35 Burst results for "Battle"
Why Racism Is Never the True Story of Mass Shootings
"In Texas the day after the buffalo attack a shootout between 5 Hispanic men at a crowded, flea market, left two dead and three wounded. Roughly two hours later in California, a 68 year old Asian gunman walked into a Taiwan east church and opened fire, killing one person and wounding 5 others. This is what crime looks like in America. It is chaotic, disordered, and irreducible. The skin color of its victims and perpetrators is far from fixed. Racism then is not the whole story, in fact, racism has never been the whole story. Yet faced with an election year in an uphill battle to retain the House and Senate this November, perhaps it is unsurprising that so many Democrats are keen to turn the buffalo shooting into another George Floyd moment. That's perfect. Perfect. An excuse to deflect difficult questions and to turn politics into a binary realm of good and evil once again we're told Evie or with us or you're a racist.
Putin Takes Mariupol, Faces Defeat in Donbas Region
"Putin takes mariupol, the battle for Mario pull is over, but wider Donbass victory slipping from his reach. This is from Reuters. Even as the Kremlin prepares to take full control of the ruins of mariupol city and faces a growing prospect of defeat in its bid to conquer all of Ukraine's eastern Donbass because it's badly mauled forces lack the manpower for significant advances. Western weaponry bolsters Ukraine's combat power analyst says Russia's forces are unlikely to be vanquished quickly even if there's no major new troop deployment materializing, setting the stage for the four week battle of the Donbass to be just grind on. Quote, I think it's either going to be a defeat, but the current force posture for Russia or mobilize the whole country. I don't think there's any middle ground, according to a Russian consulting firm. We shall see.
Butler scores 41, Heat take Game 1 from Celtics 118-107
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Americans Likely to Boycott Companies They Disagree With
"I'll tell you this, Americans are so over it. There was a poll that just came out conducted with Trafalgar and the convention of states action in which they found that the overwhelming majority of Americans from all political backgrounds say that they're likely to boycott companies, they disagree with, which is an indicator that regardless of what side a company chooses to take, it's kind of a losing battle for companies. I mean, why get into this? In the first place, Disney, right? At least Netflix is figuring that out. I told you yesterday about how Netflix, which by the way, is a stock to watch because it's gotten beaten down so much. But Netflix is common to the realization that, hey, we got to serve our customers. And if our employees don't like it, too bad. And so it's important to offer a diversity of product. It's important to stay out of politics.
Leftists Continue Using Tragedy to Advance Political Agenda
"You know we recorded our show on Friday and by Saturday there had been an attack in Buffalo by Sunday there had been an attack in California And as always it becomes instantly not a battle to help the victims families not a battle to find out what was the underlying motive for this and try to prevent things like this from happening not that all got sidelined immediately as another round of genuinely awful human beings Had to promptly find a way to abuse this tragedy and the victims of it To further divide and destroy this country and burn it to the ground Now the tragedy another round of genuinely awful human beings abusing it it used to be Jim when I first got into radio about ten years ago they'd wait a day or two because they didn't want to their grifters and losers And they never wanted to appear like her if there's no losers Remember they'd wait like a day Use maybe they're two days Then it was down to a day then in the Obama era they'd wait just a couple hours Now it's instant Now people are still getting medical attention at the scene And there's some lunatic like that Rob Reiner That meath is meathead right Rob Reiner known only for one of the few characters whose actually smarter in the television series used than he is in real life Rob Reiner and others Keith olbermann who can't keep a job of course just minutes after trying to abuse this tragedy to advance a political story as a way to get back at Republicans
The Plot to Subvert the Western Judeo-Christian Tradition of the US
"Folks, welcome back. We're talking to the authors of battle for the American mind uprooting a century of miseducation, Pete hegseth and David Goodwin. So we're talking about what amounts to a conspiracy to subvert the western judeo Christian tradition baked into the heart of the United States of America. And there's no denying it. People like Dewey, they were on a crusade, and they have up till now, succeeded. Yes, they have. And you know what? They didn't know what the destination would be, per se. They just knew where the destination was away from. So it was always progress away from the western Christian paideia, the biblical roots of our and free thinking roots of the nexus of Athens and Jerusalem. They wanted to move away from that. That was progress. So you say conspiracy, that's not a wrong term. We use plot or heist because they passed it off to the next group of radical thinkers who carried the ball down the field based on how much God and other basic values have been stripped away. So enter the Frankfurt school, enter critical theory, which where did it land? A hundred blocks from here at Columbia University at the teacher's college. And these are marxists who fled Hitler while our boys are fighting over in Europe and World War II. And they are greeted with open arms with their radical views soon to infuse into the teacher's college. And within a couple of decades, one third of teachers in America at elite schools had been taught by the critical theorists of the Frankfurt school. So how do you get critical race theory in your zoom classroom? It is in the curriculum and the pedagogy of how the entire educational industrial complex works. And when you unravel it all, it goes back to those early efforts and each step which we lay out the unions, which used to be conservative teacher associations that ended up scripture to teachers to use in the classroom, captured by the unions. Well, then the unions create the Department of Education in a giveaway to Jimmy
How Fox's Pete Hegseth Got Involved With 'Battle for the American Mind'
"Hey, welcome back folks. We're talking about American education, battle for the American mind, is the book uprooting a century of miseducation, David Goodwin has written it with Pete hegseth in that David. You're the head of the association of classical Christian schools. So you're like a brainy guy. Pete is just like a talking hit on Fox and Friends. We know he has nothing to say if it's not on a teleprompter. Pete, how did you get involved in this? I've always learned to join forces with people smarter than me. That's the key. Andy's humble, which makes me hate him even more. You went to Princeton, you went to the Harvard Kennedy school of government. What did you major in at Princeton? Politics. You did. I did. Political philosophy. As sort of a degree of that. But I'll tell you what I've learned in this project, how much I didn't learn. I didn't learn any of this stuff. My kids are in classical Christian schools and all I say every day is, why can't I go back to school and learn these things? Okay, you're singing my song. I have said this over and over in the last couple of decades. I learned something. I wrote a book called if you can keep it Franklin's famous line. And because of Oz Guinness, whose book I had read, I understood things, and all I could think of is how did I not get this? I didn't get any of this. So you obviously going through this elite schools, which like, Yale, they don't teach you this stuff. They teach you John Dewey on steroids, I guess. And they teach you now the latest manifestations of the Frankfurt school and critical theory, which is now we now see as critical race theory, and we talk about every day. But it was just the water in which we swam. I took social studies. We all took social studies who invented social studies. Yeah, why is it not history? Why is it social studies? We can't get into that. We can't get into that, don't talk about it. I didn't know where that all came from. David had done the research and then I was able to lay it upon the environment in which we live right now and realize we all got a progressive education. Yeah. Almost everyone watching guaranteed. Right. Got a progressive education that was started by atheist advanced by marxists who had their own agenda and it all happened subtly, and a lot of us think we aren't infected, but we are. And so you have to dig under the ruins of what used to exist. And that's what David did in this project. This is the way education our founders were educated, how free people and republics actually perpetuate themselves. Why don't we do
Why Pete Hegseth and David Goodwin Decided to Write a Book Together
"Folks, I am really excited right now because we're talking about something in this hour and I hope in the next hour as well that's at the heart of my concerns for the nation for the culture for the world. Something called education. I have in front of me, a brand new book called battle for the American mind, uprooting a century of miseducation, the authors are in the studio Pete hegseth and David Goodwin welcome. Thank you, Eric. Now I know both of you sort of because but from different worlds, you're mister Fox and Friends on the weekends or my confusing you with another Pete hegseth. No, you're right, you're right. And we met in multiple iterations. Here and there. But the problem is when you see somebody on TV, you don't remember, did I actually meet them or did I just saw that see them on YouTube or something like that? But David Goodwin, you are the head of the association of classical Christian schools. Yes. Devotee and fan of classical Christian education and of homeschooling and I am thrilled to see you again. And thank you for writing a book because we need to talk about this. So where do we start? First of all, I think most people want to know, hey, how did Pete hegseth meet David Goodwin? How did you come to write a book together? Well, I met David Goodwin. You mentioned Fox and Friends. It happenstance to that. I was at a diner in rural North Carolina talking about the news of the day as we do on the morning show. And a family approached me too cute little girls in uniforms and a woman pulled me aside and said, you know, what do you know about classical Christian education? Because we were talking about it. And we got to talk in and she said, you got to meet this guy, David Goodwin, and she put us in touch. And I had kids that had been in classical questions, so I was familiar with it, but I didn't understand the larger movement. And we just got to know each other and he shared some early manuscripts that he was working on of research that he had done. And I kept reading it and saying, this is amazing. Everybody's got to know this. This is the key right here. And over months and then years, we kind of joined forces and swap notes, and then we decided to embark on a Fox nation film called miseducation of America, which is where, and then this book also came out of that project as well. So it is a genuine partnership
Heat roll past 76ers 120-85 in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead
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Can You Imagine a Biden Presidency When the Wuhan Virus Hit the U.S.?
