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Author: Aaron Perkins

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Through conversations, research, and stories of personal experience, on this show, we seek to answer the questions Post-9/11 veterans are already asking.

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Happy New Year! In this first episode of Season 6, Aaron breaks down a few new things veterans are asking about: COVID-19 vaccines (http://bit.ly/3hOOm8H) Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) (https://bit.ly/35aCEQK) VA overpayment notifications (http://bit.ly/3rWpdxp) VA Welcome Kit (http://bit.ly/358WkEE) Grab your copy of RESOLVE at Courage to Fight Again! (http://bit.ly/37gE79u) Join the Post-9/11 Veterans and Families Facebook Group! (http://bit.ly/3pP9uyi) Drop us a line at podcast@couragetofightagain.com. ----- CREDITS: Intro/Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles (https://filmmusic.io/song/6298-corporate-uplifting-chill) Mid-Roll Ad Music: Inspiring Advertising by Rafael Crux (https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
In this episode, Aaron takes just a few minutes to share some incredibly important information about the podcast – Hint: We are pivoting! Tune in to the episode to learn more! Join the Post-9/11 Veterans and Families Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/post911vetsandfamilies/ Learn more about Courage to Fight Again at our website, https://couragetofightagain.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
o Annie Brock has only spent four months of her life without some form of military ID. o Annie was a military kid, soldier, officer, pilot, military spouse, and most recently and CEO and founder. o Annie shares some incredibly valuable insights into the transition process, as well as how civilians can better help service members reintegrate into the community. o Find out more about Annie and the Leader Transition Institute across social media. o Be sure to visit changing-focus.org! --- To grab your copy of RESOLVE, head over to the Courage to Fight Again website or buy direct from Amazon (ships free for Prime members). --- Be sure to follow Courage to Fight Again on social media, especially Facebook! --- Music Credits: Intro Music: Inspiring Teaser by Rafael Krux  Mid-Roll Ad Music: Soft Corporate by MusicLFiles  Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
Tune in to this brand-new bonus episode where Aaron sits down with Dr. Thomas Moorman, the Provost of Perfect Technician Academy, an institution focused on helping Veterans gain meaningful employment after hanging up the uniform for the final time. For more information on the school, check out perfecttechnicianacademy.com. --- Grab your copy of RESOLVE, the brand-new book from Courage to Fight Again! Available now at couragetofightagain.com or at Amazon (ships free for Prime members). --- Music Credits: Intro Music: Inspiring Teaser by Rafael Krux Mid-Roll Ad Music: Soft Corporate by MusicLFiles Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
In our first-ever LIVE podcast interview, Aaron sits down and talks candidly with Marine Corps Veteran, Raymond Lott. Unfiltered, uncut, and full of mistakes, this is the FULL conversation! Raymond is better known across social media and the music sphere as @TheMarineRapper. If you don't know who The Marine Rapper is, you'll definitely know who he is after you listen to this episode. If you'd rather watch the full interview, head over to the Courage to Fight Again Facebook page. ___ RESOLVE, the book we've been working on for nearly 2 years, is now available for purchase at the Courage to Fight Again website! Get your copy today! ___ - Intro Music: Inspiring Teaser by Rafael Krux - - Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
o The story of Dave Flounders and Kathleen Saucier is one for the record books! o After years of service in the military, as well as Dave’s survived suicide attempt, Davy and Kathy are giving back in such a unique way through Samson’s Strength Sustainable Veteran’s Project. o Be sure to check out their website, sssvp.org! #SSSVP #ChooseToServe Don’t forget, the release date for RESOLVE, the first-ever book from Courage to Fight Again, is right around the corner! It hits the shelves on September 15th, and the book is now available for pre-order! Check us out of Facebook and Instagram @CouragetoFightAgain, and on Twitter a@CourageAgain, and of course at our website, at couragetofightagain.com. Music Credits: - Intro Music: Inspiring Teaser by Rafael Krux - Mid-Roll Ad Music: Soft Corporate by MusicLFiles - Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
o CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains mature themes, including rape, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and child sexual trauma. We strongly urge caution for those under the age of 13. o Athena deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in 2008 with the US Marine Corps, and became a part of the Lioness Program. o Athena has her master’s degree in Forensic Investigations and is currently a doctoral candidate in Forensic Psychology. o Athena is passionate about seeking out and catching sexual predators and strives to educate the public about the threat of sexual predators. o Be sure to check out her website at athenaives.com. Don’t forget, the release date for RESOLVE, the first-ever book from Courage to Fight Again, is right around the corner! It hits the shelves on September 15th, and stay tuned to our social media because we have some pretty big announcements coming up - oh, and the book is now available for pre-order! Check us out of Facebook and Instagram @CouragetoFightAgain, and on Twitter a@CourageAgain, and of course at our website, at couragetofightagain.com. Music Credits: - Intro Music: Inspiring Teaser by Rafael Krux - Mid-Roll Ad Music: Soft Corporate by MusicLFiles - Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
o Joe Land is a former Navy journalist who stuck around the defense community after he separated from the military, and by his own admittance, he is "chronologically enhanced." o Today, Joe leads Extreme Military Challenge, giving today’s young people a taste of what life in the military Is like. o Be sure to check out xmccamp.com for more information on the summer camp for youth, ages 13-18 years of age. Don’t forget, the release date for RESOLVE, the first-ever book from Courage to Fight Again, is right around the corner! It hits the shelves on September 15th, and stay tuned to our social media because we have some pretty big announcements coming up. Check us out of Facebook and Instagram @CouragetoFightAgain, and on Twitter a@CourageAgain, and of course at our website, at couragetofightagain.com. Music Credits: - Intro Music: Inspiring Teaser by Rafael Krux - Mid-Roll Ad Music: Soft Corporate by MusicLFiles - Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
