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Sun 10/18/2020

Col. Joseph Turnham – “We Don’t Fight Alone”

2020-12-21T22:57:26-07:00October 18th, 2020|

One might say that military service is in Col. Joseph Turnham’s DNA. His family traces their military service back to his sixth great grandfather who fought at Valley Forge and was present at Yorktown for the surrender of Cornwallis.  Turnham HAD planned to become a doctor until he took some flying lessons. He now has over 3,600 hours in the cockpit – 1,149 of those in combat. Prior to assuming command of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (one of the largest [...]

Sun 8/23/2020

Desert Storm POW Jeff “Tico” Tice

2020-12-21T22:59:12-07:00August 23rd, 2020|

Operation Desert Storm would be Jeff “Tico” Tice’s first opportunity to fly combat missions.  Things didn’t turn out as well as planned. On his second combat mission of the conflict, a last minute mechanical issue forced Jeff to switch aircraft and didn’t allow time for his good luck tradition of spitting into the plane’s exhaust. On the second day of the Desert Storm "Shock & Awe" campaign Jeff’s F-16 was hit by an Iraqi surface to air missile.  He would [...]

Sun 6/21/2020

Col. Michael Drowley – A Fate Worse Than Death

2021-01-10T18:28:20-07:00June 21st, 2020|

Col. Michael Drowley has flown a wide assortment of aircraft over his career. Heavy bombers like the B-1 & B-52, the C-130 and C-17 heavy transport planes, F-15 & F-16 fighter jets, the B-2 Stealth bomber and even helicopters. But the slow and tough A-10 Thunderbolt is his favorite.   He is careful to make a distinction between fighter pilots and attack pilots. The A-10 was designed and built with one singular purchase – to support troops on the ground. [...]

Sat 3/9/2019

Bishop & Top Gun – Derek Jones

2020-12-21T22:28:45-07:00March 9th, 2019|

The Right Reverend Derek Jones is the Bishop of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy for the Anglican Church of North America.  Bishop Derek Jones As Bishop of the Armed Forces it is Derek’s responsibility to train, educate and credential the Anglican Chaplains serving in the US Armed Forces, Veteran’s Administration, Department of Justice and other Federal and State agencies. Prior to becoming a Bishop he was an Air Force Top Gun pilot and saw combat in both F-111 [...]

Sun 1/6/2019

Veterans Portrait Project – Stacy Pearsall

2021-01-04T09:47:44-07:00January 6th, 2019|

Veterans Portrait Project founder Stacy Pearsall knew she would join the military – members of her family had served since the Revolutionary War.  She wanted to do something creative and became an Air Force combat photographer. She was a good one, practicing her craft in over 41 countries and twice winning the National Press Photographers Association “Military Photographer of the Year” award. War is gruesome. An added challenge for combat photographers is that they often have to relive those moments [...]

Sat 12/29/2018

“Cocktails From Hell” – Col. Austin Bay

2021-01-04T09:53:33-07:00December 29th, 2018|

“Cocktails From Hell; Five Complex Wars Shaping the 21st Century” provides a concise and sobering examination of the five complex wars shaping the 21st century.  Retired Army Colonel Austin Bay   crafts a textbook examination of the most troubling regions and shares his thoughts with our listeners. Bay derived the book title from the idea that there are usually several factors involved in the mix of a geopolitical conflict, a "cocktail" if you will. For observers of recent history, some of [...]

Sun 12/2/2018

13 Hours in Benghazi – John “Tig” Tiegen

2021-01-04T10:06:48-07:00December 2nd, 2018|

John “Tig” Tiegen was one of a handful of warriors that kept the September 11 2012 attacks on the US Consulate and CIA Annex in Benghazi from turning into another “Alamo”. Tig enlisted in the Marines at 17 in the delayed entry program and when the recruiter’s call came he literally walked out of class to prepare for boot camp. Following his service in the Marines, Tig began working as a contractor for private security firms before taking an interest [...]

Sat 11/17/2018

Bobby Henline – The “Well Done Comedian”

2021-01-04T10:26:03-07:00November 17th, 2018|

Bobby Henline could have given up.  But he didn’t. Now he uses humor to help others heal as well. Henline joined the Army at the age of 17 and deployed as part of Operation Desert Storm.  He served for three years before leaving the Army to move on with his life. Like many Veterans, Bobby was compelled to re-enlist following the 9/11 attacks and went through boot camp again as a 30 year old. On April 7, 2007 - three [...]

Sat 11/10/2018

The Feres Doctrine – Richard Stayskal & Scott Huesing

2021-01-04T11:01:47-07:00November 10th, 2018|

The story of Richard Stayskal is by no means complete. The ending remains to be written. He survived a snipers’ bullet but is now fighting for his life against cancer and the bureaucracy. Richard Stayskal We need YOUR help to write the ending to this story. I take pride in show prep.  I read books before having authors on the show. I watch documentaries before we feature their producers. And, on occasion, we reject guests because they just [...]

Sun 10/28/2018

Ranger Author Ray McPadden

2021-01-04T10:54:17-07:00October 28th, 2018|

Like many of his generation, Army Ranger Ray McPadden joined the military following the 9/11 attacks. He served seven years with the 2nd Ranger Battalion and 10th Mountain Division – including four combat tours. Ray spent almost two years on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border during which time his unit established the first American foothold in the notorious Korengal Valley – the same valley made famous in Sebastian Junger’s award winning documentary “Restrepo”. Ray also served in Iraq where he helped form [...]

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