"Can you imagine a Biden presidency when the Wuhan virus hit this country We had a need for tests and vaccines And masks hospital beds ventilators respirators Remember all that You think Biden and his regime could have managed any of that ladies and gentlemen Well let me be the first to remind you That was extremely complicated business Very very complicated With something modern America had never seen before Older America yes The Spanish fluence so forth But this was different in terms of modern America We had an entrenched bureaucracy that lied to us president Trump had effectively beat them over the head But vaccines and tests and masks at record pace hospital beds ventilators respirators more than we ever needed Under Donald Trump and his presidency We've never seen anything like it It was essentially a Manhattan Project To defeat what China had unleashed The rec casualties as the were casually is all over the world But Donald Trump had to fight this battle in spite of the bureaucracy at the CDC at the FDA the NIH Fauci and other egomaniacs going their own way cowboys if you will
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Says GOP Supports Government Forced Pregnancies
"Issue. It's a civil rights issue for the baby, but I think beyond that. And we're going to get to this, I think, a little bit later in the show. Beyond that, it prompts us to ask what's next because it's one thing to get the legality of this settled. And it's not even going to be settled. We're going to get to that as well. But at least put back in its proper form. But at that point, you still have to deal with the reality of unwanted pregnancies, women who are in crisis, and how do you approach that in a post role post Dobbs world. But first you have to get there. And just to contrast with cardinal Dolan, I want to play for you Hakeem Jeffries on morning Joe, who frames this a little differently. Let's go to cut number ten. And so the battle lines have been drawn and the stakes are very crystallized. You either stand on the side of freedom or you stand on the side of tyranny. You stand on the side of a woman's freedom to make her own healthcare decisions, or you stand on the side of government, mandated, pregnancies, even in the case of rape or incest. You stand on the side of the constitution, or you stand on the side of the cult, which wants to impose its values on the rest of us. Well, okay. And this is the problem that we're going to be running into. Is forced pregnancy. The idea of force pregnancy. There's no such thing as a force pregnancy. I mean, you can say perhaps
Ukraine claims to destroy Russian tank in Moscow parade
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The Abortion Debate Is About Misinformation and Dehumanization
"The whole abortion made has been really framed around what I believe is a line. That is the baby in the womb is nothing more than sales, not viable. I mean, all the terminology thrown around. And it goes back to this idea that if you don't, if you dehumanize something and you take it away from the reality of life, then you can either devalue it or you don't have to deal with it. And that's what the left does a lot of times. It will devalue something, they'll take it out of the mainstream. They take it out of context, so they want to change the wording to make it fit. This is one of the abortion debate is always to me been more about misinformation than it has information. And if you look at it in the previous 50 years of this debate, the whole idea of abortion and it being something that could be done medical procedure you heard all the sterile terms about it. Began to erode in the American conscience as things like ultrasounds and sonograms. These things began to grow and people began to see literally these babies in the womb with fully formed features fully formed hands fully formed face. Everything else. So really the idea of what you have to do from a prolonged standpoint is simply give the truth of what is actually there. And as many of us have always said, God will take care of the rest. This goes back though, however, to an information ministry. If you can control the narrative, you control the battle. If you can control the terms, you can control the contract. If you can control the framing of an issue, then you're going to control the issue, whether you are right or not, you're going to be able to do
Fire-ravaged New Mexico villages cling to faith, ‘querencia’
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Next battle over access to abortion will focus on pills
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A Dire Midterm Polling Update for Democrats with Richard Baris
"So, And okay, so heading into November, how do we feel? There's this Washington Post story that says that Democrats have now taken the lead on the generic ballot. Is that right? What does that mean? Do Republicans ever lead in the generic ballot? How do you think things are trending? It's still early, but where do you think we're kind of going to things are going to shake out coming into November? That poll along with YouGov fall is garbage. I'll just I'm going to get more aggressive as time goes on here because they have no shame. I mean, that is the poll that had Biden up by 17 points in the state of Wisconsin. And even in their own polling, when they asked, who do you trust more? To handle on the issues. On all of the top issues, Republicans have double digit leads. So I don't know how you have a 20 point lead for Republicans on trust to handle inflation. Inflation being the number one issue in your poll and yet Democrats have a one point lead. I mean, it's just, this is getting to the point of fraud. It really is. I mean, it's beyond we have polling disagreements. This is fraud. Yeah, I mean, I think that's, I think that's so smart. And I mean, inflation. So let's go through the issues. What are the top three issues Richard that you're seeing, not in California, like whatever, but in the districts that matter in the states that matter? What are the top three issues for voters right now? So we always ask, we say cost of living, you know, slash inflation because it means different things to different people. The economy and jobs, COVID is a single digit issue now. There was a time when crime and immigration were battling for number three. We're in the field this week. So we'll have brand new numbers soon. For that past that last month, national security and national security and foreign policy did tie for number three because what happened is that some of those crime and immigration voters with everything that was going on in Ukraine became interested in that. Now, strangely, that doesn't mean people favored more intervention in Ukraine, not at all. In fact, the many of them chose that issue because they were worried that Joe Biden may escalate it. So even on that issue in our polling, Republicans had a 17 point lead on national security voters on jobs in the economy. It was 21 points for Republicans but jobs in the economy and about 19 points for inflation. So again, this is the problem Democrats are going to have COVID healthcare. The environment. You know, things that people trust Democrats more on traditionally. They're just not at the forefront of people's minds. Even abortion, Charlie, which we've been hammering for 36 hours now, even abortion is not necessarily a democratic issue anymore. So it wasn't in Virginia, and they tried it the last minute to make that an issue. Glenn youngkin carried those voters up by 8 points. So it depends what district we're in, but generally it's gas, it's groceries. It's housing and shelter. You know, because we do ask specifically about cost of living.
Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump May End up as the Nominee
"Here's Newt Gingrich. Last night, on Fox News channel, really smart one of the smartest men I've ever met. And of course, a veteran of political battles, the Speaker of the House, the author, the architect rather, of the contract with America, let's listen to what newt said last night on Sean Hannity show. Look, I think we have a lot of great candidates. I personally think Ron DeSantis has a tremendous future as an example, or somebody like Rick Scott, a number of governors around the country. But the truth is, if Trump retains his hold on the base of the Republican Party that he currently has and particularly if he starts shifting towards describing a better future, I think that he will consolidate and almost certainly end up as the nominee. Tonight's a very big night in terms of 2024, as well as in terms of 2022. And it fits what we're saying. The fact is, inflation matters, collapse at the border matters, crime matters, high prices for gasoline and food matters. And in the middle of all this, the corruption of the Biden family matters and I think the Democrats are going to discover that the January 6th committee doesn't matter to most Americans, and they're going to discover that a hard line pro abortion extremism doesn't appeal to most Americans. And in fact, will accelerate their loss of African American and Latino voters who are culturally conservative.
The Battle of Good vs Evil Takes Place in Each Human Heart
"Joseph pierce, PEA, our C, E, the author of many wonderful books, the new one is called Benedict the 16th, defender of the faith. Joseph, we're talking about, you know, the evils in history and I think that it's important for us to say that at the heart of everything. You know it and I know it, it is a spiritual battle. So just because the Soviet Union crumbled didn't mean that wickedness had left the world. There's just as much evil in the world that just takes on different forms and what we have seen since the fall of the Soviet Union, of course, is that Marxism apart from China, which is its own story, but Marxism becomes cultural Marxism, and it affects us everywhere we look in the United States of America. It is at its heart, a spiritual battle. It's an ideological battle, but it seems to me that Benedict the 16th. He understood this. He understood that what he was at war with. Yeah, I mean, to me, John pulled a second, Benedict is 16th, and that other great figure who wasn't a Pope, Alexander Solzhenitsyn. These three men that they're almost exact contemporaries and they experienced the same reality that reality of secular fundamentalism. And what Alexander socialists said, it's really plays into what you just said, Eric, is that the battle between good and evil takes place in each individual human heart. So it's a spiritual battle, basically between the home of the art or the pub in man, the man on the journey who's called to get to heaven and homeless repair was 12 man who refuses the journey who wants to do his own thing. That battle takes place in each individual human heart and the club with Marxism, it actually plays to the proud man. It
"battle" Discussed on Borne the Battle
"Hope you're having a good week outside of podcast land. I am back at least for a couple of weeks. I went out to support my family with the passion of my grandmother and the funeral will be in a couple of weeks. I am going to go back for that, but again, before that, we had Vegas. We're going to try to get in a fresh episode out during that time, but as always, I'm a one man band that is blessed with a strong intern team. But it's difficult sometimes to get an episode, a fresh episode out, and all the social materials out as well on very short weeks that I have sometimes. So we're doing the best we can. No new radians overviews since I've been out of pocket, no surprise. If you haven't yet, please consider writing a review for born the battle on Apple podcasts, doing so it does help us climb higher in the algorithms, giving more veterans a better opportunity to discover more in the battle. Listen to the testimonies of the fellow veterans and how they overcame their own challenges, they get to also listen to our benefits breakdown episodes like this one. And here, what's in our news releases. It's also the best way for me to communicate with you. You write a review. I read it. I respond back. It's a good back and forth. There are there were a couple of news releases this week. Mainly changes in leadership, former guests and chairman of the veterans board of appeals, chairman Cheryl mason, is vacating the chairman position as the new administration is looking for a new chairman. That was a lot of chairman's in that sentence. A couple of sentences. The national veterans creative arts festival in St. Petersburg is finishing up on the day this podcast drops. But a very important news release drop while we were out and it said for immediate release as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs and White.
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"Together for that episode, best believe me with me in Vegas. If they're in the if duke is in that championship game, my money is going on coach Kay. Let it ride, baby. This week's born the battle of veteran of the week is by way of VA's veteran of the day program. Every day our social media team honors a veteran on all of our social media platforms. And with a blog on blogs dot VA dot gov. You can nominate the veteran in your life by emailing in a bio and about 5 pictures to new media at VA dot gov. Lena basilan was the daughter of Italian immigrants who instilled in her the values of hard work and self reliance. After graduating high school at basil and lift her family's farm and moved to Portland to attend business school, when World War II started, she left school to join the newly formed Marine Corps women's reserve. Her husband later said, Linda joined the Marine Corps because she wanted to be with a top outfit in the war effort. Following basic training, basilone served at camp Pendleton, California, where she worked as a field cook and met fellow marine. And Marine Corps legend, John basilone. Who had received a Medal of Honor for successfully defending Henderson field against the Japanese on October of 1942 on guana canal. He later returned to the U.S. to help raise funds for Bond drives. John like Lena for her tough attitude and self assured nature. After a whirlwind romance, Alina and John married in July of 44 at camp Pendleton. He then deployed the first marine division in December of 1944 and in February of 1945 at Iwo Jima. Died in battle. She learned of his death less than a month later on her 32nd birthday. And traveled to her husband's hometown in rari to New Jersey, to present his parents with his Medal of Honor. In a basilar was an honor we discharged from the Marine Corps as a sergeant. On December 21st, 1945, basilone attended the Christine ceremony of the U.S. Navy USS basilone, named in her husband's honor. She worked for an electrical company after leaving the military, and she was a volunteer for several veterans organizations such as the Long Beach veteran hospital. American veterans auxiliary and women marines association. Lena, Lena basilone never remarried. And passed away in June of 1999. At the age of 86, and is buried at riverside national cemetery in California. Her husband John is buried in Arlington, in D.C.. Already immortalized in Marine Corps history in 2010, HBO produced a miniseries titled the Pacific, which portrayed the experiences of John and Lena. Marine Corps veteran Lena basilone. We honor her service. Ready. Hey. Hi. Hey. Hi. Hey. That's it for this week's episode. If you yourself would like to nominate a future born in the battle, veteran of the week, so we can all learn their story. You can. Just send an email to podcast at VA dot gov who does short write up and let us know what you'd like to see him or her as the born the battle veteran of the week. And if you like this podcast episode, hit the subscribe button. We're on iTunes, Spotify, Google podcasts, iHeartRadio, Facebook, pretty much any pod catching app known to phone computer, tablet, or man. For more stories on veterans and veteran benefits, check out our website, blogs dot VA dot gov. And follow the VA on social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, rally point, LinkedIn, DEP vet affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, no matter the social media, you can always find us with that blue check mark. And as always, I'm reminded by people smarter than me to remind you that the Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast, nor any media products or services they may provide. I said that because the song you hearing out was called machine gunner, which courtesy of the nonprofit operations song, and was written by marine veteran Mark McHale honey, Nashville songwriter Jason Seaver, and Michael Duncan. Have a great day. Thank you for listening. And we'll see you right here with a fresh episode. Next week. Take care. We gotta get them away all.
