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Behind the Warrior Podcast is hosted by the EOD Warrior Foundation. This podcast is focused on a variety of relatable subjects impacting EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Warriors, their Families and military families at large. Topics such as TBI, PTSD, health, wellness and much more. We share personal stories, resources and interview experts and organizations that shed light on difficult subjects and we have a little fun too! To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, please go to www.eodwarriorfoundation.org

Behind the Warrior EOD Warrior Foundation - Sherri Beck, Mike Mack

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Behind the Warrior Podcast is hosted by the EOD Warrior Foundation. This podcast is focused on a variety of relatable subjects impacting EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Warriors, their Families and military families at large. Topics such as TBI, PTSD, health, wellness and much more. We share personal stories, resources and interview experts and organizations that shed light on difficult subjects and we have a little fun too! To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, please go to www.eodwarriorfoundation.org

    Ep #57 - Behind the Warrior - Twenty Two Until None with VP Chrystal Verengia-Bushnell

    Ep #57 - Behind the Warrior - Twenty Two Until None with VP Chrystal Verengia-Bushnell

    This weeks episode is sharing the story of Twenty Two Until None. A nonprofit focused on "Ending suicide one step at a time."  The Vice President of the organization, Chrystal Verengia-Bushnell talks about how the organization got started on Veterans Day in 2014;  the what, why, when, where and how. She provides information on various programmatic offerings and powerful words of encouragement.  As we continue to talk openly about the suicide rate in this country, Twenty Two Until None  and their team of an all volunteer staff is working hard to do all they can to help veterans and active duty members who are struggling. The level of care and concern shines through in the conversation with Chrystal. Learn more by listening. 

    Resources:
     
    Twenty Two Until None - https://www.22untilnone.org/
    Twenty Two Until None - Mobile APP and Resource Page:        https://www.22untilnone.org/resources
    Vets for Warriors - www.vets4warriors.com  - 855-838-8255
    Veteran Crisis Line - 800-273-8255
    Battle in Distress -  https://www.facebook.com/BattleInDistress/

    Book:
    And I don't want to live this life by Deborah Spungen 
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    • 40 min
    Ep #56 - Meet Maria Schabla - EODWF Financial Assistance & Resources Coordinator

    Ep #56 - Meet Maria Schabla - EODWF Financial Assistance & Resources Coordinator

    Take a few moments to meet Maria Schabla , Financial Assistance & Resources Coordinator at the EOD Warrior Foundation.  Maria is new to our team and we are excited to have her !  Maria talks about growing up in a military family, her time in service,  the Peace Corps and the importance of family.  Maria is looking forward to helping EOD Warriors and their families in a time of need and resources. Enjoy!

    Resource:

    A course in Miracles by Helen Schucman 
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    • 22 min
    Ep #55 - CMSgt (RET) Linda Cox, First female EOD Technician

    Ep #55 - CMSgt (RET) Linda Cox, First female EOD Technician

    Enjoy the interview with CMSgt (RET) Linda Cox who was the first female EOD Technician in the military.  A native to both Oklahoma and Texas, Linda enlisted in the Air Force in 1971.  Several years into her Air Force enlistment, a fellow airman dared her to apply for EOD School and the rest is history! Linda gives great perspective on fate, accomplishments and philosophy on life.  She is close to officially retiring after over 40 years of service both in EOD and UXO career field. Her life long love of  learning and curious nature will continue to fill her cup, long after she retires!   

    Resources:

    Blowing up the Glass Ceiling: The Untold Story Of  The Military's First Female Bomb Technician by Brian Castner
     https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/briancastner/they-couldnt-very-well-turn-me-down

    Ancient Inventions by Peter James and Nick Thorpe 


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    • 44 min
    Ep #54 - Operation Deep Dive with Cheree Tham

    Ep #54 - Operation Deep Dive with Cheree Tham

    Learn about Operation Deep Dive with Cheree Tham, Vice President of Programs & Initiatives with America's Warrior Partnership. Cheree explains the elements of Operation Deep Dive, what they hope to accomplish in conducting interviews  with  families, friends, colleagues, asking them to share their interactions with people who have passed away from suicide and other unnatural causes within in the last two years.   She talks about her work the University of Alabama and what they hope to accomplish after collecting the data.  Cheree is passionate about helping others and sharing what they learn through Operation Deep Dive with others.  If you are interested in being a part of this important work, listen, learn and please contact: https://www.americaswarriorpartnership.org/deep-dive

    Resources:
    Americas Warrior Partnership - Operation Deep Dive - https://www.americaswarriorpartnership.org/deep-dive
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    • 55 min
    Ep #53 - Part 2 - USMC (Ret) EOD Captain Ben Redmond

    Ep #53 - Part 2 - USMC (Ret) EOD Captain Ben Redmond

    This is Part 2 of a great conversation with USMC (Ret) EOD Captain, Ben Redmond. Ben continues his story of various duty stations, shares funny stories and memories from the EOD Memorial Weekend. He talks about some of his EOD heroes, how the EOD career field and community is important to him , giving back and of course ending with some of his favorite things.  Such an enjoyable chat and a piece of history you won't want to miss.

    Favorite Books:
    Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner
    The Great Flood of 1927 by James Hobbs
    Stolen Election of 1876  by Lloyd Robinson
    Struggle Well by Ken Falke & Josh Goldberg 
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    • 52 min
    Ep #52 - Part 1 - USMC (Ret) EOD Captain Ben Redmond

    Ep #52 - Part 1 - USMC (Ret) EOD Captain Ben Redmond

    Take a trip down memory lane with USMC (Ret) EOD Captain, Ben Redmond.  He grew up near Asheville, NC, he shares the story of his childhood and teenage years,  his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver and the thrill of fast cars! In 1968, his life took a different turn when  he received a draft notice.  Ben shares the timeline of his service, the lessons he learned and what a blessing it has been. The influence of various leaders and long lasting  friendships have impacted Bens life and contributed to his success.  This is Part 1 of 2, please listen, enjoy and tune in next week for Part 2. 



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