"Words We Live By: The Mantras that Motivate Us" explores affirmations that push us forward in times of adversity. Each episode centers around our guest's mantra -- a quote that has motivated them at some point in their U.S. Army career and/or their life. Hosted by SSG Candice Beebe and produced by Sierra Starks, WWLB is a production of the Seattle Army Recruiting Battalion. Have a guest idea for the show? Email us at GoArmySeattle@gmail.com and follow us at @GoArmySeattle on all social media platforms.
006: SSG Beebe follows through on a promise
SSG Beebe gets vulnerable in the season finale of Words We Live By. Our relationships with our parents, or lack thereof, have the tendency to influence our lives in so many ways. That’s the story SSG Beebe wants to share with all of you.
Joining us as a guest host is Henry Quindara, who crafts inspiring stories for USA Today and Gannett’s positive news brand, Military Kind.
005: SPC Vanessa Guillen: Where do we go from here?
If you've seen the #IamVanessaGuillen hashtag, you know inside that hashtag lie stories and experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
The conversation is happening. And it needs to happen. So let's talk about it.
004: Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia
David Bellavia is the first and only living Iraq veteran to receive the Medal of Honor, the country's highest military honor.
His mantra (if we can call it that!) is exemplary of how he has lived as a Soldier.
003: A conversation about race with the Sgt. Maj. of the U.S. Army
Join us for a candid conversation with Sergeant Major of the Army Michael A. Grinston about race, racial inequality, and racial identity. Also joining us is LT Simone Askew, the first black woman to assume duties as First Captain of West Point.
002: Joe Stout of Seattle Fire Department
Joe Stout went from being a U.S. Army firefighter to a member of the Seattle Fire Department, securing a position at one of the most competitive departments in the nation.
His mantra is three words, but it's a lot to carry. And he's committed to the task.
001: Tu Lam of @RoninTactics
You may know Tu Lam from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. He is the game's first character based on a real-life Green Beret.
His story is incredible, and the mantra he lives by is sure to inspire you.