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"It was, you know, they were kind of behind the line guys. In the interim, they started four companies. First, second, third and fourth. Airborne these were the first airborne rangers. 8th army's rangers were not airborne. So and for those who don't know colonel Ralph puckett just got the Melo honor. And he was the leader of that. Okay. And but anyway, so for some reason, they needed a black company. No one could ever explain to me why there was a black company. But so they initially never explained that. That's interesting. Yeah, and I've asked, that was the number one I know why they had black paratroopers, you know? But I don't know why they had black rangers. And it was the last company formed and then they was like, no, we're going to not let you be fourth company. You're going to be second company. And they switched. And second and fourth company are very very close still to this day. There's very few of them left. But they're close to this day. So the first airborne ranger companies were split up after training and sent to Korea. So first company was attached to I'm not even going to get into the amount of I know second company went to 7th street division and fourth company went the first cavalry division. Okay. So what did they do in Korea? Oh, they were, there weren't used like they were supposed to use for their purposes. But second ranger company went into combat 7 days after arriving in Korea. They got their first loss. The second battle was a week later, which was their biggest loss. 8 rangers killed ten wounded, their most famously known for the jump and Monsanto on the 23rd of March 1951. Second and fourth ranger companies were the first ranger combat jump in history. They made the first range of combat jump in history. And it is, this is how rangers do business today. So they also a famous battle was the battle of hill 5 8 one, there were less than 60 rangers that were together. Everybody else was on R and R in Japan. And captain Jim ranger queen would just executive officer. Rallied the men, they ran to the hill, fixed band that's chase, the, these were these were not North Koreans. These were Chinese off a hill. And they had an ensuing battle. The rangers started in ammo. They went back down into the valley, dug up some more ammo that placed there a couple of weeks before, went back up the hill, chased the Chinese off the hill again..
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"It's official. It's long COVID for me. A little bit of long scarring, a little bit of heart inflammation for the next four to 6 months. No alcohol due to the meds, I'm already taking no caffeine or strenuous exercise due to this. What is life? Good news that the docs both in the civilian world and VA have done really well. Have worked together really well actually. And it doesn't sound like this is going to be permanent for me. Which is great news. If I miss a week or two of this podcast, which would be the first time in two and a half or three years or so. It would be because of that. And because everyone else on the digital team was too intimidated to replace this pristine voice, as damaged, as these lungs are. Couple ratings, but no new reviews on Apple podcasts. If you haven't yet, please consider writing a review for born the battle on Apple podcasts, figure out how to do it. I barely know how to do it. Doing so, it does help us climb higher in the algorithms, giving more veterans a better opportunity to discover born the battle. Listen to the testimonies of their fellow veterans, listen to our benefits, breakdown episodes, and hear what's on our news releases. It's also the best way for me to communicate with you about your show. And yes, this is your show. You write a review. I respond. I may even adjust the entire show based on your review. So I appreciate it in advance. Couple news releases today. The first one was a call to action and donating blood.
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"But Tim, I've just got one more to go. If you're listening still, hope you're well out there. Well, part of my gig is paying attention to the analytics of our show and well. We have had a large influx of new listeners lately. If you're one of those, welcome to your show and yes, it is your show. Whether it's VA news, our interview or our veterans of the week's stories. Hope you get something out of our time together. And if you'd like to contact me or the show, you can write a review on Apple podcasts as I respond to all of them. Here on the board in the battle, or if you'd like to be a little more discreet or if you have a nomination for our born the battle veteran of the week, that we do at the end of every show. Feel free to shoot an email over to podcast at VA dot gov. No ratings or reviews this week, but I do want to read one comment that I noticed on episode two 66s blog, which was the episode that featured the two veterans who are considered the Wright brothers of the U.S. Air Force and CIA drone warfare program. JEM writes I was a drone analyst from 2005 to 2010. We did OIF and OEF and other various missions. We mostly did direct combat support. I've seen humans do the worst possible things to each other when they don't think anyone is watching. My crew worked hellish hours, and we were excluded from combat pay and support. After the military, we are falling between the cracks of the VA system because our role in warfare is so misunderstood by both the DoD and civilians. I still dream in black hot sometimes. I just wish I could tell people what it was like for us, you know, security clearances. JEM Alec and Mark did talk about this in their episode. They did talk about some of the things that you do experience. You know, you witness or take part in combat support slash surveillance missions and see things and then you have to go mow the lawn. Or take kids to soccer practice the same day. You know, as a veteran, you are entitled to VA mental healthcare. And if they can't get you in soon enough, go and find a private provider if you have the means to. Lately, I've come to learn that myself that mental health is just as important as physical health. It's worth investing in and taking care of. JM, I implore you if you happen to hear this to go invest in your mental health either through the VA or through some other means, it's worth it. Now there was another veteran that also reached out to JEM in the comments, but I wanted to let him know that there are resources out there from my personal health journey. Don't forget that you can comment on our blogs on blogs dot VA dot gov for a time before I get locked out for additional comments. It's a good place to build a community. I think you're given a week to make comments. If it is locked out, remember that you can still write a review on Apple podcasts about that episode. Or again, you can email us at podcasts at VA dot gov. Two new VA news releases that I think you'll be interested in. First one says for immediate release, and this winner, the Department of Veterans Affairs is participating in the 2022 point in time count led by the U.S. Department of Housing and urban development. The purpose of the point in time count is to estimate the number of veterans living in America without safe or stable housing. The data collected from the annual pit counts is used to conduct gaap analysis and form the basis for distributing the Department of Housing urban development, VA supportive housing vouchers to partnering public housing authorities and VA medical centers across the country with particular focus on areas where vouchers are needed most. So it's very important to get this count to know where they can distribute the vouchers. The number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the U.S. has declined by nearly half since 2011 with more than 920,000 veterans and their family members permanently housed are prevented from becoming homeless. Veterans experiencing homelessness should visit their local VA medical center for assistance to find the nearest VA medical center, visit WWW dot VA dot gov slash find hyphen locations. And for immediate assistance contact the national call center for homeless veterans at one 8 7 7 four 8 vet. That's one 8 7 7 four two four 38 38. For more information about the VA pit count, go to VA dot gov slash homeless pit account dot ASP. And for the most recent estimates in the U.S. for homeless veterans, and your Google machine go to 2021 annual homeless assessment report part one to Congress and it will be the first link. Also our most recent benefits breakdown episode four born the battle was on the SSVF program feel free to go back and check that out as well. Okay, next one says for immediate release, the Department of Veterans Affairs has especially adapted housing assistive technology grants available for fiscal year 2022 to develop new technologies that enhance the ability of seriously disabled service members and veterans to live more independently. Via encourages researchers organizations and individuals technology developers to apply for SAH at grant funding via grants dot gov by 1159 p.m. Eastern Time on March 11th to develop specially adaptive housing assistive technologies that will improve the livability of veterans adapted home. VA issued the notice of funding opportunity in the federal register to foster competition among technology developers funded innovation that will best serve the needs of certain seriously disabled service members and veterans. To learn more about this opportunity, I've got some websites for you. First one is benefits dot VA dot gov slash home loans, four slash SAH dot ASP. That's the grant program overview. Grand dot com is where you need to apply for the specially adapted housing assistive technology grant. And the third one is a long and convoluted URL, but it's more info. I'll put the news release that talks about this program with that URL at the bottom of this episode's blog and blogs out VA dot gov. All right, this week's guests started out as an enlisted airman. I went all the way to become the vice chief of staff for the air force. The number two position in the branch. So from E one to O ten. Incredible. He served on active duty for 44 years, then became the president of the air force association. And he is now the president of the armed forces benefit association and 5 star life insurance. In addition, he is a board member for Whirlpool. Yes,.
