26 episodes

The Blue Grit Podcast features conversations with current and
former military leaders, mental health experts, elite athletes, veterans and
other individuals who have overcome significant adversity. Purpose of the
podcast is to de-stigmatize mental illness and provide strategies for
developing grit.

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The Blue Grit Podcast features conversations with current and
former military leaders, mental health experts, elite athletes, veterans and
other individuals who have overcome significant adversity. Purpose of the
podcast is to de-stigmatize mental illness and provide strategies for
developing grit.

    The Blue Grit Podcast Episode 28 Lt Lindy Jones

    The Blue Grit Podcast Episode 28 Lt Lindy Jones

    Lt Lindy Jones qualified for the 2020 Olympic trials on her first marathon. Enjoy our conversation about running, her mental game, fast women, and things that really matter to her. Lt Jones is a part of the World Class Athlete Program for track & field and the marathon. She will continue to train for the Olympic trials in the 10k on the track this Summer.

    The Blue Grit Podcast

    The Blue Grit Podcast

    Episode 24 is an interview with Major Weston S Kelsey, a 3 time Fencing Olympian, Olympic Coach, and Force Support Squadron Flight Commander. Maj Kelsey discusses how to overcome setbacks and design deliberate practices that mimic high pressured situations to learn adaptations to stress. He is currently guiding the growth of a fencing club in Oklahoma.

    The Blue Grit Podcast Episode 24 Maj Kesley

    The Blue Grit Podcast Episode 24 Maj Kesley

    Episode 24 is an interview with Major Weston S Kelsey, a 3 time Fencing Olympian, Olympic Coach, and Force Support Squadron Flight Commander. Maj Kelsey discusses how to overcome setbacks and design deliberate practices that mimic high pressured situations to learn adaptations to stress. He is currently guiding the growth of a fencing club in Oklahoma.

    The Blue Grit Podcast Episode 18 SMSgt (Ret.) Tiwanda Griffin-Greer

    The Blue Grit Podcast Episode 18 SMSgt (Ret.) Tiwanda Griffin-Greer

    Episode 18 is a conversation with SMSgt Tiwanda Griffin-Greer, a first-hand witness of an active shooter event that tragically unfolded at Lackland Training Annex in 2016. (The event is described in further detail in Episode 6 — an interview with Abby Schroder who survived her husband, Col Bill Schroeder.) SMSgt Griffin-Greer discusses struggling with survivor’s guilt, invisible wounds, and finding a balance between giving 100% to the Air Force and her family.

    The Blue Grit Podcast Episode 19 A1C (Ret.) BJ Lange

    The Blue Grit Podcast Episode 19 A1C (Ret.) BJ Lange

    A1C (Ret.) BJ Lange is the comedy coach for the Air Force's Wounded Warrior Program. An actor and comedian, he was diagnosed with cancer while on orders in the Air Force Reserve getting him enrolled into AFW2. A year into temporary retirement, a cancer relapse set him into a mental health free freefall he soon found his resilience via teaching his passion of improv comedy to his fellow wounded warriors and their caregivers - helping them and him heal with laughter therapy.

    Check out BJ Lange's story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVvSd6SW1Go&feature=youtu.be

    The Blue Grit Podcast Episode 18 SMSgt Tiwanda Griffin-Greer

    The Blue Grit Podcast Episode 18 SMSgt Tiwanda Griffin-Greer

    Episode 18 is a conversation with SMSgt Tiwanda Griffin-Greer, a first-hand witness of an active shooter event that tragically unfolded at Lackland Training Annex in 2016. (The event is described in further detail in Episode 6 — an interview with Abby Schroder who survived her husband, Col Bill Schroeder.) SMSgt Griffin-Greer discusses struggling with survivor’s guilt, invisible wounds, and finding a balance between giving 100% to the Air Force and her family.

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