o John Wayne Walding was born on the 4th of July, and it seemed he was destined to become a US Army Soldier – and that is precisely what he did. o As a result of a gunshot wound from enemy fire, John became a below-the-knee amputee, going on to return to active duty and become the first amputee to complete Special Force Sniper School. o John is now a family man, entrepreneur, proud owner of water company, Live to Give, and with every bottle purchased, half the profits go to Veteran and first responder charities. o Check out Live to Give at https://www.livetogive.com/ Don’t forget, the release date for RESOLVE, the first-ever book from Courage to Fight Again, is right around the corner! It hits the shelves on September 15th, and stay tuned to our social media because we have some pretty big announcements coming up. Check us out of Facebook and Instagram @CouragetoFightAgain, and on Twitter a@Courage Again, and of course at our website, at couragetofightagain.com. Music Credits: - Intro Music: Inspiring Teaser by Rafael Krux - Mid-Roll Ad Music: Soft Corporate by MusicLFiles - Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
Babee Garcia is a USMC Veteran, award-winning journalist, and an excellent storyteller! In this episode, she shares her story (and some sage advice for other Veterans and civilians alike.) Be sure to check out Military Veterans in Journalism online: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Website Be the first to know when you can grab a copy of the new book from Courage to Fight Again here! Music Credits: - Intro Music: Inspiring Teaser by Rafael Krux - Mid-Roll Ad Music: Soft Corporate by MusicLFiles - Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
Content Warning: This episode contains a topic (sexual assault) that some listeners may find disturbing. We urge caution for listeners under 13 years of age. Linsey Daley served in the US Navy and is originally from the UK o  Linsey is an outspoken advocate for those who have experienced sexual assault while serving in the military. o Linsey’s company is focused on training mindfulness and meditation to address the challenges of PTSD, focused on helping people heal from trauma. Be sure to check out Linsey’s LinkedIn page at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linsey-daley/ Find out more about RESOLVE at couragetofightagain.com. Music Credits: - Intro Music: Inspiring Teaser by Rafael Krux - Mid-Roll Ad Music: Soft Corporate by MusicLFiles - Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
Charlan Rieve is a musician, mom, and proud Veteran of the United States Air Force. In this episode, she not only shares her story, but our conversation took a turn into financial education, and she knows her stuff! Oh, and she also has an accent here and there – see if you can figure out what other language she speaks – she will tell us at the end of the show! o Big takeaway: Value your story, experiences, and skills gained! o Next Steps: Check out nextforvets.com for a free Veteran resume self-inspection checklist – and they’re also working on a podcast, coming soon! To nab a copy of RESOLVE, the soon-to-be-released book from Courage to Fight Again, head over to couragetofightagain.com. Music Credits: - Intro Music: Inspiring Teaser by Rafael Krux - Mid-Roll Ad Music: Soft Corporate by MusicLFiles - Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
We've been hard at work recording Season 5 of the show, and we'll be back on the airwaves before you know it! Subscribe today wherever you get your podcasts so you don't miss a single episode! Oh, by the way - the book you've heard so much about is coming out this fall! Find out more at https://couragetofightagain.com/resolvebook. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
In a first for Courage to Fight Again, we are rebroadcasting an earlier episode, one that we ran in Season 2! The episode we are rebroadcasting continues to be our most popular episode to date! Our special guest is Matt Aston. Matt is a U.S. Army Veteran, entrepreneur, and worship leader at one of the largest churches in the nation, Church of the Highlands. Sponsor Message: Be sure you get on the list for pre-orders of the RESOLVE book, releasing this fall! Head over to https://couragetofightagain.com/resolvebook. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/couragetofightagain Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/couragetofightagain/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/courageagain Intro Music: Funny Adventures by WinnieTheMoog (https://filmmusic.io/song/6048-funny-adventures) Outro Music: MorningCoffee by AlekSound (https://filmmusic.io/song/5946-morning-coffee) Copyright, Courage to Fight Again, 2020 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
Stay-at-home orders, masks, gloves, and avoiding other people - sounds like an introvert's dream! But the reality is, all these changes are forcing all of us to reevaluate what it means to make a difference. In this episode, Aaron shares 9 ways you can still have a positive impact on the world around you. Get the book, releasing this fall: http://couragetofightagain.com/resolvebook Follow us! Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/couragetofightagain Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/couragetofightagain/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/courageagain Intro Music: Funny Adventures by WinnieTheMoog (https://filmmusic.io/song/6048-funny-adventures) Outro Music: MorningCoffee by AlekSound (https://filmmusic.io/song/5946-morning-coffee) Copyright, Courage to Fight Again, 2020 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
In this episode, Aaron sits down with professional counselor Cherie Hickey, owner of Warrior Wellness Group in Alabaster, Alabama. Cherie shares some invaluable tips to help you know if you're coping well during crisis - and perhaps more importantly, she also shares resources you can take advantage of whether you're in crisis, or you just need someone to talk to. Don't just 'get through it'! Get the help that is available! National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 VA Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/couragetofightagain Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/couragetofightagain/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/courageagain Intro Music: Funny Adventures by WinnieTheMoog (https://filmmusic.io/song/6048-funny-adventures) Outro Music: MorningCoffee by AlekSound (https://filmmusic.io/song/5946-morning-coffee) Copyright, Courage to Fight Again, 2020 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
S4 E1 Watch YOUR Lane

