A podcast showcasing the diverse voices and stories of service members, veterans, military spouses and military supporters. No story is to small.
Season 2- September 11th My Reflection
Welcome to the Season 2 premiere of the podcast. In this episode, my husband Michael and I share our reflections on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
Music/Artist Darryl Worley- Have you Forgotten?
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summer summer break y'all!!! That's a wrap for season 1!!I will be back with new episodes and a little something new for season 2! So stay tuned and catch up on previous episodes!
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Joshua DeFour, Marine Corps Veteran and director of the short film, "The 11th Order"
Joshua DeFour is a Marine Corps Veteran and director of The 11th Order, a short film that showcased the heroic actions of Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter and Corporal Jonathan Yale in Ramadi, Iraq. Joshua and I discussed his time in the Marine Corps, dealing with post traumatic stress, seeking help, and how this short film came to be. We discussed the process from asking permission from these Marines mothers to the production process of the film.
You can watch the 11th Order on YouTube Here: https://youtu.be/Q23gKyHWjjg
You can support the Film Makers Collab nonprofit here: Filmmakers Collaborative - The 11th Order (networkforgood.com)
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Sam Powers, ambassador of the Ronin Foundation discuses how Brazilian Jui Jitsu can help cope with the everyday stressors of being on Active Duty
Today my guest is Sam Powers, a GySGt in the Marine Corps, he discusses his time in the Marine Corps, and how Brazilian Jui Jitsu helped him cope with the stressors of his job. Sam is a CID agent, and has worked with NCIS, where he has seen the worse side of the Marine Corps. BJJ has been a stress relief that his whole family now shares in. He is now an ambassador for the Ronin Foundation. The Ronin foundation “is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is helping active duty military members combat suicide, depression, alcoholism, PTSD and other mental health concerns, by sponsoring their training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.”
For more information on the Ronin Foundation, or to apply for their scholarship, please go to their website:
Mitchelene Francis Bigman, Native American from the Crow Tribe, Army retired, two tours in Iraq, MST survivor, and now giving back through Native Dances
Mitchelene Francis Bigman, is a Native American Army veteran from the Crow Tribe, who served two tours in Iraq. We discuss her time in service, MST, self-medication to cope with PTS and how she overcame that by turning to Native American dances. She is the founder of the Native American Women Warriors project and has even performed in two Presidential inaugurations! Listen to her incredible story.
For more information on Native American Women Warriors click here: Native American Women Warriors Association (nawwassociation.org)
Mitchelene’s viral video featuring Native American Women who served in the Armed Forces:
Peruvian Immigrant, Air Force Veteran, served in Iraq after having her daughter, here is Carolina's incredible story
My guest this week is Carolina, she’s a Peruvian Air Force veteran whose family immigrated to the USA seeking asylum from the terrorist that plagued the country at the time. Her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio and that’s where she enlisted in the Air Force. She had a daughter and then deployed to Iraq. Her story of perseverance and determination to succeed for herself and her daughter is inspiring.
This is one of the best podcast! It’s very diverse, and opens your eyes to a lot of subject that typically aren’t talked about often.
Amazing perspectives that I would not otherwise have heard or been able to understand with Liz bringing her charisma and intrigue to draw out guests stories for the world to see!
Thank you for providing an intersection where heritage meets duty and amplify the voices of our sisters. This podcast presents the stories we NEED to hear.