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"Of the John for coming back to born the battle. Again, his other episode was episode two O one, and we talked about the emergency funding. That SSVF got through the cares act. Finally, for more information on SSVF, go to VA dot gov, forward slash homeless, forward slash SSVF. This week's board in the battle of veteran of the week is by way of Fox 8 at a New Orleans. Army of veteran Lawrence Brooks was won a 15 children. He was born in 1909, north of Baton Rouge and Norwood Louisiana and was raised outside of Stevenson, Mississippi, a small town where his family moved for work during The Great Depression. He was drafted into the army at age 31. And spent World War II and the predominantly African American 91st engineer battalion. He was stationed in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. Classified as service personnel, he claimed and cooked for three of batty's officers and detained the rank of private first class. After the war, Brooks worked as a forklift operator for four decades, retiring in his 70s. Sadly, on Wednesday January 5th, Lawrence Brooks, the United States oldest living World War II veteran passed away at a 112 at 112 years old. His wife Leona died in 2008. He survived by 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 32 great grandchildren. Army of veteran Lawrence Brooks, we honor a service. Hey. Oh. That's it for this week's episode. If you yourself would like to nominate a feature born in the battle of veteran of the week. So we can all learn their story. You can. Just send an email to podcast at VA dot gov, and go to short write up and let us know what you'd like to see him or her as the born the battle veteran of the week. And if you like this podcast episode, hit the subscribe button or on iTunes, Spotify, Google podcast, iHeartRadio, pretty much any podcast app, not a phone computer, tablet or man. For more stories on veterans and veteran benefits, check out our website blogs VA dot gov. And follow the VA on social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, rally point, LinkedIn, DE PT vet affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, no matter the social media, you can always find us with that blue check mark. And as always, I'm reminded by people smarter than me to remind you that the Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast nor any media products or services they may provide. I said that because the song you hearing now is called machine gunner, which is courtesy of the nonprofit operations song and was written by marine veteran Mark mcilhenny, Nashville songwriter Jason sever, and Michael Duncan. Have a great day. Thank you for listening. We'll see right here. Next week. Take care. We gotta get them away all the other machines that bring you simplified to another campaign my desk is rock where the drug lords cut up millions my pen is a 7 6 two round that'll cut them down into one step..
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"I mean, get out there. I mean, especially Tanner Tanner's on there and the beltway throwing around legislation. This stock's better behind legislation. I'm just part of the problem. That's all right. That's all right. Okay. What I got to do. Good for you. Well, you're fitting in just 5, but no. It's kind of what weird thing that my shirt and my socks are attached to each other and it's a habit I'm not going to break. My whole outfit just I had a bunch of shirts when I got out of service. So there's these little things. I feel like humor is the door to emotional honesty. I just made that up. But that's the reality. I'm going to go ahead and copy that now before you have a chance. No, I'm sorry. Johnny Cochran's ghost is my lawyer. So we'll be good. So no, but no one really wants to do hard work as much as they really should. And I try to do that. But it's been hard. I didn't think I would care as much as I did. Full stop, not aware that I would have, I'd be like, I don't know. That's how it started. And then to see it all happening, like you mentioned Iraq, we're still in Iraq. We haven't left Iraq. Everyone who had a contract in Afghanistan now has a contract in Iraq. So it couldn't be more different between the two countries. Not many people know that. People know that. Call people and they're like, bro, you want to rack contract and money's going up. It's like double right now. Because Iraq's and it's just wild. So I don't know. Humor opens the door to do the work is what I'm hearing. Yeah, I think so. I dig it. Stephen, Amanda, Dan, Zach. I appreciate all you for coming on. Last question, I always ask, as we're almost out of time here, is there anything about this that I didn't ask? Or I didn't bring up that you think it's important to share? I feel that the question that we need to ask ourselves and our leaders is we have two examples of instances where the American military was called on. And in both instances, they never lost a single major battle in Vietnam, nor an Afghanistan. Yet, in both instances, we had an unceremonious withdrawal and the government collapse. So we need to ask ourselves when we need to ask our leaders, what are we going to do different next time to make sure that we're not sending our children into a conflict that troops are going to win every battle, but then their leaders are going to lose the war? Strong..
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"Gentlemen and candy. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the largest panel I've had on board the battle. But I'm happy to have it on such an important subject. To me, this hits close to home, because I'm a child of the Pacific Northwest myself. My great grandmother was from the flathead reservation. And I grew up 20 minutes outside of the quinone Andy nation. So to be in a position where I can potentially broadcast information out to help give land back to Native American veterans, and for the opportunity for them to be self sufficient. I think all of you guys for an opportunity to do that. Thank you. So first, whoever wants to answer this, how did this allotment come to be? Ralph your bio you mentioned the Alaska natives claim to act as 1971. How does it relate to the bureau's Native American allotment program of 2019? No you don't mind Paul. I'll try to field up, but there's candy and others who experience of this allotment dating back to 1906. And this has the right growth out of the 1906 allotment back in 1971 when the claims act was introduced the west passed, but previous to that introduced part of the claimed film and I said that you all are entitled to a 1906 allotment. And with the passage of Asgard, that opportunity will cease to exist. And so we had a lot of that because myself included to apply through that through that period before it was discontinued. And then but as Kanye will tell you the veterans had an opportunity and this is their second opportunity to file for a lot. And we thank you for allowing us to use your medium to go out and find the needle in a haystack so that these Vietnam veterans will have an opportunity to apply, which is their right and to your hope if we are flying at least one, we will all be worth this opportunity. Thank you. Absolutely. Thank you, Ralph. Give me a brief history on what allotment programs are. How they came to be and what how they may have differed between 1906, 71 and 2019. The name of allotment 1906 act started when to allow Alaska natives to select a 160 up to a 160 acres of land that they use in occupied. They had to show 5 years of use and occupancy, potentially exclusive of others. And that went up until the past few banks. Which stopped that application, but what is that acronym? Let's see Alaska native claims settlement act of 1971. Okay. We were of course we still adjudicated the applications we received before Inca. And then in 19 98, when the first vet act was passed, we were it was also they had to use the land. It was land that they would have selected if they hadn't been in the military and here to apply before the 1971. Cutoff date. Okay. And unfortunately, a lot of them did not qualify because the rules on that one were they had to be living the state resident of the state, or had to have been resolved. And when they died, this one is completely different. They can select gland sets available, but they didn't have to actually use it. There's a lot of the lands that they had originally used is gone. It's already been claimed by either the state or an angst corporation or withdrawn for other reasons. So they won't be able to have that. So this one opens up more land to them. And there's no they don't have to live in Alaska. They don't have they didn't have to be a blaster resident if they, at the time of their death. So it actually opens that up broader and so much better. So it's not as limiting as previous land alumnus. No, no, it's not. Very good. Very good. So I guess that leads into my next question. How are you eligible for this land allotment? It's not only veterans. It's a veteran has passed away the heirs to a veteran are eligible too, right? Yeah, this is Paul. That's absolutely correct. And that's another benefit to this allotment program. The basic the basic eligibility requirements or you had to have served between August 5th, 1964 and the passage of the Alaska native claim settlement act. December 31st, 71. And so how the process the eligibility is working is DoD and VA were tasked by the legislation to give the bureau of Indian affairs a list of veterans who serve between that period of time. And then BIA bureau of Indian affairs would determine whether the individuals of Alaska native. And that got sent to that list get sent to the bureau land management to determine if the native veteran had previously received an allotment pursuant to those previous acts that were just described. And then we notify those eligible individuals. Wow. Wow. Okay, so for all these landlords, why is the department of interior doing this in the first place? Paul, can I take a stab? Absolutely, rob. Yeah. You ask a very, very, a question that they all the way back to the treaties between the American Indians and in this case agreements with Alaska native people. Yes, sir. And you ask, well, why is the bureau land management or department of interior, providing this opportunity for the vets? It provided the opportunity for American Indians receiving a 160 acres to be to be all on the opportunity to be a farmer. And so there's another story there. And but that continued and continued. When it got to Alaska, it kind of got stalled out because communications and other reasons. But the bottom line is that you American Indian can no longer be roaming the country. Here's.
