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HeroFront is a veteran owned podcast. We listen to inspiring stories from some of the greatest "heroes" around the world to include leaders in business, inspiring authors, innovative entrepreneurs, and motivational speakers. They all share stories of resilience and hope to inspire those struggling with their mental health. Some of these heroes you have never heard of until now.

Sit back, relax, and let's listen to a LEGEND build their legacy.

HeroFront Josh White

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

HeroFront is a veteran owned podcast. We listen to inspiring stories from some of the greatest "heroes" around the world to include leaders in business, inspiring authors, innovative entrepreneurs, and motivational speakers. They all share stories of resilience and hope to inspire those struggling with their mental health. Some of these heroes you have never heard of until now.

Sit back, relax, and let's listen to a LEGEND build their legacy.

    ‘The Bounce Back’ - 7 Inspirational Stories to Move Forward After Suffering a Career Setback

    ‘The Bounce Back’ - 7 Inspirational Stories to Move Forward After Suffering a Career Setback

    (Event lead:TSgt Evan Narred, 96 Security Forces) For those who have been through (or are going through) professional punishment or adversity the process can be overwhelming, all-consuming, and very difficult to go through alone.  We have put together a panel of Senior Leaders who have “Bounced Back” from adversity, and now have perspective and empathy based on their experiences.  0:00 - Disclaimer 0:07 - Intro 1:00 - TSgt Evan Narred 7:30 - CMSgt Jason Barnshaw 17:25 - CMSgt Mark Crider 29:20 - MSgt Christopher Lafaurie 31:05 - SMSgt Eric Nardacci 44:45 - “Why did you attend the Bounce Back discussion today?” 47:20 - Lt Col Brandon Goebel 54:40 - Q1: “My Airman has an A15 but wants to go to school and is very deserving, how can I help?” 1:01:15 - Q2: “WIll my UIF be removed for promotion testing?” 1:03:25 - Q3: “Was it easier to recover from a mistake in the past than it is present day?” 1:09:25 - Capt Catherine Mumford - JAG Brief 1:13:29 - Q4: “Can you positively leverage a negative spotlight? Or should you avoid it altogether?” 1:21:54 - Q5: “What do we do for an Airman that feels they are not in a work environment that welcomes their unique strengths?” 1:32:57 - Q6: “What ways can I positively stand out in my unit even with an open Unfavorable Information File?” 1:41:47 - Closing remarks w/Lt Col Goebel - Group Photos  Guest Speakers: Lt Col Brandon Goebel, 96 CES/CC Capt Catherine Mumford, 96 TW/JA CMSgt Jason Barnshaw, 850 SWG/CEM CMSgt Mark Crider, 33 AMXS/MXA SMSgt Eric Nardacci, 6 SOS/CCF MSgt Christopher Lafaurie, 96 HCOS/CCF

    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Hurricane Within w/Our Favorite Coastie Ashlee Leppert - LIVE! at Black Rifle Coffee Niceville - Ep 38

    The Hurricane Within w/Our Favorite Coastie Ashlee Leppert - LIVE! at Black Rifle Coffee Niceville - Ep 38

    Ashlee Leppert’s love of the water drove her to join the Coast Guard and serve her country. As a “non-rate” she was a qualified boat engineer on small response boats before graduating from avionics electrical technician school. She became a qualified flight mechanic and a flight mechanic instructor–her favorite and most rewarding job. Ashlee retired with 14 years of active duty service.

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    0:00 - Intro

    2:20 - Hero’s defined by what they overcome than what they accomplished

    13:38 - DUI was a blessing in disguise. Was on a bad path.

    17:23 - Worked hard & earned respect back

    18:25 - Found faith & truth. Realized purpose

    19:30- Trust God will work in your life

    19:42 - Lives it, sees it, watch miracles happen in my life

    24:00 - Goal to educate & inspire about Coast Guard

    25:10 - Hurricane Harvey

    28:25 - People waving towels and shirts for help

    33:33 - Picture burnt in my memory

    33:34 - Day 2 of rescue

    34:04 - Highly populated area of children with medical needs

    34:27 - Helicopter getting destroyed

    36:05 - Bundles of clothes were babies

    38:36 - Get honored at White House. How does that happen?

    38:44 - A God thing

    39:09 - What made me different is I had done many flight days

    40:00 - Autoimmune disorder

    42:35 - Honored on behalf of crew

    43:00 - Purpose

    • 47 min
    HEROBITES | Preparing For Retirement w/Kelly Murphy

    HEROBITES | Preparing For Retirement w/Kelly Murphy

    Kelly Murphy on his tips for preparing for retirement.

