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Servicemembers from across the military, sharing their accounts of combat and survival. Hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, this podcast brings you firsthand accounts of war, with a perspective you only get from someone who has lived through it. From WWII to Vietnam, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hear inspirational stories of service and resiliency from those who have fought on and off the battlefield!

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Servicemembers from across the military, sharing their accounts of combat and survival. Hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, this podcast brings you firsthand accounts of war, with a perspective you only get from someone who has lived through it. From WWII to Vietnam, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hear inspirational stories of service and resiliency from those who have fought on and off the battlefield!

    Ep. 219 - Nick Rucker (Iraq & Afghanistan Vet/Musician)

    Ep. 219 - Nick Rucker (Iraq & Afghanistan Vet/Musician)

    Nick Rucker is a veteran of two combat deployments - one to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. Those deployments didn't come without a price. After returning home, Nick struggled with Post Traumatic Stress and alcoholism - two powerful adversaries that required the will to fight, even after the wars for him were over. Nick is now a touring country songwriter and singer, an author, and most important of all: sober. Hear about his struggle returning from one battlefield to a war on the homefront that nearly destroyed him, on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND!

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    Ep. 218 - Greg "Billy Bob" Thornton & Raymond "Donk" Strasburger (Fighter Pilots)

    Ep. 218 - Greg "Billy Bob" Thornton & Raymond "Donk" Strasburger (Fighter Pilots)

    For our first episode released in both audio and video formats with our partners at Kill Cliff, Greg "Billy Bob" Thornton & Raymond "Donk" Strasburger - both Air Force A-10 pilots - take us through one of the most harrowing combat missions at the onset of the Iraq War in early 2003.  Both pilots flew their A-10s through a blinding sandstorm, in a white-knuckle effort to provide critical close air support to U.S. troops in direct contact with Iraqi tanks. One of those troops was also one of their own - a fellow A-10 pilot from their squadron who was serving as the JTAC for the unit on the ground. Hear firsthand how the mission unfolded, and how it nearly ended in disaster, on this powerful, "keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat" edition of HAZARD GROUND!

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    Ep. 217 - Bonus Episode: Brian Ribera (Navy SEAL/Military Mobility)

    Ep. 217 - Bonus Episode: Brian Ribera (Navy SEAL/Military Mobility)

    Brian Ribera is a retired Navy SEAL and the founder and president of Military Mobility - a non-profit, adventure-based organization that specializes in off-road expeditions and resiliency training for veterans. Military Mobility's mission is to "put clients in a team environment which fosters camaraderie, trust, and inspires the realization that any challenge - no matter how great - can be overcome." Hear how Brian has served his country at the most specialized levels of combat operations, to how he continues to serve veterans across the spectrum, in this bonus edition of HAZARD GROUND!

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    Ep. 216 - Zachary Koppes (COP Keating/Battle of Kamdesh)

    Ep. 216 - Zachary Koppes (COP Keating/Battle of Kamdesh)

    As we wrap up an extensive look at COP Keating and the Battle of Kamdesh, which occurred on October 3rd, 2009, in Afghanistan, Zachary Koppes takes us on an intense and sometimes hilarious/sometimes heartbreaking journey through the day-long battle and its aftermath. Koppes spent the entire day in the fight, firing his MK 19 grenade launcher at enemy targets while trying to avoid being hit by a sniper who had a bead on his position (and his head). Hear the powerful story of combat, survival, loss, and resilience from the unlikeliest of soldiers, on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND!

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    Ep. 215 - Jeff Depatie (Canadian SOF Operator)

    Ep. 215 - Jeff Depatie (Canadian SOF Operator)

    Jeff Depatie is the first ever Canadian servicemember we've had on the podcast. The man was born to be a warrior, spending his career in the Canadian Armed Forces as a sniper/assaulter in JTF 2 - an extremely high-readiness and precise, tier one special operations forces unit. JTF 2's mission is to protect Canadian national interests and combat terrorism and threats to Canadians at home and abroad. Following his time in the military, Jeff co-founded The Special Forces Experience - a program that immerses participants in adverse environments with the intent to catalyze post-traumatic growth and improve human optimization. Hear Jeff's story of combat and survival on this latest episode of HAZARD GROUND!

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    Ep. 214 - Chris Jones (COP Keating/Battle of Kamdesh)

    Ep. 214 - Chris Jones (COP Keating/Battle of Kamdesh)

    This week, another detailed look at COP Keating and the October 3rd, 2009 Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan with Chris Jones. Chris was an Infantry soldier in Red Platoon, Bravo Troop 3-61 Cav. He was also one of the five guys who volunteered for Clint Romesha's small team to take back the outpost against overwhelming odds. Jones talks about the intense battle that unfolded that day in October 2009, and the strong bonds amongst brothers in arms that kept a relatively small number of them fighting like hell until COP Keating was once again secure. Hear his powerful story of combat and survival on this latest edition of HAZARD GROUND!

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
453 Ratings

453 Ratings

currahee108 ,

Amazing

This is my favorite podcast.

nh maine ,

Everything You’ve Been Looking For!

Epic tales of heroism. Heartfelt stories of brotherhood, service and patriotism. Mark weaves these narratives effortlessly. Huge thanks to both Mark and Matt. Just one episode and you’ll be hooked.

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Best podcast

This defines the best military podcast out there, the stories told are truly amazing.

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