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Launched in late 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs weekly podcast is a part of its ongoing effort to engage and reach out to Veterans. “Borne the Battle” recognizes each battle, challenge, and sacrifice our Veterans endure during and after their service, as well as spotlighting important resources, offices, and benefits VA offers our Veterans.

Borne the Battle is dedicated to:
  • Bridging the military/civilian divide
  • Educating VA employees about the warriors they serve
  • Promoting Veteran advocacy initiatives thru the voice of Veterans
  • Inspiring and educating transitioning Veterans with positive stories
  • Informing Veteran listeners about new information from VA as it is released

Previous guests include Duke Basketball’s Coach Mike Krzyzewski, UFC’s / Fox Sports’ Brian Stann, and the 36th Army Chief of Staff, George Casey. You can find Borne the Battle on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and any pod-catching app on a mobile device.

*The Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast, nor any media, products or services they may provide*

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Recent Episodes

Borne the Battle #246: Navy Veteran Jonathan Kingham, Nashville and Operation Song Songwriter

High military aptitude test scores and high school curiosity earned Jonathan Kingham a place in the Navy that started him on the path toward a career as a …


Borne the Battle #245: Air Force Veteran Josh Seefried, DADT Repeal Advocate

In this episode of Borne the Battle, Josh Seefried shares his life story, from being blackmailed and outed as gay to becoming one of the nation’s …


Borne the Battle #244: Army Veteran Gavin McIlvenna, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

This week’s Borne the Battle features Army Veteran Gavin McIlvenna, who discusses his military career, the selection process of becoming and walking as a …


Borne the Battle #243: Benefits Breakdown, Veterans Legacy Memorial

The Veterans Legacy Memorial website at https://www.vlm.cem.va.gov/ memorializes the over 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries.


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