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.
“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 the potential tinderboxes are obvious like Korea and Chinese expansion in the South China Sea. Some others may not be [...]
Our last update of 2018 with Havok Journal Editor Scott Faith centers on leadership subjects. The show is introduced with “Five Military Leadership Lessons from a Man with a Beard”, written by Havok Journal founder Marty Skovlund, Jr. These five tips apply to everyone, regardless of whether they are wearing a uniform or not. Next we touch upon the recent resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Havok Journal contributor Greg Dobny proposes that the loss of Mattis is not necessarily a bad thing. Greg highlights the “schizophrenia” that can sometimes emerge in the Veteran/Military community when it comes to [...]
The Reagan Legacy Foundation was created by Michael Reagan and his wife in order to advance the causes that his father, President Ronald Reagan, held dear and to memorialize the accomplishments of his presidency. He was inspired by a conversation he had in the hospital with his sister Maureen just before she passed – she asked him to consider doing something to carry on their father’s legacy. Michael Reagan The Walkway to Victory campaign kicked off on in June with the objective of creating a lasting tribute to honor American, British and Canadian soldiers who gave of themselves [...]
John "Tig" Tiegen 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 in the CIA Global Response Staff. The CIA required 8 years of Special Forces experience [...]
A military brat faces many challenges, but the lifestyle also builds very resilient adults. November is Month of the Military Family and we are joined by Army Veteran and Author Michael Joseph Lyons & Command Chief Master Sergeant Charles Neal of the Arizona Air National Guard. Michael Joseph Lyons Michael was not alive when his father went off to World War II, but he does recall his father being deployed to Korea. After being raised a military brat, he went on to join the Army and raise a brood of military brats himself. He believes that being raised [...]
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 weeks into his fourth deployment an IED exploded under his vehicle, killing 4 crew members and leaving Bobby with severe [...]