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Eagle Nation Podcast

Welcome to the Eagle Nation Podcast! We’re excited to bring you a bi-weekly dose of Eagle Fire through compelling discussions with inspiring guests focused on veterans' health and wellness. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss an episode. Send any ideas, comments, or questions to podcast@teamrwb.org. Engage with us on social media: @TeamRWB, #EagleNationPodcast.
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Oct 18, 2021

ABOUT THE EPISODE:

A.E. Lyne Babin is a transplanted Canadian and a military spouse. She has served as a Manager of AAFMAA Member and Survivor Benefits since 2010. 

In Eagle Nation Podcast episode 159, we cover a lot of ground, including:
  • Lyne's journey as a military spouse 
  • The connection between financial health and overall veteran wellness 
  • How veterans can prepare for their financial future
  • And much, much more!

RESOURCES:

Looking for some of the resources mentioned in episode 159? The list below should have everything you need.

May 3, 2021

ABOUT THE EPISODE:

Nick is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bare Performance Nutrition, a dietary supplement company. Nick served 4 years in the U.S. Army and after transitioning out of the military, Nick insisted on building the same values he learned in the Army through his business and team. The company's mission is driven behind the pillars of Transparency, Service and Integrity with the motto of, "Go One More".

In Eagle Nation Podcast episode 158, we cover a lot of ground, including:
  • Nick's military experience and how it shaped his company's values
  • His philosophy on exercise and fitness 
  • The Go One More mindset
  • And much, much more!

RESOURCES:

Looking for some of the resources mentioned in episode 158? The list below should have everything you need.

Mar 15, 2021

ABOUT THE EPISODE:

After serving in the Air Force, and working an executive job as a financial advisor, Mike Johnson got a call that he had been selected to join season 15 of ABC's reality dating series, "The Bachelorette." Today, Mike is a powerful storyteller encouraging others to focus on life, love, and learning to overcome by discovering the power within.

In Eagle Nation Podcast episode 157, we cover a lot of ground, including: 

- Mike's military experience with a healthy dose of branch banter
- Similarities between "the Bachelorette Mansion" and Air Force barracks
- How exercise and self-love are part of his journey
- And much, much more!

RESOURCES:

Looking for some of the resources mentioned in episode 157? The list below should have everything you need.

- Mike's Website
- Mike's Book
- More information on Team RWB's Old Glory Relay coming soon to teamrwb.org. 

Mar 1, 2021

ABOUT THE EPISODE:

Mike Hayes has lived a lifetime of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The former Commander of SEAL Team TWO has made countless split-second life-and-death decisions, run meetings in the White House Situation Room, and developed high-impact corporate strategies. In today's episode, we cover a lot of ground, including:
 
- Real moments that have defined purpose in his life
- Transitioning from the military to government and corporate life
- The goal and meaning of his new book Never Enough
- And much, much more!

Show notes: https://www.teamrwb.org/ep-156-hayes/ 

Feb 15, 2021

ABOUT THE EPISODE:

Liz Corwin is a 15-year U.S. Navy Officer, former F-18 Jet Pilot, world-traveling yoga teacher, and creator of Walkabout Yoga LLC. In today's episode, we cover a lot of ground, including:

-Her journey from the Navy to yoga
- How she earned her call sign
- Staying true to herself
- Ways the perception of yoga in the military is changing
- And much, much more!

Show notes: https://www.teamrwb.org/ep-155-corwin/ 

Feb 1, 2021
Paul Fukuma is a fourth-generation veteran, full-time Police Officer, Fire Fighter, EMT, father, husband, and the Executive Director and Chairman of TAJI 100. In today's episode, we cover a lot of ground, including: 
  • Overview of the challenge and the very first TAJI 100 hosted in Taji, Iraq in 2010
  • What it means to serve after leaving the military
  • The massive volunteer effort required to host TAJI 100 year after year
  • Incredible and life-changing stories of people who have tacked the TAJI 100 in the past and come out better than they started
  • And much, much more! 

The TAJI 100 is a 28-day challenge to run, walk, jog, ruck, hike, or elliptical 100 miles in the month of February. The challenge supports our nation's veterans and benefits Team RWB.

Jan 18, 2021
Denver Broncos legend, NFL Hall of Famer, and entrepreneur, Terrell Davis (TD) cofounded DEFY in in 2017. Through his work, Terrell is helping athletes of all abilities DEFY the every day. 
 
In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:
  1. Terrell's transition from the NFL to entrepreneurship 
  2. Why Terrell and DEFY are passionate about supporting our nation's veterans 
  3. How physical activity supports Terrell's overall health and wellness

and much, much more!

Jan 4, 2021

Retired Master Sgt. Leroy Petry received the Medal of Honor for acts of gallantry at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy in the vicinity of Pafktya Province, Afghanistan, on May 26, 2008. Today, he continues to serve by advocating and supporting other veterans and wounded warriors.

