WASHINGTON, DC – Bonus episode! This episode is an experiment of a sorts. I attended a Veteran/ military spouse networking event held called BourBiz. It was held Thursday by The Veteran Success Resource Group at the MGM, National Harbor, Maryland.

I was told about this event by future Borne the Battle guests, Brett D’Allesandro and Alexa Modero the founders of the non profit, Backpacks For Life. They were part of a veteran-owned-business pitch competition that was going to be held at the event. They came in second place and were awarded $15,000. 

I didn’t expect to come away with any interviews on such short notice, but I brought my gear and set up in a booth. Despite the noise of the crowd and the live auction next to me, the audio quality was good enough to bring you two interviews: The first with Rafael Ortiz of Reserve Organization of America and the second with Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn with Solider for Life.  

If you would like to hear more episodes like this (with more content) please let me know at podcast@va.gov.

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Enjoy.

Additional Links:

bourbiz.com

https://www.roa.org/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-army-soldier-for-life/

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