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"Really appreciate doctor primo for sharing his life story. This week's born the battle of veteran of the week is from our VA veteran of the day program. Every day our digital media team honors a veteran on all of our social media platforms. And with a blog on blogs VA dot gov. You can nominate the veteran in your life by send it in a short write up and about 5 photos to new media at VA dot gov. Gus Palmer senior was born in redstone, Oklahoma, and was a member of the kiowa tribe. In 1944, he enlisted and after basic training went to the 413th bomber squadron as part of the 96th bomber group. Palmer served at the Royal Air force snetterton heath in southwest England as part of the 8th air force. Palmer served as a waste gunner in a B-17 flying fortress. He flew 18 successful bomb runs during his service. He also became friends with a fellow kiowa horse pula, who was an aerial photographer. Paul Mart appeared with him in several of poulos photos, both wearing flight suits and war bonnets. Palmer honorably discharged from the military in December of 1945. Following his military service, he returned to his hometown. In 1958, he led an effort to revive a kiowa veterans group called the kiowa black leggings warrior society. In a book, Palmer explained that the reason he wanted to revive the society came from his World War II experiences overseas, and his desire to give back to the community. He also wanted to honor the memory of his brother lived with, who had also served and was killed in action in Germany. In a 2006 article from the oklahoman, the black leggings annual ceremony was described as members dancing and singing dressed in black leggings and red capes. Sometimes decorated with military medals and insignia. The society's color, guard appears regularly at ceremonies, parades and meetings across the state of Oklahoma. This is a unique organization, Palmer said in a 2002 interview with the oklahoman. I'm proud to be keeping it like this to preserve and celebrate. This is all trouble way tradition and custom. Palmer served as commander of the group until 2006, and according to a 2010 article in the native times, as part of his ceremonial regalia, he put 21 feathers on his Lance to represent the 21 bombing missions he made, and World War II. Palmer served as the commander of the group until 2006. He was also active in his tribe. He served as kyo chief from 69 to 70, and on the tribe's constitution revision committee in 1984. Unfortunately, Palmer died in November of 2006 at the age of 87. Army airport veteran Gus Palmer senior. We honor his service. Hey. Wow. That's it for this week's episode, if you yourself would like to nominate a future born the battle of veteran of the week. So we can all learn their story. You can. Just send an email to podcast at VA dot gov, could a short write up and let us know what I'd like to see him or her is born the battle of veteran of the week. And if you like this podcast episode hit the subscribe button or on iTunes, Spotify Google podcast, iHeartRadio, pretty much any podcast app, not a phone computer, tablet or man. For more stores on veterans and veteran benefits, check out our website blogs VA dot gov. And follow the VA on social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, rally point, LinkedIn. DEP affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, no matter the social media, you can always find us with that blue check mark. And as always, I'm reminded by people smarter than me to remind you that the department of voters affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast nor any media product or services they may provide. I say that because the song you're hearing now is called machine gunner, which is courtesy of the nonprofit operations song, and was written by marine veteran mock meal kill heney, national songwriter Jason Seaver, and Michael Duncan. Have a great day. Thank you for listening. And we'll.
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"All right, we got a great guest for you this week to kick off this first day of Native American heritage month. Is an air force veteran? A native of the Ottawa tribe, and he's also an internationally acclaimed speaker who has spoken to Fortune 500 companies, think Disney, Costco, IBM, Subaru, et cetera, and for federal agencies like NASA, about reclaiming what he calls is the warrior spirit. He's written a couple of bestselling books about it, and he's also had a PBS special about discovering your warrior spirit. And now he's here on board the battle to talk to you about it. Is air force veteran DJ eagle bear vanish. Enjoy. DJ,.
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"Is. yeah. I mean. I think there's a high percentage that i don't know numbers are exactly but there is a percentage of people who do go to college entrance for Was happy there. I was offered a scholarship with the arm. Your rotc at the time. And so i had great options but the point is i realized military was my future. I didn't know what service was my future. I didn't know what my exact career path was going to be but also knew Let me apply. Let me see what opportunities. So i applied to both I'd like the opportunity. Scholarship academy and when presented with choices. I said let me give the naval academy a shot so good so you served on the us. Peleliu famous battle for from marine corps history Peleliu is a an ally. A landing craft and landing craft a no marines. A familiar with it. They're familiar with you. Know into this all ships. What was your mos on on the pillow. So i was a surface warfare officer in ensure ensure our jack-of-all-trades when it came to one day. You're in the comment from asian system. You're working radars navigational radars. You're you're supervising The air picture you you basically learn every job on the ship so that when it comes time to fight the ship in times of war or or whatever situation you knew every job so you do every job in so You know i would. When the captain was sleeping. I'd be up there at two. Am on the bridge in. We'd be launching air operations up pushing harriers or c. h. forty-six is or hugh easily war. Seahawks off You know i'd be managing the overall operation picture. So when we are launching l. cox or we had marines or june operations at be balancing. The ship meeting be flooding ship in d. flooding to to get a craft off so it was a it was a great platform for that because You know we projected a lot if we had the capability project. A lot of combat power on that ship You're talking about three football fields long runway and you had about a thousand marines at my ship alone and it was impressive. I mean if you talk about american power in terms of military power That was a great platform. Yeah they're like a little mini carriers. I think on one for about ten minutes to film some is coming on on and off out of the mediterranean Came in for a thing. We came in for male. And i somehow trying to get trying to get to the top in china for did a nice angling some. I ended up on the bridge. And i was like guys here for ten minutes. I need to any shots. There really get him off the bridge. Go somewhere else those like all right. Let's go though it's the only place that has windows in the whole ship. And i didn't realize that i left navy. And i did this alaskan cruise once in and i'm looking around in their windows everywhere on this cruise ship and unlike unlike. Wow there's windows on ships and when you're in a battleship there's no windows Handful maybe the bridges all window. So i had the best view in house hands down so You know that was always interesting. You're you're next to the flight line. You're you're looking over the water. It was it was great But i had my share of funny stories on there till as you know being in the service it.
