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Courage to Fight Again

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | 2 d ago

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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Cargo Ship Rocked By Explosion In Gulf Of Oman

Red Eye Radio

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Cargo Ship Rocked By Explosion In Gulf Of Oman

"Marathon him, investigators are trying to learn what caused an explosion aboard a cargo ship offshore from Iran. Security monitors say the cargo ship was sailing from Saudi Arabia to Singapore. It was about to sail out of the Middle East when the explosion happened in the Gulf of a man between a man and Iran. Those waters saw a number of explosions two years ago at the time, the U. S Navy blamed Iran. The crew on the ship are said to be

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2 US Navy Warships in Middle East Hit by Coronavirus Outbreaks

The DeMaio Report with Carl DeMaio and Lou Penrose

00:43 sec | 6 d ago

2 US Navy Warships in Middle East Hit by Coronavirus Outbreaks

"The USS San Diego was one of two Navy ships that have been hit by Corona virus. Breaks the Middle East Today. Lucas Tomlinson has the latest on the Pentagon. Two U. S. Warships will be out of action for a few days in Bahrain following Corona virus outbreaks on both ships. This is tensions with Iran ramp up following American airstrikes on Iranian backed forces in Syria. U S. A. San Diego was on a plan portico to Bahrain when testing began, about a dozen crew members have tested positive. The cruiser Philippine Sea has been forced to make it unscheduled port called up our rain as well. Where several sailors have also tested positive. Other warships continue their patrols in the Middle East, including the destroyer John Paul Jones, armed with dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles. If needed

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Fallout of Texas winter blast

Nightline

06:41 min | Last week

Fallout of Texas winter blast

"Good evening. Thank you for joining us. The governor of sexist apologizing and promising answers after a deadly winter storm the deep freeze. Just the start of an ongoing nightmare for residents now. Struggling with shattered pipes in skyrocketing energy. Bill here's abc's tripled. I can't imagine what it's like for you to see it like this is terrible. I've never thinking house. This brianna bolden tells me she could smell the soap rotting wood from outside the front door of her grandmother's house before walking into this is pictures and the memories. They captured all underwater. And this is actually my big lama right here. This is all and that's the past those wife for half a century. Her grandparents filled this home with children and grandchildren home cooked meals. Tiny reminders of a family growing together is a lot of memories at this house. But now this house like so many in texas has been gutted. Helplessly flooded by first hypes last week's historic winter storm on your couch look. The damage is just a fraction of the devastation. in texas. that killed thirty. Two people will take months or years and billions of dollars to clean up. So how did it go so wrong so quickly. Texas has more than enough generating capacity to handle itself. It was just the state of affairs of that equipment and the state of affairs of the management of that equipment. The causes from texas is the only state in the continental us with an independent grid meaning. It does not connect to any other states power source. When that merciless winter weather hid in one of the warmest regions of the country. People crank up their heaters and the energy demand surged when that system shut down. There was nowhere to turn for power. There is no place for the texas grid to go there. Couple small lines extension cords to the east in the west. But that's not enough really to to pick up. A forty percent drop in texas generation and the result was more than three million texas residents in the dark and cold at one point leading many to take drastic measures for running dangerously low on one. So now what we've been doing. All day is actually coming outside getting snow putting it are pods and heaving on our propane grill. Then hypes began to freeze and burst shutting down water treatment plants across the state inning. Almost fifteen million texans would have to toil their water of four. It was safe to drink daily block water. We don't even have the electric reliability council of texas or bur. Kat had long been warned. Its infrastructure was vulnerable to freezing temperatures the state legislature held hearings on this exact issue in twenty eleven. The last time the state experienced major freeze there were numerous hearings hundreds of pages of recommendations but they were all made voluntarily. Nobody actually change the incentives so that the generators would have a financial reason food to weather. Is this week. Several urquhot born members resigned in the wake of this disaster today in virtual urquhot board of directors meeting. The chairwoman acknowledged the pain and suffering of texans her resignation effective after the meeting ended. All of our hearts go out to all of you with head to go without electricity. Heat water not attending and food during frigid temperatures and continue to face the tragic consequences in some cases. The loss of a loved one state leaders have promised an investigation into urquhot handling of the crisis and members of both parties and the governor of rowing to make sure texans are on the hook for those astronomical electric bills at a time when essential services were needed. The most the system broke. You deserve answers. You will get those answers but people brianna bolden are in need of far more immediate solutions. She's facing mounting hardships. Having recently lost her father and grandfather. It sounds like your grandmother doesn't have home insurance right now. She don't she couldn't afford it anymore. Every generation been through this. Is papa really worked hard for this. I'm sorry statewide. There is so much damage from burst. Pipes plumbers can't keep up see the water. We have another one right here. Everardo omega of a plumbing. In houston says he's crews have been working around the clock just as bad. I mean there's necas mad and they're receiving more calls than they can answer this heartbreaking the tell somebody. uk make we broke down here. Twenty five hours plummer andrew mitchell in his family driving all the way from new jersey with a car full of equipment in arts in short supply here for just going to see what we can do to help out texas residents and also converging in texas to help out the cajun navy civilian volunteers known for using their big trucks. Kamal boats for rescues during major storms like hurricane harvey in twenty seventeen. We talked with a lot of people around here who've been they were impacted by hurricane harvey. I dealing with this. A lot of people think that this is worse than a hurricane's coming in we have more. We know what's going to happen with this disaster. We did not know what was coming. Community was not prepared. No one knew what was coming riley at this is marin mckim. She spent the last decade doing aid work in africa. When disaster struck home she was one of the first on the front lines. The cajun navy has gotten quite good quickly setting up distribution sites like this one but with so many people impacted. What's perhaps most useful is their platform and their connections. Cajun navy crowd sources disasters and cajun navias known so once we find the need we start using the social media platform and we put the word out there and people want to help on this day. They're delivering to katy texas home to just over twenty thousand with some areas still under a boil. Water notice

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Red-hot US housing market: January new home sales jump 4.3%

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Red-hot US housing market: January new home sales jump 4.3%

"New home sales figures for January show housing remains one of the strongest segments of the economy demand for new homes surged four point three percent in the U. S. this January according to the commerce department the annual adjusted rate nine hundred and twenty three thousand is stronger than economists were expecting sales of new homes are nineteen point three percent higher than they were last year at this time Robert Frank an economist with navy federal credit union says sales would've been higher if builders could build faster the median price of a new home sold in January was three hundred forty six thousand four hundred dollars persistent demand at low interest rates have pushed prices by percent higher from a year ago outpacing wage gains and the cost of labor and materials like lumber is also rising I'm Jennifer king

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Malaysian court temporarily halts deporting Myanmar nationals

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01:01 min | Last week

Malaysian court temporarily halts deporting Myanmar nationals

"Immigration officials in Malaysia have deported more than 1000 million mar nationals and move human rights groups say could put them at risk. Following the February 1st coup. The military carried out in the country, formally known as Burma, Michael Sullivan is following developments from neighboring Thailand. Malaysian court ordered a halt to the immediate deportation of the Myanmar nationals earlier in the day. Pending the outcome of a hearing on Wednesday to suspend the deportation altogether. Instead, hundreds were loaded up to three Myanmar navy ships to begin the journey to a home they fled. Human rights groups say members of Myanmar's Muslim minority Rohingya and many from Myanmar's other minority communities are included. Malaysian immigration officials denied this protests against the February 1st coup are continuing in Myanmar, despite warnings from the military protesters have embarked on a confrontational path. That could lead to a loss of life. If the demonstrations don't end for NPR news, I'm Michael Sullivan in Chiang Rai.

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Huawei unveils flagship foldable smartphone for China market

Daily Tech News Show

03:46 min | Last week

Huawei unveils flagship foldable smartphone for China market

"Have another foldable phone. This one from wall way. Sarah tells all about it all right away. The made x. two which now holds the screen inside like the samsung galaxy. Fold rather than wrapping around the outside when you close it while we added a second six point. Four or five inch led ninety. Heard screen to the made to for you to use. It is folded. The inside foldable screen is eight inches. Twenty four by twenty display and the company says the mate x has less of an internal gap so it folds flatter than the galaxy full. So they're obviously making comparisons there. The screen folds into a waterdrop shape at the hinge when closed to prevent chrissy and and also breaking the made two launches but the android ten based. Em ui eleven. No google services but while we says it will be. One of the first device is upgraded to harmony os. That's always us in april. The made extra comes to china on february twenty fifth for seventy thousand nine hundred ninety nine one which is about two thousand seven hundred eighty five. Us dollars the announcement was conducted in mandarin nod. In english as is as it was in previous announcements and facts while we may run out of parts in q to even one if us trade restrictions do remain in place. Nick asia reported last week. That always told suppliers smartphone component orders would-be sixty percent lower than last year. Yes on the one hand we we see wah wah moving over to samsung's form factor On the other hand they are touting unimproved hinge that they say well. We've moved there because we've made it better but outside this is obviously targeted only domestically in china and We it's a question of even how many they could make to sell in china. Trevor have you been paying attention to this. Yeah i mean. I think if you're running out of chips the navy a good strategy would be to put out a phone. That's this expensive. You know you're not gonna sell now. Granted they they've probably been working on this for years but like that's going to help like how many people are going to spend twenty eight hundred dollars on a folding fund but it puts wall in a position where they're innovating on this new form factor. And personally. I think that the the full actually works really well. Because you don't have that sort of lopsided gap that you do in other foldables while way is playing out the clock here. They're they're hoping they can find a way out of this and they just wanna keep making models. They sold off on her but they do not want to sell off while way itself which would be the only other way out of this but if the. Us doesn't budge. Which doesn't look like it's going to. I'm not sure how long they can go. Obviously not longer than q two if things stay exactly the way they are now. Well the the foldable itself looks pretty nice guy. I didn't watch the entire announcement again in mandarin but the subtitles. I can follow along pretty well but it does look at least you know when someone standing on stage telling you about specs. It looks to be very nice When it's you know when it's when it's being used in tablet form You got a nice little eight inch screen when you've when it's when it's folded but you can still use it as a phone kind of block easy but i think for anyone who's like yeah but i have multiple devices and one that makes sense. It does seem pretty sturdy. One thing i did like about it was that they said that it was waited on one side and it reminded me a lot of the e-readers in adel put more weight on. What side because it's a more natural way to hold the device when you're holding it open so i think that's something that hopefully other foldables will adopt. Because they're sort even because they're trying to distribute the parts evenly across the

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Guantanamo Bay  here to stay?

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

01:15 min | 2 weeks ago

Guantanamo Bay here to stay?

"I've said repeatedly that. I intend to close guantanamo and i will follow through on. It was one of the signature promises of barack obama's two thousand eight campaign for the us presidency. He would close america's post. Nine eleven improvised prison for suspected terrorists at the. Us navy base at guantanamo bay in cuba. He did not nor did his successor. Donald trump this morning. I watched president obama talking about gitmo vo. He never said he would indeed. He signed an executive order to keep it open. We also threatened to add to its population. And we'll get loaded up with some bad dudes politically. We'll get a loaded up. He did not. there were forty. One prisoners still held at guantanamo bay. When trump took office one of whom was released into the custody of saudi arabia forty remained many nearing. Two decades of incarceration it now falls to us. President joe biden who had a ringside view of obama's failure to decide what to do about it. The national security council has been directed to review the facility and consider its future.

