Sun 9/24/2023

“The Pledge to America” – Drago Dzieran

2023-09-24T11:36:00-07:00September 24th, 2023|

“The Pledge to America” author Drago Dzieran grew up under the oppressive socialist/communist government in Poland. The book describes his journey from political prisoner to a Navy SEAL. Drago says that “The Pledge to America” was not intended to be a “SEAL book”. Rather, his reasoning for writing the book was to provide a lens for fellow Americans to recognize how special our country is. Drago had a rough upbringing in poverty and soon turned to violence as a survival [...]

Sun 7/9/2023

“Lost At Sea” – John Wukovits

2023-07-09T11:36:38-07:00July 9th, 2023|

“Lost At Sea” by author  John Wukovits masterfully recounts the amazing story of famous aviator Eddie Rickenbacker and 7 other crewmembers' twenty four days adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Wukovits used survivor’s accounts and other records to create a compelling story of survival, leadership and faith against tremendous odds. Eddie Rickenbacker developed a reputation for cheating death early on in his life. He dropped out of school in 7th grade to support his family after his father’s death. A job [...]

Sun 7/2/2023

Independence Day – Jeff Utsch

2023-07-02T12:08:12-07:00July 2nd, 2023|

Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. While I was born a US citizen, my first nine years were spent overseas. This has embedded in me a deep appreciation for how special this country is. Joining me to discuss this topic is Jeff Utsch.  He is a constitutional scholar and Senior Faculty Lead Instructor at the Leadership and Freedom Center in Gettysburg. Jeff also founded the Heirs of the Republic. He is a former All-American swimmer and [...]

Sun 6/18/2023

EOD Fudge – Aaron Hale

2023-06-18T11:43:53-07:00June 18th, 2023|

EOD Fudge founder Aaron Hale could have easily given up after losing his sight to an IED blast in 2011. Two years later he lost his hearing. Instead of retreating, Aaron decided if he was going to be blind, he would be “the best blind guy I could be.” Following his injuries he has climbed mountains, gone white water kayaking and run the Boston Marathon – twice. Aaron joined the Navy as a cook. Following the 9/11 attacks he felt [...]

Sun 5/7/2023

“Fly Girls Revolt” – Dr. Eileen Bjorkman

2023-05-07T12:31:37-07:00May 7th, 2023|

“Fly Girls Revolt” by Dr. Eileen Bjorkman tell the stories of the pioneering woman who had to fight in order to allow women to fly in combat. Eileen logged more than 700 hours in 25 different types of military aircraft as a flight test engineer and retired from the Air Force as a Colonel. Two of the first pioneers were well known aviatrixes Jaqueline Cochran and Nancy Harness Love. Each convinced authorities to create sanctioned groups of female pilots to [...]

Sun 3/26/2023

I Married the War – Betty & Ken Rodgers

2023-03-26T11:43:12-07:00March 26th, 2023|

“I Married the War” is a powerful new documentary from husband & wife independent filmmakers Betty & Ken Rodgers. It tells the stories of 11 military wives whose lives were forever changed when their husbands returned from combat. The women span from World War II to present day. Betty and Ken previously produced another great documentary named “Bravo; Common Men, Uncommon Valor.” That film relates the stories of the Marines that fought at the siege of Khe Sahn. Ken fought [...]

Sun 2/19/2023

Space Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins

2023-02-19T08:02:41-07:00February 19th, 2023|

Space Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins has spent more than 872 hours in space and logged 6,751 hours in the cockpits of 30 different types of aircraft.  In 1995 she became the first woman to pilot a space shuttle and then in 1999, the first woman to command a space shuttle mission.  Eileen joins us as part of our educational partnership with the Distinguished Flying Cross Society. Eileen’s father used to take the family to the airport to watch airplanes take [...]

Sun 12/4/2022

Nate Boyer – Renaissance Man

2022-12-04T18:08:31-07:00December 4th, 2022|

Nate Boyer is the embodiment of the idea that anything can be achieved with the proper dedication and focused effort. After high school, Nate decided to give a Hollywood a try but he didn’t feel like he really belonged.  When he read about the tragedies associated with the civil war in Sudan, he offered to volunteer. However, without a special skill set, none of the organizations working with refugees wanted him. So Nate bought a ticket anyway and faked his [...]

Tue 10/4/2022

Six Words – Col. Scott Mills

2022-10-04T16:26:31-07:00October 4th, 2022|

Six words sum up Col. Scott Mills’ philosophy on how he wants all his airmen to be treated and how they should prepare accomplish their mission. Many of these concepts are adaptable to civilian teams as well. He organizes these six words into two categories of three; Respected, Protected, Connected & Fight, Fit, Family. Scott expands upon the meanings of each of those words for our listeners. Scott is always asking his airmen “Are you ready?” The correct answer should [...]

Tue 3/15/2022

VA Whistleblower Paula Pedene

2022-03-15T21:47:09-07:00March 15th, 2022|

Whistleblower Paula Pedene thought she had found her dream job. But her commitment to honesty and integrity led to a nightmare – one that should infuriate every one of us. Her story is chronicled in the book “A Sacred Duty; How a Whistleblower Took on the VA and Won.” Paula enlisted in 1978 and became a Navy journalist.  She re-enlisted for the Gulf War but a hereditary eye disease eventually ended her military career. In 1994 she was appointed the [...]

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