11 episodes

An episodic approach to informing Guardsmen, their families, and subscribers with pertinent information about the Arkansas National Guard and our programs.

WeARtheGuard Arkansas National Guard Public Affairs Office

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An episodic approach to informing Guardsmen, their families, and subscribers with pertinent information about the Arkansas National Guard and our programs.

    WeARtheGuard - Episode 11

    WeARtheGuard - Episode 11

    In this episode of WeARtheGuard we continue in our series of conversations with Commanders in the Arkansas National Guard.

    This week, we are speaking with Lt. Col. Bettye Dufour. When Lt. Col. Dufour sat down with WeARtheGuard, she was serving as the commander of the 777th Aviation Support Battalion, 77th Theater Aviation Brigade.

    “Making a difference has always been one of my big motivators," said Lt. Col. Dufour. “As both a person and a leader.”

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    Catch us to/from work, in the gym, or whenever you have an opportunity and Thank you for listening.

    WeARtheGuard - Episode 10

    WeARtheGuard - Episode 10

    In this episode of WeARtheGuard, we sit down with Col. Jon Stubbs, Commander of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat team.

    Tune in over the Independence Day holiday as he talks about the challenges over the past 18 months, getting ready for the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), our families and employers, the ACFT, being "fit to fight, ready to win", and his message to the Bowie team.

    "In my most humble opinion, I have the best job in the Arkansas National Guard and the United State Army as the commander of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team." - COL Johnathan Stubbs

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    Catch us to/from work, in the gym, or whenever you have an opportunity and Thank you for listening.

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    In this episode of WeARtheGuard we continue in our series of conversations with Commanders in the Arkansas National Guard.

    This week, we are speaking with recently promoted Maj. Megan Thomas. When Maj. Thomas sat down with WeARtheGuard, she was serving in a command position with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-153rd Infantry Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Since this recording, she has been assigned to command Bravo Company, 2-153rd (Batesville/Augusta), and will command the unit through the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana in July & August, 2021.

    "Infantry officers want to command an infantry company," said MAJ Thomas. "This is why we’re are here, and this is one of the highlights of my career as a commissioned officer. I am really looking forward to commanding the best citizen-Soldiers our state has to offer.”

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    Apple Podcasts: http://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1557909504

    DVIDS: https://www.dvidshub.net/podcast/alpha/W/page/1

    Catch us to/from work, in the gym, or whenever you have an opportunity and Thank you for listening.

    WeARtheGuard - Episode 08

    WeARtheGuard - Episode 08

    In the latest edition of WeARtheGuard, we interview Spc. Hannah Lomax, a Soldier assigned to the 106th Army Band, a dual-major student at Arkansas Tech. University and a contestant in the 2021 in the Miss Arkansas Pageant.

    Tune in to our podcast and hear about the personal courage required to “step up and speak out about” important situations and break down some of the walls that, particularly females, face in military life.

    She advises Soldiers in the Guard to “Never be afraid to push past your own fear.”

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    Apple Podcasts: http://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1557909504

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    Catch us to/from work, in the gym, or whenever you have an opportunity and Thank you for listening.

    WeARtheGuard - Episode 07

    WeARtheGuard - Episode 07

    The Arkansas National Guard recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month to address the prevalence of mental illness and share information on the resources to address it.

    During May, we will promote the theme "What Works for Me" to stimulate conversation among providers, Guardsmen, employees and other members of our Guard community to share the tools that support their own mental health and emphasize the effectiveness of evidence-based treatment available to all service members and families.

    This month, service members, leaders, and health care providers will share what works for them to sustain their mental health, and relieve stress, sleep better, practice self-care, and more. In addition to sharing resources and ways our Guardsmen can boost their own mental health and resilience, the ARNG is emphasizing those resources through three separate PodCast interviews with Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Community Health, and Chaplaincy services. All of those approaches can make real improvements in your mental health and quality of life.

    In this episode of WeARtheGuard we speak with Arkansas National Guard Chaplain (LTC) Jeremy Miller about how he can help Soldiers, Airmen and their families.

    Looking for resources for Mental Health Awareness Month?

    Check out a message on our website from the Director of Psychological Health and connect with our Behavioral Health resources at Caution-https://arkansas.nationalguard.mil/Home/Behavioral-Health/

    You can also visit https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/MHS-Toolkits/May-Toolkit for more information.

    To listen/subscribe to our podcasts please goto:

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    Or

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    WeARtheGuard - Episode 06

    WeARtheGuard - Episode 06

    The Arkansas National Guard recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month to address the prevalence of mental illness and share information on the resources to address it.

    During May, we will promote the theme "What Works for Me" to stimulate conversation among providers, Guardsmen, employees and other members of our Guard community to share the tools that support their own mental health and emphasize the effectiveness of evidence-based treatment available to all service members and families.

    This month, service members, leaders, and health care providers will share what works for them to sustain their mental health, and relieve stress, sleep better, practice self-care, and more. In addition to sharing resources and ways our Guardsmen can boost their own mental health and resilience, the ARNG is emphasizing those resources through three separate PodCast interviews with Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Community Health, and Chaplaincy services. All of those approaches can make real improvements in your mental health and quality of life.

    In this episode of WeARtheGuard we speak with Arkansas National Guard Behavioral Health Professional Dr. Dawson Williams about how he can help Soldiers, Airmen and their families.

    Looking for resources for Mental Health Awareness Month?

    Check out a message on our website from the Director of Psychological Health and connect with our Behavioral Health resources at Caution-https://arkansas.nationalguard.mil/Home/Behavioral-Health/

    You can also visit https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/MHS-Toolkits/May-Toolkit for more information.

    To listen/subscribe to our podcasts please goto:

    Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/show/76NNkcAgAL0yhR6EffJIOe

    Or

    Apple Podcasts, http://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1557909504

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