    • 2 min
    Field Report: Let's Talk Starbucks Cup Obsession w/Military Spouse - Alyssa Gonzalez (Hump Day Hero)

    Field Report: Let's Talk Starbucks Cup Obsession w/Military Spouse - Alyssa Gonzalez (Hump Day Hero)

    In this bonus episode I talk to Alyssa about her Stabucks cup collection and why so many spouses furiously hunt them down! She's this week's 'Hump Day Hero'
    Hi! I’m this week’s ‘Hump Day Hero!’ My name is Alyssa and I grew up In Oceanside,Ca. My career is in progress but I’m most passionate about creating all the things and making peoples visions come to life. My short term goal is to grow my business and my long term goal is to go back to school to get into Teaching. What I’m most thankful for right now in life is my work schedule. It gives me the summer off, along with my kids. So i get to spend all the time with them! And when all is said and done, I’d like to be remembered for having a loving heart

    • 5 min
    Memorial Day: 'Limitless' - Remembering Our Real Life Super Hero Jimmy Ginas - Ep 37

    Memorial Day: 'Limitless' - Remembering Our Real Life Super Hero Jimmy Ginas - Ep 37

    Memorial Day: 'Limitless' - Remembering Our Real Life Super Hero Jimmy Ginas - Ep 37

    On this special Memorial Day episode we pay tribute to our hero Jimmy Ginas and reflect on the impact he had on our lives.

    Time Stamps:

    His Family

    4:01 - Tim

    7:47 - Stefanie

    13:03 - Kevin

    19:06 - Elizabeth (Read by Josh)

    His Friends

    21:37 - Ryan Hedrickson

    22:43 - Sam Sullens

    24:31 - RJ

    28:43 - Chris

    31:12 - Tiffany

    33:08 - Destiny

    33:50 - Ricky

    34:26 - Alejandro

    35:52 - Sherif

    36:26 - Josh

    49:45 - Performance by Cory Kreitzer w/slideshow

    • 54 min
    'Faith Restored' - How the Vet Community Saved an Airman in Need w/Amn Smiley/Live @BRCC Niceville!

    'Faith Restored' - How the Vet Community Saved an Airman in Need w/Amn Smiley/Live @BRCC Niceville!

    (This episode was recorded live at Black Rifle Coffee Company Niceville - full video on Spotify or Youtube. Special guest host: SSgt Mike Rosa)
    "My name is Airman Kwasi Smiley and I grew up In Hamilton Ohio. My career is in the Air Force but I’m most passionate about Space and understanding the Universe. My short term goal is to start school and my long term goal is to be the best dad I can be. What I’m most thankful for right now in life is my family and when all is said and done, I’d like to remembered for just being "me" - being myself."
    Kwasi and his family were on their very first PCS across the U.S. as a family. Trucks were loaded and babies were crying yet they were having a good time and excited about their move from New Mexico to Florida. Half way through the trip a group of professional criminals hot-wired their vehicle attached to their U-Haul, and stole all of their belongings. Personal documents, heirlooms, furniture, pictures, electronics...gone in the blink of an eye. 
    His supervision acted fast and created a go-fund-me for $10K. After friends and family desperately tried to spread their story around - Eventually this news hit the infamous AMN/NCO/SNCO Facebook page and his story went viral. Organizations like the Eglin First Sergeant Council, EveryWarrior.org, and Black Rifle Coffee Company (Niceville) chipped in and his family walked away with $15K. Although this doesn't replace everything - the love and support from the Veteran community was felt by the Smileys and it helped tremendously. It's what being a "Veteran" is all about. 
    Time Stamps
    0:00 - Intro
    4:45 - First PCS
    5:00 - Entire U-Haul disappeared
    5:48 - He noticed U-Haul gone
    8:27 - Camera shows truck circling parking lot; truck blocked camera; one guy jumps out breaks the window climbed in and drives off
    12:10 - Hopeful just electronics taken but everything taken
    13:15 - truck not found
    17:35 - People rally around him willing to help
    18:57- Set up a Go Fund Me
    22:25 - over abundance of support
    23:54 - Tens of thousands trying to help.
    24:30 - Feel guilty
    25:19 - Pay it forward
    31:07 - Restored faith

    • 38 min

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Top podcast for me

Been in for almost 4 years out of my 6 year contract and this is the podcast that convinced me to stay in. It gives junior enlisted the ability to see leadership as a human rather than a rank. Time to see it through to the end. So many good nuggets of information.

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Exploring Unique Military Stories

Passionate stories of service members and tge lives tgey lead.

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Conversations that Matter

Authenticity, Courage and Wit are what you will find when you listen to Josh. The service member/veteran experience is a paradox of belonging to one of the most amazing teams in the world while often feeling alone and isolated because of that service. Josh knows that in that service are a myriad of challenges, adventures and setbacks, and in each a range of emotions that are easier to process if we’re brave enough to talk through them. He’s not afraid of the hard, messy stuff -- providing a light and path to anyone who listens. Most of all he leaves the listener feeling like we’re all in this together, and together we’ll get through it.

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