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All Things Military, Veteran & VA

Author: Adam Gillard

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US Veterans and Active Duty Military discuss everything that affects our soldiers in the field, their benefits (VA and Colorado), and solutions to their problems, such as homelessness, mental health issues, addiction, transitioning to civilian life, and VA Disability.
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Drawing from the profound experiences of military life and the complexities of parenting, Megan—a military spouse and mother to three—joins me to share her unique perspective on the highly charged debate around arming teachers in Colorado Springs' District 20. Our discussion ventures beyond the mere policy implications, touching upon the emotional and psychological effects such measures could have on both educators and students, and the significance of local school board elections in shaping ...
Have you ever wondered how veterans continue to shape our political landscape post-service? Join me as I sit down with Pablo Capistrano from the El Paso County Democratic Party Veterans Outreach Committee to unravel the depths of veterans' political activism and the pressing need for their voices in today's democracy. Pablo sheds light on the importance of dispelling myths about party allegiance, particularly the notion that military support is a Republican hallmark, and urges voters to align...
Join us as we traverse the volatile terrain of global conflicts and American politics with Joe Reagan from the Welcome Party. Unpack the complex Ukraine-Russian war, its ripple effects on international relations, and the potential influence on the Israel-Hamas conflict. We dive into the intricate details of the war, exploring its impact on both nations and the global community, while highlighting the critical role the US plays in showing support for Ukraine, a significant NATO ally.In the fin...
Get ready for a riveting exploration into the treacherous waters of school board politics as our guest, Rob Rogers, the first vice chair of El Paso County Democratic Party, sheds light on the recent elections and their implications. Discover how conservative extremists have seized control of the two largest school districts of El Paso County, D11 and D20, and what that means for public education.We also delve into the significant role of information warfare in shaping our perceptions of educa...
What if you could transform your biggest traumas into your greatest strengths? Join us in a deep dive as Matt Simpson, author of 'Worth the Fight: Acting for a Better World,' charts a remarkable course from corporate America to an empowering servant to the military and veteran community. Matt’s story is one of selfless service, donating all the profits from his book to veteran charities and facilitating over 100 psychedelic experiences to help veterans navigate from post-traumatic stress diso...
Ever wondered how a yes or no vote on Proposition HH could change the future of your property taxes? Ponder no more! I'm your host, Adam Gillard, and in this episode, we're breaking down the impacts of Proposition HH - a legislation aimed at reducing property taxes for homes and businesses for at least a decade. We'll walk you through what voting 'yes' or 'no' would mean for you as a taxpayer, the implications for seniors, and the effects on rental properties and more. Plus, we'll review how ...
Imagine, as a veteran, finding solace not just in the understanding companionship of fellow veterans but also in the healing embrace of nature and its adventures. This captivating episode introduces you to Mark Fruehling, an Army veteran who is on a mission to create such a space. Mark and other members of the Paso County, Colorado Progressive Veterans group share a common goal – to alleviate the sense of isolation often felt by veterans. They have found an innovative way to do this – by enga...
Join us as we navigate the labyrinth of VA benefits with our guest, Mike Walljasper, a seasoned veteran of the VA DBA office. Mike, who's been with the VA since 2006, provides an insider's view into the transformative shifts that the VA has undergone, from paper to digital, and how these changes have significantly improved the way veterans are served, even amidst a global pandemic. Prepare for a deep dive into the PACT Act as Mike shares the triumphant stories of over 8,500 Colorado vete...
What if your mailbox was your ballot box? That's the revolutionary idea we explore with our passionate guest, Rich Lins, more affectionately known as The Stamp Guy. After a personal experience hunting for a 71 cent stamp to mail his ballot, Rich was awakened to the pivotal role of accessible voting. Uncover the lesser-known US Postal Service policy that ensures ballots are delivered regardless of postage, and join us as we champion the transformation of every mailbox into a ballot dropbox.Let...
The fine line between news and propaganda is blurring, with biased sources and echo chambers dominating the American political landscape. This episode takes you on a journey through this maze, shedding light on the right's repackaging of pro-life messaging and the alarming possibility of democracy's end game. Get ready for a deep dive into how to determine valid news and spot hidden biases, while understanding the impact of tying news to a personality rather than the truth itself.The ripple e...
Gabe and I talk about leaving behind past traumas and focusing on the future. Gabe talks about how he copes with his PTSD. He speaks candidly about how microdosing ketamine has helped keep him here with us. Tune in for his story. www.EPCCPV.org or info@epccpv.org
This one gets intense! I was fortunate enough to speak with a new friend this last week. In Part I, Gabe tells us about how he was raised in a Neo-Nazi family. His family was close with a leader of the KKK/Aryan Nation. We talk about the issue and some things he saw growing up. Next time, we will discuss his breaking away from the ideology and his time in the Air Force.Thanks for listening, Stay safe!v/rAG www.EPCCPV.org or info@epccpv.org
Local political activist, John Morris, talks about the process for being a candidate and making changes. Colorado Springs is booming! Your Democratic Party is always looking for strong candidates. If you are interested please reach out on the website. www.EPCCPV.org or info@epccpv.org
My wife, Hartini, joins me to talk about our time up in Cripple Creek for Donkey Derby Days. We also talk about the Space Command staying in Colorado Springs and Sen Tuberville's hold on military promotions. Find out out what is going on with your local Progressive Vets group. www.EPCCPV.org or info@epccpv.org
My good friend and local author, Robert Rogers, joins me in the studio to talk about how he became an author and entrepreneur. Robert shares his secrets to success. Find out what helped him, and me, stay on target.Find all 3 of Rob's books on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/stores/Robert-Rogers/author/B089LX6QZT?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true www.EPCCPV.org or info@epccpv.org
My wife, Hart, joins me as we were very fortunate to be able to talk with David Torres. David is running for Congress against Rep. Lamborn. We talk about his inspiration for running and some of his thoughts on how to effectively govern. We also address Rep Lamborn's recent tweets at USAFA leadership curriculum. Find out what Mr. Torres has to say about these topics and more... www.EPCCPV.org or info@epccpv.org
I speak with the founder of the Government Contracting Academy, Randy Wimmer. Randy is on a mission to teach people how to land contracts with the world's #1 purchaser of goods. The US Government. As vets we have a leg up, and Randy explains how he leveraged his Navy experience into a couple start-up companies. (One of which he sold for 8 figures!) Find out how Randy did it.Randal Wimmer Contact Infohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/randal-wimmer/Randall.wimmer@gmail.comhttps://government...
Heroes Home Advantage

