AVP is a podcast presented by AMVETS, our nation's most inclusive congressionally-chartered veteran service organization.
AVP - Transition Teams, Vaccines, & James Byrne's Allegations
On this AVP, we discuss a recent meeting between AMVETS and the Biden/Harris VA transition team, developments from VA officials regarding vaccine implementation (6:52), and new details provided by former VA Deputy Secretary James Byrne regarding resurfaced VA sexual assault and mishandling allegations (22:32)
AVP - Election Night & Mental Health Executive Orders
On this AVP we discuss the veterans elected into office or re-claimed their seat.. and the fact that the number of veterans in office is decreasing. We also discuss allegations regarding a 2018 mental health Executive Order and why it concerns us for PREVENTS as well as the missing 2018 Annual VA Suicide Report and why the proposed answer for why it hasn't been released makes no sense.
AVP - Presidential Candidate Veterans Forum & Commander Paul Shipley
On this AVP, we talk about a presidential candidate veteran-focused forum conducted by 12 veteran organizations and hosted by Military Times. We also discuss allegations made against VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and speak with AMVETS Department of Pennsylvania Commander Paul Shipley about a veteran mental healthcare roundtable he attended hosted by Second Lady Karen Pence.
AVP - Bunmi Moses, AMVETS' Programs Director, Air Force Veteran
On this AVP we discuss the first 2020 Presidential Debate and what it means to the veteran community, as well as an upcoming veteran town hall between VSOs and the candidates. We also talk about a recent VA GAO report regarding wait times under the Mission Act and speak with Bunmi Moses, AMVETS' recently-promoted Programs Director.
Who's At The Table? - Season 1 Reunion
Who's At The Table? - Season 1 Reunion by AMVETS
Who's At The Table? - Antonio Webb, Orthopedic Spine Sugeon & USAF Veteran
Dr. Antonio Webb is an Author, Motivational Speaker, and fellowship trained Spine Surgeon located in San Antonio, Texas.
After spending eight years in the US Air Force as a medic/LVN including a deployment north of Baghdad, Iraq in 2005, Dr Webb began his eleven-year journey of becoming an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. After separating from the military in 2007, it would take Dr. Webb three years of applying to medical school before he received an acceptance. Each year, rejection letter after rejection letter came in, causing him to resort back to the drawing board each year. Dr. Webb went on to complete medical school at Georgetown University followed by a rigorous 5-year Orthopedic Surgery residency at UT San Antonio where he completed more than 2,000 surgeries. He then completed a combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas. Dr. Webb’s medical training also afforded him the opportunity to operate and do surgery in Liberia, West Africa, Bangkok, Thailand, and Port Au Prince Haiti on two separate occasions.
One of his most rewarding activities, however, is serving as a mentor for underprivileged middle and high school students interested in a career in medicine. He volunteers to help because he says it is important for students to know “If I can do it, they can also.” Webb says his proudest moment would be when he encounters a student in later years who says, “I am in medical school because of you.”
For more information about Dr. Webb or to purchase his book Overcoming the Odds, please visit www.youtube.com/antoniowebbmd or www.antoniowebbmd.com