• Continue reading Borne the Battle #254: Army Veteran Tommy Davis, Video Game Q/A, Zenimax Media, Elder Scrolls Online

    August 30, 2021

    On this episode of Borne the Battle, Army Veteran Tommy Davis shares his story about military service, then work in the video game industry.

  • 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.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #250: Marine Corps Veteran Billy Mills, Olympic Gold Medalist, Lakota Warrior

    August 2, 2021

    In this 250th episode of Borne the Battle, Marine Corps Veteran and Olympic Gold Medalist and Lakota Warrior Billy Mills talks service, Olympics, and current work with Running Strong for American Indian Youth.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #247: Irreverent Warriors

    June 21, 2021

    This week’s episode of Borne the Battle features Texas Army National Guard Veteran Cindy McNally and Marine Corps Veteran Nate McDonald, the President and Vice President of Irreverent Warriors.

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

    June 14, 2021

    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 singer-songwriter. On this episode of Borne the Battle, Kingham discusses the how the Navy helped him enter the Seattle music scene, the evolution and future of the music industry and how singers and songwriters make a living from music.

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

    May 31, 2021

    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 tomb guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, his mentors, how he found the Society of the Honor Guard, crazy guard stories, and the process of disinterring a Veteran at the tomb.

  • Continue reading Why I get my health care at VA: Army Veteran Scott

    May 27, 2021

    After two tours as an IED hunter in Iraq, Josh returned to the states. He had a difficult time adjusting, and was always on high alert, until he went through prolonged exposure therapy at VA.

  • Continue reading Acting Under Secretary Stone: Imperative we vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible

    May 24, 2021

    Make no mistake, the end of this pandemic is not guaranteed without each of us continuing to take action. We haven’t crossed the finish line yet and we must not get complacent.

  • Continue reading WWII Veteran recalls V-E Day meaning 76 years later

    May 5, 2021

    Then-Army Air Forces pilot Warren Halstead flew missions daily out of Coulommiers, France, during World War II. On May 8, 1945, he was at his duty station, on break from dropping supplies and transporting wounded to hospitals in England. The news came in: the war in Europe was over. Seventy-six years later, the retired Air Force colonel still remembers the mixed emotions of Victory in Europe, or V-E, Day.

  • Continue reading National World War I Memorial honors 4.7 million Veterans

    April 16, 2021

    Visitors to Washington, D.C., pass many memorials during their trips. Among those are memorials dedicated to wars throughout the nation’s history. The black granite of the Vietnam War Memorial. The fountains and columns of the World War II Memorial. The 19 stainless steel statues of the Korean War Veterans Memorial. One war—dubbed “The Great War”—has been the only one missing. That changes April 16, 2021, with the First Colors ceremony unveiling the National WWI Memorial.