The USA Patriots represents some of our nation’s bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers and veterans. These men and women have sustained severe injuries resulting in amputation, and through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again, playing against able- bodied teams in exhibition games across the country.
Tyler served in the Air Force and spent multiple deployments in war zones. He needed a break from the violence and found some peace in traveling around the world. After returning to the US he eventually wrote The Veteran Advantage, a book about the journey from the battlefield to entrepreneurship. It’s dedicated to highlighting the pathways that veteran-entrepreneurs have taken to achieve success in the business world and the skill sets that they find relevant.
Brian Niswander is the Founder of Military-Transition.org, an
organization that uses data analytics and visualizations to assist
military members with their transition into the civilian workforce. He
started Military-Transition.org after identifying a need for data driven
solutions which enable decision making throughout the transition and reintegration process. His organization also shares data and
visualizations to assist military spouses with employment challenges.
Brian was an Air Force intelligence officer and he now provides
‘transition intelligence’ to educate and empower military families.
Bryant Kryck from Operation Trench Kitchen and Executive Chef of CRAFTpdx shares his story of service in the Army, sustaining an injury while deployed in Iraq ending his post-service dreams. With one door closed, Bryant utilized his GI bill and began a trajectory that has led to him reaching incredible milestones which include a rapid rise through the chef ranks and being featured in two national TV game shows. Enjoy this story and then go visit www.operationtrenchkitchen.com.
We have been a country at war for over 19 years and the thousands of men and women who have volunteered to serve, fight, and were fortunate enough to return home all have unique and powerful stories to tell. This Is War was a podcast that Tony Russo hosted that gave over 40 combat veterans the opportunity to share their stories and give a glimpse into how combat plays a role in their transition home and eventually out of the military.
We know you’ve all missed us and we’ve missed you so enjoy this update from the HBV crew. Stand by for some great new content coming soon. If you like the music we’re using in our podcasts then go check out Parallel Stereo on Spotify now! Thanks to the PS crew for letting us enhance our content with theirs.
In this episode we learn how Trails of Purpose’s founder, Kayla Arestivo, turned tragedy into a life of purpose serving veterans who she can relate to. Although Kayla didn’t serve in the military, she knows what it means to lose a loved one and deal with trauma. Her story of healing and service resonates through the lives of the veterans she serves utilizing equine assisted therapy.
Very rarely do any of us appreciate or value a struggle, especially while in the thick of it. But, more often than not, the person that rises out of the ashes is better equipped to endure, persevere and thrive in life. This process is illustrated in Bobby Herrera’s life and book, The Gift of Struggle. In this podcast we talk with Bobby about how embracing struggle has produced successful outcomes both in his personal and professional lives.
Meghan Ogilvie and her team at Dog Tag Bakery are helping service members, family members of veterans, and caregivers transition successfully from the military to a civilian career. Their five month long program exists conspicuously upstairs from their bakery located in Georgetown. The next time you’re in DC and looking for an amazing cup of coffee and a pastry, AND you want to support a veteran, head on over to DTB!! Until then, take a listen to this episode. Enjoy!
Daniel and Wendy Gade share a little different transition story than you may be used to if you’ve listened to our podcast before. After Daniel was seriously wounded in combat in Iraq he and Wendy had to learn how to adjust to their new normal in the recovery phase and afterwards.