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"And i'll say again. We have the best patient population. You'll find anywhere a lot of dedicated people who are working their hearts out for Purpose bigger than themselves very good. Very good doctor. Baxter would is one skill that you learned during your military service that you still use today. I suppose well that's a long answer of course Very grateful for the medical training. I received at the informed services university. Very grateful redirect skill set the emergency medical training. As i mentioned. I was an air Advanced trauma life support instructor for about twenty years advanced cardiac life support instructor for route twenty years and very grateful to have been given that skill set. And that's what you wanna be a say when something bad happens. Run towards the gunfire. And that's what we're here for is We know our roles and we know that it's our job if something catastrophic happens is to get in there and do everything we can do to take care folks and and we're proud to do that very well And this is. This is a question that we asked. Every is the question that we ask every guest here on born the battle Is there a nonprofit or veteran and the veterans space they think is a good example for for veterans to to to learn from. You know. I couldn't get one example. But i've known many folks over the years who are selflessly working with wounded warriors and other veterans to Recognize and help those who as you say have worn battle so but i i really couldn't give one one organization. There are many and we're grateful taller them doctors anything else that i haven't asked that you think it's important for our listeners to tiller. Well i think you've covered it pretty well and and i just wanna thank you for Taking the time to help keep keep these memories alive. Because as i say if you forget the past your condemned to repeat it.
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"So like absolutely especially with all the intangibles veterans bring But you're talking like the online certifications like probably like lincoln learning or something like that learning courses. i think they're they're really on point And it stays you your gi bill tank. You know doing courses like that and getting certification so you can use that for something later on and do something a little more heavyweight on your resume. Very good very good Tell me what's one thing that you learned in the military that you apply to what you do today if you were to pick one thing on others. Many things sometimes and discipline time management or key to success and it helped me rise in the military for A nerdy guy like me who was really only interested in video games. And i'm dan rock jobs by being on time. Save with you. A lot of pain And can't be on time without having discipline it. It's funny when you when you talk about that nerdy guy in the infantry in where you're at now like man he should. He showed up. But you know it's funny that you didn't even think light going into like an essex field you know and then and then but but it obviously it sounds like you wouldn't have traded your experience for the world either so it is. I met there. I mean there are great and also. Yeah when our third infantry. I would say almost every single one of my battle buddies was playing video games anyway off around system computer and we were all playing video games. Heavily tommy is there. Is there anything that. I've missed or haven't asked that you thinks important to share. I would say thanks to my wife first of all And if you are a veteran and you have a wife or spouse husband significant other thank them for you because that's been critical to everything that i do And don't doubt yourself and if you are down yourself by your career transition and where you wanna go and what you wanna do and what you wanted garage.
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"Podcasts spotify i tunes iheartradio the player inside the blog oprah having a good week outside of podcast land. It is good to be back. I had an unexpected extra couple of back home. But i'm back. I wanna thank beth blair. Who was over at. Va's fresh focus podcast for filling in that extra week if you haven't yet go check out. That va podcast. There's a lot of good stuff over there. In terms of nutrition information and they crank out consistent content all the time tell you what overall it was a good trip back home to the woods of washington state. Y'all almost lost me Hard to come back this time. Let me tell you. However as good as vacation is and it can be good to recharge refocus. It's important to realize that vacation is just that the feels that you have on vacation aren't reality. At some point you got to come back to reality to work. Although i do wish that someday my reality is closer to my hometown because it was really good visiting everyone back. Their new admin notes. If you're googling borne the battle and notice that our website is broken. The url the first Link that you see when you google borne the battle. I'm working on it. is broken as we recently consolidated and finally officially launched that. Va podcast that..
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"The music. You got coming in now. You're you're using using in that machine gunner song. Yes yes so. That's that's one of my oldest buddies town jason. Seaver wrote that and and saying it. He's he's yeah he's fantastic. He's like one of the best a he's been he's one of the first guys i knew when i moved to town natural. I knew him before. I moved to town. We moved move. I and then Got a plays then. I'd come to town to write night's sleep on his couch and so he's like one of my close friends is probably my favorite male country singer in town. Had some conscience had some big hits but Just a sweetheart of a guy a killer singer and writer. So when i saw that you switched to that machine us jason. Yeah no You know it was. It was a great day. I was trying to switch something up every year. And this is your house do do they. Music and Gina showed me that song or my colleague gene. You know her. Oh yes she she you know but She showed me that song. I showed that to a previous guest. Stephen kubrick who's a wwf wrestler was w wrestler and he was like a man because he used to be a machine gunner. Don't want that for my. He was like i want that. For my intro music you would of course but you know. Wbz very tight on on on their own music and their own brand in their own identity so he didn't have the created license to actually change it at the time but now he loved it absolutely. Loved it Yeah he's jason's talented dude for sure he's one of the best out there so he's one of the good ones that's for sure. Well let's talk about your quick first question. We always ask him on during the battle is jonathan wherein win. Did you know the military was going to be the next step in your life. That's a good question. I i didn't realize that until well no one in my family had ever been in And grew up in little farm town in northern california and I actually took as fab tests to get out of class. Buddy of mine and i were joking around. He's like well dude. We should take this test. You know you can get out of class and go to the theater. For an hour and you could skip. I don't remember what class it was math or something. Well that sounds like a great idea. So i i skipped out and signed up. We both went and took the babb. And and you know it's it's a test and whatever tests your ability and i think in the beginning. I assumed that that. I thought like oh well. I did well in this test. And so that's why everyone is calling me. But in retrospect i realize it's like oh i signed. I signed up to take the test so then that we army than everybody. Yeah everybody's guy. Your number doesn't matter what score you get on the test really but you had to have done pretty good on the test though. 