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The New American Veteran with Guest Fara Barnes

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TNAV is brought to you by GallantFew, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to reducing veteran unemployment, homelessness and suicide.  TNAV explores veteran transition - we highlight veterans successfully transitioned, veterans willing to discuss their ongoing transitions, and individuals and organizations doing great things on behalf of veterans.

Today's scheduled guest is Fara Barnes. Fara is a military veteran of both the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard.  She briefed pilots before and during sorties, gathered and disseminated information, and provided front line combat tactical services to Tactical Ops Centers for mission specific ground and air ops.

Fara has also worked as a freelance photographer, has studied, trained, competed in, and instructed numerous mixed martial arts.  She started her own training business, then directed and instructed youth and adults with boot camps, strength and conditioning, and martial arts programs.

Following this, Fara was recruited as a military consultant &trainer, providing Tier 1 tactical & military consulting to set and maintain the standard for modern warfare & combat advising. As a result, she consulted & had various roles in award-winning TV, film, media, & role-playing games.  She has overcome tremendous adversities including PTSD, homelessness and has turned those experiences into ways to help and serve others.

Currently she works to serve a vision for excellence off the battlefield and the best possible services for our Veterans and wounded warriors.  She has co-created a wilderness rehabilitation program for combat veterans to work with a board and staff in the Colorado Rockies, 10th Mountain Division Huts and 14ers.  Fara will be speaking internationally about various topics in 2014, to include, optimal human performance, adventure challenges, team synergy & leadership, and tribal warfare.