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Veterans in The Wild: Life After Our Service

Author: Adam Best

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We share deep conversations, laughs and occasionally some tears with military veterans and their families. We talk about their experience and memories from their time in uniform, the lessons they carried forward from the military, and their adventures and community impact since leaving the Service.
***Season 2 begins 11/30/2021***
***EPISODES AIR WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS, 4:00AM EST!***
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We’re shifting gears for season two! Presenting a different format, duration and approach for this season of the podcast. Our topic is so commonly tied to the military, it’s nearly synonymous: leadership. Anyone who has worn the uniform has personally experienced and executed leadership – both the good and the bad. So, there’s plenty of opportunities for educational, comical, regretful and insightful lessons from the best days of our lives. Join us for a deep dive into this amazing, relevant topic that impacts all areas of life. • If you've gained value from any aspect of the show, PLEASE do the following: Listen, Subscribe, Share, Review!  Keep the conversation going by telling your family, friends and other veterans about it. Together, we’re building this community! And of course... a 5-Star rating and review on your listening platform is INCREDIBLY APPRECIATED!! • #podcast #america #american #Merica #Murica #veterans #veteran #combat #combatveterans #militaryhumor #military #tyfys #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #transitition #militarytransition #veteransissues #business #smallbusiness #gonavy #navy #army #usarmy #marines #usmarines #usmc #leathernecks #jarheads #thefewtheproud #semperfi #thefewtheproudthemarines #themarines #hooyah #hoorah #hooah #usaf #usairforce #airforce --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
“The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” ~ Earl Nightingale. I cannot believe how quickly twenty episodes have flown by. Join me today for some major announcements about the future direction of the show, and insights and reflection from Season One of Veterans in the Wild! • If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, PLEASE, do the following: Listen. Subscribe. Share. Review! Keep the conversation going by talking to your family, friends and other veterans about it. Together, we’re building this community! And of course... a 5-Star rating and review on your listening platform is INCREDIBLY HELPFUL (!) for us to succeed in the social media algorithms!! • #podcast #america #american #Merica #Murica #veterans #veteran #combat #combatveterans #militaryhumor #military #tyfys #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #transitition #veteransissues #business #smallbusiness #gonavy #navy #gonavy #army #usarmy #marines #usmarines #usmc #leathernecks #jarheads #thefewtheproud #semperfi #thefewtheproudthemarines #themarines #hooyah #hoorah #hooah #usaf #usairforce #airforce --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
“Leadership is a people business” is the mantra of today’s guest, manufacturing expert and author Jon S Rennie. Jon accomplished his boyhood dream and loved his seven deployments and the unique leadership challenges of submarine duty during the #ColdWar. You’ll learn many first-hand experiences of submarine life, how to keep your business focused on what’s truly important, and comical history about the Nuclear Navy! • If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, PLEASE, do the following: Listen. Subscribe. Share. Review! Keep the conversation going by talking to your family, friends and other veterans about it. Together, we’re building this community! And of course... a 5-Star rating and review on your listening platform is INCREDIBLY HELPFUL (!) for us to succeed in the social media algorithms!! • #podcast #america #american #Merica #Murica #veterans #veteran #combat #combatveterans #militaryhumor #military #tyfys #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #transitition #veteransissues #business #smallbusiness #gonavy #navy #gonavy #army #usarmy #marines #usmarines #usmc #leathernecks #jarheads #thefewtheproud #semperfi #thefewtheproudthemarines #themarines #hooyah #hoorah #hooah #usaf #usairforce #airforce --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
You’ve seen pictures and videos from combat. Now, hear the first-hand experience of a Marine journalist who shared so many stories of servicemembers and their valor. Amy Forsythe completed five deployments, serving as a Public Affairs Officer for the Navy. She was deeply impacted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and is writing a SOON TO BE RELEASED BOOK, "Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Marines of Camp Pendleton since 9/11."   If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, PLEASE, do the following: Listen. Subscribe. Share. Review! Keep the conversation going by talking to your family, friends and other VETERANS & veterans supporters about it. Together, we’re building this community! And of course... a 5-Star rating and review on your listening platform is INCREDIBLY HELPFUL (!) for us to succeed in the social media algorithms!! #podcast #america #Merica #Murica #veterans #veteran #military #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #transitition #veteransissues #business #smallbusiness #gonavy #navy #gonavy #army #usarmy #marines #usmarines #usmc #leathernecks #jarheads #thefewtheproud #thefewtheproudthemarines #themarines #hooyah #hoorah #hooah #usaf #usairforce #airforce #dod #pentagon #camppendleton #amyforsythe --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
