ONLY 1% OF OUR POPULATION SERVES OUR NATION IN THE MILITARY
Even fewer have taken the oath to protect us on the home front. The mission of American Warrior Radio is to bridge the gap of understanding between those who took the oath and the rest of the civilian population. We do so by telling the stories of the men & women in our military/first responder communities… and those who support them.
MEET YOUR HOST
Ben Buehler-Garcia never served in the military or carried a badge. This is why he considers it his duty to support those who have.
For nearly three decades he has volunteered with several initiatives to support military and first responder families including the Tucson Chamber Military Affairs Committee, the 9/11 Never Forgotten Tower Challenge Foundation, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, USS Tucson 770 Club, the Tucson Community Cares Foundation and as Honorary Commander for the 12th Air Force/Air Forces Southern.
Air Force Para Rescue is widely recognized as the best in the world at what they do. However, they are perhaps the least well known of our elite Special Forces. There are only about 500 “PJ’s” in the entire Air Force compared to more than 5,000 Navy SEALs and 10,000 Green Berets. Para Rescue training is one of the longest Special Forces training courses in the world and has an attrition rate of over 85 percent. Lt. Col. Blake George, 48th Rescue Squadron Lt. Colonel Blake George is the Commander of the 48th Rescue Squadron. He began his [...]
Heroes Media Group Founder and CEO Adam Bird is our featured Veteran Entrepreneur for this episode. Adam founded Heroes Media Group (A digital media branding and publishing company) to give a voice to our community heroes and those who support them. Adam Bird, Founder & CEO - Heroes Media Group Adam enlisted in the Army National Guard after high school. His entry into communications and media was by accident; he “cut his teeth” in radio at KFNX in Phoenix and then began podcasting. Originally, Heroes Media Group was to be the communications arm for a non-profit called The [...]
Sherry Graham-Potter National Police Week is recognized every year in May to pay tribute to the Law Enforcement men and women who protect our families and communities. There are approximately 900,000 Law Enforcement Officers in the US and 37 have been killed in the line of duty so far this year. On this episode of American Warrior Radio we are joined by Sherry Graham-Potter, Vice President of Recruitment for Concerns of Police Survivors – Arizona Chapter and “Rock and Roll Patriot” Dave Bray. Dave and Sherry first met a Concerns of Police Survivors event several years ago. [...]
Easy Company was only one of the nine rifle companies that comprised the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II. However, they became the best known thanks to Stephen Ambrose’s book and the HBO series “Band of Brothers”. Douglas Spain as Pvt. Tony Garcia Three guests join us to discuss Easy Company and their story; Suzanne Ryan has been fascinated with WWII history since the age of 12. She has led historical tours of Normandy and helped organized reunions of Veterans and actors who played them in the series. Suzanne has also edited several books about the [...]
War correspondents have been covering human conflict for centuries. Some civilian correspondents are well known like Ernie Pyle, who was in the trenches with soldiers during World War II and Joe Galloway, who famously picked up a rifle to fight off the enemy at the Battle of La Drang Valley. Military war correspondents are the focus of Marc Phillip Yablonka’s latest book “Vietnam Bao Chi: Warriors of World and Film”. The book shares the stories of over 30 military war correspondents whose job it was to carry both a rifle and a camera. The very first chapter features well known [...]
Mike Day had been shot at plenty of times during his two decades as a Navy SEAL, but he had never been hit. That changed dramatically the night of April 6, 2007. Mike was part of a 22 member assault team tasked with striking an al-Qaeda cell responsible for shooting down several Marine helicopters. Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike Day Mike was the first through the door and was immediately met with a hail of bullets by terrorists firing AK-47’s, an M-4 and pistols. Mike was hit and fell into the 10 square foot room. Of the two [...]