Sun 10/10/2021

Apex Gear Company

2021-10-10T10:24:24-07:00October 10th, 2021|

Apex Gear Company co-founders Nick Wyatt (Marine Corps) and Drew Everett (Army) have been friends since childhood. They first partnered on an e-commerce site for Nick’s family owned company Foot Medic Insoles. One day they had a great idea – a one stop marketplace for Veteran owned retailers and Veteran brands. They assumed someone else had already filled that market gap but extensive research showed they were wrong. Apex Gear Company debuted to the public on September 11th. There are [...]

Sat 10/2/2021

Special Investigations Training – Lt. Col. John Hoffman

2021-10-02T08:34:02-07:00October 2nd, 2021|

The Office of Special Investigations is an Air Force unit whose mission includes investigating felony level crimes and conducting counter intelligence operations.  They are highly trained and this show discusses a rather unique training exercise implemented by the Commander of OSI Detachment 217. While assigned duties at Davis-Monthan Air Force base, Lt. Colonel John J. Hoffman and his wife visited Tombstone, Arizona and took in a gunfight re-enactment. It struck him that it would be interesting to do crime scene [...]

Fri 9/24/2021

Battle of Castle Itter – John C. McManus

2021-09-24T09:20:23-07:00September 24th, 2021|

The Battle of Castle Itter was one of the most bizarre actions of World War II and just one of the interesting events we discuss with noted historian and author Professor John C. McManus. John is often called upon as a subject matter expert for numerous television programs and has authored 14 books on military history. Battle of Castle Itter began on May 5, 1945 during the last days of war in the European theatre and five days after Hitler [...]

Wed 9/15/2021

September 11 Twentieth Anniversary

2021-09-15T09:08:46-07:00September 15th, 2021|

September 11 survivors Matt Rosenberg and James Gagliano share their thoughts 20 years after the attacks.  Matt was an Army Medic at the Pentagon and Jimmy was an FBI agent in lower Manhattan. Matt was assigned the position of Mass Casualty NCO at the Pentagon about two weeks before September 11. His primary duty was as a medic in the minor surgery clinic and emergency response teams. Because the plane that hit the Pentagon impacted a section recently been renovated [...]

Sat 9/4/2021

Eagle Down – Jessica Donati

2021-09-04T18:20:44-07:00September 4th, 2021|

“Eagle Down; The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War” is a powerful book by Jessica Donati that is receiving high praise from many including Sebastian Junger.  Jessica currently covers foreign affairs for the Wall Street Journal. She was the bureau chief in Kabul in 2015 and lived four years in Afghanistan. Eagle Down tells the personal stories of several Green Berets posted to Afghanistan conducting “training operations” following the official declaration that the “longest war in American history was [...]

Tue 8/31/2021

Mount Elbert Challenge – Shannon vonDriska

2021-09-01T05:49:48-07:00August 31st, 2021|

Mount Elbert is the second highest peak in the contiguous United States, rising to 14,440 feet above sea level. On September 15, Shannon vonDriska will be part of a Challenge America team of four severely injured Veterans climbing the mountain. Their mission is to inspire Veterans and others struggling to overcome their physical and psychological scars. Shannon had hoped to become an Army medic. However, on a nighttime march she fell and immediately knew something serious was wrong. She continued [...]

Tue 8/24/2021

GORUCK Co-Founder & CEO Jason McCarthy

2021-08-24T10:55:39-07:00August 24th, 2021|

GORUCK co-founder and CEO Jason McCarthy says his path from leaving the Special Forces to building a $100 million company is a “cautionary tale”.  He even wrote a book titled “How Not to Start a Backpack Company.” Jason served with the Green Berets and his wife Emily was a CIA Case Officer deployed to West Africa. Jason put together a “go-ruck” for Emily to carry in her vehicle and home.  This planted the seeds for GORUCK, but it was a [...]

Sun 8/8/2021

Bone Frog Cellars/Bone Frog Coffee – Tim Cruickshank

2021-08-08T19:53:30-07:00August 8th, 2021|

Bone Frog Cellars and Bone Frog Coffee Founder and CEO Tim Cruickshank says “giving is the reason we exist as a company.”  I bet you won’t find that mission statement on many company websites. Tim served with SEAL teams on both coasts. In addition to being the team corpsman he was also the primarily responsible for demolitions. “My kids knew nothing but me being at war the entire time. I was gone for half my son’s life at one time.” [...]

Sun 8/1/2021

Bone Rattle – US Marshal Marc Cameron

2021-08-01T09:53:38-07:00August 1st, 2021|

“Bone Rattle” author Marc Cameron is quite familiar with some of the scenarios presented in his latest thriller. He lived them during his long career with the US Marshals Service. Bone Rattle is the latest addition to his “Arliss Cutter” series and joins Marc’s bestselling Jericho Quinn thriller collection. Marc was also chosen to continue the very popular Tom Clancy books. Much of Marc’s career was in judicial protection but he most enjoyed his time in fugitive apprehension units. He [...]

Sun 7/25/2021

CIA Case Officer Barry Broman

2021-07-25T14:29:38-07:00July 25th, 2021|

CIA Case Officer Barry Broman recruited 41 agents during his 26 year career with the agency. He recounts some of the most interesting moments in his book “Risk Taker, Spy Maker” He first fell in love with East Asia when his Air Force officer father invited him along on an assignment with the Thai Air Force.  A caveat was that Barry would find a job so he secured a position with the Associated Press, becoming the youngest AP photographer in [...]

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