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Author: EOD Warrior Foundation - Maria Schabla

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Behind the Warrior Podcast is hosted by the EOD Warrior Foundation. This podcast is focused on a variety of relatable subjects impacting EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Warriors, their Families and military families at large. Topics such as TBI, PTSD, health, wellness and much more. We share personal stories, resources and interview experts and organizations that shed light on difficult subjects and we have a little fun too! The various opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by guests, contributors, and participants of the Behind the Warrior podcast are their own and are intended for informational purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, view points, or policies of the EOD Warrior Foundation or its employees and volunteers. To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, please go to www.eodwarriorfoundation.org
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Looking for a great cup of coffee to bring in the New Year?  Join us for a motivating and uplifting conversation with Stephen, aka "the Push-Up Guy", where we learn about how Master Blaster Coffee is making waves in the community and where his inspiration for 22 push ups a day came from.  Master Blaster Coffeehttps://masterblastercoffee.us/https://www.facebook.com/masterblastercoffeeStephen's favorite Songhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA1Sm3tvS0cShine Down - How Did You LoveSupport the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Looking for a retreat for your entire family?  Project Sanctuary is one of the only organizations serving veterans, spouses, caregivers, and children as a family unit.  Whether your family is going through a difficult time or just need some time away together in a beautiful location, Project Sanctuary has something for everyone.Join us as we learn about Tom's service as a career firefighter, his time at ground zero immediately after the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, combat deployments, and how Project Sanctuary helped him to recognize and navigate his PTSD and to see how it impacted his whole family.  Project Sanctuaryhttps://projectsanctuary.us/Peppe's Pizzahttps://order.pepespizzeria.com/Richmond Ranch Findshttps://www.facebook.com/richmondranchfindsSupport the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Are you struggling to find a therapist that truly understands you, your family, and the unique challenges that come along with military service?Join us this week as we talk with Dr. Chris Ostrander, a national board certified counselor to learn about the SOF Network, a national directory of licensed mental health providers that work with the special operations community and their families, and understand the unique challenges SOF families face.  Chris shares his passion for connecting families to trusted licensed mental health providers, the importance of cultural competency and a holistic approach to health and wellness.  https://sofnetwork.org/Support the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Can EOD just be in your blood?  In this interview we get a chance to talk with retired Air Force EOD SMSgt Marshall Dutton "Doc" or "Baby Doc", who followed in his father's EOD footsteps, as the first father and son to be in EOD on active duty at the same time in the Air Force.We also uncover where his unique nickname came from and learn about his passion for serving the EOD community and the legacy that his father started and he has continued in EOD Modernization, and as the "unofficial" EOD Air Force Historian.RADBOhttps://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=AwrErzEYTpNjuAIJqz5XNyoA;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3BpdnM-?p=RADBO&fr2=piv-web&type=E211US105G91648&fr=mcafee#id=1&vid=cb04109b293a3ef122f6f937d443257b&action=viewCMSgt Pressy Johnson Jrhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1s5LYZXIRnuxl5-WffLDe76eSjWdKCpV9/view?usp=share_linkWe don't do it that wayhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1cEqesi3UhDeyfNIImWvyc2S_-f03If27/view?usp=share_linkAir Force Unit has new experiencehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1AdtFkVYAkc8p2JzYihzH-BAmWDtcmUxe/view?usp=share_linkSupport the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Join us for Part II in our series of talks on removing the stigma surrounding mental health. In this powerful episode, Army Veteran Ray White, shares his personal story of dealing with invisible wounds and explains that it’s not weakness to reach out for help, it takes strength to put aside your pride and be vulnerable, and it takes courage to admit that you can’t do it alone.  You will also learn about moral injury and how it is different from PTSD from independent researcher Dr. M-C Ingerson, and Navy Chaplain Candidate, Matt Ikenoyama.  