In our homes, our communities, local and global businesses, and in so many people today; LEADERSHIP is LACKING. We examine its erosion, the fastest way to fix it, and some differentiators of proper leadership.  **Connect with us and let us know – who is your favorite leader, and why?** If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, PLEASE, do the following: Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your family, friends and other VETERANS & veterans supporters about it. Together, we’re building this community! And of course... a 5-Star rating and review on your listening platform is INCREDIBLY HELPFUL (!) for us to succeed in the social media algorithms!! #podcast #america #Merica #Murica #veterans #veteran #military #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #transitition #veteransissues #business #smallbusiness #gonavy #navy #gonavy #army #usarmy #marines #usmarines #usmc #leathernecks #jarheads #thefewtheproud #thefewtheproudthemarines #themarines #hooyah #hoorah #hooah #usaf #usairforce #airforce #dod #pentagon --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
You’ve seen the videos of military missiles landing precisely on-target, although launched from hundreds of miles away.  Today’s guest, 24-year Navy veteran Russ Rauch, was the person responsible for getting those missiles ‘down range.’  We talk: deployments, the ancillary benefits of military service, family impacts, being a military teacher, and seeing the world.  Plenty of good info and humor!!   ______________________________________________________________________  If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, PLEASE, do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your family, friends and other VETERANS & veterans supporters about it.  Together, we’re building this community!And of course... a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use is INCREDIBLY helpful for us to succeed in the social media algorithms!!   #podcast #america #Merica #Murica #veterans #veteran #military #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #transitition #veteransissues #business #smallbusiness #gonavy #navy #gonavy #army #usarmy #marines #usmarines #usmc #leathernecks #jarheads #thefewtheproud #thefewtheproudthemarines #themarines #hooyah #hoorah #hooah #usaf #usairforce #airforce #dod #pentagonSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
If you or a friend is struggling, or simply needs someone to talk to, the National Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255.  They have specific coaches and resources for Vets!Service members, veterans and friends of our community: we are the best resource we have for each other.  Others may not understand us; organizations that should be obligated to care for us... won't.  We must acknowledge and accept our mission: we have only ourselves to care for each other... BUT, there's no one better than a fellow vet to look after his or her brother or sister.   Stay strong.  ______________________________________________________________________  If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, PLEASE, do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your family, friends and other VETERANS & veterans supporters about it.  Together, we’re building this community!And of course... a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use is INCREDIBLY helpful for us to succeed in the social media algorithms!!   #podcast #america #Merica #Murica #veterans #veteran #military #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #transitition #veteransissues #business #smallbusiness #gonavy #navy #gonavy #army #usarmy #marines #usmarines #usmc #leathernecks #jarheads #thefewtheproud #thefewtheproudthemarines #themarines #hooyah #hoorah #hooah #usaf #usairforce #airforce #dodSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
Passive income is the dream everyone desires (admit it… you have, too!  I certainly have!).  Navy nuke turned civilian engineer left a lucrative career to pursue passive income as a career and LIFESTYLE.  You’ll learn invaluable tips and tricks you can immediately implement in this life-changing episode.  ______________________________________________________________________  If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, PLEASE, do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your family, friends and other VETERANS & veterans supporters about it.  Together, we’re building this community!And of course... a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use is INCREDIBLY helpful for us to succeed in the social media algorithms!!   #podcast #america #Merica #Murica #veterans #veteran #military #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #transitition #veteransissues #business #smallbusiness #gonavy #navy #gonavy #army #usarmy #marines #usmarines #usmc #leathernecks #jarheads #thefewtheproud #thefewtheproudthemarines #themarines #hooyah #hoorah #hooah #usaf #usairforce #airforce #dod #pentagonSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
