Heart of a Volunteer, one of the purest things that this country has. If you listen to this podcast you are going to hear just that, the hearts of the Veterans that volunteered to go into harms way for the nation. The podcast is simple, Veterans bring a topic to the how and becomes co-host at the same time. This is a self-funded process that allows Veterans to get their message of overcoming struggle as a Veteran. Come and join us, you won't be disappointed. Blessings.
Veterans Chat Ep. 04 w/ Ryan Wempe -owner of "ChummyVet Apparel"
Ryan Wempe - owner of "ChummyVet.com", came up to the "Lakeside Studio" for a chat about what is a Chummy Vet and how connecting with Veterans is a life-defining event.
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Chummy: Friendly, familiar, thick as thieves, matey, buddy...
Veterans know all too well how this feels when you're engaged "in the suck", but we only really relate to "Battle Buddies" and pass over chances to chat with other Veterans. Ryan decided that he wanted to find a way to open the door to communication, a random chance encounter with another Veteran...stepping away with a smile and a new friend. CHUMMY!
Ryan has spent the last seven months developing the designs and chatting with other Veterans so that they open the channels of communication between Veterans. When you visit ChummyVet.com, make sure that you read the write-ups, these can also be seen on Facebook and Instagram.
Check out ChummyVet.com online, Instagram, and Facebook!!
Veterans Chat Ep.03 w/ Dan Hurd "Stop the Stigma - Start the Action"
Dan Hurd joins the show today for an update on his journey to bring Suicide Awareness to the masses. Dan has cycled through 42 states so far and traveled over 16,500 miles during that time. The number of lives that he has impacted can't be counted, truly happy to know he's out there doing great work building awareness and offering some really great training through "Living Works".
Living Works provides training for Suicide Awareness, as an Ambassader for Living Works, Dan donated five (5) of the "START" program from Living Works. The START program is an online training program that utilizes simulation and situational exercises to help build the skills in Awareness, Identification and Engagement. If you are interested in signing up for one of the free courses then email Dan at: OPAATM@gmail.com to sign up and receive your sign-in information.
If you aren't able to get one of the free programs, then go here to take the program for just $20. Start.opattmovement.com
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Saga Ep.005 w/ Daniel Lee "Submerge Yourself in the Challenge"
Marine Corps Veteran, Daniel Lee, joins the show today to talk about getting into the deep end of our challenges, finding a greater understanding within it. Dan followed a path to service that many Veterans themselves have put feet to, faced choices and challenges leading up to joining.
Saga Ep.004 w/ Michael Armstrong "Giving up is never an option"
Michael Armstrong joins the podcast today to talk about his service time in the Army and how the challenges he faced in following his dream of serving were almost derailed. Like so many Veterans, the hidden wounds started showing themselves and Mike was medically retired while serving as Drill Sergeant. Listen to him describe the challenges he faced and how he never gave up finding himself again. Great episode, stay safe and pass this on.
Saga Ep.003 w/ Dr. Katie Kopp
Dr. Katie Kopp, Ph.D. assumes Co-hosting duties on today’s Saga Episode to discuss her amazing journey to becoming a Clinical Psychologist. Not all Veterans set out in life to serve directly, but some are given auspicious moments that change their life's path, thus changing them forever. Katie is one of those Veterans who found Soldiering to be a calling that she found tough not to answer. Katie takes us through her time in college as she worked on achieving her goal to become a Clinical Psychologist and how a scholarship changed everything for her and her family.
Saga Ep.002 w/ Nick Martin
Nick Martin sits down at the Lakeside Studio for today's episode and we have a stoic conversation about gaining traction from the lessons learned, during not only our service, but in every challenge we face in life. Nick came from humble beginnings, but he was guided by a Mother who worked hard to provide, this early lesson was not lost on him. Examples of service were all around him growing up, living near Ft. Benning, GA, so it was no surprise that he would join to serve.
Nick went from an enlisted Airborne Ranger, to West Point Cadet, and then to Intelligence Officer. He has run the gauntlet of embracing the suck, flawlessly engaged, and fully understood. Nick is a people person, he applies learned leadership skills to his position now. His achieved goal during his own transition has been a "Re-Branding" of military skills to civilian enhancement skills.
Very strong episode, share and spread the word. Stay blessed.