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During each episode, we will showcase how FORSCOM is contributing to the Army's priorities of People, Readiness and Modernization. We'll also be highlighting our diverse organization that is ready now to fight and win our nation's wars while continuing to improve and modernize our force.
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Season 2 of the FORSCOM Frontline podcast is here! Join us for a conversation about readiness. FORSCOM's mission is to train and prepare a combat ready, globally responsive Total Force in order to build and sustain readiness to meet Combatant Command requirement. But how do we do that? We are talking with Col. Pat Stich, Col. Mark Geraldi and Col. Fred Ortiz, all from the FORSCOM G3 directorate. They talk with us about ReARMM and how that helps to provide predictability to units; how we measure readiness; and the role training plays in a unit's and an individual's readiness.
Bringing home a hero

Bringing home a hero

2021-12-0918:19

For the final episode of the year, the FORSCOM Frontline Podcast shares the homecoming story of Chaplain Emil Kapaun – a Veteran of the Korean War and Medal of Honor recipient. Joining in the conversation is Chaplain (Col.) Rajmund Kopec, FORSCOM Chaplain, who also served as special escort to Kapaun’s remains. As special escort, Kapaun represented the Army and the Chief of Chaplains, provided support to the family and the escort officer and lastly, served as the chaplain for the ramp ceremonies at each airport. Learn more about Father Kapaun: https://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/kapaun/
This episode, hosted by U.S. Army Forces Command commander Gen. Michael X. Garrett, features a conversation with three Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Capt. Cody Chellman, Sgt. Gunner Parsons, and Spc. Alsajjad Al Lami, share their stories of their ties to the military that started well before they joined the Army. During the conversation, Garrett asks the Soldiers about their experiences deploying to Afghanistan in late August to help with evacuation efforts, how they help their families and their Soldiers’ families prepare for that type of mission, and how the unit ensures they are ready when called upon. FORSCOM Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FORSCOM
Just doing our job

Just doing our job

2021-10-0734:39

In this episode, we talk with FORSCOM's NCO and Soldier of the year as they get ready to head to the Army's Best Warrior Competition. Sgt. Hunter Wilson (representing III Corps) and Spc. James Maynes (representing I Corps) talk to us about preparing for the Army-level competition; how their units are helping them get ready; and what it means to represent FORSCOM. 
You're not weak

You're not weak

2021-09-2358:13

In this episode, we talk about normalizing the mental health conversation with Kelsey Hurt from the FORSCOM Ready and Resilient Office and retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jason VanKleeck. In this conversation we explore recent events surrounding mental health; share our own experiences; and talk about ways we can help to reduce the stigma associated with mental health care.   RESOUCES: Military/Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or text 838255  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK Crisis Text Line: Text "HELLO" to 741741
Don't hit rock bottom

Don't hit rock bottom

2021-09-0948:48

In this episode, we talk to Chief Warrant Officer Joel Rivera, who has been in the #USArmy for 19 years. Throughout that time, has held numerous leadership positions, excelled at his job. Earlier this year he was arrested for an alcohol related incident. Tune in for the rest of his story about his struggle with depression and alcoholism and how he finally found the courage to speak up and reach out for help. RESOUCES: Military/Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or text 838255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK Crisis Text Line: Text "HELLO" to 741741
Going for the Crown

Going for the Crown

2021-09-0743:21

Join us for a bonus episode celebrating Women’s Equality Day! We are talking with Spc. Marua Spence Carroll, who was recently crowned Miss Colorado. She is the first active duty Soldier to represent the state. Maura has been working towards a spot in the Miss America competition for eight years. She shares with us how it feels to have finally accomplished that goal. We also talk to her about how she balances being a Soldier and Miss Colorado.
Advancing the Battlefield

Advancing the Battlefield

2021-09-0701:01:02

Join us for a special episode with guest host Gen. Michael X. Garrett, FORSCOM Commanding General, and Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division. We talk about their unit's role in the Army's modernization efforts the importance of engaged leadership and mastering the fundamentals.
Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle

2021-09-0752:22

Join us for a conversation about jungle survival. This month, we talk with two Soldiers from the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade to learn more about their experiences at the 25th Infantry Division Lightening Academy Jungle Operations Training Course. We also talk to an instructor from the course who shares the importance of the JOTC for maintaining Army readiness.
Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations

2021-09-0701:11:08

Join us for part two of our Pride Month special where we have an open and honest conversation about inclusion and the experiences of queer people in the military. Our three guests talk about what it has been like serving as an openly gay Soldier in the Army.
Speaking Your Truth

Speaking Your Truth

2021-09-0752:03

Join us as we chat with Chaplain (Maj.) Rebecca Ammons, a transgender women serving in the Army. She talks with us about her personal struggles, what it is was like having to keep her “secret” for most of her life, and what it has been like being able to be herself since the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. We also talk with her about her contributions to readiness – and what Chaplain's do to support Soldiers and their families. Be sure to join us for this very open and candid conversation!
Tell me YOUR Story

Tell me YOUR Story

2021-09-0750:45

This month we introduce our listeners to retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jason VanKleeck, who shares with us his story of overcoming depression and why he encourages others to share theirs. We also talk to Sgt. Marygian Barnes, whose family immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines. She shares with us what it was like growing up in Philippines and how she has worked to empower other women serving in the Army.
Join us for a bonus episode of the Frontline where we learn more about the Army's new Human Resources system, the Integrated Personnel and Pay System - Army. Our three guests explain what IPPS-A is and how this system will make it easier for Soldiers to address pay issues, update their information, and better manager their career path. Episode Guests: COL Greg Johnson, COL Rebecca Eggers and SGM Gary Krese.
This is My Squad

This is My Squad

2021-09-0738:37

This month, we chat with FORSCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims about This is My Squad and the conversations he has had with Soldiers from across FORSCOM. We also have a couple extra special guests for Month of the Military Child. They share their Army knowledge with us, as well as the tough parts of being a military kid.
What does it mean!? Join us for a special bonus episode and a chat with MG Lonnie Hibbard, commander, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training, about ACFT 3.0. MG Hibbard talks to us about the changes to the test, how we got here, and what to expect in the future.
Trailblazers

Trailblazers

2021-09-0751:48

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we sit down with three women currently serving in or working for the Army. We will learn what drives them; how they are contributing to the readiness of the Army; and why they think it is important to remember the women who came before them.
Changing the Narrative

Changing the Narrative

2021-09-0744:19

A conversation with Gen. Michael X. Garrett, FORSCOM Commanding General, about racism, embracing diversity within our formations and his family's legacy of service.
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