S4 E1 Watch YOUR Lane

2020-05-0515:32

In times like these, it's easy for our focus to get off on things that - let's be honest - really don't matter. In this episode, Aaron shares some encouragement and a few insights about staying focused in a time of uncertainty. Follow us! Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/couragetofightagain Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/couragetofightagain/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/courageagain Intro Music: Funny Adventures by WinnieTheMoog (https://filmmusic.io/song/6048-funny-adventures) Outro Music: MorningCoffee by AlekSound (https://filmmusic.io/song/5946-morning-coffee) Copyright, Courage to Fight Again, 2020 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
In this episode, Aaron steps away from the script and records 'on the fly' - no practice runs, no do-overs, and no second chances. . .  . . . and he asks a really important question - Where's your storm shelter? Where do you go when life gets crazy? Connect with Aaron at any of the links below: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/couragetofightagain Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/couragetofightagain Twitter - https://twitter.com/courageagain ...or send a voice message to Aaron at Anchor. - - -  Music Credits Intro Music: Circuits by Alaxander Nakarada - https://filmmusic.io/song/5194-circuits Outro Music: New Sky by Rafeal Crux - https://filmmusic.io/song/5693-new-sky- --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
In a time filled with so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, it's difficult to know what to do. With everything closed and the only connection we have to the outside world being our TVs, phones, and computers, it is more critical than ever to stay connected with the people we know. In this episode, special guest Brian Bagwell shares how he and his family are coping with this new normal and provides several tips for all of us to navigate this season of life. https://couragetofightagain.com Music Credits: Intro and Outro Music: Ambient Feelings by Aleksound: https://filmmusic.io/song/6008-ambient-feelings Break Music: Morning Coffee by Aleksound: https://filmmusic.io/song/5946-morning-coffee Courage to Fight Again - Copyright, 2020 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
It's been a long week! Coronavirus, people losing jobs, kiddos out of school for the rest of the year - what do you do?? This is a short episode where Aaron shared his heart with listeners and reminds us that, even in these difficult times, each of us still can make a difference. The RESOLVE book publishes on September 15, 2020! Get on the list here: http://couragetofightagain.com/resolvebook. Intro Music: Circuits by Alexander Nakarada (https://filmmusic.io/song/5194-circuits) Outro Music: Morning Coffee by AlekSound (https://filmmusic.io/song/5946-morning-coffee) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/weservednowwhat/message
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