Scott Faith, editor of Havok Journal makes his semi-regular appearance to update our listeners on the latest at their website.

We pay tribute to Senior Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, a member of SEAL Team 6 killed in action during the January 28th raid on an Al-Queda headquarters in Yemen. Chief Owens had wanted to serve his country since he was in high school.  He was a father and San Francisco Giants fan and had earned three Bronze Stars before the January 28th mission.

We also discuss Ranger Medic Leo Jenkins recommendations on which military support charities deserve of your attention. All of thes organizations use 90 percent or more of their donations in direct support to their mission. They include;

Team Red White & Blue whose mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

Gallant Few, an innovative program that seeks to prevent Veteran isolation by connecting them with hometown Veteran mentors.

Red Circle Foundation, a rapid funding force that provides emergency assistance to the families of current and former Special Forces Operators.

Team-5 Foundation, a program that recruits former military medical personnel to provide assistance and training in the most overlooked and remote areas of the globe.

The show wraps up with helpful tips from Scott and Havok Journal authors on how Veterans can successfully transition from the military to civilian lifestyle.

Takeaway:  There are lots of organizations available to help Veterans but individuals themselves must also take ownership and lead themselves through the transition process.