Guest Speakers:   Ray White, Retired Army EOD Technician  M-C Ingerson, Independent Applied Researcher & Organizational Consultant Matt Ikenoyama, Navy Chaplain Candidate Support the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Join us in a trip across the border into Canada with our very own EODWF Board Member, Rob Reynolds as our tour guide.  In this interview Rob shares stories about his career as a Canadian EOD Operator,  and his current role as Vice President and General Manager of Men-Eng and Pacific Safety Products, and Board Member of the EOD Warrior Foundation, and shares some tips that he has learned along the way.  Canadian EOD Badgehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1qm421ZCwFkbc8aQgHeXJQ7BJ0erZQ0pL/view?usp=share_linkThe Tragically Hiphttps://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/the-tragically-hip-10-essential-songs-97420/Support the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Are you or a loved one struggling with invisible wounds?  If so, you are not alone.  Join us for this informative panel discussion where we discuss removing the stigma surrounding mental health and ways that you can help a friend or family member who may be struggling. In this discussion Retired Army EOD Technician John Clem shares his personal story of an  attempted suicide and how he got help, in the hopes that others will be inspired to get the help they need.   Jeff Truex will share how 'After the Long Walk' is working hard to provide peer to peer support for the EOD Community through their Facebook page and their crisis line (1-888-412-0470), and Dr. Tonice Krueger provides tips on how to deal with a loved one who may be actively considering suicide and warning signs to look for. Guest Speakers:  John Clem, Retired Army EOD TechnicianJeff Truex - Founder of after the Long Walk https://www.facebook.com/groups/1728905287338807Dr. Tonice Krueger - Licensed Psychologist and EOD Spouse  https://kruegerwellness.com/about/meet-our-team/Support the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Have you or a loved one had a toxic exposure during a post 9/11 deployment? In this episode Chelsea Simoni talks about her investigation into toxic exposures and the alarming rise in cancer in the military community.   Learn how the Hunter Seven foundation is conducting research and providing education on toxic exposure, and directly assisting warriors and their families through their Immediate Needs Programs, which provides proactive wellness, medical care and recovery and Caregiver support.   https://hunterseven.org/Planned Detonation 2015https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EpcZQb0ZHOkxxutcgFcYwkHFRT7YHMMc/view?usp=sharingSupport the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Join us this week for a glimpse into what it's like working in Ukraine as a Bomb Tech, as Lee tells us about his recent time serving as a volunteer with Bomb Techs without Borders.  You will also learn about the great work they are doing to prevent casualties caused by landmines, IEDs, and other explosive remnants of war and how you can get involved. Bomb Techs Without Bordershttps://www.btwob.org/Patronhttps://www.npr.org/2022/05/09/1097585032/patron-dog-ukraine-zelenskyy-medalSupport the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Join Maria and Brian in a lively discussion about all of the wonderful things that Chivers around the world are doing to support veterans, and the recent decision made by Chive Charities to also provide  support to military caregivers.  Brian also shares the secret behind his fashion prowess and the latest fashion trend he is sporting.  Hint: It is not dad shortshttps://chivecharities.org/https://www.hurley.com/products/h2o-dri-breathe-walkshorts-19-mws0006500-blue-glazeSupport the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Join us this week in a fascinating interview about the EOD Bomb Suit.  Dr. Makris, shares his background, and gives us an in-depth look at all the hard work that is put into engineering and testing the EOD Bomb Suit, the features of the latest version the EOD 10, and their mission at Med-Eng to save Bomb Techs lives.    https://www.med-eng.com/Seafood pizza recipehttps://www.justapinch.com/recipes/main-course/pizza/seafood-pizza.htmlSupport the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Join Maria and Dr. Chris Frueh for the second half of a 2-part interview on Operators Syndrome.  In this episode you will learn  what Operators Syndrome is and Dr. Frueh offers a roadmap on how to get the treatment you need, and information on various new  cutting edge treatment modalities that are becoming available to veterans.  Support the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Join Maria for an interesting two part interview with Dr. Chris Frueh, author of "Operators Syndrome". In the first episode, Dr.  Frueh will share a little about his own life and background and then explain what this new term is, and what it means to the military community.  