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Mettle is defined as “courage, strength of spirit; stamina - a staying quality. Firmness in the face of danger with fortitude and resilience. Those in the military and veteran communities embody this mettle. Here we learn about these individuals through their personal stories of grit and perseverance. We gain insight about tools used from their toolbox to push through and overcome obstacles that we can use and apply in our own lives.
Tiffany Martschink | info@gap-mettleofhonor.org
#YouveGotMettle | #Martschink | #veteranshelpingveterans | #mentalhealthmatters Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mettle-of-honor/support

The Mettle of Honor Podcast: Veteran Stories of Courage, Strength, & Perseverance Tiffany Martschink

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Mettle is defined as “courage, strength of spirit; stamina - a staying quality. Firmness in the face of danger with fortitude and resilience. Those in the military and veteran communities embody this mettle. Here we learn about these individuals through their personal stories of grit and perseverance. We gain insight about tools used from their toolbox to push through and overcome obstacles that we can use and apply in our own lives.
Tiffany Martschink | info@gap-mettleofhonor.org
#YouveGotMettle | #Martschink | #veteranshelpingveterans | #mentalhealthmatters Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mettle-of-honor/support

    Healing the Unthinkable

    Healing the Unthinkable

    USMC Veteran Sharon Robino-West, MA is a Community Employment Coordinator at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Omaha, Nebraska. Sharon is passionate as it relates to talking about #veterans, #leadership, and #womeninbusinesss
    Sharon Robino-West is a Marine Corps veteran and a writer. She is also a survivor of military sexual trauma and domestic violence. She believes it important to share her experiences and explain how writing has helped her and other veterans heal. Sharon Robino-West has worked as a peer support specialist for veterans, run support groups for survivors of sexual assault and worked as a program manager for the At Ease program. She also created a program for women veterans in Nebraska. She was part of the first veterans’ block of the Douglas County Jail, where she spent time with the jailed veterans twice a week.
    #YouveGotMettle
    LinkedIn Profile linkedin.com/in/sharonrobinowes | Email Address binowest@yahoo.com  | National Veteran Federation https://nvf.org/veteran-resources/ TED Talk | Omaha "Healing the Unthinkable" https://youtu.be/EK_2ieBwYgE | "You epitomize the professionalism and intelligence of a true Marine. Sempre Fi" -Fellow Marine

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    • 1 hr
    Naval Special Warfare Operators and Consequence of Habbit

    Naval Special Warfare Operators and Consequence of Habbit

    Chris Norris is a 24-year veteran of the Navy with over a decade devoted to providing direct combat support to Naval Special Warfare Operators in unique and demanding environments. Chris’s distinctive qualifications include military freefall jumpmaster, high speed boat captain, and master training specialist. He is a veteran of multiple deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and anti-piracy operations off the Somalian coast. Chris also spent numerous years dedicated to health, and human services within the Navy as a Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor, Safety Chief and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. He is an avid enthusiast of wellness practices with an emphasis on breath, meditation, mindfulness, exercise, and nature. He is a father of two beautiful daughters, and a husband to a lovely girl from Thailand. Chris retired from the Navy in 2021 and is living in Northern Thailand where he is pursuing a graduate education in Social Work, and Meditation Teacher Certification.

    From This Episode

    https://linktr.ee/chrisnorriscognitvecoach | https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-norris1/| (https://www.consequenceofhabit.org/chris-norris-bio) | My Steady Mind https://mysteadymind.com/coach-chris-norris

    Consequences of Habit Empowering individuals and communities by bringing awareness to the impact habits have on mental health, success and the environment. (https://www.consequenceofhabit.org/chris-norris-bio) | Jon Macaskill (https://macaskillconsulting.com/about-jon/) | Will Schneider (https://mysteadymind.com/coach-will-schneider/) | Heather (https://mysteadymind.com/coach-heather-sweeney/)

    This episode is powered by Acuity Benefit Consulting. Retaining military veteran talent is critical to your bottom line so give them a specialized resource for the benefit that they value the most- VA Disability Compensation. Go to www.acuitybenefitconsulting.com to learn more.” Raymond Hahn is the Founder and President of Acuity Benefit Consulting.

    #YouveGotMettle #Minfullness #Meditation #VeteransHelpingVeterans #MentalHealthMatters


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    • 30 min
    9/11 SPECIAL: NYPD Officer John Mulet

    9/11 SPECIAL: NYPD Officer John Mulet

    The September 11 attacks were a series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in 2001 by 19 terrorists associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda. It was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil; nearly 3,000 people were killed. The attacks involved the hijacking of four planes, three of which were used to strike significant U.S. sites. American Airlines flight 11 and United Airlines flight 175 were flown into the World Trade Center’s north and south towers, respectively, and American Airlines flight 77hit the Pentagon. United Airlines flight 93 crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers attempted to overpower the hijackers. The plane was believed to be headed to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. 

    On 9/11/2001, as an NYPD Officer, John Mulet came into work as usual - "on a beautiful Tuesday morning' as he put it. But the rest of the day, and his life, for that matter have never been then same again. https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mulet-a96061225/

    On 9/11, 24-year-old Air National Guard rookie fighter pilot Heather "Lucky" Penney was sent on a suicide mission. Without any live weapons on board her aircraft, she and her flight lead, Lieutenant General Marc Sasseville, rushed into their F-16's on September 11, 2001, knowing that it might be their last mission.  Their mission? - to ram Flight 93 to protect Washington DC only to find that the passengers on Flight 93 have overcome the terrorists and crashed the airliner.



