Sun 1/26/2020

B-17 Over Berlin – Col. Richard Bushong

2020-01-26T15:17:13-07:00January 26th, 2020|

B-17 pilot Richard Bushong completed 28 combat missions over Europe during World War II.  He flew as a member of the 390th Bomb Group of the US 8th Air Force, the subject of the compelling documentary “The Cold Blue.” (L-R) BBG, Col. Richard Bushong, Alex Wright- 390th Memorial Museum Richard specifically requested to be a B-17 pilot. After completing combat training in Washington, he sailed to England aboard the Queen Mary. Some might consider this luxury travel but [...]

Sun 1/19/2020

Service Dogs – Josh Aronson & Tom Flood

2020-01-19T12:55:58-07:00January 19th, 2020|

Service dogs and their relationships with the Veterans they help is the subject of a wonderful new documentary directed and produced by award winning filmmaker Josh Aronson. Josh and Tom Flood, one of the Veterans featured in “To Be of Service” join us for a discussion. Josh was “pitched” the concept several times before he felt prepared to do the project. However, he says doing the documentary changed him. “I saw the human species in a different way. It’s humbling [...]

Sun 1/12/2020

Police Suicide – Mark DiBona

2020-01-12T15:02:39-07:00January 12th, 2020|

Police suicide is the number one killer of law enforcement officers in the US.  In 2019 alone, 228 officers took their own lives. Retired Sgt. Mark Dibona knows the situation all too well. He came close to taking his own life twice during his 33 year law enforcement career. For Mark it really began when he volunteered to travel to New York following the 9/11 attacks in order to assist with recovery efforts. He says the smell of death and [...]

Sun 1/5/2020

Break It Down Show – Pete Turner

2020-01-05T15:40:39-07:00January 5th, 2020|

Break It Down Show producer and host Pete Turner refined his cultural skills in “some of the most harsh work environments possible” - Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.  He served over 70 months in combat zones as a counterintelligence specialist for the Army, Department of Defense and State Department. Pete Turner at Work His primary job was to be outside the wire “..trying to figure out what was keeping us from winning.”  Because he was able to develop relationships [...]

Sun 12/29/2019

Sheepdogs – Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

2019-12-30T11:06:17-07:00December 29th, 2019|

The Sheepdogs Concept was first made famous in popular culture by Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman in his book “On Killing”.  He joins us for a discussion regarding the psychological impacts of violence. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman Lt. Col. Grossman is a retired Army Ranger and taught psychology at West Point. He holds five patents and has published four novels and six non-fiction books. “On Killing” has sold over half a million copies and is included in the curriculum [...]

Sun 12/15/2019

Hitler in World War II – David Pyne

2019-12-16T09:42:05-07:00December 15th, 2019|

David Pyne Hitler could have changed the course of World War II had he made some different decisions. We have a “reverse lens” historic discussion with respected public policy commentator and national security advisor David Pyne. He has written a very interesting series of articles at Real History.com about how the outcomes of WWII may have been different. David hypothesizes that the Allies could have avoided war all together had they not insisted on the “Carthiginian Peace” of [...]

Sat 12/7/2019

Manhunters – DEA Agent Steve Murphy

2019-12-16T17:24:15-07:00December 7th, 2019|

“Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar” is written by former DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena. Steve Murphy joins us to share details. Murphy and Pena first appeared on the world’s radar when their story was dramatized in the Netflix series “Narcos”. Steve and Javier do about 75 speaking engagements a year and wrote the book because they wanted the world to know the truth beyond what they may have seen in film or on television. At the [...]

Thu 12/5/2019

Riton Optics – Brady Speth

2019-12-05T09:03:55-07:00December 5th, 2019|

Riton Optics Founder and CEO Brady Speth is featured in our Veteran Entrepreneur segment.  Brady is an Air Force Veteran and also a former member of the US Capital Police. BBG with Riton Optics CEO Brady Speth After serving as an air traffic controller, he returned to college to complete a business degree.  However, Brady missed the comradery he had in the military so when the opportunity to join the Capital Police came up he moved to DC. [...]

Fri 11/29/2019

“Jet Girl” – Caroline Johnson

2019-12-02T12:05:09-07:00November 29th, 2019|

“Jet Girl: My Life in War, Peace and the Cockpit of the Navy’s Most Lethal Aircraft” is an autobiography of Caroline Johnson’s path to becoming one of the first women to drop bombs on ISIS fighters.   While the book has plenty of combat stories, the central theme describes the challenges faced by Caroline in her quest to join the community of elite jetfighters. Following graduation from the US Naval Academy, she was assigned as a Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) on [...]

Sun 11/17/2019

Second Mission Foundation – Charles Faint

2019-11-26T10:53:17-07:00November 17th, 2019|

The Second Mission Foundation was formed by Lt. Col. Charles Faint and other Veterans associated with The Havok Journal . Charles is a career Army Military Intelligence officer who has spent a great deal of his career in the intelligence community.  He is also the owner of The Havok Journal. We are honored that he chose American Warrior Radio as the first forum to publicly announce the Second Mission Foundation. The Second Mission Foundation is a non-profit that was formed [...]