Hosted by Marine Corps Veteran Tanner Iskra, Borne the Battle recognizes each battle, challenge, and sacrifice our Veterans endure during and after their service, as well as spotlighting important resources, offices, and benefits VA offers our Veterans.
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#245: Fighting to Repeal DADT w/ Air Force Veteran Josh Seefried
After high school, the Air Force Academy officially admitted Seefried as a student and he could not be happier. Yet, his enchantment with the Air Force – and the military more generally – soon turned into trauma. Seefried was gay and was blackmailed and exposed while serving under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
Seefried shares his life’s story, from being blackmailed and outed as gay to becoming one of the nation’s foremost advocates for LGBT active-duty service members.
#244: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier's Unknown History with Army Veteran Gavin McIlvenna
Memorial Day seeks to honor those who have fallen while serving our country, and the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery is a central focus during this day of remembrance. Army Veteran Gavin McIlvenna discusses the unknown Army, Navy AND Marine Corps history behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the mission of Society of the Honor Guard. He also delves into the upcoming events surrounding the upcoming Centennial and how you can find out more about these events and projects surrounding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
BREAKING: Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions
VA announced today two major decisions related to presumptive conditions associated with Agent Orange and particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia.
#243: Benefits Breakdown, Veterans Legacy Memorial
With Memorial Day 2021 approaching, VA’s National Cemetery Administration wants to remind people that the Veterans Legacy Memorial, or VLM, website is available as a resource to help pay tribute to Veterans who have passed away. VLM is a public online database memorializing the over 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries. With COVID-19 still present, VLM is an excellent way for people to honor our nation’s Veterans at the comfort of their own home.
BONUS: COVID Update No. 9, Vaccine Acceptance Successes, Building Trust with the Minority Veteran Community
Dr. Moy provides updates on Veteran vaccination rates and vaccine acceptance. He speaks on health care disparities, trust and transparency in vaccine trials and VA’s success in vaccinating minority populations.
#242: A SEAL Overcoming through Sports w/ Navy Veteran Al Kovach, Paralympian and past President of Paralyzed Veterans of America
When Navy Veteran Al Kovach woke up after spinal surgery, he asked the nurse if he was still alive. She answered affirmatively, and he immediately began to plan for his future as a paralyzed Veteran. He became a Paralympian, 2X winner of the LA Marathon and is a former President of Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Love this podcast
And episode 245 - proud to work at VA, recognizing work like Josh Seefried’s and celebrating PRIDE month.
Great for All Vets
I've been listening for about a year now and love how alot of 90' - 00's vets start off with
"Went to college and realized it wasn't for me.."
I introduced this podcast to my dad by playing it whenever I drive him around. Great info for him to use now and great for myself as I get ready to exit active duty.
Keep up the awesome content and information!
A comprehensive podcast highlighting the Veteran experience...
Tanner & Co. at the Borne the Battle podcast have a unique talent in delivering insightful interviews about Veteran services, careers, and personal experiences which helps audiences peer into the mindset of Veterans in life after active service. The podcast offers informative content for listeners both civilian and military alike which makes it an ideal resource for anyone who is or might have a loved one in need of any of the programs or guidance provided in the content of Borne the Battle. This podcast without a doubt holds up to it’s moniker derived from the motto of the VA, stemming from President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address in 1865: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”