'cause you ended up managing nuclear reactors. Did i think i like. I scored. they don't. I don't know one percent of the nation or something but i don't think that's why they called me. I mean it was just that they don't give that job to lake a guy that barely passed it. You know i think there's a threshold. I'm sure but. I don't remember how i remember being like mechanical things and i'm pretty handy. I guess so. I think i remember there was like this gear turns this way and now interns this way like which you know. I'm ready logical. But so but yeah i mean i. It was one of those things where that following week. A member of the the army the navy airforce coast guard marines everybody all the recruiters in the small town called a member. They they They were all like can we to come out of the house. I was like Well Yeah i guess so. Armee guy came and i was like nah. That doesn't it. Doesn't seem like what i wanna do. And i hadn't really i hadn't really thought about it. My my parents didn't make a lot of money and so we definitely I had good grades. And everything i just. I don't know why didn't we didn't have money for college. I knew that. So then. I started thinking. Well maybe i could. Maybe i could do the military and help pay for college. And so then the air force guy came and i was like much sounds interesting and then the marine guy came. And i'll say i'm not sure on that cooler tough so the navy guy came and i thought oh that sounds cool to travel. I'd like to at some point. Go around the world. So i i remember thinking about it and then the navy recruiter kept calling me. Ken was his name and he he was like well. You know you did pretty good on the math and physics. He's like you should come down to two maps in oakland and take this math physics aptitude test for the nuclear program. And i was like so i remember. I went down there. And i took the math and physics test. Just 'cause i kind of like a challenge. And i i guess pass it or did well out a member. How did i must have passed and And i remember he was so good like he was so slick he was just kind of like. Whoa you pass this. You might take the physical physicals if you pass a physical thing. In retrospect i was just giving you the next step. Let me just get you the next totally. It's his leg. It was pretty slick and so it was a and what the physical would. I think it was like a heartbeat in mel's and so i came home and i was seventeen at the time. My parents had to cosign for me. Because i was not legally allowed to sign up and i remember when when the recruiter came back to the house. And i've talked to my dad about it. Does like sounds great. Sounds great sounds great and my mom was just kinda like i don't know son i just. I'm not sure i'd my dad was like yep that's great. Let's do it. So i i signed up i graduate. I graduated. I was seventeen graduate high school and then a member. I went worked at a summer camp for us for a horse ranch with kids. And then i went in. I went into basic on christmas eve of member. I don't know why that was. Wow and says my. You spent christmas in gu camp. My first morning. Boot camp was christmas morning and i remember i distinctly remember the three a m trash can lid as a whole list of curse words in her to get up and i was kind of like. Whoa all right. It's this is different christmas. Merry christmas was. It was sprinkled in there somewhere but there was a lot of other curl colorful language. That happened before that. So yeah that was christmas day. A member went in christmas eve and then think they shaved their heads spurs. Remember what it was. But i meant was christmas day. Like oh man. What a what less four show. I've been practicing pushups far. I went in but that didn't help because there was a lot of them..
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"So i think you the first air force academy grad that. I've had on the show. Big fun fact it is. It really is fun. fact one of a fifth grade. Tanner is favorite. Movies was independence day. And this is before. I knew anything different between Marine corps or air force or anything. Like that. But i just saw f. eighteens fighting aliens. Y'all wanna do that. I'd want to do that so really young. In my life. I i wrote to the air force academy and they sent me back a big old package and the conduct. My congressman got back from them. So i do have some fond memories of the air force. katy cat academy from a fifth grade standpoint. We'll tell the kids will seen it is definitely the best caddie out there so It's the only one needed to apply to. Don't bother to the air force academy is about one. Think i don't have a preference as a marine. I mean i know there's naval academy but it's just not exactly exactly. Yeah we'll josh first question. We always ask her on the borne. The battle is everyone has a point in time when the know that the military service is going to be the next step in their life. And i say that way because sometimes you know with vietnam veterans. It could be a draft a lot of knowledge or could be volunteer. When did you know that the military is going to be next up in your life for me. Never really grew up in a military family and my parents sent me to space camp when i was in fifth grade and i actually had to get permission to go as a younger kid and i went to space camp and he got to go play in the woods and then there's another program called aviation challenge. I went to the next year and they play like top gone airplanes and shoot other plants down number coming home and being like this as parents are like yes. They build these huge airplanes. and literally. just like the the top gun soundtrack over and over again and like when you get shot down and let you go play out in the woods and they try to capture you in the words and i remember coming home being like this and they're like you go to the air force cowdery and to them. It was just like free college because they don't have to pay for college that point and to me in which the camps the next day. Not can't counselor. What school counselor. And they're like. Here's a little booklet about hotta. Apply to service amies. And i remember taking that booklet and just going through it as a sixth grader. Obsessed i mean i would take that cover of the air force academy trace it on like all my books and south and i just became obsessed and the school librarian had a son that went to the air force academy and i became friendly taught me everything about the academy and i remember when we moved to colorado and seventh grade The airforce admitted program can mentor or like shadow cadet. What you couldn't do it until like high school but like a by congressman to get permission to do whatever middle school and the academy. Let me do it just because like bugged them so much. So i was just obsessed and loonie thing is accident actually in the first fine I was rejected and What fifteen days. Before i was set to go to a regular college. I got a letter saying. Hey will you go do a prep school for a year. And if you do al you'll get into the following year so actually thinking right away gotcha. You're like no problem absolutely do it. Yeah it was like the only site i had like it was just you know this is what i saw as a kid. This is what i wanted to do and spoil ever wide wanted to. Do i think this great that you cannot get a it. Sounds like you got the same packet idea. You just kept going with it. That's pretty awesome pretty awesome. So what year did you enter. The academy into the kademi. Two thousand five. Okay and you commissioned and what your two thousand nine okay two thousand nine so at the time you're A game that was seven hundred. Don't ask don't tell. And i'm only bring that up because this was a large party of military story right You actually blackmailed for this. At the time yeah more than once. at the air force academy and then yes wow You mind going into some of that. Yeah absolutely i mean the air force academy Was the first time You know. I sorted network of. Lg cadets very lonely time when you're there and you don't really have any other gay people in me on your kinda they're pretending kind of causes the time you you find out who you are as a person and i was dating someone at the time and naturally broke. I was kind of alone and There is an instructor who found out. I was gay and you know Was harassing me. And at that point destroyed to find other cadets and at some point He tried to harassment harass. new way. You know you know asking like sexually harassing you know after. He found other cadets to try to take advantage of that situation. And and try to expose us. You know it's not uncommon. Wasn't at the time to be like. Hey you know if you don't do sexual favors all expose you for being gay in get kicked out and you know even if you're just a kid at the time those starts to you even follow really scare you And so at that time. I saw it as an opportunity to define as many other cadets at as possible and You know. I look back at the time now and it's kind of funny thing. We like met down the tunnels the air force was like cool tunnel complex underneath it and we met underneath there and you know but we had a really cool community we'd go out of denver And and really had a sense of community there And that kind of took off to the other service academies as well west point had their own community the naval academy did and that you know that went to other basis And it started to take off on the internet mice this you know. We had a space. We get into social. Not proof network on on mike space and we'll get into how the transformed in the face later because But it started really on my face. But then after i graduated from the air force academy i sent a baluchi mississippi where is in finance school and within the first few days i was still building this network at the time throughout the air force in one of people i found was my finance instructor and.
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"Monday. October nineteenth. Twenty. Twenty. Borne the battle. Brought to you by the Department of Veterans Affairs the podcast that focuses on inspiring veterans stories and puts a highly unimportant resources, offices and benefits for our veterans I am your host Marine Corps veteran Tanner Iskra. Wherever. You're listening to this podcast out and podcast and I tuned spotify Iheart Radio Apple podcast whatever pod catcher. Of Your Choice, you're listening to thank you for listening today..