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VA Loan Guy, Air Force Veteran, and Host of Armed & Ready, Jason Wood interviews veterans turned entrepreneurs and other interesting people with military backgrounds.

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VA Loan Guy, Air Force Veteran, and Host of Armed & Ready, Jason Wood interviews veterans turned entrepreneurs and other interesting people with military backgrounds.

    Kevin Welch - Tracking a Pandemic in Real Time

    Kevin Welch - Tracking a Pandemic in Real Time

    We have Kevin Welch on this week's episode, which also happens to be our producer`s brother. 

    Kevin has an impressive story to share, having previously served in the US Peace Corps and now specializing in epidemiology. 

    Kevin is a public health doctor, who, ironically, graduated right before the Covid-19 pandemic, now working in global health and investing in real estate. 
    During his graduate education, he served in the US Peace Corps in Malawi where he was involved in Ebola prevention with the WHO. 

    Like being a public health doctor was not enough, Kevin also invest in real estate and gives us advice on how to start making a passive income. 

    Make sure you tune in! 

    • 39 min
    From Mine Waste to Solid Gold - Dennis Amoroso & Jim Shumard

    From Mine Waste to Solid Gold - Dennis Amoroso & Jim Shumard

    In today´s episode of the podcast,  we have Air Force Veteran Dennis Amoroso and his COO Jim Shumard of Advanced Materials Processing Inc. 
    After sharing a bit about the mining industry, we broke new ground describing the science behind their mining operations and how they convert mine waste into environmentally friendly fertilizer. If there's one thing for sure, this episode is a gem! 

    • 27 min
    John Vallas - Submarines, Scuba Diving, and House Flipping

    John Vallas - Submarines, Scuba Diving, and House Flipping

    On today’s episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast, we have guest John Vallas, former active duty navy, now entrepreneur. 
    John shares his experiences from his 10-year navy career as a diver, submariner, and chief. 
    We learn how he through personal development courses found his passion, opened a coffee shop, built a multi-million dollar coffee roasting facility, and started Vallas Construction & Development.  John also tells us more about the house flipping business and his advice on smart investment opportunities for active-duty military and veterans. 
    You definitely do not want to miss this episode! 

    • 37 min
    From Boot Camp to Hollywood... to Colorado? Hank Braxtan, Army Veteran & Filmmaker.

    From Boot Camp to Hollywood... to Colorado? Hank Braxtan, Army Veteran & Filmmaker.

    In today’s episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast, I chat with Hank Braxton, former U.S. military intelligence analyst, now movie producer.
    Make sure you give it a listen to hear about how Hank went from making movies with his buddies during deployment in Korea to working with A-listers in Hollywood and much more. 







     

    • 26 min
    Daniel Lane: Marine Corps Jedi - Carrying his Lightsaber from Iraq to Hollywood

    Daniel Lane: Marine Corps Jedi - Carrying his Lightsaber from Iraq to Hollywood

    In this week's episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast, we had Daniel Lane come onboard and describe his journey as a Pastor's son with a passion for Star Wars, and how the philosophy of the Force guided his path into becoming a Marine. During his service, Daniel channeled his passion for Star Wars into lightsaber dueling & making, eventually resulting in his current career making custom sabers and dueling with other fans. 
    There are definitely a few funny stories thrown in there as well such as pranks on other marines, and a certain celebrity saved him and a friend from a potential bar fight in Las Vegas. 
    The force is strong with this one for sure!   

    • 48 min
    Chris Snyder - U.S. Army Veteran Turned Cybersecurity Expert

    Chris Snyder - U.S. Army Veteran Turned Cybersecurity Expert

    Chris Snyder is visiting the podcast this week, and we discuss the tools needed for succeeding when adjusting to civilian life. We get to hear about his deployment in Afghanistan and how he created a career in cybersecurity as a security analyst by having strategic plans for himself when getting out of service.
    Make sure you listen to today’s episode if you would like to learn more about practical tips and tricks that can lead to endless opportunities for your employment after service.

    • 29 min

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