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Upcoming Shows

Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
On his 75th mission, just five days before the end of his tour, Charlie Plumb was shot down over Hanoi and spent 2,103 days as a prisoner of war.  During his nearly six years of captivity Charlie distinguished himself as a professional in underground communication and served two years as chaplain of his camp.

Recent Shows

Sgt. Will Gardner – Max Martini

Sgt. Will Gardner was a labor of love for Max Martini. An accomplished actor, he has played military roles in many films including “13 Hours”, “The Great Raid”, “Captain Phillips” and the TV Series “The Unit”. While Max has relatives who served in the military and law enforcement, it wasn’t until his role in "Saving Private Ryan" that he was inspired to create a calling for himself to help Veterans. He feels that “Saving Private Ryan” was key to allowing Veterans of that generation to open up & heal emotional injuries. His hope is that Sgt Will Gardner will help [...]

September 1st, 2019|

Hunting the Caliphate – Dana Pittard & Wes Bryant

“Hunting the Caliphate: America’s War on ISIS and the Dawn of the Strike Cell” is a compelling new book that tells the story of America’s war against ISIS from the first hand perspective of the men who started it. Co-Authors Major General Dana Pittard (US Army Ret) and Master Sergeant Wes Bryant (US Air Force Ret) share a preview. Master Sergeant Wes Bryant Major General Dana Pittard Dana is a highly decorated combat leader who was chosen to lead the initial U.S. response to halt the aggressive spread of ISIS in Iraq. Wes was a Joint [...]

August 25th, 2019|

Arizona’s 9/11 Tower Challenge

The Arizona 9/11 “Never Forgotten” Tower Challenge is believed to be the nation’s largest Sept. 11 memorial event using exclusively first responders, military members and their families.  Last year over 2,000 participants accepted the challenge to climb 2,071 steps, equal to the number of floors in the World Trade Center Towers. The event has raised nearly $200,000 for charities that support military and first responder families. Rob Brandt is a Tucson Police Dept. Sergeant and President of the 9/11 Tower Challenge Foundation. “We wanted to have a memorial but not a sorrowful type, somber memorial. We wanted to challenge everyone [...]

August 18th, 2019|

Undersea Rescue Command – Patrick Bunker

Undersea Rescue Command is one of the US Navy’s most specialized commands. Their mission is to be prepared to mobilize anytime to rescue any US or NATO submarine anywhere in the world. MCPO Patrick Bunker with BBG Master Chief Petty Officer Patrick Bunker is also a Captain in the Tucson Fire Department and was serving with Undersea Rescue Command when they were deployed to assist with search and rescue mission for the Argentinian submarine ARA San Juan in 2017. Pat shares the reason firefighters are perfect for the URC mission is that they are rescue operations rather than [...]

August 11th, 2019|

Top Gun Founder Dan Pederson

- (L-R) Jack Bewly, Dan Pederson, BBG, Scott Bader Top Gun founder Dan Pederson began his Navy career as a mechanic. Thanks to a great mentor, he would become a pilot and play a critical role in creating one of the most storied Fighter Weapons Schools in the world.  He wrote “Top Gun: An American Story” to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Despite dominating air to air combat in World War II and Korea, the Navy kill ratio early in the Vietnam War had dropped to as little as 2 to 1. In the fall of 1968 Dan’s Commander handed [...]

August 4th, 2019|

Life Flight – Beth Anne Laos

Life Flight personnel save lives. And they risk their own lives in doing so. Beth Anne Laos Beth Anne Laos served as a Life flight nurse for eight years during which she experienced both the highs and lows of being an “Angel with Rotors”. She was drawn to the field because she wanted to fly and started her career as an American Airlines flight nurse for long term medical transport overseas. However, after three extremely grueling and long flights decided that particular aspect of the career was not for her.  Instead, she began working as a flight nurse [...]

July 26th, 2019|

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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.

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