ONLY 1% OF OUR POPULATION SERVES OUR NATION IN THE MILITARY
Even fewer have taken the oath to protect us on the home front. The mission of American Warrior Radio is to bridge the gap of understanding between those who took the oath and the rest of the civilian population. We do so by telling the stories of the men & women in our military/first responder communities… and those who support them.
MEET YOUR HOST
Ben Buehler-Garcia never served in the military or carried a badge. This is why he considers it his duty to support those who have.
For nearly three decades he has volunteered with several initiatives to support military and first responder families including the Tucson Chamber Military Affairs Committee, the 9/11 Never Forgotten Tower Challenge Foundation, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, USS Tucson 770 Club, the Tucson Community Cares Foundation and as Honorary Commander for the 12th Air Force/Air Forces Southern.
Stay safe is not only good advice; it is a topic that is at the heart of Greg Shaffer’s expertise. Following 11 years in the Coast Guard and a 20 year career with the FBI, he founded the Shaffer Security Group. His company provides security consulting and risk assessments services for private and public sector clients. Photo Credit: Investigation Discovery Channel The Investigation Discovery Channel drew upon Greg’s expertise for their series “Body Cam: Beyond the Badge.” We discuss how Body Cameras have become an important tool in Law Enforcement and the insights they can provide. Greg shares [...]
National Vietnam War Veteran’s Day is an appropriate time to bring back in one of my favorite guests. Captain Dale Dye served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was awarded three Purple Heart Medals and a Bronze Star with Valor. Following his career with the Marine Corps, Dale went on to build a very successful Hollywood career. Dale Dye then and now His latest mission is the production of a new World War II film called “No Better Place to Die”. The film will tell the story of the Battle of La Fiere’ – one of the [...]
Most Americans associate the term Underground Railroad with our own civil war. The Emancipation Proclamation freed an estimated 3.1 million slaves in the US. However, listeners may be surprised to know there are more persons in slavery around the world TODAY than ever in history; an estimated 40.3 million modern day slaves. The United States is the largest “consumer” in the $32 billion sex trafficking industry. Matt being "arrested" Matt Osbourne is the Special Projects Coordinator for Operation Underground Railroad. He joined the organization after a 12 year career with the Central Intelligence Agency and Department of State. [...]
Sally Roberts had a rough start in life. So much so that a judge finally told her she had a choice between finding a productive after school activity and being sent to juvenile hall. After trying (and failing) at several team sports she finally tried wrestling – and it changed the trajectory of her life. Sally Roberts With hard work and grit Sally became a world class athlete. She was US National Champion, a two time world bronze medalist and secured a spot as alternate on the US Olympic team. Being an alternate was not enough for Sally [...]
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 and F-16 aircraft. The F-111 Aardvark was the first variable sweep wing fighter aircraft developed. It did not really fulfill [...]
“Rampage: McArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila” is James M. Scott’s fourth military history book and has been named a Best Book of 2018 by Amazon. James is one of my favorite authors because his research is meticulous. Manila has been the scene of 12 battles, the first occurring in the year 1258. The World War II battle began February 3rd and pitted two military leaders of great reputation. For General Douglas McArthur, it was the fulfillment of his famous promise “I shall return”. For Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita it was a return to front line combat after handing [...]