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The H.A.V.E. Project (helping assist veterans everyday) podcast bridges the gap between Veterans and their community through interviews of veterans and veteran organizations.

The haveproject's Podcast Shawn McKinnon

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The H.A.V.E. Project (helping assist veterans everyday) podcast bridges the gap between Veterans and their community through interviews of veterans and veteran organizations.

    The H.A.V.E. Project Season 2 Episode 2 STOPPAGE TIME CMSGT Robert Ward (Ret).

    The H.A.V.E. Project Season 2 Episode 2 STOPPAGE TIME CMSGT Robert Ward (Ret).

    This is the "STOPPAGE TIME" (extra recording) of Season 2, Episode 2 with Chief Master Sergeant Robert T. Ward (Ret.). He is the current Director of Veteran Services at D'Youville College."STOPPAGE TIME", like in professional soccer, is extra time added on to the normal amount of time. These short (less than 5 minutes) extra recordings provide light-hearted insight into the mind/heart of our episode guest. In other words, its a few minutes of fun!Chief served as Outreach coordinator for Veterans One Stop Center. Prior to that he was the Aerial Port Manager for the 107th AW, Niagara Fall ARB, Niagara Fall, NY, managing day to day operations for Passenger Service, Air Cargo Loading and Air Drop loading & recovering for aircrew training. Chief Ward’s military career started in 1977 after high school, enlisting in the US Air Force, as a Weapons System Tech, stationed in Myrtle Beach SC from 1977-79 working on the A-10 aircraft. In 1979 he transferred into the NY Air National Guard, Niagara Falls. He became a full-time technician at Niagara ARB in 1981, working as a Weapons System Tech., on the F4C, F4D, and F16ADF aircraft. In 1991, when the wing transitioned to the KC-135R, he transitioned to Ground Safety and worked as the full-time Quality Advisor. Chief Ward then cross-trained to Logistics Management Specialist, deploying twice in support of the War on Terrorism to Germany & Oman. He then cross-trained to Air Transportation as an Air Transportation Manager in 2008 for the newly established Small Air terminal with the wings transition to C-130H aircraft, where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Host: Shawn McKinnon, founder of the H.A.V.E. Project. Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant.Sponsorship: Wendy Weinstein, MD. Board Certified Psychiatrist. 651 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY. (716)-362-1210.Music from: "4BC" on freesound.org, "TexasMusicForge"  on freesound.org, and "Music by "Tri-Tachyon - https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums" on freeesound.org.2020 The H.A.V.E. Project productions.Find us on Facebook/Instagramwww.thehaveproject.com

    • 4 min
    The H.A.V.E. Project Season 2 Episode 2 CMSGT Robert Ward, (RET).

    The H.A.V.E. Project Season 2 Episode 2 CMSGT Robert Ward, (RET).

    This episode is with Chief Master Sergeant Robert T. Ward (Ret.). He is the current Director of Veterans Services at D'Youville College.Chief served as Outreach coordinator for Veterans One Stop Center. Prior to that he was the Aerial Port Manager for the 107th AW, Niagara Fall ARB, Niagara Fall, NY, managing day to day operations for Passenger Service, Air Cargo Loading and Air Drop loading & recovering for aircrew training. Chief Ward’s military career started in 1977 after high school, enlisting in the US Air Force, as a Weapons System Tech, stationed in Myrtle Beach SC from 1977-79 working on the A-10 aircraft. In 1979 he transferred into the NY Air National Guard, Niagara Falls. He became a full-time technician at Niagara ARB in 1981, working as a Weapons System Tech., on the F4C, F4D, and F16ADF aircraft. In 1991, when the wing transitioned to the KC-135R, he transitioned to Ground Safety and worked as the full-time Quality Advisor. Chief Ward then cross-trained to Logistics Management Specialist, deploying twice in support of the War on Terrorism to Germany & Oman. He then cross-trained to Air Transportation as an Air Transportation Manager in 2008 for the newly established Small Air terminal with the wings transition to C-130H aircraft, where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Host: Shawn McKinnon, founder of the H.A.V.E. Project. Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant.Sponsorship: Wendy Weinstein, MD. Board Certified Psychiatrist. 651 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY. (716)-362-1210.Music from: "4BC" on freesound.org, "TexasMusicForge"  on freesound.org, and "Music by "Tri-Tachyon - https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums" on freeesound.org.2020 The H.A.V.E. Project productions.www.thehaveproject.com, Find us on Facebook/Instagram