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Police search for missing Massachusetts gelato shop owner

WBZ Midday News

01:01 min | 2 weeks ago

Police search for missing Massachusetts gelato shop owner

"Two local gelato cafes is missing police and her family now asking for the public's help WBZ Sherry Samantha Mentis Davar Framingham, Better known as Sam hasn't been seen since late Saturday. Her family is worried, and police have launched a missing person search and investigation. She and her husband owned to dull trade allege a gelato cafes one in Framingham, the other in Ashland. She's been missing since around 6 30 Saturday night. That's when Police say she may have been in native possibly in the CBS door on Central Street or around that area. They say that Sam's phone was tracking in the Natick Norwood area. But reportedly that phone has since either gone dead or is turned off and she remains unreachable. Sami is 47 years old 5 ft. Four inches tall with a medium build, and she speaks with a Spanish accent. She was driving a 2017, Navy blue Toyota Prius hatchback and may have stopped at any of the mass pike rest areas. Anyone with information is urged. All. Framingham police Sherry

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Three Maryland men accused of scheme to sell COVID-19 vaccines

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 2 weeks ago

Three Maryland men accused of scheme to sell COVID-19 vaccines

"NEWS. Federal prosecutor says Three men are accused in a scheme to sell Cove It 19 vaccines through a fraudulent website, The Baltimore Sun reports the U. S attorney's office in Maryland. In a news really said the three men had been indicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The news releases the men created a fake website to resemble the sight of vaccine maker Moderna prosecutor said a federal agent ordered 6000 doses of that of the vaccine through the website and was told to wire half the money to a Navy Federal credit Union account in the name of one of the three men. Federal agents seized the fake website and searched that

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interview With Chef Andre Rush

Hollywood Real

05:55 min | 2 weeks ago

interview With Chef Andre Rush

"Thanks a lot for joining me. Pleasure to be here all right and incredibly honored the cheer joining me here today. Not only do. I admire what you represent all your accomplishments but you know the way you represent the military and serve the charities that benefit the military families. Thank you for that. Thank you for your service. Thank you a. really appreciate that. All right we're talking about a lot of stuff but first of all want to get it out of the way. How the heck did you get so big so big. Yeah your arms eating heat a lot. Well the twice as much as i do. i've always been in health and fitness. Mind tire life Soon as i could walk. my dad. put me to work From mississippi small town. I when i work i mean hard work. Not too little work You know lifting. He deconstructed for fifty years So it was kind of like that that giving to go into stuff. My dad told me a car and put it over there. I wouldn't do that when no questions wasn't about. I can't there's no. I cannot in my vocabulary well okay. So how was your childhood one childhood. I mean it was a extremely uh. I guess it was the best time as the worst time. Kind of like the military can elect life in a lot of perspectives I was I was different because my my mother taught me to neighboring part of of of who i am. That's why i give back so much. My dad taught me the hard work aspect of life. I mean when. I say hard work. It was a lot of times where i had to work in other kids went out and played. You know even with is football and track and and working out. I had to go and work so in the beginning. It was kind of like okay. You know. I wanna be a kid now look back at. I'm extremely grateful for the way i was raised. I i love it. Because i can give back to so more people with that That aspect of course so. Your dad instilled that disciplined in to. You accord really early age. What did he do. He did constructed for fifty years. When i say fifty years he retired after fifty years construction and that was when we didn't have the big machines or i mean some he would. I can put people to shame right. Now what i do. He would put me to shame when i do. Oh he's a big guy. He was a big guy. I mean endurance part of it. So that's kind of like all those things. I wanna be that guy who could run a for this jump. The highest lift moles not in a competitive way. Just my way. Yeah you have brothers and sisters. I do five sisters when colonel who's an air force My brother was Officer in the navy as will neither one was a merchant marine mouth sisters Educators teaching blind how to read and depth in life and in another one was a psychiatrist and social worker. You find yourself competing with them a lot. No then have to a has did alone. I mean it wasn't never competition. My my youngest sister in a huge gap between me my younger sister and then the rest of the family which was eight of us Maybe like thirteen years. So when i was a kid they were already going into thinking about what their next career is going to be a right. So what drives you. What drives me. Today people people inspiration motivational intestinal fortitude selfless service self motivation. I mean i have so many things that drive me that even i didn't know i knew they dan but not in the way that i do now that i can lynn an ear or voice or hand or some type of support I tell people all the time that you know. I positively hundred percent negatively Feet opened a thousand times more. Because there's always going to be more negative in the world and people say no. My circle is just positive small. And i say that's not true is because you're going to have the quote side. You're gonna have to talk to someone who's going to get under you and then you're gonna lose it. I i i have that passion where understood myself and ahead to realize that there's going be native so i need to figure out how i'm going to utilize it to my advantage now. Yeah you know you're you'd live such a life of service where you always kind of the value driven kid or or did was an event that happened earlier in life and led you to that No i was always said that type away because my mother likes my mother and my dad was excuse me that was low harder. My mother was a type of person who i was. A kid would bring the homeless off the street in table and feed them. And and i used to know person. Who's dressed like this coming in. You know everybody else's shunning them away and she said me and my sisters down family down and say hey this is a person or they have xyz and from there. It just opened my eyes. And instantly i. I changed looked at their situations and x. Why why not in. And of course. I was always putting immune the military when i put him this thrown into leadership roles so i had to learn how to adapt and luckily because of my background of where i was raised and it was a small time. Zippy believe me only a few people to go out and see so many different Religions and ethene and just a whole smorgasbord and rainbow of different cultures was just kinda fascinating to me and i wanted to understand each and every one

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MN leads Midwest, but falls short on electric vehicles

Climate Cast

04:09 min | 3 weeks ago

MN leads Midwest, but falls short on electric vehicles

"The purchasing power of the federal government to buy clean zero emission vehicles that are made in source right here in america. That's president joe biden. He wants to electrify the federal fleet to help reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions but our consumers and states ready to follow. I'm npr chief meteorologist. Paul hutton are here with climate. Cast the american council for an energy efficient economy tracks eib progress their state policy director. Brian howard is here. Hi brian hey all great to be with you today. So this is some pretty big news on the ev front. I president biden's plan and then gm announces its goal to sell only electric vehicles by twenty thirty five. Are we approaching a tipping point here for these. I think so. We've continued to see a steady growth in the av market Even this year despite all the challenge of the covid so you with those activities that are coming from federal government and from a major auto manufacturers. I think we are reaching invasion point about what transportation electric vacations gonna look like in the united states and correct me if i'm wrong but these are only about two percent of the market right now. Why is this such a huge scale of opportunity for vs to reduce these transportation emissions to start with the transportation sector is responsible for about eight percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the united states which is the largest emitter based on kind of the sectors. That are out there So when we're to convert interro combustion engines and move that over to electric vehicles. There's a significant emissions reduction benefit which obviously helps with climate. But then also there's a number of other residual really important benefits as it relates to public health that you get from electrifying transportation. Well in one of those. I assume is jobs right because it's not just the vehicles you need the right infrastructure charging infrastructure. You need the right policies to move these things along which states are leading on this front of the hundred points that we looked at california scored. Ninety one next in line was new york at sixty three point. Sixty three point five which is obviously a pretty deep differentiation between the numbers. And how does minnesota rank minnesota is twelfth based on our evaluation which is a leader in the midwest but certainly is behind the national leaders in the top ten. What is minnesota doing. Well and where is there a need for faster. Progress with vs. So minnesota's done a number of things well Minnesota has done a really good job of articulating. How utilities could invested infrastructure. The state has also taken some initial steps to ratify california's zero emission vehicles regulations which would set that manufacturers need to sell a certain number of electric vehicles from passenger like vehicles in the state of which is being considered. Now you know there are some things that clearly need improvement They have identified that the absence of statewide incentives for electric vehicles is a challenge in something that they need to address. One thing. We should touch on right when we're charging an electric vehicle. It matters where that power came from right absolutely. And so what. Are you seeing with trends of different states. That have More renewable energy than other places when it comes to being able to charge navy with that we are seeing a an overall positive trend in terms of having states move towards outer percent clean energy for their for their grids. There's also a lot of states that are taking that activity very seriously and providing interim goals about how they're going to get to that low carbon future minnesota as an example is considering how to deal with that now in the legislature But other states have already shown us the way. Brian howard state policy director with the american council for an energy efficient economy. Thanks so much for sharing your perspective. Climate cast today. It's great to be here. Thanks so much for the time.

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TPA Open Source Software Security with Jennifer Fernick

Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast

08:34 min | 3 weeks ago

TPA Open Source Software Security with Jennifer Fernick

"Let's do a little background on you. Give us the thirty second overview of who you are and in what brings you here. Share name's stanford for nick. I'm the global head of research at nc secret which is a large cyber security consulting firm prior to this iran a security team at a large bank. I've been doing security for a very long time long before. I realized that it was an actual industry in profession and grew up through Do undergrad and my masters was in systems engineering. And then he's a phd student in cryptography. So my main focus area has historically been progress. But of course it's expanded to much more recently Currently i run a security team that has several hundred researchers at antique group. So you are in fact. One of those jokingly jobs and i always talk about in crypto. There's like five people the world qualified to talk about it. You probably one of those five hundred. If we're going to talk about post quantum crypto. Maybe i was really interested in. Public key crypto systems in how quantum computers could be used to break them. So that's specific staff of probably. Although less over time i guess as i've stepped into maybe a broader a broader role within. I need to get back on the show to talk about. Post quantum crypto kaz. Admittedly tell you. I have absolutely so little knowledge in that stays. It's not even funny all right so you we wanted to get this conversation. Getting kicked off around Around open source You've done some work in this in this area. Tell us a little bit about de get started their shirt so Of course at nc group we do like of security research and some of this is the more traditional vulnerability research so about a year and a half ago. Maybe there were a bunch of people that were getting very interested in figuring out. How do we better secure of open-source ecosystem because we know that there's been this sort of lacombe. Ole finding of random security bugs sometimes super inconsequential on super small projects. Sometimes absolutely massive about things like heart bleed so so like across time There's been there's been an uncovering in a very patchy way of vulnerabilities within open source software. So we were interested in really finding a way to coordinate impulse together and figure out what are some strategic steps forward in open source software security cool all right so look there. There has been so much raging debate And i use that word. Because it's almost like the windows versus lennox versus mac discussion. These days right turns into like a pseudo religious argument oval open source versus commercial software. Which one's better which one's more secure in insecurities Everyone goes and even if you had an app. Even for those of us have spurs one way or the other. You wait five minutes. And there's there's proof to the contrary so a you mentioned heart bleed right like then there's bash bog that forget the name of it but i mean if it had its own logo and i think we even made a theme song for crying out loud like it got it. It's gotten a little absurd. Yeah people are spending too much time marketing. Their bugs navy. But but you know we we open ourselves stuff was such a. I guess a revelation or wakeup call for a lot of us because there was this there was this belief that somehow open source. Stuff is you know. can infallible. Like all right. There's so many people looking at it and you know it's being reviewed in real time. It's the community. Always like their community has the opportunity to bug on either. We didn't or or there's something wrong with that argument. Yeah there's this tragedy of the comments thing that happens around open source software where we assume that just because someone can look at it. Someone has And we also assume that if someone's looking at it they are not an adversary and totally wanna do a responsible coordinated disclosure which is not often or not necessarily always the case so the i think hardly really opened our eyes to the impact that these bugs can have. I mean if you think about it. This was wet like spring. Twenty fourteen that this came out in public Showed us what the risk really looks like in practice you know. There was a single critical vulnerability found within an individual open source project that was maintained by only a few volunteers recall correctly. Like maybe one person was working on it. Fulltime and this was like the underlying infrastructure for like a non trivial portion of the entire internet yet and it compromises security of. I think it was like seventeen or somewhere. Unplug percent of all of the web servers on the internet. And it's like. I think this really shows us how like important. These software systems are and how many dependencies trace back to open source software. So when people are having this debate what is more secure open source or proprietary software. Obviously there's trade offs right. Proprietary can't necessarily have everyone look at the source but you're at least guaranteeing that someone probably is looking at the source an all of these other things but i mean it's it almost becomes a moot point to me because whether you make a case for proprietary software being more secure or open source software being more secure weather proprietary or open source. There's often dependencies upon core pieces of infrastructure that are open source so finding a way to secure these things matters and out of like what came with heart lead. The lennox foundation started like the core infrastructure initiative which put millions of dollars into helping secure open source software. So really open necessarily just kind of the next phase of of that work effort will be good excellent point because this is something that the scene repeatedly because a lot of the the foundations of nobody writes all their libraries right. I mean only the insane Scratch even when. I was the world's worst developer a million years ago. There would still be things you would include you do from other y- find something like okay. I need to know how to do. X y and z. Like i have no idea how to write. I'm gonna go find a l and include that. I can bring in pop that in want to use somebody else's optimized i don't have threat from scratch. Brilliant web apps are the greatest way to see this in action because there's just tons of frameworks plug ins and whatever and a lot of that stuff is open source maintained by the community and then we find out that there are a event julia every once in a while we find a massive bugs in in some of these things and then we gotta go hunting and got to realize that A lot of the commercial products out there have been source things inside them. That are vulnerable that it will like okay. So how do we fix this now. Yeah and like those transitive. Dependencies can often go many layers deep lake sometimes depending on something. That's depending on something. That's depending on open source library. Which itself is depending on some other open source component and often it can go many layers steve unlike just understanding those transitive dependencies where that risk comes into any product. Yet open source or commercial is very hard. It's something that Organizations don't necessarily do The organizations that rely upon these critical things don't always finds them or study them at the depth that you might expect that they would. So there's a definite need for folks that are interested in doing security research in working with open source maintainers to really come together and pull in the same direction. Otherwise we just have this infinite like finding of random bugs but if you think about. I don't know the statistics that ucla seve owner vulnerability databases. There's tens of thousands of vulnerabilities disclosed every year. That gets vs. There's way more than that that are being disclosed. That maybe don't tv's there's even more than that that are being found in not patched and there's probably even more than that being created input into existence so when we think about just the massive stale at which there exist 'vulnerability in sourcing beyond Clearly something needs to change in in the ways that we develop software in the ways that we secure software throat like this. Dlc in in what happens when we integrate these at risk components. So

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A Lost Wallet Returns From Antarctica, 53 Years Later

Kim Komando

00:29 sec | 3 weeks ago

A Lost Wallet Returns From Antarctica, 53 Years Later

"Lost it in an Arctic appalled Grisham finally has his wallet back The daddy one year old brush with sad. Diego arrived in Antarctica, October 1967 as a Navy meteorologist. At some point during his 13 month assignment. He lost his wallet and eventually forgot about it until last week. Russians. Wallet was found in 2014 what a building at McMurdo Station on Antarctica's Ross Island was being demolished. Where should receive the wallet by mail Saturday after it took years to track him down. She said. I was just blown away. Patrick. False

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"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

02:32 min | Last month

"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

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"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

03:39 min | Last month

"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"Do you want a personal story sir. I had had appendicitis attack previously and Just before i was to the navy i had an appendicitis attack and the doctor wanted to operate and would not be responsible for life. I didn't have the appendicitis I said no. I'm going to navy next week. Put some ice. on bush they did in this subsided. I went down to new orleans. I was only in new alliance or a couple of weeks when the scientist popped up and my first flight with the davy was a yellow peril. Stephen flying me from new orleans hospital. In pensacola where i had my appendix out. None i came back to new orleans rather i came back to new orleans and wanted to stay with my class so I did despite my. We couldn't condition from the operation. And then once you got in this guy. Had you ever flown a plane before. No i ended up plane before. I'd never been in an airplane. And i did not know how to drive a car. I learned to fly an airplane before. I learned to drive a call. Is that right. Well was it. Something came naturally to yell. I went through flight training without a down shake. I think partially that might be because i Was heavily controls. The first time my was an automobile driver changing over to an airplane. I was supposed to airplane fresh and Took to it right away. It had no problem. So then you went to brooklyn. I went to floyd bed field. I spent a year trying to get out of brooklyn. I kept applying to captured for fleet duty until they finally gave in some towns to washington. I was given the opportunity to say what branch of The navy i wanted to fly with the fighters palmas or torpedo planes. And i decided on the bombers of way to wirewood joined up with a group of young pilots who right eh operational trading in florida and had operational training in thai bama's where i was coming from floyd bennett field whereas flying You float planes the on wheels. And i'd like to type bomb simply by following. What the other guys did and Most of the pilots who came from anti submarine patrol analysts to use got washed out pretty quickly but there were two of us stock. Laura myself who Stayed on with the squadron and after we finished training in why would we then joined up and had the group organization so peter. Planes came down from quonsett. The fighter planes for moral for my leg city and the diabetes miss from wirewood. And we're joined up in Sienna and began training as a group. What appealed to you about the dive bombers. Why did you choose that. I'm not sure now looking back. But i i think. Originally i chose to become the scout bomb..

