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Join us to learn about the Veteran Struggle to transition and become successful in the civilian sector, get it REAL from us.

Veterans Be Real veteransbereal

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 76 Ratings

Join us to learn about the Veteran Struggle to transition and become successful in the civilian sector, get it REAL from us.

    Army Veteran Delsina West

    Army Veteran Delsina West

    Army Veteran Delisina West started in the army as a preventive medicine specialist. She has spent 26 years combined as active duty, reserved, enlisted officer, air national guard. In her time in the army,  she got involved in bodybuilding as means to be active and in good shape. After service, she continued to have an active lifestyle but she experience her body shutting down and had multiple injuries. Despite these roadblocks, she was continued to find ways to be in shape and have an active lifestyle, this eventually led her into the health and nutrition industry as a coach, nutritionist, and personal trainer.


     


    In this episode Sgt. BeReal’s interviews Delsina West as they talk about her experience in the Army and the challenges she has faced in her journey to be a health coach and personal trainer.


     


    Connect with Amanda:


    Website: https://dwestcoaching.com/


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delsinaw


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/delsinaawest


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/delsina-west-245814116/


     


    Connect With Sgt. 1st Class (SFC) John Valentine:


    Website:


    https://veteransbereal.com/


    Facebook:


    https://www.facebook.com/veteransbereal/


    Apple Podcast:


    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/veterans-be-real/id1507792755


     
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    • 26 min
    Air Force Veteran Amanda Huffman

    Air Force Veteran Amanda Huffman

    Air Force Veteran Amanda Huffman was a Civil Engineer in the Air Force. She was an officer and managed all the civil engineer troops during this time. While in the Air Force, she was deployed in Afghanistan and worked with the Army as part of the provincial reconstruction team. After that, she worked in an Air Force headquarters in Ohio, then eventually decided to transition out of the military life to be a stay-at-home mom.
    As with any veteran, the transition to civilian life is always challenging. To cope with the challenges, she started writing, and from that, it grew to a blog, several books, and a podcast—where she interviews women veterans and women currently serving in the military. Amanda also shares certain aspects of her military experience as an Air Force Officer, military spouse, veteran, and mom.


     


    In this episode Sgt. BeReal’s interviews Amanda Huffman as they talk about her experience in the Air Force and the challenges that women veterans encounter during the transition as a civilian,  a military spouse, and most importantly, as a mom.


     


    Connect with Amanda:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/airmantomom/


    Website: www.airmantomom.com


    Women of the Military Podcast: www.airmantomom.com/podcast


    Girl's Guide to the Military: https://www.airmantomom.com/free-resources/a-girls-guide-to-the-military/


    Book Women of the Military: https://www.airmantomom.com/women-of-the-military-ebook/


     


    Connect With Sgt. 1st Class (SFC) John Valentine:


    Website:


    https://veteransbereal.com/


    Facebook:


    https://www.facebook.com/veteransbereal/


    Apple Podcast:


    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/veterans-be-real/id1507792755


     
    Magic Mind Productivity Drink:


    https://magicmind.co/




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    • 25 min
    Navy Veteran Danique Masingill

    Navy Veteran Danique Masingill

    Navy Veteran Danique Masingill served the Navy from 2002 to 2007. In 2007, She found herself with an administrative discharge due to bad leadership, ending her Navy career abruptly. She basically has to fight for her Veteran's Rights. Like most vets, her transition to civilian life wasn’t entirely smooth. She moved from state to state, enrolled in multiple schools, and jumping careers. She eventually got into the veteran service dog space, which led to the founding of Leashes of Valor- a national non-profit that provides service dogs for veterans at no cost. These dogs are custom trained for their specific veteran, meaning they're trained for the veteran's specific symptomology to assist them in mitigating the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


     


    In this episode Sgt. BeReal’s interviews Danique Masingill as they talk about her experience in the Navy, her transition, and her journey to the founding of her non-profit organization: Leashes of Valor.


