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.
In this third episode of Season 3 we talk with Dr. Daniel Libby who founded the Veterans Yoga Project. You will seriously add years to your life by listening to this episode! Listen, like, and share this episode with all of your friends and family. Check out their website at Veterans Yoga Project.
In this second episode of our third season, we talk with Ryan Manion about the pivot her life took when her brother, Travis was killed in combat. She is currently serving as the President of the foundation carrying on the memory of her brother, The Travis Manion Foundation and is co-author of the book, “The Knock at the Door”. In this podcast learn how Ryan and co-authors, Amy Looney and Heather Kelly learned to carry on after loosing a loved one on the battlefield.
After WWII nearly 50% of the returning veterans became entrepreneurs. Currently that statistic is drastically lower and after listening to Clay and Jaden’s story about starting Family Proud you may understand why. These two veterans describe the blood, sweat, and tears that they’ve put in to building their company. Do you have what it takes?