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A highlight from S6 E3 - What is VA Solid Start?

Courage to Fight Again

30:48 min | Last month

A highlight from S6 E3 - What is VA Solid Start?

"Welcome to we serve now. What were we seek to answer. The questions. veterans and their families are already asking that stays question is about a relatively new. Va program called va solid. Start and on today's show. We'll be answering all your questions about this program. What is it. who's it four. What's the goal of the program who's eligible and perhaps most importantly the actions that you need to take to not only take advantage of this program but also to take advantage of ball. The va benefits that you've earned through your military service. And i thought who better to answer this question than the person who came up with the program. So some of you may have heard of dr paul lawrence who is the head of the veterans benefits administration. Well his second. Command is a lady by the name of margarita devlin and she is an absolute well of knowledge. Not just from the. Va solid start program. But about so much more as well hello. My name is aaron perkins. I'm a. Us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Father to two amazing kiddos on the author of resolve a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through the journey of rediscovering purpose. Meaning and passion in your life after you've left the military and if you hadn't guessed on the host of this podcast and when we come back my special guest will be here so sit back. Relax and enjoy my conversation with margarita. Devlin who am i. Why am i still here. How can i uncover who. I was meant to be during my own transition from the. Us army the wounds of war especially those not visible continued to plague my through the pain of job loss of ptsd diagnosis at crippling anxiety by finally discovered the reason. I'm here on the earth. And i knew i couldn't keep it to myself so i wrote a book. Simply titled result. Resolved is a book that has one apologetically faith-based a step by step guide designed for maximum effectiveness in the context of a small group of other veterans resolve provides veterans everywhere with the tool to help you step into your new life a life full hope purpose and vision for the future to pick up your copy of resolve head over to courage to fight again dot com. That's courage to fight again dot com. Well i am here with margarita. Devlin and i just want to take a minute to thank you margarita for being here on the show. This is going to be so so great. I'm super excited about it. But i want to take a minute just to kind of introduce you. And i don't want to steal your thunder because i'm going to give you a chance to introduce yourself as well but margarita devlin. She is the principal secretary for benefits in the department of veterans affairs. She's held that position since may of two thousand eighteen. Now that title in itself obviously a mouthful right. But i will let you. Margarita explained what your role is and all of that and kind of dive into a little bit more for listeners. Basically she second in command at veterans benefits administration so veterans benefits administration. Va that's your va. Va home loan disability compensation of oak rehab life insurance transition assistance and speaking of transition assistance marguerita has a lot of different advancements in military to civilian transition and also suicide prevention to include. What we're talking about today and that is the. Va solid start program so margarita. It is so good to have you. I just want you to want you to take a few minutes and introduce yourself but is so great to have you here. Welcome to we served now. What inky so much. It's really my pleasure to be here. Thank you for inviting me to be on this podcast And i guess what. I areas like to tell people as i've been in the va for twenty five years It's my passion to serve veterans in in various different roles throughout my career. i'm also mom of inactivity serving marine And also the mom of a college student Dad was a navy veteran brother served in the army so Military family close very close to my heart this mission so really happy to be here and talk about the solid start program haas of also weived definitely excited to have you and again on this show. We do our best to answer the questions that veterans and their family members are already asking and one of those questions is what is the. Va solid start programming. And that's question. Maybe we can just lead off with that. What is the. Va solid start program. Absolutely i'm happy to just dive right into that. so solid. The solid start program is really part of the military to civilian transition journey. That really looks at the fact. That transition does not end when you get the d. to fourteen at the end of your military service in fact those of you who have served you know this right. That's really when everything starts to actually happen and no amount of preparation With the military can really prepare you for what what your situation is gonna be like after we heard this from veterans so this program really seeks to connect with veterans in that first year after separation starting at about three months and then we follow up beginning six months in a year and it really is an opportunity for us to start out with. How is it going for you. How's your transition going. How're you doing what's going on in your life. What are you worrying about. And really letting the veteran drive the conversation about what he or she needs the moment how it's going and then our agents are very well trained to pick up on those cues from that conversation and provide that veteran with specific resources in guidance on how to continue their transition in the most successful manner. Possible that is that is huge. I remember. I remember when i got out at the end of two thousand fourteen. It was a kind of a drinking from the fire hose. Except i didn't even know what i was supposed to be drinking. You know it's like hey here's a bunch of benefits you might be eligible for good luck and so it's funny so we started this podcast in the summer of two thousand eighteen and it wasn't until i started this podcast and started doing some research that i learned about more benefits. I could've taken advantage of when i first got out. You know four years prior and so the fact that this this solid start program is tackling that specific issue. I think is great. So what what. Problems specifically is the program trying to solve will it is really a suicide prevention initiative and it came from the fact that we heard from veterans. That sort of felt like all the services and support sorta stopped When they separated from the military and because it was like drinking from a fire hose. They really didn't know where to go to do And who to connect to and it was really difficult for. Va to connect with veterans who were not engaging with our with our systems already so we entered into this agreement with department of defense and homeland. Security is coastguard is under homeland security to get data feet of all the military members when they were separating so that we can start those phone calls so that we can call everybody and by the way we do call everybody that we have information for that includes regardless of character discharge We will call these veterans and we will make sure that they get connected to services and resources that are that are specific to their needs so again suicide prevention. We recognize that. There is a a real. There's a reality about transition stress Which is very different than what you might think about with clinical rate with post traumatic stress disorder. Which is a clinical diagnoses Comes with its own required treatment in the mental health arena. But this is just It's stress around. All the life changes that happened with transition. And what you said you know sometimes they. You're hearing so much about so many benefits while you're in the process of separating that when you get out you might not realize that you didn't take advantage of all of them right right. That is so true. That is so true. So so the the tap program transition assistance program or the army's version i think is a cap or something. It is this part of that is essential that the tap program still exist. How does it factor into all that. They're they're connected. They're two separate things but connectors so the transition. Assistance program does still exist Dod really owns and operates. Don on any of the military services of course puts their own branding on their part of the program via has an entire day where we come in and we teach about. Va benefits was really great. We were able to get it to a full day. Always didn't always look like that but even in that full day where we teach it's really It's a classroom experience right so you're Before covid you were in a room with twenty twenty five other service members and as much as we try to make it engaging and make sure that the servicemember can tie all the benefits to their own personal situation using interactive workbook. All of those things. It still was a classroom experience. A not individual not one on one We do still have benefit visor. Available for one on one support with and they. They advertise that during the class. Now when we went into the code environment we go to virtual So we we are still pretty much in the virtual environment. We've we've started working on getting a little bit more in person presence with tap classes but of course as you can imagine Safety is the number one concern And so we think about this way. Transition assistance program is about teaching. You what you might need to know and getting you prepared in the right mindset for transition. Solid start is like okay. Now we're gonna talk to you after this happened after you got out of the military to see. How are you doing ended. All that stuff makes sense. What questions do you still have. And it's one on one so rather than having to listen to what everybody has to listen to if you already have a job and that's not your concern or you're already in college and using your education benefits that's not your concern but maybe you need to get into a medical appointment. You don't know how to navigate. That will work with you on justice. If that's what you need is maybe you have issues with your children. You need some some other resources. We have access to information about state department of veterans affairs benefits that can sometimes filling gaps were. Va can't Provide a service to really is personalized the comments we hear from veterans. I know you've been seeking feedback from veterans. As well is that they're surprised that va's calling and they're so thankful for it because they were maybe not sure who to call her how to ask about a particular benefit so it's been really interesting seeing the positive reaction from our veteran community. Absolutely and you know. I think that you know this is my opinion. You based on my own experience and the experience of know friends and other veterans who gone through the transition systems program. There are getting ready to get that to you to fourteen right. So all of those briefings. I shouldn't say all but a lot of those briefings are at least in the transitioning servicemembers. Mind it's it's a check the block it's like all right. Let me just get through this thing. So i can go home. Take off this uniform for the final time and get on with my life so the fact that you're contacting them throughout that first year i think they're going to be a whole lot more receptive to hearing. What the benefits are. Because it's not like you're not keeping them from you know from going home you know. You're not you're not saying. Hey you have to be here. This is your place of duty right now. So you mentioned covid nineteen and a lot of things have gone. virtual has there been any other impacts to the program. I know the program still pretty new but have there been any other impacts of the program as a result of the pandemic like are you behind or ahead or anything like that. A solid start actually was in a great position to react effectively to the covid nineteen situation. All of our agents were telework ready and all of our equipment works from telework standpoint. So they haven't skipped a beat they are not behind. They are on target When we first created the program we weren't sure what kind of response we were gonna get so when we created the program We we have to have a performance measure right so we said well. How many people do we really going to answer. The phone won't va calls. You know think about yourself right if your cell phone rings and you don't recognize the number what's the chance you're gonna answer it. Probably not your let it. Go to voicemail right. And if that person's important deli new message so we kinda thought we might get that sort of a reaction so we kinda started. Set the bar low. We said fifteen percent our goal was fifteen one. Five fifteen percent of veterans we reached out to we would be able to actually engage with. They would answer the phone and engage with our with our representatives. It's been just phenomenal. The actual result actually have your with me the december twenty twenty report since we began the program. We have reached over. Eighty seven thousand veterans and the fiscal year. Twenty twenty today fifty seven point. Five percent have responded and engaged. Yeah i know it's it's been just an incredible Response and we also prioritize veterans. Who we know from the information from dod if a veteran had mental health appointment In that last year of service before they left the military prioritize them and we also know that for that population. We need to make sure we get them connected into. Va healthcare and with that sub population. The percents even higher seventy three point. Six percent have responded to our agents and our end have engaged with them on the phone. Wow that is really really great. How surprised were you at the at the numbers when he finally saw them. In the beginning. I was very surprised. And then you know we had a town hall with are Representatives the ones who are actually making the call and it was really interesting. Many of them are veterans themselves. Some of them are you were military spouses. And some of them even used to work in the tap program and and they're so passionate about their work and they're always submitting new ideas about how to improve the program here in the anecdotes That they shared with me about what some of these veterans were telling them and how grateful they were for this phone call. One thing we do is we did put it on the caller. Id so in most with most cellular services You you'll it'll save veterans affairs on your phone so you kind of notes the. Va calling so kind of helps to increase the the response rate but yeah. It's it's been an amazing response for veteran for so happy that this program is reaching them in making impact. Yeah definitely that's great. That's great so. Va solid start. It's for those who are basically brand new to the civilian world right so for those of us like myself and a lot of our listeners who are not newly separated what resources are available for us for helping us understand available that that we can take advantage of so a couple things you're right. Solid start is for those that are recently separated so for veterans of any era. Were here for you as well. And you know i always. I'm always very sensitive to that that you know if you Or vietnam era veteran. We care about you. We want you to call us if you if you never got connected to your benefits. Please call us and we will walk you through. There's a main toll free number which is one eight hundred eight two seven one thousand and that is our main call centre. Those agents are trained across the entire portfolio benefits as well and they will help you identify. What eligibilities you might have In the benefit side and they can even connect you to healthcare If you if you haven't signed up for your healthcare so they can. They can kind of connect you regardless of when you got out of the military And if you are a veteran that just got out in the last year and you haven't gotten your solid start call. I say the information we get from dod his last information we had about the servicemember. Sometimes people change their phone number They changed their email address. We do try and reach out by email First before we make that first phone call so call us. And if you're in that last in the first year after separation just asked to be transferred to the solid start program very cool very cool and you just taught me something with this eight hundred numbers at eight hundred eighty two seven one thousand right cracked. Okay so i could you know after we finish this conversation i could off here. I could call that number and find out the benefits that i'm eligible for. Maybe i'm not taking advantage of. Yes and really. What what they're gonna do is they're going to ask you some questions. What type of benefit are you thinking about. you know. and because we haven't education call center so if you said hey. I'm really wondering if i'm if i'm eligible for the gi bill. They'll transferred to gi bill experts. Right if you say well. i'm really kind of thinking. What kind of employment types of benefits or what about disability benefits So you know they'll help you with those benefits. It's a little bit different than solid. Start in that There are more got react to what you're needing in the moment whereas are solid start agents are trained to sort of prompt And get information out of the veteran to help navigate the whole suite of benefits they might be entitled to and i also wanna say your state department of veterans affairs. They have offices in in different states. We have regional offices. One day hopefully will be able to meet in person again. But in addition there's the veterans service organizations in. They're out there to help. There's a lot of resources but yes feel free to call us. Anybody listening to podcasts. Give us a call one. Eight hundred eighty two seven one thousand and we'll try and get you connected to your benefits above love it and so speaking of benefits and this is it's kind of a curiosity question. I guess what is the most overlooked benefit that veterans typically. Don't take advantage. There's a couple and we actually make it a point to focus on these in the beginning They're time sensitive so one thing for example is life insurance benefits. There is a time limit on when you can convert your service group. Life insurance to veteran group life insurance. And if you don't do in that timeline you kind of miss the opportunity It's about a year and a half out from from when you leave the military so We tell them always about life insurance and that's always kind of a tricky thing right. Nobody ever wants to think about end of life. Especially you know you. A young twenty five year old veteran and twenty six year old. And they're thinking while life insurance okay. You know if they're single and they don't have a a spouse children they might not be thinking about it so we want to make sure they understand the value of having that life insurance policy and so that they make an informed decision potentially to take advantage of it another one is dental care the eligibility for dental care which is time limited in a lot of veterans miss out on that because they don't fully understand it so there's a couple of the ones that we know are are critical sensitive And honestly we've heard some some of our veterans who say they didn't file for disability benefits. Because they didn't feel like they should take that benefit away from another veteran so we do spend some time explaining that they don't take benefit from another veteran. It's a it's a mandatory benefit. Were any veteran. Who's eligible for the benefit and it also opens up the door for healthcare. And you know if you're young and strong now but but you know that you had injuries orthopedic injuries for example. But you're okay and you can kind of deal with the pain right now. Well one day you're going to need healthcare it might worsen You know this is. This is not a handout. It is an investment in that veteran. Making sure that they can stay strong and half the care that they need to to For the rest of their life if needed sure sure so that is some really really great information. But it's not every day that i get to to the principal. Deputy undersecretary for benefits at the veterans benefits administration or being translated. Second command right. So i have a couple of questions that they're they're along the lines of transition but not solid start specific right sure all right so one thing that i'm incredibly passionate about is helping veterans rediscovery since of purpose and meaning after the military and so finding that sense of purpose in that sense of meaning after military service is. It's really the single most challenging part of a chat challenging part of the transition and so one question. I wanted to ask you is how does the. Va help with this aspect of post military life. It's interesting that you bring that up because our research also validates that is one of the biggest challenges. In fact we did. We just started last year. A post-separation study of veterans. Who went through the top programme while they were in uniform to kind of see the retrospective look right. Because it's one thing we can really high marks in the classroom right there. The ninety six percent are highly satisfied with our tap class. But what we wanna do is wait to your veteran in the naski. Look back on and say okay now. How well prepared did you feel you were and we also bounce that against data to see are they employed you know are they using our benefits and we ask them for information about how they're doing so in that study we found the open comments that we got from veterans were very much around that loss of sense of camaraderie. That loss of sort of feeling that you're part of a community unit cohesion that you had the military you don't have that in communities today And just that that loss of sense of purpose and mission so we're just now starting to lean in to explore how the can help with that. We can't solve the problem ourselves right because we're not going to be that sense of community for them but we can connect them and we've been engaging with a lot of organizations nonprofits and via so organizations that provide that connectivity that sense of community in that sense of mission And we're starting those conversations to say. How do we infuse that into the solid. Start program so that we can start connecting veterans in a different way to give them that sense of community. they're looking for. It's really going to involve have to involve a partnership model via. Can't do this alone. Sure sure on love the fact that that the va is realizing this and is like you said leaning into that so now this is a this next question for you is potentially a touchy question. But i don't need to tell you that. A lot of veterans are like. I don't like the va about experience for those veterans who have had that experience or they're just like man. I've heard so many bad things. I don't even wanna try it you know. It's probably not worth the hassle. What what would you say to them if they were if they were asking like. Okay what should i do. Should i do anything. What would you say to them right now. A couple of things first of all. I wanna say avenues. Cells and good news typically unfortunately does not get the same kind of traction. There are so many good news stories out there. And if you look for them you'll see them. I would say comback triumphs again. It's not the same. va that. It was a few years ago. We have come such a long way in the healthcare system with the hospitals in the end the outpatient clinics in our regional offices are outreach is is so much different and we understand better how to improve the experience for our veterans. So i would say it's been a couple of years maybe had a bad experience comeback to us get another chance and if your experience is not absolutely stellar fabulous edit. It doesn't make you turn around your opinion of va. Reach out to us. And i would say in the healthcare system. We have Advocates in every medical center. Go talk to the patient advocate. Tell them about your experience. Let us change something. If there's something specific that's not quite right. Sitting in our via regional office asked to speak to the leadership team. We have lead dan so hard on getting feedback from veterans and making changes across the entire enterprise. It's it's just not the same. Please try again in comeback. That's what i would say. Sure sure so of just just anecdotally right so my family. And i we live in alabama and so my closest a regional center is in birmingham. And so you know i. I've been there a lot over the past few years. And when i compare the service and the facilities and everything like that to a to a more local hospital more local medical facility. It is night and day difference. I mean bring. Va clinic is just top of the line. So it it is really an and again. I know everyone is different but it even from. When i used to go to the va we lived in texas to go into the va. Here it is. There's so many positive changes that have been made in at so honestly i'm really really happy with with the facilities and the care receive and everything like that so glad to hear that. Yeah absolutely absolutely so what's a big takeaway here right. So what does something. All veterans and newly separated veterans or. Otherwise what should they really remember from our conversation. Today i would say remember that. Va is here for you We probably have a benefit or a service that you might not have been aware of And we wanna be there. We want to be partners in your military civilian transition. We want to be partners in your life and help you with any issues that you might have. We're not the answer for everything But we also have connections with community resources and just reach out to us if if you need anything don't try and go it alone and again if if you had a bad experience in the past comeback to us i promise you it should be a much better experience now and like i said if there's anything you encounter that that you have an issue with let us know we're here to be part of it. I mean my personal story. My brother who is an army veteran wouldn't go to the. Va for the longest time. I finally got him to go and he's been so thrilled he was. He calls me up and he's like says they're offering me services that i didn't even ask for. They're they're doing this. They're doing that. And i said yes. That's what we call wraparound services when you come into a va. We are not just looking at the problem that you presented with. We're gonna ask you how else we can help you. And he's been so impressed with that. He wishes he would start in the. Va system a long time ago. It really is We've really made some great advances. So please come see as awesome awesome so here on the show. We like to give our listeners. Some practical next step. So when this podcast finishes playing what should they. Do you know the context of our conversation today. What should they do because today's question is. Hey what's the. Va solid start program. And obviously you've answered that more than we could ever imagine and in so having you on the show has been just absolutely outstanding but what should their next steps be right after listening to this podcast. I would say if you're curious about the benefits and services we offer You might try to going to our website. Www dot va dot gov easy to remember And when you go to. Va dot gov. You'll see sort of things grouped into logical sort of life domain issue. So you'll be able to kind of navigating see. Wow you know what is what does the. Va half for me. And then you can actually apply for many of our programs online. Some of them Were still working on getting online. But you get the application online so that would be one thing and then if you just don't wanna talk to somebody some full more comfortable calling on the phone and talking to somebody call that number i gave earlier one eight hundred eight two seven. One thousand You know we're here for you. Take that step. Check us out If you're already enrolled in one of our programs you know good on you but there might be something else that he don't know about so check us out. Sure well margarita. Devlin this has been so so rate again. You have answered the question. What is the a solid star program. Frankly answered a whole lot more questions as well. So thank you so so so much for coming on serve now. What really enjoyed having him my pleasure and thank you for what you're doing to. It's really important work. I hope you've enjoyed my conversation with margarita devlin. So what are your questions recorded voice memo on your phone and send it to podcast at courage to fight again dot com or joined the post nine eleven veterans and families facebook group. And post your question there. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus. Christ we'll i'll see you right back here. Two weeks from day and the nixed veteran question. We'll be asking is this. How do i use my post nine. Eleven gi bill. Well until next time. Thanks for listening. We serve now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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How To Steal Back Your Identity

