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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

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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 #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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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep #51 - Meet EODWF Team Member - Jacques Hope

    Ep #51 - Meet EODWF Team Member - Jacques Hope

    This interview is short and sweet! Please welcome Jacques Hope  as our Marketing & Scholarship Coordinator. He is a retired Army EOD Officer who shares a passion for helping others, his love for EOD and staying connected to the EOD family. He shares a little about himself and his excitement to be in this new role. Welcome Jacques, we are glad to have you on the EODWF team!
     
    Fun Facts: 
    Favorite song - Don't want to miss a thing - by Aerosmith
    Favorite movie - Armageddon 



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    • 22 min
    Ep #50 - Family, Community & Service - US Navy Captain Hung Cao

    Ep #50 - Family, Community & Service - US Navy Captain Hung Cao

    Captain Hung Cao shares his story of being born in Vietnam, and his family's  decision to flee the country in 1975. This brave trek  led him to spending many years growing up in Africa and then coming to the United States when he was 12 years old. He tells of learning to speak English and his desire as a young man to serve in the United States Military.  A US Naval Academy graduate, EOD Officer that loves the EOD career field who is passionate about mentoring others and service to his community. Hung provides some words of encouragement and wisdom he has learned over the years.  The podcast ends on the importance of family, taking care of yourself and leaning into retirement.  Enjoy!

    Resources:

    Book:  The Caine Mutiny author Herman Wouk 


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    • 49 min

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