• Continue reading Borne the Battle #264: Veteran Roundtable – Afghanistan Withdrawal / Evacuation

    December 6, 2021

    Approximately four months have passed since the Afghanistan withdrawal. Since then, Veterans across the country have grappled with figuring out what the withdrawal means to them.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #263: Marine Veteran Kelly Murphy, Winner of Tough as Nails Season One, Model for Ariat International

    November 8, 2021

    When Marine Corps Veteran Kelly Murphy began an Instagram account to document his workouts, he never dreamed that it would lead him to becoming the winner of CBS’ "Tough as Nails" competition show. He left the set $200,000 dollars richer and the owner of a brand-new Ford F-150.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #262: Air Force Veteran DJ Vanas, Best-Selling Author of Finding Your Warrior Spirit

    November 1, 2021

    D.J. Vanas travels around the country speaking at conventions packed with audience members, giving motivational presentations that teach people how to find the unique warrior spirit deeply embedded within them.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #261: Marine Veteran Tim Davis, Educator, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Evangelist, “Spot the Marine” Meme

    October 25, 2021

    This week's Borne the Battle features Marine Corps Veteran Tim Davis, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu evangelist and subject of “Spot the Marine” meme.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #260: Benefits Breakdown – VA Mobile Mental Health Apps

    October 18, 2021

    This episode of Borne the Battle – a benefits breakdown – features VA Mobile Mental Health Apps, which provides free tools and information to support and help Veterans manage PTSD-related symptoms and stress, learn to practice mindfulness, aim to reduce suicide risk and strengthen parenting skills.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #259: Navy Veteran and DEA Special Agent Bill Czopek

    October 11, 2021

    In this week’s episode of Borne the Battle, Special Agent Bill Czopek discusses his experience in the Navy, his working at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the dangers of counterfeit pills.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #258: Army and Air Force Veteran Fannie Griffin McClendon, Centenarian, 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

    October 4, 2021

    Army and Air Force Veteran Fannie Griffin McClendon is a centenarian and was part of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. The only all-female, all-black battalion to serve overseas during World War II.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #257: Army Veteran Vincent Vargas, Actor, Entrepreneur

    September 27, 2021

    If you know of Black Rifle Coffee Company, or watch Mayans MC on FX, you may already know this week’s Borne the Battle guest – Army Veteran, entrepreneur, actor and overall entertainer Vincent “Rocco” Vargas.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #255: Benefits Breakdown – HUD-VASH: Assistance for Veterans and their Families facing homelessness

    September 6, 2021

    This episode of Borne the Battle, a benefits breakdown, features HUD-VASH, a collaborative program between HUD and VA that provides support to help homeless Veterans and their families – and those at risk of becoming homeless – to find and sustain permanent housing.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #253: Army Veteran James Stejskal, Special Forces Detachment A, historian, author, former CIA Operations Officer

    August 23, 2021

    Army Veteran James Stejskal spent nine years in West Berlin during the Cold War, now talking about clandestine missions on Borne the Battle.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #252: Marine Corps Veteran John Ligato, Battle of Hue City, Undercover FBI Agent

    August 16, 2021

    This week’s Borne the Battle episode features Marine Corps Veteran John Ligato, who discusses Vietnam combat at Hue City to becoming a deep undercover Special Agent with the FBI.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle Episode #251: Benefits Breakdown – Community Care Program

    August 9, 2021

    The VHA Office of Community Care (OCC) aims to place the choice of provider in the hands of eligible Veterans and assist them in finding the best options for their care.