How To! With Charles Duhigg

05:19 min | Last month

How To Steal Back Your Identity

"The greatest betrayal of abbey. Ellen's life began with a newspaper assignment. I was reading a story about detox diets. And i need to quote an expert and someone suggested this guy. Abby is a journalist and the author of duped a book about this fateful interview and the bizarre life altering aftermath and so i quoted him Actually it was in the new york times called a fact check. I said are you still in florida and he said no. I'm in the navy now i rejoined. I'm opening up a hospital for kids with cancer in iraq and afghanistan. And i said that's awesome. I want to write about that. Keep me posted and so he sort of did so. We'd never met in person until all why a later that when he finally was coming to new york city where i was living because he had to give a big talk at the un clearly and so he came to do is talk of the un and we went to dinner six months later abbey and this man who she calls the commander were engaged. They moved in together in dc. Well he worked at the pentagon. Abby went to grad school for international relations. But the more time she spent with the commander the more abby sense to something just wasn't quite right. What i made you suspicious. Me told me he had met his first. The first ex wife who's really his second ex wife but his first when he rescued her when she was held hostage in iran. And i said the age didn't add up. I said when we in iran he said oh it was a secret mission. You wouldn't have heard about it really well. And then i thought okay the someone has to do these jobs like better better. Decoy this nerdy asthmatic. Doctor you know like like why not and then. He told me that he worked at guantanamo as the medical director which he did that was part of the problem is that he kind of mixed fiction and fact together and one of his patients was a very wanted terrorist named osama bin laden. And i said that is impossible. And he said the president doesn't know and then i got like all you know. Carrie mathison a homeland. Like god. who's the jihadist. And who's not and who knows what it was. I was gasoline making myself crazy. Suddenly abby found herself using her reporting skills to investigate her own fiance she talked to professors about whether the commanders impressive stories could even be possible. Never like yeah. That's the possible. The final straw was when we went out to dinner with my parents. And we had brussel sprouts and he raved about the brussels sprouts and when we got out he said that meal was awful and i said why did you lie. And he said. I wanted to make them feel better. And that's when. I said you know what i'm out. There's no need to lie about something like okay. So so he was treating been logging and the president to know about it but it was. The brussels sprouts praised that gave him away in the end. I knew they weren't good but more than that. He admitted that he had lied. He said i wanted to make them feel good. And i thought you lie so beautifully which has flowed out of him. If you could lie about that you could lie about anything when you finally did confront him. How did he react to that. Well i left him. I said i'm out. So i never talk to him again. And i didn't find out until a year and a half later that he in fact had been stealing identities and when he was a drug addict. And i got a call from ncis and they said you know there's a doctor who's been writing prescriptions for vicodin and he's been using a bunch of people's names and identities and you're one of the people. Do you know this guy. Do you ever prescription. And i said well. No 'cause i prefer valium and so of course but anyway so he went to jail to make a statement against him. I just started researching all this stuff about this guy. Heaven the guy you're about to marry steal your identity is obviously different than casey's going through but it actually has a lot more in common with her situation than you might think abbas wrestled with the kind of psychological trauma that really defines any breach of trust. And she understands the obsession. That's now leading. Casey to work twenty hour weekends on her case. So you're in this kind of like luminol space of you may be probably sort of know them. But you don't know and you're not sure if you're ever gonna find out right. Can you kind of describe where you are with all this well. I kind of actually have this idea that i might want to sort of help other victims by maybe writing a book about the experience. I guess what i'm trying to do. Is you know sort of gather information about how other people handled it and how they move forward with their lives. But i don't necessarily want focus too much on our case. Because i feel like it's not mentally healthy evian. You've seen more people get duped and cope with getting duped than the next by by a long shot. So i'm curious to hear sort of your take on. What's the most interesting thing to me is. When i was reading the book was a how many people i spoke to. Who had been duped and most people didn't wanna talk about it or use their real name because everybody felt completely humiliated. So when you talk about writing a book to help people and what i tried to do anyway is at least make people feel less stupid. And if you're gonna feel stupid that's okay because everybody's stupid then

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"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