Heroes Home Advantage

2023-07-1323:53

Today we welcome to the show C. David Cain - the CEO and ChiefHero Evangelist of Heroes Home Advantage. He has over 20 years ofexperience as a top-producing Loan Officer, but is on a mission tocreate brand awareness for the largest hero rebate program in thecountry when buying or selling real estate!Learn how you can save big money when buying a home!CONNECT WITH DAVIDDavid@HeroesHomeAdvantage.comHeroesHomeAdvantage.com(803) 261-9267LinkedInFacebookInstagram www.EPCCPV.org or info@epccpv.org
Leaving the Military

Leaving the Military

2023-07-0737:01

Adam is joined by Jose and another Vet, Israel Parkinson. The three of them discuss transitioning from a high paced operational environment to a more "normal" way of life. Israel also talks about the program he used to get his welding schooling in San Diego, CA. Listen how these vets transitioned into civilian life. www.EPCCPV.org or info@epccpv.org
The Welcome Party

The Welcome Party

2023-06-2834:46

Finally! The party has begun. Today, I talk with Naomi Wyatt. She is the Chief of operations for The Welcome Party. Her organization is looking to bring democrats and non-affiliated voters together to Win the Middle and keep pushing democratic agendas. www.EPCCPV.org or info@epccpv.org
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