Greg Drobny served 8 years in the Army including a brief period conducting Psy-Ops. His transition out of the military was a somewhat rocky one until he found something he really enjoyed – Code Platoon helps Veterans, active duty service members and military spouses transition into the workforce by providing technical training and career placement.
Navy Week sails into my backyard! Guests include Constructionman William Jones of the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat. EOD Navy Diver Second Class Petty Officer Skylar Bokelman and the Band Master of the Navy Band Southwest LCDR Bruce Mansfield.
While providing ground support for troops in contact, Kim Campbell’s A-10 was rocked by anti-aircraft fire causing the loss of all hydraulics. Rather than bail out over Baghdad, she converted to manual control and nursed her plan back to safety. Kim was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for her actions that day.
A Soldier’s Child Foundation was created to serve the children of military personnel who have lost their lives on active duty while defending the United States of America. They presently have 5,000 children enrolled in all 50 states. Founder and Executive Director Daryl Mackin joins us.
During the Korean War, Royce Williams engaged in a solo dogfight against seven Russian pilots. Because the Soviets were not publicly acknowledged as being combatants in the war, the record of the dogfight was scrubbed from all records and Royce was sworn to secrecy. In January 2023 his Silver Star for that action was upgraded to a Navy Cross.
A video game that features the REAL missions performed by REAL warriors definitely sounds cool. But what if the game could offer insights and information that could be used to further the treatment of PTSD? Shawn Piatz, Chief Operating Officer of ORE System joins us.
Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician Aaron Hale was working on an improvised explosive device when it exploded. Every bone in his face was broken, shrapnel barely missed his carotid artery, both his eardrums were blown out and he was left permanently blind. He knows a few things about overcoming adversity and is now helping others live their best lives.
Rick Lamb is a man highly revered among the Special Forces community. He has participated in almost every major combat operation from Operation Eagle Claw to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rick is a member of the USSOCOM Commando Hall of Honor and the Ranger Hall of Fame.
After hearing the fear in his daughter’s voice when describing active shooter drills at her school, former Navy SEAL Mike Lahiff decided to do something about it. Along with other SEAL team members and tech experts, he the founded “Zero Eyes”. Their technology uses artificial intelligence to actively monitor security camera feeds to detect weapons. They now contract with schools, military bases, government properties and businesses in 30 + states.
Joe Winslow spent 21 years in the Marine Corps and saw combat in Iraq. He now uses his skills as an artist to produce custom designs and artwork through his business, The Tripoli Gift Company. His works appears in the White House and the National Cathedral in Washington.
Raised under the Communist regime in Poland, Drago Dzieran came to the United States as a political refugee with a bag of clothes and ten cents in his pocket. He would become a Navy SEAL as a way of repaying the gift of freedom granted by his new country.