03:29 min | 5 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"Veterans Chronicles I've Greg Columbus, our guest. This week is retired US Navy Rear Admiral and Naval Aviator Robert Shoemaker. He's also a veteran of the Vietnam War and spent more than eight years as a prisoner of war there and Admiral Shoemaker. Being with us today, you been pleased to be here where were you born and raised her I was born in western Pennsylvania. Town called. Newcastle. North of Pittsburgh and. When I was a teenager, my family which consists of my father who was a lawyer my mother was a writer and I had an older sister and a younger brother. But when I was a teenager, we moved north. About ten miles to A. College town called New Wilmington. We're Westminster College is located. And I attended public schools there and just really enjoyed we lived on a farm outside of town. And I got exposed to milking cows and driving tractors and. It was enjoyable Puerto Life the good childhood. what drew you to the Naval Academy. Well, I had a an uncle that was a marine. Captain. And he was killed in Midway and I was kinda named after. From. was. One set of and then they had an aunt and Edna who Semi of subscription to boys life it was going as a magazine. I think socio with boy scouts and in one issue in Centerfold said. An apple in west point where boys become rules in generals on now, girls become generals as well. But anyway, those to influence the sickest drove me toward the Naval Academy. And ultimately at least now, I don't know the same way. Then when you're commissioned, you get to choose which area of service you want to go into. Why did you pick fly? Well again probably. The relatives. Marine uncle and also had another aunt who was in the wasps in World War Two that stood for women air, service pilots, and these were thousand women that would fly airplanes from the factories to airfields in their by. Relief men for combat. So I think that influenced me toward aviation. And what you were commissioned or did you go from there? while I went back to the naval caring for a short time as a company officer, but then eventually wound up in the navy. Flight Training Program which starts off at Pensacola Florida the basic work and then moves onto in my case to. Chase field in the village Texas. and. What were you flying at that point? well, they started off in A. Long time ago. Of course, in t thirty, four's, and then into t twenty, eight's and then into. TV's there were called. It was the transition into jet training and then into Cougar jets. And then eventually when I was through with my training and went into more training in Jacksonville Florida. And the Transition Spartan called. For transitioning into the F. Eight Crusader. which was a single seat, single engine fighters that could go thousand miles an hour. How'd you like flying that one? We'll have to load. It was a tricky airplane I remember in one of my early flights..

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"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

03:23 min | 6 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"I guess they incident. Will in our last couple of minutes here obviously to to properly conclude your oral history is to talk about how you and Cairo reunited in civilian life because that pretty much as far as I could tell from the book ended your combat experience. And so then when you came home, you made it your mission to adopt Cairo as your actual dog, not just your. Just your your military dog. So what did it mean to you to to make that a reality was very important to Miami? Just think about the love that you have to figure petithomme or your dog I loved him. As he was you know he was a tool, but he was still like my kid. I would love to take him home. He he put it a lot of workforce. Years and years of work even shot for us have been on some very important missions. He'd have been on quite a few missions you've been spared dog for a long time and. He just put in a lot of work that he had been shot force It was very important for me to be able to take care of him towards his life just to give them a good home I. Guess I was kind of fortunate in getting injured healing through the process having to go through my medical process because if I was still working as a seal. I wouldn't have been able to take our home I. Mean Kyra was a working dog. These are all working animals just because. Harrow did have a special kind of temperament doesn't doesn't mean they would have given him to still working animal. The, holidays going to in the dog has to be assessed by the command and. People that are in charge of making the assessments in then You know since I was going through my medical process I was still young Maybe, it was in my thirties. Early, Thirties. This point put on. I would have been working to seal, and if they would have seen that I might not have been able to take him home and take care of them they might not have known given to me since I was home and I was going through a bunch of medical appointments and. We had a good home to give that was approved and he got to come home for year and is very important for me to take care of him because the end of his life was in the best he had a pretty rough go by know that he was we'll take care of redid getting a boat took him out on the boat quite a bit we spent. All the time with them get a motorcycle with sidecar. We take trips around town. We just seated stake a lot. He was always hanging out of the house of me and my girlfriend, and he had a good life, and then once he started to go downhill, we were able to take care of him the to the best of our abilities. We I think we did A. Good job, but it wasn't easy but it was important to be able to do that for lastly well, I think you've probably already explained this but we always liked to have our guests kind of sum up if they can. What are you most proud of from your time in service to our country? Just being a part of such a great events and around should greg is really was an honor word a retard to do what I did be around who was around but all that hard work paid off and got to be or some really cool things with some really great people and that was it a highlight for sure. Well, it's been a real pleasure speaking to you today. Thank you so much for sharing your story and the story of Cairo with US and more important than anything. Thank you for your amazing service to our country. We truly do appreciate. Speaking with you, we'll Chesney is a US Navy veteran service, US Navy seal in Iraq and Afghanistan. His book is no ordinary dog my partner from the seal team's to the bin Laden raid. I'm Greg Columbus this is veterans chronicle..

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Veterans Chronicles

07:59 min | 6 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"Towards the end of the night, he's like I could fly it out of here. If you really need to know those guys are amazing. Fortunately, we didn't need him to do that. So. But the is could have crashed and that could have been a whole different. It would have been terrible catastrophe on those guys just able to land everybody jumped off the bird and going from a near death experience two. Guys nailed they pulled it off the -CCOMPLISH the mission with nobody getting hurt. So going from a near death experience, the jumping off helicopter and actually using it to your advantage was pretty impressive and it's a everybody that had something to do with the mission was impressive intelligence people did an amazing job. The helicopter pilots crushed. It could have been a pretty trip tragic event and it worked out will be guys the degree job in Cairo jumped off We were not part of helicopter crash I. We were never part of helicopter crash and there were quite a few helicopter crashes that we lucky. We all know the helicopter we jumped right off at night we were. Tasked with Doing sweeps of the perimeter Cairo was there to do like I said, Explosive Sleeps in a man odor sleeps. So we were doing the sweeps of the perimeter he was looking for tunnel systems in. booby-traps. Out Secure, we made our way to the inside. There's a bunch of glass. The guys are already in the compound and they were working and there was quite a few barricades up and there was a gunfight. You know sometimes I'd have to pick Cairo and put them into a room. because. It was glass everywhere but we started doing sweeps on the first floor. Nice, and cool I didn't WanNa Miss Anything because I knew there would be a high the possibility of some sort of safe room or some tunnel system or some explosives on trying to leave Cairo into the work the explosive modem. It's sweeps the first floor, the second floor, and then eventually the call was made that the mission was accomplished and You know we we couldn't stop to celebrate but it was a little bit of celebration since stuff that I've never done before covers the book You know it's not done yet we. Still got to get out of there. We still have a lot of stuff to do a job do but we we knew that we accomplished the mission. So it's a moment that is definitely, very important but. Didn't have time to really celebrate Made to x feel some pretty crazy stuff happen during the fill that that could have went very tragic and instead it was. Just seeing the high-calibre guys leadership making the calls that they needed to make. It was kind of like something out of a movie. Could have been really tragic and not making the right call and It's not even a big deal. Tell them helicopter to make a loop around and we got on the helicopter made the still who are unsure what was going to happen we? We weren't a danger we were still. In nobody was celebrating it was packed on the helicopter and it was Stu Shit. We're GONNA make it back but I remember landing giving also and looking around the hangar and just seeing seeing all the guys were okay. That's when it really pretty much sunk in. That was like, okay. Everybody's good. Everybody's least alive I think some guys got injured that night nobody really talks about it. But everybody was alive. Everybody's going to be okay. We accomplished the mission. So we knew that was done. It was just that was the moment where it Kinda really sink in and I got to do everything with Cairo with medallions. Definitely very well, let's take one more break. When we come back, we'll have the rest of your story here on Veterans Chronicles. Thanks for being with US Today on veterans chronicles our guest is will Chesney US Navy seal. The book is no ordinary dog, my partner from the seal team's to the bin Laden raid and Well, the just got done talking about the bin Laden raid and that was twenty eleven us twenty twelve when you were injured tell us a little bit about what happened there. We were out on operation. We ended up coming overall alongside the target building. Team leader told me to move to the next building over with a buddy of mine old scary zone sucked up against the wall of the target building waiting for my friend enough while I was waiting I. Guess they had found out that. We were there another one of my teammates thirty need gauging a guy on the second floor. So I knew that they were they obviously, you were a firefight We were at the target building there's obviously bad guys in there. You know it was hard for me to see you because I was just trying to stay away with them I. Didn't want to move my guy. So I stayed in place until I knew he was done shooting soon as he was done, I made my way into this open field to get a better angle and Remember looking through the second floor waiting for just to see anybody to the second floor windows and Glass breaking were kind of thinking that I wonder if somebody don't have grenade. Either way I got it got hit by a hand grenade and it rocked me but it did knock me out but it knocked me forward. A New I was injured because it felt like somebody with a baseball bat in the lower back I remember certain things. But I think on footage we had footage of the though. Looks different it got kind of fuzzy. I just knew the was injured and it was enough for me to the I thought they'd taken some shots but looking back I, don't think I took shots either way I I should have been because I was hit by hand grenade. was bleeding from my face and I don't I staggered off into the open field and I just kind of came to. Knowing that I just didn't take take any cover I would just like kind of taken a few steps often. We're direction with wasn't normal Norway. If I was hurt, I would either go help my teammates or go. Behind where it's safe so There were things that I thought I had done that I didn't do, and then I found myself in a weird position. So. My back was really hurting bad news hit and it was obviously a hand grenade. I'd never been hit by hand grenade before, but it was. I knew that much as I was making my way finally, like I said, I came to in a weird position they they still vulnerable they could still see to the window. I'm glad no enemy Solomon into getting engage me I finally made my way to the side of the building in one of my teammates they I'm hit I said I'm here to. And that's where it gets a little bit funny or. I to force counseling that's where the. Majority of their hand grenade hit me at the time. That's why my backer. As team medic came over to assess my wounds and to do so he had them check on my face. My face was bleeding and I knew that grenade had gone off pretty much behind me and her beside me. And I didn't know one my face was bleeding so much that worried me to no shrapnel it went through my head. I had him check my face and he's like your face faces fine and I had to drop my pants on the side of the building where the bad guys still worse. So that was interesting. That was the first. Eventually. He told me. You know you're you're fine. Bandaged up a little bit. said. My face was fine face again. Because, that one was worrying I'm sure it was. Still. Rocked a little bit too. Like I said, it wasn't enough to knocking out, but it was enough to knock me forward made me takes I would normally do it was weird. So sure was still concussed. I guess a little bit from the grenade. By the time, it was called him has evac bird to come pick me up. They were calling for Hellfire missiles to drop the building as well because we're still taking. Fire from that building I just remember kind of being out of it not just in Mike I didn't even care anymore. Walking straight to the bird to get out of there they were like. To get down for Johnson missiles and I'm not doing it just like. Postal rock from the from the grenade or not I don't know but. Still had a couple of teammates it was worried about as well So we all three got outta there. We all three ended up being. Okay. One. Guy Had like a hole in his chest worried about him. But it was a it was fine and then another guy was charged up pretty bad. He had a lot of shrapnel in them and mine it was a to forrest gump wounds and luckily got a pretty ask so I took most of the brunt of the exposing pretty well, I guess. But all three of US had some tbi issues some traumatic brain injury issues after that That were more significant than I would say the shrapnel wounds, but we all got outta their. Surgeons worked on US goes all the open near the story continues from there. It gets pretty end up but that was a.

