Sat 4/10/2021

The Devil’s Hand – Navy SEAL & Author Jack Carr

2021-04-10T21:38:06-07:00April 10th, 2021|

The Devil’s Hand is the fourth book by bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Jack Carr. It follows on his three other wildly successful novels “The Terminal List”, “True Believer” and “Savage Son”. Jack served 20 years at the tip of the spear, beginning as an enlisted Navy SEAL sniper and rising to the rank of Lt. Commander.  When it became apparent that further promotion would mean he would no longer be in the field “kicking in doors”, he decided [...]

Wed 4/7/2021

Sheriff Mark Lamb – Building Community Trust

2021-04-07T22:05:22-07:00April 7th, 2021|

Sheriff Mark Lamb has twice been elected Sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona. Pinal County covers 5,374 square miles and is larger than the States of Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island. As elected, rather than appointed law enforcement officials, the office of Sheriff is rather unique. His agency was one of the jurisdictions featured on the Arts and Entertainment channel program “Live PD”. Sheriff Lamb was approached about co-hosting a spin off series called “Live PD: Wanted”.   He says he agreed [...]

Mon 3/29/2021

Advocacy for Veterans – Joshua Hosler

2021-03-29T09:52:26-07:00March 29th, 2021|

Veteran advocacy is a passion for Joshua Hosler. That is why he and his fellow Veteran Anthony Archer founded Veteran Sheepdogs of America.  As disabled Veterans, they both have personal experiences within the VA system and recognized a gap that needed to be filled. Joshua served as an assistant platoon leader and bomb dog handler in the Marines. While he never had plans to enter the political arena, some of the things he saw overseas inspired him to get more [...]

Sun 3/21/2021

The Warrior Tradition – Lanny Asepermy

2021-03-21T16:23:53-07:00March 21st, 2021|

The Warrior Tradition is a PBS documentary that features more than a dozen Native American Veterans from all branches of the service. Per capita, more Native Americans serve our nation in greater numbers than any other ethnic group. Over 12,000 served in the First World War, even though many were not granted US Citizenship until 1924. Lanny Asepermy served 24 years in the Army and saw combat in Vietnam. He is Comanche/Kiowa, both tribes with a strong warrior tradition. However [...]

Sat 3/13/2021

The League of Wives – Heath Hardage Lee

2021-03-13T18:04:23-07:00March 13th, 2021|

“The League of Wives; The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home” is Heath Hardage Lee’s homage to this very inspirational group of women.  Heath has worked in the women’s history space for twenty years and was horrified that this narrative had never been told. In addition to the tragedy of having their husbands as prisoners of war or missing in action, perhaps the most heartbreaking aspect of this story is [...]

Mon 3/8/2021

Submarine Sea Stories – Kevin Loewe

2021-03-08T22:51:34-07:00March 8th, 2021|

Submarine Veteran Kevin Loewe admits his initial motivation for joining the Navy did not spring from patriotism or high ideals; he just needed a job. But he came to love submarine service, spending most of his 20 active duty career in the "silent service". Kevin served on several submarines including fast attack boats and ballistic missile submarines. On his very first deployment, the relief sub was delayed and they ended up spending 91 days submerged. "The only thing we had [...]

Sun 2/28/2021

Merchant Marine Veteran Dave Yoho

2021-03-01T14:41:41-07:00February 28th, 2021|

Merchant Marine Veteran Dave Yoho falsified his birth certificate so he could join the effort during World War II.  He was fifteen years old when he joined the branch that would experience the highest casualty ratio of the war; 1 in 26 Merchant Marines would give their lives. Dave joined the crew aboard the SS Great Meadows, a T2 refueling tanker operating in the Pacific Theatre. He worked in the engine room, thirty eight below the water line.  When he [...]

Sat 2/20/2021

Spy Museum – Chris Costa

2021-03-25T08:14:28-07:00February 20th, 2021|

International Spy Museum Executive Director Christopher Costa may not have had experience in the museum business but he has decades of experience in the world of espionage and covert action. He spent two decades as an Army counter-intelligence specialist working with special forces before moving on to the Navy Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU). Chris also served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counter Terrorism at the White House. He has been inducted into the United [...]

Sun 2/7/2021

Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin – Eileen Bjorkman

2021-02-07T13:20:31-07:00February 7th, 2021|

“Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin; A Story of the US Military’s Commitment to Leave No One Behind” is a superbly researched book.  “We will leave no person behind” is an ethos of our military dating as far back as before the Revolutionary War. Author Eileen Bjorkman served 30 years in the Air Force, much of it as a flight test engineer. She has experience with more than 25 different military aircraft. Flight Test Engineers are behind the scenes personnel [...]

Sun 1/31/2021

Three Wise Men – Beau Wise

2021-01-31T12:49:24-07:00January 31st, 2021|

“Three Wise Men” tells the story of one family’s extreme sacrifice during the longest sustained period of conflict in our nation’s history. All three Wise brothers enlisted. Jeremy became a Navy SEAL, Ben a Green Beret and Beau a Marine. Together they would spend 1,600 days deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both Jeremy and Ben would be killed in action, triggering the Department of Defense “Sole Survivor” designation for youngest brother Beau. The Fog of War is a recurring theme [...]

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