic gifts and are made by utilizing spouse or veteran owned businesses.
    Sexting. Have you tried it? Do you think you might want to? Have you mailed risque photos to your military member? Jackie and I dish this subject and how we've kept our marriages fresh through deployments and more.
    *update* In the show, I said that Marines can't open their letters in boot camp, that is incorrect. They can't open their packages. Sorry for the confusion.

  • 00:38

    Mental Heath with Judy Davis, the Direction Diva

    in Military

    We're talking with Judy Davis from The Direction Diva to discuss stress relief, empowerment and personal growth in our military world. Judy is a motivational speaker, author and blogger who specializes in advocating for and supporting the military community.  One of her philosophies is focusing on "one moment at a time" to empower others with coping strategies to help ease the challenges in our lifestyle. Connect with her blog for T.I.P.s (tools, information and perspective) that will help you make the most of your life.


    We're sorry to report that we will be giving up Semper Fiesty Radio for the mostpart. It's a lot of work booking guests and getting the show on the air; Kristine is uber busy with USMC Life and Jackie will be moving to Korea this summer, so we are calling it a day with the show. However, we may occasionally do a show in the future, but nothing on a regular basis. Thank you for supporting our radio show and podcast; we've loved every minute of it.

  • 00:36

    Interview with Betty Turnbull: A Sergeant in the House

    in Military

    We’re interviewing Betty Turnbull, Author of “A Sergeant in the House” where she tells the story of Lenny who desperately wants a puppy. His father is in the military, the family must move frequently, and Lenny is still very young to care for an animal, so Lenny strikes a bargain: When his daddy becomes a sergeant, Lenny can have a puppy. When his father is deployed to war, Lenny learns what it means to be responsible, to care for his family, and to help around the house. A dreaded phone call brings the news that Lenny’s father has been injured and is being sent home. When Lenny’s father explains that this means he’ll never become a sergeant, Lenny realizes that what he truly wants is his daddy–puppy or no puppy. Enter to win a copy here!
    Next we’re talking about the new Dress Blues for females and the cost of uniform research between the services.

  • 01:00

    For the Love of School with American Military University

    in Military

    Consider this the first show of Semper Feisty 2.0.  We're getting a little more crazy and playing a few games to keep your mind guessing!



    Today's Topic: For the Love of School


    Each week we'll be visiting a general topic and will be playing a game on behalf of someone.  Today we are playing for a Marine who has EAS'd, Shawn Eckhart.  If we win on Shawn's behalf, his face will be superimposed on someone else's body all in good fun, and featured on USMC Life's Facebook Page.  


    This week's feature guest is Craig Gilman from American Military University.  We're going to be dishing:



    If online school is right for you?
    How to get money for school?
    Choosing the right degree?
    How to set yourself up for success.


    We reference a few things on this week's shows, here are the links to the MyCAA program, scholarships, and MCM route map.  Check out Craig's bio for more information about him: Craig is currently an online faculty member and military outreach coordinator with American Military University.  He is a veteran who served for five years in the Marine Corps.  He's taught as a public school teacher in Virginia, at Korea International School in Seoul, Korea, and English in the public middle school system in Tokyo, Japan.

  • 01:01

    Spotlights: Sseko Designs, Molly's Suds, Commissary Closures

    in Military

    We're highlighting a few new businesses we recently discovered and love.  Many of us are entrepreneurs and we want to know how these businesses got their start and why customers love them.  Maybe you can find some inspiration and tips for your own business.
    Sseko Designs: We met the founder of Sseko, Ben, at an INC conference and he’s doing amazing things. He has a brilliant shoe which allows people to simply switch the ribbons out for a new color and look.  We talked to Ben about making a Marine Corps Ribbon and providing a portion of the proceeds to the Semper Fi Fund and he agreed!  We can’t wait to show you the finished product.
    Molly’s Suds: We were given a package of all natural laundry detergent and Abbey is going to offer her opinions on the product. We’re also going to ask Monica Leonard, the founder of Molly's Suds, how she followed her dreams of starting a business which is good for the environment and also her family.
    Commissary Closures: This week starts the beginning of the commissary closures on Monday.  If your Commissary is normally closed on Monday, then they will now be closed Monday and Tuesday. 

  • 00:57

    Learning to Party: Crafting a business doing what you love with Kinderjam

    in Military

    Today's Topic: Learning to Party, Half Pint Style


    This week's feature guest is El Brown, the founder of KinderJam which focuses kids on music, movement, learning, and fun! We’re going to be dishing:



    How you can follow your passion and start a business in our military lifestyle like El did.
    Getting over hurdles and roadblocks.  
    Finding the time to do it all.  
    Best practices for our kids today.


    Jackie drops the bomb about Kanye's new Bound 2 video with Kim Kardashian, but we prefer the spoof by James Franco and Seth Rogan.  Don't miss a beat with the side by side action.


    Check out why we love El so much.  She’s done such great things for our military community: She a wife, mother, and teacher, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters of Science in Early Childhood Education.Some years later, her life was further enriched by the birth of her son. After becoming a Military spouse and mom, El made it her personal and professional goal to advocate and provide enrichment for Early Childhood Education and Military children. Being an Army wife, El understands the unique needs of families that proudly serve our country. With this knowledge she sought to develop a program that would empower military spouses by providing them with a completely mobile career option while enriching the lives of the young learners in our community.

  • 01:26

    Wounded Warrior Wounded Home & Interview with Military Kids

    in Military

    We've taken a small break and are so happy to be back with all of you! We've got a great show for you today:
    1. Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home with Marshele Carter Waddel. She delves into her personal life dealing her husband's PTSD and TBI at home. Marshele is married to a retired Navy Seal and the book delves into their marriage and how their children were affected. She goes onto interview 25 other families affected with post traumatic stress and more. The book is co-authored by Vietnam Veteran and Marine, Dr. Kelly Orr.
    The resource Marshele mentions for anonymous counseling is Hope for the Heart online communities.
    Click to win one of three books at USMC Life.
    2. We're interviewing military children because April is the month of the military child! Join us as we ask questions to some of our favorite kids and adults, ages 4 to 16.

  • 00:16

    Favor Life, The Process Of There.............................

    in Spirituality

    Favor Life  is a 15 minute radio empowerment segment designed to encourage the Christian Believer in their walk of faith and trust everyday through life situations and circumstance. The goal of this radio broadcast is to spiritually empower each believer in their process of growing and maturing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ daily. For the Christian Believer ,who is in this world but operate and live in a different system of faith , we learn to manifest the glory of the Lord in our everyday life by faith , trust and obedience to God's Word. The journey of faith and trust is one that is to be enjoyed as we walk in the victory, purpose  and destiny of our process to "there". Our "there" place is the place of our making that expresses the identity and character of Jesus Christ to a world who does not see or know Christ unless we show Him even in the conflicts that we face in our everyday life. So join in as we go through the process of "there" and see the favor of our King in everyday life on "Favor Life".

  • 00:59

    Optimize My Life

    in Family

    Fruitful Lives

  • 00:30

    Transforming Your Life with Kellie and Lisa

    in Culture

    Thanks for listening!  On this episode of Transforming Your Life with Kellie and Lisa we'll be talking about kids.  Well, and how they are naturally curious, naturally positive and happy and naturally believe they can do anything.  Until, adults teach them they can't...and that the world is dangerous, that bad things are likely happen and that it isn't safe for them to be themselves.  All that, and much more!  


    So, be sure to join our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/transformingyourlifewithkellieandlisa/ and take part in the conversation!  Also, feel free to share this show - or any of our other shows - with whomever you would like!