In this episode, you’ll hear from an Army helo pilot, who also serves as a medic!  He’ll teach you long-term career strategies from his 20 years in uniform, then Ken shares Project Altitude, his widespread online training system to advance your career! ______________________________________________________________________   If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your spouse, friends and other VETERANS about it.And of course... leave us a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use!!   #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #podcast #interview #veterans #america #military  #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #transitition #veteransissues #business #smallbusiness #army #soldierSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
E012 - USCG Veteran Transitions to Impact EVERY Industry - Robby Yates“Grandpa” enlisted rather old, and served on a ship with Adolf Hitler.  Then, this #coastguard #veteran enjoyed great employment for a while before the entrepreneurial bug bit him.  His networking, marketing and sales app will change the way you can mange those large aspects of your business!  ** Buzzsprout sign-up link!! **   https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1742729 ______________________________________________________________________  If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your spouse, friends and other VETERANS about it.And of course... leave us a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use!!  #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #podcast #veterans #america #veterans #military #uscg #entrepeneur #transitition  #veteransissues #business #smallbusiness Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
E011 - USMC Vietnam Combat Veteran Becomes a Titan of his Industry - Charles ReadFIFTY YEARS after getting out of the Marine Corps, this Devil Dog still maintains the grit and determination instill in him during the Vietnam era.  Charles Read went on to have a massively successful career, building upon the skills he learned in the service, and recently summarized the lessons he learned in his new book (available now on Amazon!  Listen to the show for a discount code!)** Buzzsprout sign-up link!! **   https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1742729                                                                                                                                                            ______________________________________________________________________  If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your spouse, friends and other VETERANS about it.And of course... leave us a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use!!  #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #podcast #veterans #america #devildog #leatherneck #sergeant #marines #usmc #veterans #military  Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
If you’ve ever heard of the U. S. Navy, then you’ve very likely heard of the Navy’s Chief Petty Officers – the driving force operating the Navy, combing hands-on experience with leadership both up and down their Chain of Command.I’m THRILLED to host my first Chief, Paul Decker, on this episode.   We discuss how each duty station impacted his career, his advice for younger Sailors in all ranks, and – most importantly, the mindset he demonstrated, that always helped him through difficult times.  ______________________________________________________________________  If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your spouse, friends and other VETERANS about it.And of course... leave us a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use!!#backboneofthefleet #cpo #chief #navy #usnavy #gonavy #veterans #military #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #podcast #america Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
Our guest this week, Chris Jackson, USNA ’09, lives out his convictions and helps vets process their transition out of the military while maintaining dignity, purpose and... as I remember him best... sanity and comedic relief!!  Thank you, Chris,  for an amazing show!  #legend #legendinhisownmind #togetherweserved #navy #goNavy #veterans #USNA #USNA09.#brotherinarms___________________________________________________________________________________________If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your spouse, friends and other VETERANS about it.And of course... leave us a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use!!  #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #podcast #veterans #america Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
Imagine being present - IN THE ROOM - to witness a country author it's constitution.  Now, imagine becoming a Navy SEAL, then realizing that greater challenges still lay ahead.  Our guest, Navy SEAL Sniper William Branum, proudly served 26 years before moving into entrepreneurship and overtaking the CBD industry with the same precision and force you'd expect from our nation's elite fighting force.William discusses the link between his CBD company, Naked Warrior Recovery, and the foundation of the SEAL Teams.  He'll surprise you with the schoolhouse demands of becoming a Sniper, and exactly who ordered him to become a SEAL!  His work as a Senior Chief materialized $60 MILLION in new technology opportunities for the SEALs, and had a direct impact on his business abilities now with NWR!  This is definitely a show you'll want to listen to multiple times because it's a wealth of information and inspiration from a fellow veteran!   HOOYAH______________________________________________________________________  If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your spouse, friends and other VETERANS about it.And of course... leave us a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use!!  #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #podcast #veterans #america Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