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Veterans Chronicles

07:29 min | 6 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"Are any explosives or other bad people. Our guest on veterans chronicles as well. Chesney. He's a former US navy seal multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan has book is no ordinary dog telling the story of his military working dog Cairo and so let's talk about that. You'RE GONNA your deployment to Afghanistan and you're working with One of the guys I think his name was frank. Who was the dog handler for your unit the two dogs with Ya I get these names, rides, belto, and Falco. Oko, Balto, and Falco, and so what was it like to see these dogs and action? It was very impressive I. had dogs growing up as a kid small dogs and big dogs, rottweilers and. Pit Bulls, but I've never seen a working dog. I guess cops had dogs but I'd never seen an action but there's a saying in the book at remember being in the team room. Once when things were really busy where we were working a lot and somebody said, you know raise your hand if a dog's ever saved your life. And everybody's hand when you know pretty much and everybody had at least one story to tell if not a few stories it's all about how just awesome the dogs were. My first deployment to Afghanistan. I saw and I heard about it and guys would come back and just because you become a seal to doesn't mean you're done. Working you're always trying to make yourself valuable. I Love Dogs. I saw the value in the dogs I saw that there was a job that needs to be filled and I love dogs growing up. It was a job that I was willing to do and. I can make myself more valuable. The more missions I get to go on his will, and you know some most of the time we needed to dog handler so I didn't mind doing the job. Will it's PAS right there. We'll be right back with much more of your story on veterans chronicles. If we've learned anything this year, it's the importance of soap and supporting small American businesses that keep our economy going. 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Our guest today is will chesney former US navy seal veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and a veteran handler of military working dogs which we started talking about is the author of no ordinary dog, my partner from the seal team's to the bin. Laden. Raid and will you spend a little bit of the book talking about how much of a focus the military put on military working dogs shortly after nine eleven explained how the military realized just how big of an asset having dogs with these units could be we use them for explosive voter and Man Odor it neither one of those scenarios they're going to be super important right. So either they're finding explosives, which could be you know I-i've booby traps HBO. And they're also finding bad guys hiding and ambushes which they have suicide vests on they can have automatic weapons. There's no telling how many. Guys, we've lost due to that they can find hidden rooms. Their noses are just amazing and. Dogs have been used for a long time in the military I don't know I. Mean it goes back. People say very long time but. People saw the value in a overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we started implementing them again, the program was started. Before I, got to the dog program. It was already opened running and There was some lessons learned valuable lessons that were learned in blood by other team members of mind, and they had a great dog program. They had found some good people to purchase dogs from the time I got and also a good place to do some training adverse international in California. Degrade tool. I think seven eight weeks in California just a training all day with your dog. And being away from board was also beneficial I think because and we also get to be in a hotel room with dogs just one on one immersion for seven to eight weeks was a great training it really was. So by the time we lived there it was you know the training wasn't done but. Just, the amount of information I learned the bond that I grew with Cairo during that they ex was it was just amazing. I have my confidence was through the roof learned. Just, being in the bite suit alone is. It's a whole skillset in itself and it's important and you could mess up a dog and you can. Is, lot of stuff for us to be doing. Right. We have a lot of things to do training a dog. A dog is just is one of those things right and entering dog being in a bite suit is just one of those hangs and you wouldn't be efficient at all of them. When we're doing training, we want to get the most out of our training us we we give it a hundred percent. We have the best people train us, and that's in any category Were there we'd give it hundred percent. We get the most the most out of our training that we can in them. It would picked a great place to go to conduct training at by the time I left there. Just felt confident. Taunton my dogs in showing back up to the command. The training was over he still have a lot more. You have to implement the dog into the team. You have to make all the The introductions make sure that the dog is. Going to be a problem around the team So this is not done there as you experienced these military working dogs on that tour in Afghanistan you tell the the powerful story about how you had just passed where an insurgent was buried in the high grass or something like that, and the dog immediately shot and grabbed them. If he hadn't been there, you guys could have been very vulnerable to being attacked from that person and so obviously, as you said, you guys saw the value of the dogs but you also point out that not too many people actually wanted to be a handler so. What was it for you that pushed over the edge of? Yeah. Actually not not only WanNa serve what these dogs I actually wanted to be a handler. Just a big dog person. I mean I have two models right here beside me just A. Something called me to it and I just felt like I wanted to handle the dog. If you're being used your very valuable and the dog is a very valuable tool if you're not being used unfortunately, it's you babysitting and dog. So some guys wanted to do it. Some guys don't There's other things that guys are drawn to. As well I mean there's a whole wide variety of different jobs in the teams and there's a lot of fun jobs to do You know being a dog handlers a pretty big responsibility, and if you're not being used in your, you're just kinda stuck babysitting a dog too so. But I saw the value if I was able to make myself valuable and implements a dog and save one of my team members. From just even getting shot hindered that would be. Completely all completely worth all the effort know it's a Lotta work train when these dogs and stay on top of it and or even my dog finding and ID or.

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Veterans Chronicles

07:51 min | 6 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"The state of Qatar representing cutters commitment to the US. I am great. Columbus. Our guest. This week on veterans chronicles is US Navy veteran will chesney. He served as a US Navy seal on many deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and was part of Operation Neptune spear with targeted and killed Osama bin. Laden will also served as a handler for military working dogs most notably Cairo the new book no ordinary dog by air from the seal team's to the Bin, Laden raid tells the story of wills days in the seals and the extremely close bond he established with Cairo and well, it's so good to have you with us and thanks for being here. We appreciate it. Thanks for having me on it's going to be here. Well, let's start with the beginning of your story where were you born and raised was born in Victoria, but I was raised in Lumberton small town. In Southeast Texas and is there a history of military service in your family? Little bit? My GRANDPA was in the navy. My uncle was in the army. So a little bit of service you. How early did you know you wanted to be a seal? Thick I knew I wanted to join the military pretty early on in things probably junior high I knew I wanted to be a seal. So. I just love the water. I. Wanted to serve. One of the tests myself heard buds trainings pretty hard so Me Love being in the water. All made sense to me navy sounded pretty cool. Well you talk a lot in the book about training and the different. Major hurdles that go into actually becoming a navy seal. Buds is obviously famous both for the physical and the mental strain that it puts on those going through you've spent time in the book describing Hell Week and the obstacle course. Tell us what the most challenging parts of that training where for you. Most challenging parts would probably be the slim for me. was really comfortable in the water a little bit slow I couldn't guide very well in the only. Ocean swims. You. Have to guide in the straight line? Swim in a straight line those are pretty challenging for me but everything else you know has a pretty pretty decent runner I. think that's pretty average everything else it was more of staying relaxed being calm being comfortable. But it was very challenging. Week was very difficult. They made you prove that you wanted to be there and hell week is a very good way to make. You want to be there improvements you wanna be there is a five and a half days of. Almost. No sleep. It's nonstop training and it's Very your some people say it's the hardest week military training. I can see why they say that. I wouldn't doubt it. What kind of mental approach did you take? To to buds training because obviously that's one of the things that makes a lot of the. The people trying to become seals drop out the since the mental strain as much as the physical strain from from what I've read from you and from others. So how did you approach it mentally? It's mostly mental I just swimming there with a good attitude and I just knew I wanted to be there was going to get it get it all ahead, and if I got hurt along the ways and that's just the way it was supposed to be but. A lot of it sucks, but there was a lot of good times that go along with the bad right it's all. It was a pretty cool. You know I came from a trailer park in southeast Texas and a lot of it was pretty tough but I knew I wanted to be there and I got to make some great friends and. I was hanging out on a beach in. California. And Sure, some of it sucks, but a lot of it was fun. Little bit different trip to the beach the most folks have. Your your family knew what this meant to you as well because I love the part of the book where You Call Your Dad and tried to play a prank on them by saying that you had tapped out and he didn't buy it for a second because he knew exactly your mindset going in those pretty funny. Just wanted to see what he would say I don't even know I was so exhausted by the NFL week, I don't even know how I thought to pull a prank but has quit he didn't fall for not even a little bit. Well, let's talk about after Bud straining now. Your first two as a seal I believe was with seal team for in Iraq. Is that correct? Silting for and what were the responsibilities there you talk in the book about how it was so different between Iraq and Afghanistan in Iraq where were you in? What kind of work were you doing? First appointment to Iraq was mostly doing personal security detail. Doing on. Of Protection. High level individuals and I got to do a few operations, my first deployment but it was. Nothing eventful happened on those operations they're pretty basic but most of those was doing security second appointment was a little different guys said participate in a lot more operations and I had been through Cypress sniper school at that point and a few other schools. Second deployment was much more eventful talk about that a little bit. Were you going after specific targets? Were you collaborating with other units in terms of disappearing parts of Iraq? What were your main duties we were around Baghdad? We were working with our the units along with the coalition mother activity going on in solder city. At the time we have just kept really busy are UPTEMPO was really high. We had some intelligence born. They kept US busy I. Don't know how many operations that went on that deployment but it was a was a very good department. I was A. Sniper slugger to do a few sniper operations at point a lot of time behind. On? Automatic? Weapon? In the And driving vehicle was a good deployment what sniper activity like in the real thing once you've gone through the training I'm sure you have a mental picture of what it's going to be like, what's it like when you're actually doing it varies a lot of time looking through scope pasta listen sometimes sleeping just depends on the mission and how long you're out there. It's not all fun. It was a lot of sitting around and there's a Lotta sleep was days. Your third deployment was to Afghanistan and I lost track reading the book. How many deployments you had to Afghanistan had to be close to half a dozen at least. But talk about how different was on that that first deployment to Afghanistan compared to what you're an experienced Iraq. It was a lot more open So a lot of vehicles took a lot of vehicles in in Iraq. And Afghanistan, there was a lot more Likud rides and. Lot more distance to cover and more a village types out in the open. And I was also in a different team. So it was a little bit different operating with them will but it was a very good experience. It was a great transition. Some great memories both Iraq and Afghanistan. Sure. One of the things you mentioned about going on missions in Afghanistan was figuring out the right questions to ask. To villagers or whoever you're dealing with to try and pinpoint the person you're looking for what does that mean what questions worked in which ones did you? We had certain people that would ask questions certain people that have different jobs within the team Just, dependent on the environment on it. Just of read people on everybody's different, some people might be bad. Some people might be good. He just kind of get a feel for the person and I can't remember specifically what questions we would ask right off the bat but you just kind to get a feel for the person. Ask Them something simple if you. Tell they're nervous. You can just Kinda tell when somebody's lying to you if you're asking simple questions and then you can. You can also tell somebody is probably just. A local and they're just answering the questions like they're supposed to when they're not so nervous and they're just surprised that you there. If you're doing the Bajic, usually tell that the person is nervous and that they're doing something bad any for asking just a couple of questions and the person who just woke him up in the light and They have nothing to hide. You can just tell. It's all situational dependent. If the person you can tell the nervous about something, you just ask him questions and then. Ultimately. You know their bad guy and they can lead you to where the weapons.

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Veterans Chronicles

02:33 min | 8 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"He was reserved and you run the call. Whom Association. and. We got together. Once, a year, and went to Navy base, and then my wife and I my better half. We ran it for a while, and then it got down to where it was just. Four sailors that we're still able to get up. Get around, so we? We cancelled it. But how many years did you meet together? I can't remember how many. Of you so then, we had something like thirteen hundred dollars in the kitty. And I gave it to the veterans in Kansas, city. So, what was it like for you? After being in so many of these different engagements when August of forty five came, and we won the war, well I was able to not have a mental problem. And when I. Retired from. The Telephone company will. My son asked me would always GONNA do. On during my retirement years. And he put me to work out the ranch raising black angus for five years I. Then? Bought Property in Idaho and I built a cabin in Idaho Sir. What does it mean to you that That you can share this story now. Do you do speak off into groups and schools and things like that well? One of my shipmates is in Nebraska. And he's been in touch with the American never retired in. Vienna Austria And I got pictures from. Vienna Austria Austria. Vote My. My ship. Enterprise in the Colquhoun. And so I signed the pictures and send them back to him. And so I've been I'm on page four of writing. Would, we're talking about here last question. What are you most proud of from your service to our country? Then I was able to do it I. Appreciate our country and happy to be Newark. Don Irwin. He's a veteran of World War Two serving in the US Navy and saw action at sport near many of the major events in the Pacific theater..

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Veterans Chronicles

05:39 min | 8 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"Our Guest Veterans Chronicles is Don Irwin. He's a veteran of World War Two in the US Navy and saw action at or near many of the major events in the Pacific Theater Don. Thank you so much for being with us. You're welcome where we born and raised. Californian you, Eka. When did you join the service June? Nineteen forty one? Okay, so that's before the war started. Why did you join the service? And why did you pick the navy? He was my preference to be in the water. Now. You were mere Pearl Harbor attack. We came in December the eight. So you were close by yes. But during part of December. The seventh were on patrol. When did you hear about it? We run into a storm and during the storm will. We heard Pearl? Harbor Been. Bombed so we loaded up with torpedoes bombs. You done went to per. Though, what did you see? What was it like? The water was covered with oil. Still had a few fires going on. Looking for the two men submarine. And what were the people like? They're the other servicemembers. All the marines were on the banks. looking for any. Object came by. That wasn't part of our group. And we did supplies all night. And every time we went by will bring fired machine guns over the over our head. Enterprise Motor launch. was provision. Carry on so then. Where did you go older? William chilled. Found out that we lift came in does can left early before sunrise? Nicole denuclearize the galloping ghost from wall. Who Coast? And, so we made a logo representing the enterprise galloping goes from all who coast. Where did you head out to from there? We've learned over and made a raid on the Marshall Islands. He had a bunch of Japanese bombers. Flew over the top. And, that was lookout at the time. And the captain on the bridge. Timed it just about right made a turn in the bombs hit were we would have been? Of all of a sudden, we had a Japanese bomber that came in. Dom Low out of the group evidently. and. Scraped his wingtip along the flightdeck. And then hit the water. You have no idea what his intent was you then in the spring of Nineteen, forty, two you rendezvous with the Hornet. Duly Hillary Right, and what was your role there? I was still look at the first report was there was last on horizon, but the mass was doing this. So that meant there was. Not all of the horizon, but it was. Won't be an Japanese picket ship. In between the Hornets and the Enterprise. And, we start firing and we had to quit because. Our shields ricocheting off headed for the horn. So a heavy cruiser with eight inch. Blessed came out of formation and blasted. And backed off and then the Helena number. Fifty light cruiser. It opened up. At a splash in pick, it was still going. And then it was out of sight finally silk, the trigger to watch the planes take off from the Hornet I did. And I found out fifty years later..