In the second episode, we will explore various cutting edge treatment modalities that are becoming available.  Support the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Join Maria and Patrick to learn about a non profit called Home Base, which was founded by the Boston Red Socks, and is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans, Service Members, and their Families.  They have access to 21st century technology and nationally renowned clinicians who provide world class clinical care, wellness, training, and research, all at no cost regardless of service era or discharge status.  https://homebase.org/Jarlsberg Cheese: https://www.jarlsberg.com/usSupport the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Dr. Eddie Zant talks about the incredible healing benefits that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has on the brain and it's successful use in the treatment of PTSD and TBI.  Dr. Zant is passionate about helping veterans regaining cognitive function after traumatic concussive events and getting their lives back.  Visit his website at:  http://flhbot.com/Two locations:  913 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547Phone:  850-243-822936468 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Suite 8102 Old South Centre, Destin FL 32541Phone: 850-650-9500Fisher House: https://fisherhouseemeraldcoast.org/Support the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Join us as we welcome Sweethelda Castro, Office Administrator at the EOD Warrior Foundation.  Sweet is the newest member of our team and we are excited to have her!  Sweet shares about her exciting and diverse career path, her family and what keeps her motivated every day! Welcome to the team Sweet! Support the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
This is the second half of a 2-part interview on the Remembrance Garden which will be unveiled on May 5th at NAVSCOLEOD.   Join Maria as she talks with Greg Mittelman, Chairman of the Board of the EOD Warrior Foundation, and Sherri Beck, the recently retired Director of Programs, as they reflect on the Remembrance Garden, a place where everyone is welcome, to come to remember and honor all EOD Warriors and their service to our country.  Support the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Join us this week as we start an exciting 2-part interview on the expansion of the EOD Memorial Wall at NAVSCOLEOD.  For the first half of the podcast, we have the honor of speaking with United States Marine Corps (Retired) Major John Haynes.  John is a highly decorated veteran and EOD Technician and served in WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam.   John was the driving force behind the construction of the original EOD Memorial at Indian Head and served as the first Chairman of the EOD Memorial Committee.  Support the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Ep - #66 Cigna’s Veteran Support Line Join Maria this week, in an important conversation with Alexandra Bradley and Jason Youngblood to learn about Cigna’s commitment to supporting veterans.  Cigna's Veteran Support Line is an anonymous national support line available to all military members and their families, that is free and available 24/7/365.  Cigna Veteran Support Line:  855.244.6211Cigna Military and Veteran Resources:https://www.cigna.com/individuals-families/health-wellness/topic-military-and-veteran-resourcesArticles  Cigna's Dr. Joe Nicholson: Learning Resilience Can Help Veterans Combat Mental Health Issues | Cigna Newsroom Giving Back: How Cigna Supports Veterans, Families, and Communities | Cigna Newsroom Videos Cigna’s ‘Mission-Driven’ Veteran Support - YouTubeJason’s Favorite Book:  Your Erroneous Zones: Step-by-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life by Dr. Wayne Dyerhttps://www.amazon.com/Your-Erroneous-Zones-Step-Step/dp/0060919760Jason’s Favorite Song: Youngblood by 5 Seconds of SummerSupport the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
Join Maria for an exciting interview with Tony (2-Stroke) Cerrone, the President of the EODMC, who joins us to clear up some rumors about the EODMC, and to talk about their mission to serve EOD techs and their families.  Tony, a Purple Heart recipient, talks about his career as an EOD tech in the Air Force, and his passion for riding.  EODMC Website: https://www.eodmc.comEODMC Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/ExplosiveOrdnanceDisposalMotorcycleClub/Upcoming EODMC Events:March 25th – 27th - Spring Fling, Erin, TNApril 9th - Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Colonial Beach, MDMay 7th - EOD Memorial, Fort Walton Beach, FL July 16th - GySgt Spicer Memorial Run, Bellefontaine, OHSupport the showClick here to support Behind the Warrior Podcast today! https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E110509&id=354
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