25 episodes

Chris and Jody are Air Force vets who enjoy military history and folklore. This is their podcast. They tell stories. They digress. A lot.

The Digression Podcast Chris Rash & Jody Hanks

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    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

Chris and Jody are Air Force vets who enjoy military history and folklore. This is their podcast. They tell stories. They digress. A lot.

    24. Bad Apple

    24. Bad Apple

    In the news: The DOJ cracks the Pensacola terrorist iPhone and they’re pissed at Apple; Apple is also pissed at the DOJ; Corporations are People, too; A new Space Force Chief is enshrined on the Leadership Wall; Space Force goes on the road to explain Space Force; A new look at USAF mission-capable ratings; The United Federation of “Planet”; SkyBorg...it’s coming!; Pause for safety; Teddy Roosevelt heads back to sea; The Fired-Up Chief is still recovering; Stolen Valor takes a year; PLUS, an Offsite Announcement.
    Show notes at https://thedigressionpodcast.com/24
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    23. I Wanna Believe

    23. I Wanna Believe

    The Pentagon “officially” releases three videos of UFOs encountered by US Navy F/A-18 pilots. Although these videos have been in the wild for years, the Department of Defense was always tight-lipped about the whole affair. Not surprising, really. After all, what is a government without secrets, right? So, we take a listen to these encounters and share a bit of insight into the tech involved, as well as a little background into the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which was the latest in a string of UFO investigation organizations funded by the US military. We also share an exclusive first-hand report of a recent UFO sighting, along with intelligent commentary of the exchange between a prominent dentist and the base security personnel.
    Show notes at https://thedigressionpodcast.com/23
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    • 39 min
    22. Still Talking 'Bout the 'Rona

    22. Still Talking 'Bout the 'Rona

    The “I can’t believe we’re still talking about the damn virus” episode where we discuss: The jump in COVID cases in the military and growing recoveries; The “Fired-up Chief” is on the mend; Vets are dying; New military travel exemptions and no-movement hardships; New York didn’t need Comfort after all; Japan goes American-made, but the Indians go Russian; A Navy without aircraft carriers?; Military cuts MEDIVAC in West Africa and a Public health emergency in Djibouti; Thunderbirds and Blue Angels salute the nation; Apply to the Space Force; An Airman and Marine takes the US back to space; Space Force wants all things “space”; Where’s the new Space Force logo?; Teddy Roosevelt gets a new hospital; The tests are in and now the Teddy is the perfect research lab; Spreading out bombers in the Pacific; Razing the Russians; Researching pilot cancers, but what about the mechs?; Building a digital B1; Russia razzes the Navy; No ROE change for Iranian Gunboats; Nine Inch Nails joins the Army; Too many beds, but that’s okay; VA record sharing (cough*cough); Kicked-off base at Camp Casey; Good luck reforming USAJOBS.
    Show notes at https://thedigressionpodcast.com/22
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    21. Cheers!

    21. Cheers!

    Are you sick of 24/7 coronavirus? We sure are! So, join us for HAPPY HOUR where we explore these topics and more: Corona slushies; Leadership offsites; The family doesn’t listen; Beer civilized man; Drunk around the world; The best thing about the military; Driving? Drink lite; Only two kinds of beer in Leperland; Party ball and Bootleg Coors; The Class Six and Shoppette; Beer marches; Beer and Bulls; Recyclables; A pub on every corner; Yard of Ale; Beer Machine; Drinking and driving with the captain; Fosters: It’s Korean for Beer; Surprise! Recall!; A Waffle House on every block.  
    Show notes at https://thedigressionpodcast.com/21
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    20. Minicast Q&A

    20. Minicast Q&A

    Since we have a little time on our hands thanks to COVID-19, we're putting out this extra "minicast" for folks who find themselves with a little extra time for podcasts. In this episode: We salute you, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio; Why are The Angry Cops so angry?; The Comfort is here; where are the patients?; Teddy Roosevelt's skipper gets canned; A famous sailor passes; and some Q&A from a listener.
    Show notes at https://thedigressionpodcast.com/20
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    • 36 min
    19. Going Viral

    19. Going Viral

    Space Force completes its first mission; No movement for the military; North Korea wants help with coronavirus cases it doesn’t have; Military COVID19 cases top civilian; The Air Force opens a new boot camp; Pentagon publishes pandemic guidance for commanders; The military pitches in with masks and vents; The Navy provides Comfort and Mercy to those in need; Billions for Defense and VA in emergency stimulus package; TRICARE COVID19 test kit scam; Countries using phones to track virus patients; and soon the US will, too; Army and Navy testing the recall waters; Power with others or some shit; New Prez for Top Aces
    Show notes at https://thedigressionpodcast.com/19
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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Dalmtions ,

Yes another good one.

These guys are amazing. As non military, I look forward to each podcast, as a chance to get a prospective, I would never see. I highly recommend you subscribe!! Lots of laughs and cool stories.

VitBpleez ,

Stars, Stripes & Stories!!

Love this show! Although not a military person myself, I am the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran and have heard many an army story in my day. Chris and Jody bring back fond memories with their banter, humor and patriotic pride. I learn something new every episode. Thank you for your service, Gentlemen.....and thank you for your continued service with this podcast!

SLFrey67 ,

Accomodation medals

Another great podcast. Gets me thinking (reminiscing?) about my time wearing the blue suit! Keep up the good work.

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