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Alchemy This

01:34 min | 10 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

"Do you know what it feels like to change a diaper while wearing one. Does your sweaty face twitch when someone says you've got the pregnancy glow. Katie lowes fellow Mama and host of Katie's crib a podcast where we have open and honest conversations about what it's really like to be a parent. This season we've got power house. Guests like America Ferrera and Gabrielle Union. It's real. MOM's real talk. Real tired. New episodes release every other Thursday. Listen to Katie's crib. iheartradio APP apple, podcast or wherever you get your podcasts. I'm Jensen Carpenter. I want you to listen to the podcast. From Shreveport media. An iheartradio called the no sports report with Janssen cars. You see I'm a comedy writer and a die. Hard sports fan who was terribly missing the athletes. I love so much so every episode I'm talking to them the best athletes, coaches, commentators and legends from around the world to see what. What they're doing now. They were all stuck on our caps. On this podcast. We'll hear sports figures are entertained themselves and their families. We'll find out if they're staying in shape if their kids are heckling them during home school. Did they almost burn down the house trying to make their own bread? Are they sleeping in their jerseys? Do Up. No, just meet all right. Some of my favorite episodes have been hearing boxing legend sugar. Ray Leonard Talk about staying in shape in a driveway carport. Working now ten is working out whatever you can do, you feel much better or having Jay Williams explained his crazy NBA ship idea. Cruise liners are massive, okay, and getting Olympic Sweetheart Ponto. Critique my foreign team V that screams to me theon. Listen to sports report now and subscribe on the iheartradio, APP, apple podcasts or wherever you podcast..

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"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

Alchemy This

01:44 min | 10 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

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"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

Alchemy This

02:28 min | 10 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

"Jamesy near one of them Erin suppliers. I sure am. That's Today's recording day. Which is Wednesday so tonight we will be live at seven. Only not when. You're hearing this just when James is talking but if you just go to west side comedy dot com you check their counter and they got all the information necessary to help you find your show of Desire Co. Stratton yeah. Yeah what's going on? What what's where should folks look for you? Well we've just Sf SKETCH FEST. Is trying to figure out what we'RE DOING. While this thing drags on so. We've just started a launching a series of archival videos. We've been recording shows for like nineteen years just for archival purposes number. Thought to do anything with them. But in order to kind of help keep the festival flow answers for the performers in the videos while charities and venues and stuff that are struggling. We're releasing new video every week so he already released the best in show reunion. They did a couple years ago. The airplane Reunion We got a bunch of other great stuff coming up several of which you are in Kevin so looking forward all of that so schedule Dot Com. Check THEM OUT THERE. Rentals for like five dollars and it goes to support people need it. Sf SKETCH FEST DOT COM. Check it out folks Yeah the The archives videos so far the ones that you've mentioned in the one dive I've I've seen come up. There are already instantly extraordinary and to know that these videos existed as exciting his house. We'll check them out. Folks please Craig Caskey. Yeah at Kick Hausky. Is Your one stop shop for anything I maybe doing? I have no plans to do thing but it would probably be on that I may get back to work in that. Topiary maze that I've been working on for For several years several years did like eleven. I I think it's been eleven years. Damn that's what James had mentioned. Joey greer Y- finally at Jedi Gruber on instagram right and bear supply at the West sides twitch twitch dot TV Ford Slash westside comedy theater every Wednesday seven PM. Carl said shows six nights a week. Check this shit out all right. Let's thank our engineering bruiser to the stars Mr Doug Bayne and Iheartmedia from poly thanking you on wishing you all extremely perfect health until next time..

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"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

Alchemy This

08:20 min | 10 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

"Two to four. How man you prank? The church so heart rate up and he showed up to the new level man. Oh Man tell me that camera record it so yeah I tell you I did hear. Check it out all. He doesn't answer for such a long time. And then you laugh is very man anyway. I'd love to help you out with your puppy son but I gotta wait for this guy. He's showing pre-convention it. Two o'clock all right you. I can't take this puppy back. We this dog was fixed because we don't have. We can't have multiple dogs. We're going to get kicked out of our apartment. We have one dog. And I'm supposed to help you even though you've admitted to being a nonbelievers. This is God's puppy. It's not my puppy. What do you me to do with it. It allegedly my bike. There is don't don't hello? Hello Catherine I warn you. I warn you father even as coming even what evil is coming. What's what kind of evil you're talking about. Evil I don't know on us. Can you be more specific? 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Hello Hello I'm Father Mulcahy from the Catholic Church Why are you both astronaut helmets? Well we got them for free. So is that why you stopped by Father? No NO NO I. I've been warned about evil diva. There's I have a I have a tip a hot tip that you may have a demon a demon all. Can you define evil Deibel us? It's it's a rhyming catchphrase. Just hoping it's going to catch on. Okay okay I'm sorry. Beautiful beautiful old Polish woman told me about it. I'm strangely in love with her. But due do my my vow celibacy celibacy yes I was GONNA say sobriety but is a joke. I need a little nip anyway. Speaking of Would you like to wear drink father not to drink but I need to see the puppy? The puppy why did you just see the puppy because there's a demand team and living inside it there's Domon we have a demon here. Yeah you're saying there's evil devil in our Demar wait. This all is starting to make sense. I mean it does make sense in terms of not being the doctor. 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"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

Alchemy This

07:29 min | 10 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

"Are I don't need people to stand on their opinions of me. Okay I don't need that all right, so let's just let's just do forty a mich up on the tippy top deck. Okay again just for clarification when you say tippy top deck. Are we breaking surface of the water to the air? I feel sick. I feel sick. He said well. Let's talk about water. So. All Right Logan you think that we are under water right now. Is that what you? Yes, I okay. I work below deck so right. I'm getting that I'm getting right now. I understand there's a lot of windows down where you're working over in the in the area. Right where we mine dash well, let's Halley. The second year. Yeah I, know it I know it I. Know we all. We all have little chef in us. Okay, so let's just take a second here. Don't all have little chef enough. I'm the SUSHA. You don't eat if Su yes sir. Yes sir! Okay, am I going above the water line? Your Dr Burt. We've got gotta get a bucket. I'm going to get a bucket. Let's push sixty. Hey for. Me To drink that. They don't don't tear him. He will. He will drink. Don't dare. Damning. You want me to a fucking. I dare you drink that Shit I. Dare you to. Dr All. Finish it. Finishing. Chunky party. Oh. Shit is nasty. We gotTA clean this up. Let's push it to our twenty. because. This hour twenty. Thousand Two, thousand twenty. Thousand! Yes, it is okay, so let's do a thousand minutes twenty seconds, and then I'll meet you up on the tippy top deck, okay? You say. Oh Coca Cola. Eight Zero, that's okay I defer to the sous-chef. Go ahead, Buddy! Yeah when you say tiptop. Sir Yep. Do you mean I'm going from blow deck. To upper! This Logan, you just stay here. Okay, because I feel like this leaving this areas causing law distress. So why are you to stay? Put and everyone else will just say jump on up. Okay, we'll take the road I can. You can stay here. Okay, He doesn't like to be alone. Oh my gosh, okay, you know what? Let's just call off everything. We gotTA do today to settle in here and we're gotTA figure each other shit out right because we can't run this ship unless we're on the same page, Hey! Hey Captain Commands. Above. The truth or dare. Oh come on I can't believe. True true tooth. Is your is your hair color Red or light brown? told the truth. I thought. Such such a start, Bardstown, you but There's a couple of. Ships come in the super close I was looking at the little thing you know with that goes above the periscope, not and I saw it. He's other ones to. What's that called? What's that? called. What is it called? Toothpick toothpick no, no, no, no, what's the thing you look through shit with? Toothbrush just call the periscope. was. Topiary topiary topiary. Topiary and he's are coming at US and they don't seem like Nice. One of them's got a little red light going. It's moving around so anyways. there's the radio keeps crackle and I think we're supposed to respond to something I don't know I came down here. Can you have me do so many things? USS Amendment. Do you come in USS Amendment? You come in? This is His Majesty's Royal. Norwegian ship Giancarl. Hello. This is the royal. Norwegian, ship little. Softer line is they're not going to answer I just get off. Okay, but I can see the ship We should be on radio from them, and they're in a hostile territory. But. Maybe don't like you the other thing that. You think. What could I ask you? What was it like this in the German navy before you transferred over? Yes. It's okay it feels like that. It was like it was always one person on the ship. Who is just causes problems are. Let's let's make this. Let's make this hostile. What's the difference? Okay. I'm going I'm going to radio off friends on the on the US kangaroo. Okay! Yeah, fine forever do it. Okay! US KANGAROO USS Kangaroo. Diet come over and could I get I. Get I use kangaroo. Yeah, this is His Majesty's Royal Norwegian ship. giancarl Giancarlo diety house a gallon in. Just to be clear, Giancarlo is the name of the ship and my name is. On the stand that then so can say. Then should be Laka Pessina, thank. Talked talked what you said. Okay, good good talk. Do you have is on USS Amendment? They have to stop it. Bow, say it end. This'll that there. In hostile territory I mean. This is clearly Norwegian. Slash Australian water. What a great team! We make no way no stallion. Crikey. Did you see that there's a ship coming up the? Sheep over there. See Officer. Officer. Would you take the media week? On radio. What don't call the ship from no I did. No Way. Hello there are I'm assuming you're also an Australian but. I am. You can hit they soon. A DINGO unit. Dot Not quite as partial as we are. Before. Close. Yes real will fire a warning shot from the east. And we'll follow from done. On. The. Brand. That is on brand that is also seen on. 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"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

Alchemy This

11:31 min | 10 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

"Crib a podcast where we have open and honest conversations about what it's really like to be a parent this season. We've got power house gas like America Ferrera and Gabrielle Union. It's real MOM's real talk real tired. New episodes release every other Thursday. Listen to Katie's crib on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you look back to another episode of Nineteen Twenty Twenty Edition. I'm your host Kevin. Pollack Guess I know. That's what I said what I meant that he caught the virus from someone on his staff. And I you say didn't make it wouldn't be ironic. I wasn't wishing ill on him. Or you know wishing he took the dirt nets soon. My God I would never look over there. But I digress. Let's meet our alchemists. Shall we no particular order? Say hello to James any Jimmy with the light brown hair if it were considered quite cool to style. Your hair like a topiary. What animal would you would your topiary hairstyle resemble? I'm not that familiar with topiary so The probably I'm thinking those are animal shaped bushes. And I would have to go with a dinosaur probably a brontosaurus dancer. All of those things are correct and you are as familiar with topiary is now as you would ever want to be the words that you said to kind of fill it in. I've never used the were topiary but what I really liked by light. Brown hair Joey is trying to convince the world that have red hair and it's just not true. No it isn't but thank you. So Joey say Carla Account Ski is back. Cc On the Ri- Dir Congrat- congratulations on completing the PODCASTS. If not your worst nightmare craigslist and any final comments after the fact I mean. He made me watch Schindler's list in the middle of a pandemic what what's hard to say not a quarantine so far. Yeah you win in life. Well Oh there's Craik accounts can you give me in the elevator pitch for your number one film of All Time? Okay so you remember the Holocaust Right Okay but it's in black and white and There's a girl in the readdress But she dies Everybody does not everybody. I get a tuna salad. Go ahead okay. It's finally I have you sir. This is great Where was I everybody's dead But some of them make it. There's Nazis Hogan's heroes. No no no the. There's there's jokes there. There's A. There's a few jokes Not a lot And it's it's four hours long. I'm sorry you covered your mouth. It seemed like you said four our over all right. Thank you for that. Please welcome back. Returning Champ Dr Cole. Stratton Elo Michigan Coca Cola. How will we go to the movies when we do When we're finally allowed back well there can have to. Social distance is going to be like four people. Auditory and popcorn will be turned seventy three dollars for medium but for a quarter more uses. You can get a large right. That's perfect can I just say one thing really quick? I swear. Take Long if you just have to say if astronaut could just put a helmet on and live out in space like that. Everybody gets in helmet when they go to the Internet. Don done deal astronaut helmet. I mean yeah. If there's a more comfortable one sure doesn't need to be you know safe-space but it needs to be as a whole season around you so not the Susan is the just projection issues. You Call Houston to help you out with it. Or what's the deal? It shouldn't be a Houston issue. It should be local problem like it would have like Bluetooth headphones or whatever headphones. It's getting a microphone from what's outside and it's crystal clear and it's just speaking it into your and set it wouldn't. I'm sorry I it sounded like it sounded to me like in. You're brilliant suggestions. Last dissertation you did used the word speaking okay loss but wash your hands for forty seconds if you think. It's Joey greer crazy Kenny. If A TRAIN STATION IN CHICAGO TRAVELING EAST AT NOON. How many people were allowed to board? James has red hair. And if you don't think he does you're a fucking idiot. Okay because he does and he has been running this campaign this mud-slinging campaign against me and everyone who knows that his hairs fiery fiery Rhett. Thank you let me do a damn show. Almost all of our seed suggestions gathered from your listener emails the others from Patriot. Vip's if you'd like to submit your listener email please read you the podcast at your name. Here documentary dot Com. I read all the emails I reply. I Love Love Love. Love love each and every one of you for writing them so thank you and please continue. Some of you recently have mentioned you've written reviews never stopped doing that and we thank you. Thank you thank you again right to your name here. And I'll see number one comes to us from brand new St- Patriot Patriot Alka Mania Robert Thompson. Who wrote greetings alchemists my name is RJ? I'm currently deployed in the navy since before. Thanks to covert. I haven't been able to come home. I've been listening to alchemy this To help maintain my level of sanity at peacefully. Deranged the love his level case. That wasn't clear by the way I read it. You are all hilarious and I tried to get my shipmates to listen. But my favorite moment in any one of these but they don't share my elevated sense of humor. No they fucking don't mind. Seen suggested is as follows a crew of. Us Navy sailors realized that they deployed without any knowledge on how to run a ship. This becomes extremely evident when the countries of Norway and Australia joined forces against that ship. Love you all. I don't pick favorites one team. One fight all right everyone up twenty minutes. Okay we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA have to go up stairs for the We're going to go upstairs and twenty minutes okay. So let's just make traveling. We stayed up really late last night. Playing truth or dare you say girl scares you mean Go above the sea line is I do yes I do. I go up on the the the tippy top deck okay. So we're going to go up there. He gets seasick. Yeah get real sea sick. Every time I see water or can be seawater can be sink water any kind of water any kind of water sergey. I'm going to sleep this one off. I did a lot of dares. Last night he did. He licked down. Raja's foot all down. That was crazy. I didn't realize that can request truth requesting truth so I'm just go to sleep this one off or you know I'll push it I'm GONNA push it. Okay let's do forty all right. Let's fast here's the best. You're okay are I. Don't need people to sound off on their opinions of me okay. I don't need that all right. So let's just let's just do forty a mich up on the tippy top deck. Okay again just for clarification when you say tippy top deck. Are we breaking surface of the water to the air? I feel sick. I feel sick. He said well. Let's talk about water. So all right Logan you think that we are under water right now. Is that what you yes I okay. I work below deck so right. I'm getting that I'm getting right now. I understand there's a lot of windows down where you're working over in the In the area right where we mine dash. Well let's Halley the second year. Yeah I know it I know it I know we all we all have little chef in US okay. So let's just take a second here. Don't all have little chef enough. I'm the SUSHA stand. You don't eat about Su. Yes Sir yes sir okay. Am I going above the water? Line your Dr. Burt okay. We've got to get a bucket. I'm going to get a bucket. Let's push sixty. Hey for me to drink that. They don't don't tear him he will. He will drink. Don't dare damning. You want me to a fucking. I dare you drink that. Shit. I dare you to Dr All. Finish it finishing chunky party. Oh Shit is nasty. We gotTA clean this up. Let's push it to our twenty because this hour twenty thousand two thousand twenty thousand. Yes it is okay. So let's do a thousand minutes twenty seconds and then I'll meet you up on the tippy top deck. Okay you say Oh Coca Cola eight zero. That's okay I defer to the sous-chef go ahead buddy. Yeah when you say tiptop Sir Yep do you mean I'm going from blow deck to upper this logan you just stay here okay because I feel like this leaving this areas causing law distress. So why are you to stay put and everyone else will just say jump on up okay? We'll take the roads I can. You can stay here okay. he doesn't like to be alone. Oh my gosh okay you know what? Let's just call off everything we gotta do today because we got to settle in here and we're gotTA figure each other shit out all right because we can't run this ship unless we're on the same page. Hey Hey captain commands above the truth or dare. Oh come on. I can't believe all right true. True truth is your is your hair color. Red Or light Brown told the truth..