Camaraderie, loyalty, and sacrifice highlight our second Leadership Lesson episode!  We’ll see a textbook definition of selfless service and courage in the face of extreme, and obvious, danger.  USMC PFC Oscar Austin’s actions in Vietnam in February, 1969 earned him the Medal of Honor.Place yourself, as vividly as possible, into the wartime realities Austin was entrenched; examine the shear valor required to act so selflessly… TWICE! ______________________________________________________________________  If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your spouse, friends and other VETERANS about it.And of course... leave us a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use!!  #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #podcast #veterans #america #medalofhonor Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
Stuck in a job you don’t like?  Feel like the future isn’t bright for you?  Treacy Dobbins tells us how we pivoted his Air Force career! This single step enabled himself to meet his future wife while stationed in Panama; take his career to South Korea, where he flew in an F-16; and ultimately to continue to serve veterans through his non-profit organization – Inspire Real Change.We discuss veteran homelessness, alarming statistics, and the revolutionary but practical approach Treacy and his team take to overcoming homelessness.  Learn more about their major projects and how you can get involved!  ______________________________________________________________________  If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your spouse, friends and other veterans about it.And of course... leave us a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use!!  #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #podcast #veterans #america Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
Our first Army interview!!  Joe Rosen shares his passion for leading transformational teams, and how he built a thriving business – starting across the country with no help! – by starting early and being consistent.  Joe served our nation for 10 years as an Arab linguist, completing a combat tour in Afghanistan.  Joe shares many leadership realities and how those lessons shaped his civilian tour of duty.His real estate brokerage, The Joe Rosen Group focuses in Florida and it’s Treasure Coast area; his YouTube channel The Joe Rosen Show continually provides real estate and home ownership insights.  ______________________________________________________________________  If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your spouse, friends and other VETERANS about it.And of course... leave us a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use!!  #veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #podcast #veterans #america Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
E004: This is a MUST-LISTEN episode for multiple updates about changes to the show, as well as  an invaluable mindset shift on how to approach Memorial Day.  Thank you, Colonel, for your incredible insight!  If you struggle with Memorial Day, this episode should help you tons!_______________________________________________________________________________________ If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your spouse, friends and other VETERANS about it.And of course... leave us a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes and other platforms you use!!#veteransinthewild #vitwpodcast #podcast #veterans #america  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
Our first veteran interview!!  Kevin Pinkney was an E-5 Sonar Tech turned immediate entrepreneur. Topics include: planning the transition from active duty, (smartly!); funny off-duty stories, pitfalls overcome in accountability, sticking to priorities, and insights into life onboard a Navy Frigate (FFG).Kevin is the CEO of Formidable Web Solutions - a website hosting powerhouse.   I personally know that they provide personalized customer service and world class technical solutions; I say that confidently because they built two website for me now.  https://formidableweb.solutions/_________________________________________________________________If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe. Share.  Review!  Keep the conversation going by talking to your spouse, friends and other VETERANS about it.And of course... leave us a 5-Star rating and review on iTunes! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
In today's episode, we reflect on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, and Adam shares a personal story about a fallen Sailor whose name will never leave Adam's memory.  Have a wonderful, reflective Memorial Day weekend. #veteransinthewild  #vitwpodcast___________________________________________________If you've gained value from any aspect of these shows, we ask that you'd return the favor, and please do the following:Listen.  Subscribe.  Share.  Review!   Keep the conversation going. Talk to your family, friends and other VETERANS about it.And of course... leave us a 5 Star rating and review on iTunes!Know a veteran whose story needs shared?  https://www.cognitoforms.com/AdamBest1/infoswapbeforeourpodcast  Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VeteransInWild) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/veteransinthewild/message
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