Sun 11/12/2023

USAA Veteran’s Day Special – VADM John Bird

2023-11-12T08:45:31-07:00November 12th, 2023|

USAA recently conducted a poll of Veterans, active duty personnel and the general population. The survey centered on the topic of Veterans Day.  The results were surprising.  John Bird, USAA’s Senior Vice President of Military Affairs joins us to share more. Some of the results were disturbing; 28% of the civilian respondents didn’t know or were unsure why we recognize Veteran’s Day.  Others shed light on generational disparities between Veteran populations. Seventy percent of younger Veterans said they felt uncomfortable [...]

Wed 11/8/2023

The Brandon Act – Teri & Patrick Caserta

2023-11-08T16:16:17-07:00November 8th, 2023|

Brandon Caserta always dreamed of being a Navy SEAL. He was well on his way when a series of tragic events led to him taking his own life. As a legacy to his memory, his parents fought for new rules that will help other military members who are struggling.  By all accounts, Brandon was a happy go lucky young man and always ready to help others.  Patrick is a Navy Veteran and he and Teri were not excited about Brandon’s [...]

Mon 10/16/2023

Veteran Powered Films

2023-10-16T18:33:31-07:00October 16th, 2023|

Veteran Powered Films was the brainchild of accomplished actress and Navy Reservist Julia Ling. Julia has starred in over twenty independent films and is best known for her roles in the NBC series “Chuck”, “E.R.”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “House”. The mission of Veteran Powered Films is to empower Veterans and service members to create and tell their stories through film. 2016 was a rough year for Julia. She lost a couple of shipmates and knew several other Veterans who were [...]

Sun 9/17/2023

SecureIt – Tom Kubiniec

2023-09-17T18:47:45-07:00September 17th, 2023|

SecureIt Founder and CEO Tom Kubiniec had planned to be a rock star – literally. He started playing guitar at 12 and was performing regularly in local nightclubs by the age of 16. He moved to Hollywood to pursue a music career. Guitar Player Magazine has just done a feature article on Tom when he developed tendonitis, ending his guitar career. He took a job marketing computer printer supplies and then started his own company. He branched into selling racks [...]

Sun 4/16/2023

Special Investigations in Panama

2023-04-16T06:49:38-07:00April 16th, 2023|

The mission of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations is to identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, intelligence and terrorist threats to the Air Force, Department of Defense and the US Government. OSI was created in 1948 and is patterned after the FBI. They currently have over 2,000 military and civilian agents working across the globe. “John Smith” (not his real name) served 13 years in the OSI. He originally started in Air Rescue and Recovery supporting the Titan II [...]

Wed 3/8/2023

Navy Week

2023-03-08T09:11:53-07:00March 8th, 2023|

Navy Week is an outreach program conducted by the Navy Office of Community Outreach. Since 2005, the program has scheduled events in as many as 15 communities anualy with a focus on areas that do not have a significant Navy presence. In this episode we talk with four sailors participating in the year’s activities. To see if there is a Navy week coming to your community or one nearby, visit the NAVCO website. Lt. Mike Miller is a public affairs [...]

Sun 1/22/2023

Havok Journal Update – Scott Faith

2023-01-22T10:32:27-07:00January 22nd, 2023|

Havok Journal owner Scott Faith joins us for an update on all things military and first responder. Scott begins by announcing the new Havok Journal partnership with Epoch Times called “Battlefields.” Battlefields will include a podcast and five or more articles weekly. Next we discuss New Year’s resolutions for Veterans.  Several of these resolutions parallel the mission of American Warrior Radio; telling their story and engaging members of their community. Other resolutions include not being afraid to ask for help [...]

Wed 1/11/2023

Turn and Burn – Darrell Ahrens

2023-01-11T10:00:39-07:00January 11th, 2023|

“Turn and Burn: A Fighter Pilot’s Memories and Confessions” recounts Darrell Ahrens’ exploits as an Air Force fighter pilot. Darrell flew combat in Vietnam and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross and 13 air medals. His children had been asking him to write some notes of his time in the Air Force but he kept putting it off. While visiting his mother on the family farm, he picked up a book about the history of Platte County, Nebraska. The bio [...]

Wed 10/12/2022

Operation Pineapple Express – Scott Mann

2022-10-12T20:14:39-07:00October 12th, 2022|

Operation Pineapple Express will likely go down as one of the greatest rescue missions in history. What makes it even more interesting and inspirational is the fact that it was mostly organized by civilians – retired Special Forces operators, Congressional staff, and state department personnel. In the midst of the horror and chaos of our withdrawal from Kabul, Pineapple Express was able to get approximately 1,000 Afghan allies and their families on evacuation flights. It was just one among several [...]

Mon 5/16/2022

Carry The Load – Stephen Holley

2022-05-17T08:58:32-07:00May 16th, 2022|

Carry the Load co-founders Stephen Holley and Clint Bruce are both Navy SEAL Veterans. The idea for their initiative was born out of anger and frustration, feeling that Americans  were drifting away from the original purpose of Memorial Day.  On Memorial Day 2010 Clint decided to undergo physical pain as an emotional purge. He loaded his pack with one pound for every comrade he had lost. During that walk he encountered a WWII Veteran who asked him; “Who are you [...]

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