    REFERENCES / THINGS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE FROM GUESTS



    Mission First Partners (MFP) is the company John Mulet (https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mulet-a96061225/) began two years ago today. You can email him at Jmulet@Missionfirstpartners.net

    https://vocdb.webs.com/In%20the%20company%20of%20soldiers.pdf

    Reflecting on her experience, Heather "Lucky" Penney came to the realization that everyone has the potential and capacity for heroism. In fact, there are certain qualities - bravery, service, and belonging - that we can practice on a daily basis to connect with and strengthen our own inner hero. LISTEN TO HER TALK HERE. Her TED Talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    Norah O'Donnell with the "CBS Evening News" conducted an exclusive interview “Fighter pilots recall mission to take down Flight 93 on 9/11.” #YouveGotMettle References Bergen, P. L. (2022, April 1). September 11 attacks. Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/event/September-11-attacks


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    • 18 min
    Ericka Kelly: The Full Story

    Ericka Kelly: The Full Story

    MILITARY EXPERT: Experienced Civil Servant with a demonstrated history of upholding the core values of integrity, service, and excellence. As the 17th Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Force Reserve Command and the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, I was honored to represent the highest level of enlisted leadership.  I served as an adviser to the commander on all matters concerning the health, morale, welfare and effective management of more than 74,000 civilians, active duty/reserve officers and enlisted members at more than 66 locations.  I provided leadership and guidance to numerous committees, councils, boards, military and civilian functions worldwide.

    LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY: Strong legal professional. As a law enforcement officer, I was responsible to safeguard and promote the security of the workforce.  I use professionalism, accountability, and vigilance to serve in a multitude of roles which included:  Less-lethal weapon instructor; Emergency Medical Technician; subject matter expert; presenter; coach and trainer.

    Master's Degree in Business Administration | Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice focused on Pre-Law Studies and Languages.

    Public Speaker | Coach | Trainer. Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team I am certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, I am equipped with the tools, resources and experience to help you and your team improve your productivity, performance and profitability. Whether you are looking for a facilitator for group workshops, corporate training in leadership, speaking, sales, or coaching skills for your leaders, or a speaker for your next event, I have access to exclusive content that is only available through a certified Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team to help you reach your goals and objectives.

    #YouveGotMettle #Resilence #Mettle #Grit

    Ericka Kelly Enterprises


    By email: ericka.kelly@ekenterprises.co
    By phone number: 562-685-2645
    schedule a meeting on: https://calendly.com/ericka-kelly



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    Hear Ericka Kelly share her story on the podcast Paul Forchioni's "It's a Long Beach Thing" Podcast with Ericka Kelly

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    • 31 min
    Kim DeFiori: Lessons from Thor

    Kim DeFiori: Lessons from Thor

    Kim DeFiori began her military career after graduating from West Point in 2008 as a Military Police (MP) Officer. She deployed shortly after to Afghanistan for a year, serving with military police and infantry companies. She was one of the first women to work alongside Afghan police day and night conducting raids with special operations units. She went on to serve as an aide-de-camp at the Pentagon.

    However, Kim's story doesn't end there. She shares her personal story in this episode of her journey in dealing with the aftereffects of her deployment because, as she says, "The Army does a good job teaching you how to deploy but not how to come home." Part of the trauma occurred back home. Wearing a mask + drinking alcohol and neglecting treatment are not a good mix.

    Kim DeFiori is a mental health advocate wants to reduce mental health stigma and hopes all who are suffering won't do so in silence and isolation but will have the courage to ask for help.

    #LessonsFromThor | #MentalHealthMatters | #VeteransHelpingVeterans |#YouveGotMettle

    LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE

    Kim DeFiori's LinkedIn Profile

    First H.E.L.P.

    This Able Veteran (https://thisableveteran.org/anxiety-alerts/) | Phone: 618.964.1162 | servicedog@thisableveteran.org | 

    1714 South Wolf Creek Road; Carbondale, IL 62902

    Leashes of Valor (https://leashesofvalor.org/) | "One leash saves two lives... We're bringing service dogs and post-9/11 Veterans together in order to enrich and improve the lives of both."

    Location: 24114 Sparta Rd.; Milford, VA 22514 | Mailing address: PO Box 571; Garner, NC 27529 | EIN: 82-1110902

    AMERICA VET DOGS https://www.vetdogs.org/


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    • 26 min
    USAF Combat Controller (S2: E89)

    USAF Combat Controller (S2: E89)

    Eric Hohman of Austin, Texas served as a Combat Controller for many years in the US. Air Force, he found it difficult to navigate life. Through his personal ups and downs, he felt the effects of being a CCT had an impact on his abilities to perform in the civilian world. He knew others needed assistance at certain times of their life, and so, the First There Foundation was born.

    Email Eric at First There Foundation  
    First There Foundation on LinkedIn
    First There Foundation on Facebook
    First There Foundation on Twitter
    Eric Hohman for Congress

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    • 45 min

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Authenticity Is Key

I like the comfortability of the environment and authenticity of the podcast. The first episode with Annette Whittenberger shows a veteran with great strength and vulnerability. The second one with Trillity shows what pressing through and humility looks like. These two and the others are amazing interviews. Tiffany is setting a great example for all veterans to move forward in and through their transition from the military and to be honest and vulnerable enough to seek out the help and support needed to live life to the fullest!

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Great host...great show!

Entertaining while 100% honest and completely unscripted.

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Life-changing Stories

Tiffany has arranged an impressive cast of characters to tell life-changing stories, and she is an amazing interviewer! Highly recommend this podcast.