     


    Connect with Danique:


    Facebook


    https://www.facebook.com/danique.glenn


    https://www.facebook.com/LeashesofValor/


    Instagram:


    https://www.instagram.com/Leashesofvalor


    Website:
    https://leashesofvalor.org/


     


    Connect With Sgt. 1st Class (SFC) John Valentine:


    Website:


    https://veteransbereal.com/


    Facebook:


    https://www.facebook.com/veteransbereal/


    Apple Podcast:


    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/veterans-be-real/id1507792755


     


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    • 32 min
    Army Veteran Andrea Overend

    Army Veteran Andrea Overend

    Army Veteran Andrea Overend has served the US Army for 11 years. She joined at the early age of 16 essentially grew up in the Army. During her service, she went the finance route and then became a part of the 82nd Airborne Division. She always saw herself as a lifer, but she started other businesses and entrepreneurial endeavors as an alternate revenue stream later in her service. Her hunger for success has made her focus on her businesses and retire from service. Though she was financially stable when she got out of service, she still experienced challenges transitioning to civilian life.


     


    In this episode Sgt. BeReal’s talks to Andrea Overend about her journey in the Army, how she started her business while in service, and the challenges she faced during her transition to civilian life.


     


    Connect with Andrea:


    Facebook


    https://www.facebook.com/globetrotpro


    https://www.facebook.com/globetrothub
    Website:
    http://www.globetrothub.com/


     


    Connect With Sgt. 1st Class (SFC) John Valentine:


    Website:


    https://veteransbereal.com/


    Facebook:


    https://www.facebook.com/veteransbereal/


    Apple Podcast:


    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/veterans-be-real/id1507792755


     


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    • 35 min
    Army Veteran Sabrina Young

    Army Veteran Sabrina Young

    Army Veteran Sabrina Young has served in the US Army as a Military Police Officer from 2005 to 2009. Shortly after service, she found herself working in a Hospice nursing home. It is here where she found her calling as a Funeral Director. She is also an Embalmer, Certified Celebrant, and Funeral Insurance agent. She is the Service Officer and a Lifetime Member of the VFW Post #1820. Sabrina is a member of the Temple Chamber of Commerce, founding member of the Temple-Belton Ladies Lions Club, Charter member of Compassionate Friends-Bluebonnet chapter and serves as (CERT) community emergency response team member for Temple.


     


    In this episode Sgt. BeReal’s guest Sabrina Young shares her journey from her experience as a Military Police Officer to her transition to an interesting, unusual, purposeful career and life after service. 


     


    Connect with Sabrina:


    LinkedIn:


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabrina-n-young-cfsp-27b077b2/


    Website:


    https://www.youngsdaughters.com/







    Connect With Sgt. 1st Class (SFC) John Valentine:


    Website:


    https://veteransbereal.com/


    Facebook:


    https://www.facebook.com/veteransbereal/


    Apple Podcast:


    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/veterans-be-real/id1507792755


     


    Please don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and leave us a 5 star written review on iTunes

    • 24 min
    Navy Veteran Jose Alaniz Jr

    Navy Veteran Jose Alaniz Jr

    Navy Veteran Jose Alaniz Jr has served the US Navy from 1990 to 2005. After service, Jose has struggled a few years with getting and keeping jobs. Jumping from job to job every couple of years. Then on a trip to Sydney, Australia he encountered a small wooden shack that served one of the best coffee that he tasted. This has inspired him to make great coffee. A few later his passion and enthusiasm towards coffee has led him to establish his business Third Day Coffee Seguin a Christian-based Veteran owned company. His shop gives out special discounts for Veterans, law enforcers, and first responders.


     


    In this episode Sgt. BeReal talks to Jose Alaniz about his service in the Navy, the challenges of his transition to civilian life, and how he turned his passion and enthusiasm towards coffee into a growing business.







    Connect with Jose


    LinkedIn:


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jr-alaniz-8582a9123/


    Facebook:


    https://www.facebook.com/veteranstfg/


    Website:


    https://www.veteranstfg.com/







    Connect With Sgt. 1st Class (SFC) John Valentine:


    Website:


    https://veteransbereal.com/


    Facebook:


    https://www.facebook.com/veteransbereal/


    Apple Podcast:


    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/veterans-be-real/id1507792755


     


    Please don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and leave us a 5 star written review on iTunes

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

CS-Buffalo Nerd ,

Awesome!!!!

This is a great show, a great concept. As someone who has family in the military, it is nice to have an inside perspective on military members.

Cupid's Foreplay ,

Fantastic Podcast

If you want the truth about the lives of American Veterans, listen to this podcast!

Echoseiersen ,

Humanizing Veterans

A much needed opportunity for veterans to share their voice.

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