    • 44 min
    The H.A.V.E. Project podcast Season 2 Episode 1 "STOPPAGE TIME" (extras) guest: Alyssa Vasquez

    The H.A.V.E. Project podcast Season 2 Episode 1 "STOPPAGE TIME" (extras) guest: Alyssa Vasquez

    The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday) Podcast Season 2, Episode 1 "STOPPAGE TIME" (extra recording). Guest: Alyssa Vasquez. "STOPPAGE TIME", like in professional soccer, is extra time added on to the normal amount of time. These extra recordings provide light-hearted insight into the mind/heart of our episode guest. In other words, its a few minutes of fun!Alyssa is our first woman veteran guest on the podcast show. She is a program manager at the Veterans One-stop Center (Buffalo, NY); she manages We Are Dwyer, veteran-to-veteran program, Operation Caregiver, veteran caregiver program, and Operation COM (children of the military). www.vocwny.org, WeAreDwyer@vocwny.org, 716-898-0110 (ext. 108).Alyssa served in the US Army for 13 years as a Drill Sergeant, and Geospatial Engineer, completing 3 tours overseas. Host: Shawn McKinnon, founder of the H.A.V.E. Project. Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant.www.thehaveproject.com, Find us on Facebook/Instagram2020 The H.A.V.E. Project productions

    • 4 min
    The H.A.V.E. Project podcast Season 2 Episode 1 guest: Alyssa Vasquez

    The H.A.V.E. Project podcast Season 2 Episode 1 guest: Alyssa Vasquez

    The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday) Podcast Season 2, Episode 1. Guest: Alyssa Vasquez. Alyssa is our first woman veteran guest on the podcast show. She is a program manager at the Veterans One-stop Center (Buffalo, NY); she manages We Are Dwyer, veteran-to-veteran program, Operation Caregiver, veteran caregiver program, and Operation COM (children of the military). www.vocwny.org, WeAreDwyer@vocwny.org, 716-898-0110 (ext. 108).Alyssa served in the US Army for 13 years as a Drill Sergeant, and Geospatial Engineer, completing 3 tours overseas. Host: Shawn McKinnon, founder of the H.A.V.E. Project. Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant.www.thehaveproject.com, Find us on Facebook/Instagram2020 The H.A.V.E. Project productions.

    • 41 min
    The H.A.V.E. Project Podcast Episode 4 WWII Veteran Fran Lucca

    The H.A.V.E. Project Podcast Episode 4 WWII Veteran Fran Lucca

    The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday) Podcast episode 4. WNY native, WWII Navy Veteran Fran Lucca.Mr. Lucca is a retired print, wire service and broadcast investigative reporter and 1999 Inductee into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Fran is a local broadcasting legend for WBEN and WIVB and is a brand new book author. His new book is titled "Escape to Nowhere" (found on Amazon.com). Please check out his YouTube channel self-titled "Fran Lucca". The channel has many informative videos about the WNY area that were aired on television years go. Fran shared with us about his experiences in WWII, his personal highlights/careers and his love for WNY.Host: Shawn McKinnon, Founder of The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday).Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant (Williamsville, NY).Music from: "4BC" on freesound.org, "TexasMusicForge" on freesound.org, and "Music by "Tri-Tachyon - https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums" on freeesound.org.2019 The H.A.V.E. Project productions.

    • 33 min
    The HAVE Project podcast Episode 3 guest Jacob McMahon

    The HAVE Project podcast Episode 3 guest Jacob McMahon

    Guest; WNY Marine Veteran and burn victim, Jacob McMahon. He shares with us about his experiences in the Marine Corps. and his ability to overcome a life-changing incident. Jacob is a man who believes in serving the community. He is a firefighter and he is the youngest person to ever run for Erie County Legislator. We hope you enjoy his straight forward, positive outlook on life. Its Veterans like him, that are out there making a difference in the community. Host: Shawn McKinnon, Founder of The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday).Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant (Williamsville, NY).Music from: "4BC" on freesound.org, "TexasMusicForge"  on freesound.org, and "Music by "Tri-Tachyon - https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums" on freeesound.org.2019 The H.A.V.E. Project productions.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

Jcourt2 ,

Great podcast!

Awesome guy who you can clearly see and tell his passion for helping veterans and just those in need in general!

Tildaduncan3 ,

Great pod

Very good pod from a guy who really cares about vets. The guests are always entertaining and provide great perspective about their experience in or around the military.

658768 ,

Neat perspective

As someone who does not come from a military family, it’s cool to hear these first hand stories from veterans who have led such different lives than my own. It’s been great to watch Shawn build this platform for people to get their stories out.

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