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"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

Alchemy This

08:16 min | 10 months ago

"us navy" Discussed on Alchemy This

"Crib a podcast where we have open and honest conversations about what it's really like to be a parent. This season we've got power house gas like America Ferrera and Gabrielle. Union it's real MOM's real talk. Real tired new episodes release every other Thursday. Listen to Katie's crib on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you. Look back to. Another episode of. Nineteen Twenty Twenty edition I'm your host. Kevin Pollack. Guess I know that's what I said what I meant. That he caught the virus from someone on his staff and. I you say. Didn't make it wouldn't be ironic. I wasn't wishing ill on him, or you know wishing. He took the dirt nap soon. My God I would never. Look over there but I digress. Let's meet our alchemists. Shall we no particular order? Say hello to James any Jimmy with the light brown hair, if it were considered quite cool to style your hair like a topiary, what animal would you? Would your topiary hairstyle resemble? Well. I'm not that familiar with topiary, so the probably I'm thinking. Those are animal shaped bushes, and I would have to go with a dinosaur, probably a Brontosaurus. Dancer all of those things are correct, and you are as familiar with topiary is now as you would ever want to be the words that you said to kind of fill it in I've never used the were topiary, but what I really liked by light brown hair Joey is trying to convince the world that have red hair, and it's just not true. No, it isn't but thank you so, Joey. Say Carla Account Ski is back. Cc on the Ri-. Dir Congrat- congratulations on completing the PODCASTS. If not your worst nightmare craigslist. And any final comments, after the fact I, mean he made me watch Schindler's list in the middle of a pandemic. What what's hard to say? Not a quarantine so far. Yeah. You Win in life well Oh. There's CRAIK accounts. Can you give me in the elevator pitch for your number? One film of all time. Okay so. 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"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

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"us navy" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"Our guest this week on veterans chronicles. Is John Hancock? He is a World War Two veteran. Us Navy veteran. He was a gun on board. The USS Yorktown during the pivotal battle of Midway in June of nineteen forty two as the allies seized momentum in the Pacific that would last throughout the rest of the war. Mr Hancock. Thank you very much for being with US employer. Let's start with the beginning of your story. Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in South Georgia North Florida I was born August tenth. Nineteen twenty four if you can believe graduated from High School in Georgia Georgia Navy. October twenty seven which used to be Navy Day are just still is nineteen forty one and there were three hundred sixty dollars from that area that join the navy that day And we want to Norfolk for our boot. Training graduated December fifth nineteen forty one and Norfolk and Japanese changed our minds on two days. Later and one aboard Yorktown CV five on the following week. It was in Drydock in Newport News and we got underway a few days later and went around to the Florida Straits through the canal up to San Diego had a few days. There got Iran. After Christmas we left said Diego at cod void so more battalion marines and their material dropped him off Of course we didn't go in being on a carrier. We didn't go into foreign ports although some more was marcus for the Japanese were running rapid so we didn't know what was going to happen or anything and so we left there and we went out to sea and over. The horizon came on another battle fleet and additional hours. We had Six destroyers and two cruisers plus are carrier York doubt and hours and then this Battle Fleet. It turned out was commanded by later to become famous. William Bear falls here calling bull back and he took off. It landed on Yorktown a pilot fly. Molo. He was apologizing so And he and our Admiral Admiral Fletcher got their heads together without our permission to course decided to bomb the Japanese so the first retaliatory strike of the war coordinated battle fleet was done in the Marshall Gilbert Island by the enterprise and her battle group in New York town and our battlegroup. We left there. What Pearl Harbor our first time? They're there for a few days. Took it all supplies re-fuelled and all that stuff off and we left there and went down to the Carl See. Japanese had ball townsend in northern Australia. And they were tried to invade. Port Moresby New Guinea. And we joined the the Oh Lexington Lexington Had We'll ran back into and then we bumped into the gap unease and they bumped into us and we had what I carrier by. The history of the world called Battle of the Coral Sea old man. The eight nine thousand nine hundred forty two. We just celebrated the New York with the Australian survivors. The Lexington was soak and we took a couple of bald and my good friends in the Marine Corps. Lock to tell you that. The Marines were first ashore in the Solomon Islands on Guadalcanal turned out to our fodder played Johnny Adams. Scotland custody was all were strafed and carrying on the dive bombers And it took a hit the gas take because he did it and so they landed on the beach at Guadalcanal. Nobody there and add landed behind him. And so the navy beat are good buddies a few days anyway. We should've destroyer in to pick them up. And which took launch three times that day. Mom to log as the Japanese were landed enforce and That tip the Japanese off that America was there was a carrier to and so and next couple of days we join forces had had what was called the battle of the Coral Sea. Lexington was so we took a couple of ball hits and we left and came back to Pearl fleck speed because admiral limits toll are admiral. Admiral Fletcher Bustard apparrel. We left an oil slick all the way because Jeff should open the seem. We wouldn't Pearl Harbor. Went around four dollars and right into dry dock and of course just being a kid see when I just heard scuttle but they said that it's totally yard workers To have that ship out of their seventy two hours he knew about the COVINGTON midway so they sent all of us. Kids are sure to get us out of the way. I guess people do what they were doing. What to work around the clock so into seventy two hours. They flooded the draw. Could we backed out and went to see in between the I Wa who had Monaco. We recovered airplanes and we went to place it. They had designated as point look which is approximately one hundred fifty miles northeast of Midway Island and we sat there and waited on Jap we got there about June the first or the second and then on June the fourth are PB wise located the jet. Fleet six carriers and their accompanying escort So I have to be Scott lookout and hours. Run over the way the to bridge. You could hear the admiral talking to the captain. The more than a June fourth and captain came out and said the admiral the Py's was located part of the J applete. They reported to carrier. Admiral says well. Let's just wait till it gives us a better fix at pretty soon. And there was another report that they had found the main fleet or some such thing and then I heard the admiral. Tell the captain signal enterprise who had the The other admiral. Oh there that was junior to Admiral. Fletcher tell a lot to deck loads everything got off the enterprise and Hornet and we will follow. As soon as we recover our scouts. We had to scout duty that morning and so they took off at Fortuna. Our Scout Hove into view and we recovered and so we should off. Our Butterfly are dive bombers and torpedo planes and fighters away at turned out the enterprise. Crusty clusky spotted a Jap destroyer and followed it to the Japanese fleet. That destroyer was a JEB. Destroy which is keeping all of our subs down that had got in there and it paid off. He got there and it just so happened at Yorktown attack. Force got there at the same time. So For their carriers. Three other carriers and it's important to note that the reason they all had four carriers at midway because we psych wanted heavily damaged two others goes ahead six in their battle fleet that had bombed Pearl Harbor on December seventh but anyway They've missed one. That was under a rain cloud. They came back to the ship at a Japanese following them and they attacked us at dropped. The ball down our stack and one on the flight deck where I got wounded knocked out but it stopped us and we were did in water for about the lowered. Our finally got bowlers by Code. Line and we got underway at radar reported unidentified aircraft approaching from the West Ed so our fighter intercept and enterprise fighters went out to intercept. What was left of the Hornet when you see the Hornet squadrons got lost splashed into water so made it made it back but they got the play had said are played over to land on the enterprise and Hornet the Japanese torpedo planes and they drop torpedoes on us. I was firing at them like everybody else was questionable whether we hit anything or not but anyway they dropped. Two torpedoes hit us back on the port. Quarter added stopped us again and we were listed we over the port captain. Orders ordered us to abandon the ship so we did At the our our planes that were on the enterprise and Hornet went with what they had left and found out fourth carrier psyche. It so cycle carriers important thing. We had psyched those that water. Have it damage? The other two that were at Pearl Harbor had six as I said before there would have been six carriers up so that Kinda helped matters. I guess so. We abandon ship and I went over the side over the port side. The flight deck was dipping into water. I got lost from everybody else. Mcconnell look I found myself all alone the ocean has courage like in the air and I got caught. 'cause we were taking the wounded and put those life biscuits we call them around thing. Putting a wounded scenario holding all of them but more guys kept coming our way to one hundred and thirty pounds elbowed me off so I found myself all alone was getting Dark Halo Old Cape Hawke Life Jacket and I had a TAB hanging out. Look down at it. Said flotation assured for twelve hours. Getting dark and I'd been the water a couple of hours by then so just before it got to darkness destroyer and I'll never forget it. I live to be a thousand. Dd Four Levin turned out media USS Anderson so they put me on a mess table out in the hall they felt. I had shrapnel in my right leg and neck oh and So but anyway. They took care of that. The next day they transferred US underway to the heavy cruiser Portland Cold bags and we started her overnight and the next day the USS full to the subject or had come out from Pearl took us all aboard. We went to Pearl Harbor Sir. Let's pause right there. We'll take a quick break. We'll be right back with John. Hancock World War Two. Us Navy veteran on veterans chronicles. We are back on veterans chronicles on the Radio America network. I'm Greg Columbus and I'm joined today by John Hancock. He is a veteran of World War. Two the US Navy served as gunner on the Yorktown and Sir You were just explaining the harrowing story of abandoning ship when the Yorktown was repeatedly torpedoed during the battle of midway and you're ultimately picked up by a destroyer. What's going through your mind as as your floating in the water during that time well of course of action for somebody to come and pulled me out of it at it. You get off the cold because you get soaked with water your way out to see I was hoping somebody would come by and did And so I think we had gotten to the place where the transferred US underway from the heavy cruiser Portland to the Fulton Pearl Harbor and the Navy sent the whole crew down to a little place on Oahu called Cooler. Actually we were almost like prisoners of war because the Navy America did not want to Japanese though that we were suck and so we just had a lot of fun playing in the surf off. Have you while down the air? I was an expert. Something like picking up cigarette butts and stuff like that so raking so they had me out doing more expertise and this Phil I was working with another sailor should ask me if I fell right. I said of course he said I said why he said because your lips or purple okay. I looked at my fingernails and they were just black so they had a Cormon in a little dispensary there and I went in there and he checked my bottles. Loaded jeep cured man to the hospital in Pearl Harbor where they found it. My right lung had collapsed and was a lack of oxygen..

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