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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#221: USAF Veteran Mark Harper, President/CMO of We Are The Mighty
Air Force Veteran and We Are the Mighty President, Mark Harper, shares how serving in Combat Camera set him up for a career as an entrepreneur and Hollywood executive.
#220: Benefits Breakdown, Blue Water Navy Veterans Act of 2019
While serving as an electrics technician aboard USS Davis during the Vietnam War, Blue Water Navy (BWN) Veteran John Burns said he never felt like his life was in danger. He appreciated the experience because he was able to visit parts of the world he had never seen before. The last thing he expected was to have been exposed to Agent Orange while off the coast of Vietnam.
In this episode of Borne the Battle, two Veterans, one receiving the benefit and the one who administers it, talk about the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. They discussed how Veterans can file a claim, the criteria VA uses to evaluate applicants and what benefits eligible Veterans can expect to receive.
#219: Marine Corps Birthday w/ Chad Robichaux, Bellator/Strikeforce MMA Fighter, Mighty Oaks Foundation
This week’s Marine Corps Birthday episode of Borne the Battle features Marine Corps Veteran, former police officer, MMA champion, bestselling author and founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, Chad Robichaux. He turned his passion and greatest struggles into a foundation that helps his fellow Veterans who suffer from PTSD.
When PTSD ended his military career, Robichaux fell back on his skills as a martial artist. He fought in Strikeforce and Bellator, won HDNet’s Legacy FC belt and became a world champion MMA fighter. However, his fighting career consumed him, worsening his PTSD and delivering a reckoning to face his serious issues.
At the height of his MMA career, Robichaux was on the verge of suicide. After realizing that he needed a holistic approach to self-care instead of drowning himself in fights, he made the choice to seek help from his wife and found support in faith. Now, he strives to help other Veterans discover the strength of a multifaceted approach to treating PTSD before they become statistics.
#218: David Muir, Easterseals, Veteran Staffing Network
This week's episode of Borne the Battle features Army Veteran David Muir, Senior Vice President for the Veterans Staffing Network, a project of Easterseals.
#217: Bigfoot and UFOs w/ Jennifer Marshall, Navy Veteran, Host of CW's Mysteries Decoded
Bigfoot, Aliens, Vampires: Do paranormal creatures really exist or are they all products of our imagination? Navy Veteran and private investigator, Jennifer Marshall, started her own show to investigate and solve these mysteries. Marshall believes she has some answers and joins this Halloween episode of Borne the Battle to share her perspective.
BONUS: COVID-19 Update No. 7: Clinical Trials and Emergency Care
COVID UPDATE: Army Veteran Dr. Molly Klote and Dr. Chad Kessler discuss VA’s participation in Operatin Warp Speed and other COVID vaccine trials, ER past, present, and future protocols, and the importance of getting your flu shot.
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Great podcast for Veterans!
Every episode is informative and entertaining. Very timely info on VA benefits. Always time well spent. The Blue Water Navy show really hit home due to all the Vietnam Vets that I know. I always spread the news I hear as well as promoting the podcast! Keep up the great work Tanner! Vince Walburn USAF 1983-2015
The Halloween Episode was the best one yet!
David T episode
David and I go way back to flight school together...probably a good thing he didn’t share any stories! He has done amazing work for the Veteran community and I am proud to say we are friends. Heroes Linked is an excellent organization and I encourage all Vets to give it a look, whether you are looking for help or want to help out.
Additionally Borne the Battle has done an exceptional job of showcasing Veterans. Well done Tanner, keep up the great work!