In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:

  • Retired Master Sgt. Leroy Petry's involvement in Warrior Call
  • His 2021 goals and aspirations - how he is "Taking Flight"
  • The impact of service and transition on veterans and their families

and much, much more!

Nov 16, 2020
Patrick J. Adams stars as an original Mercury 7 astronaut, John Glenn, in National Geographic’s first scripted series for Disney+, The Right Stuff. In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:
  1. Training and physical fitness for the part
  2. What Patrick learned about military culture in this role
  3. Patrick’s acting background

and much, much more!

Nov 2, 2020
After losing a close friend in Afghanistan, Marine Corps Veteran Travis McVey realized the American dream of owning a business and continuing to serve by founding Heroes Vodka. In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:
  1. The journey from the Marines to entrepreneurship
  2. Honoring the fallen and continuing to serve
  3. How physical activity supports veterans in their transition out of the military

and much, much more!

Aug 10, 2020
Army veteran Dawn Halfaker founded Halfaker and Associates after being wounded in Iraq and returning to civilian life. In this lightning episode, we cover a lot of ground including:
  1. How physical activity was a critical component in Dawn's recovery after injury
  2. The significance of the Purple Heart Award
  3. How veterans can make their health and wellness a priority
  4. Team RWB and Halfaker's recent Purple Heart Challenge

 

May 18, 2020
Lisa Hallett found running to be a healthy outlet for her grief and a path to move forward after her husband, CPT John Hallett, was lost in Afghanistan. Today, Lisa leads a national effort to honor the fallen and support their families. In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:
  • Lisa's running journey
  • How Wear Blue is building meaningful communities
  • How you can join Team RWB and +WearBlue this #MemorialDay to learn their stories, speak their names, and honor their legacies. Learn more: bit.ly/3bQ7HT7
May 15, 2020
Elite running power couple Zach and Nicole Bitter joined Team RWB's Executive Director Mike Erwin for an exclusive Quarantine Crusher conversation. In this conversation, we cover a lot of ground including
  • How Zach and Nicole stay motivated, even while at home. 
  • Why they continue to run 
  • Overcoming challenges and obstacles 

and much, much more!

For more inspiration, visit our Quarantine Crusher page!
May 11, 2020
In a special conversation with our Executive Director Mike Erwin virtually sat down with a history-making adventurer who served as Team Captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, Alison Levine. In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:
  1. Alison's toughest expeditions
  2. Using fear as strength
  3. How to stay motivated during uncertain times
and much, much more!
Apr 27, 2020
In a special conversation with our Executive Director Mike Erwin, Bestselling Author Ryan Holiday about how #EagleNation can come out of quarantine better than we went in. In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:
  1. Alive time vs dead time
  2. Ryan’s philosophy on physical activity
  3. Reflection and solitude
and much, much more!
 
For more inspiration, visit our Quarantine Crusher page!
Apr 20, 2020

In a special conversation with Team RWB Executive Director Mike Erwin, retired Army Officer and NASA Astronaut R. Shane Kimbrough shares lessons from space that can help you stay motivated and crush your quarantine! For more inspiration, visit our Quarantine Crusher page!

Apr 13, 2020
In a special conversation with our Executive Director Mike Erwin, retired Master Sergeant Cedric King shares his perspective on how to stay moving and motivated during quarantine. We cover a lot of ground, including:
  • How he has triumphed and pursued through even the most difficult times,
  • Adjusting and adapting mindset to overcome,  
  • How achievement and success looks different for everyone,
And much, much more! 
Mar 31, 2020

In a special conversation with our Executive Director Mike Erwin, retired General David Petraeus, one of the most prominent U.S. military figures of the post-9/11 era and former Director of the CIA, shares his perspective on how Eagle Nation can lead from the front during the coronavirus pandemic. We cover a lot of ground, including: 

  • General Petraeus’ involvement with Team RWB 
  • How veterans are poised to lead from the front during the pandemic 
  • Why exercise is important during trying times

And much, much more! 

Mar 16, 2020

Episode 141 – Olivia Nunn, Soldier for Life

In honor of Women’s History Month, Soldier for Life Communication Director LTC Olivia Nunn shares her experience and expertise in the latest episode of the Eagle Nation Podcast. We cover a lot of ground, including: 

  • Olivia’s military experience 
  • How communities and organizations including Team RWB can support transitioning service members 
  • The challenges Soldiers from different backgrounds face during transition
  • Finding your tribe 

And much, much more! 

Feb 24, 2020

Marine Corps veteran-turned-podcast host Tanner Iskra talks new media and the changing veterans and military space in the latest episode of the Eagle Nation Podcast. We cover a lot of ground, including: 

  • Tim’s transition out of the military 
  • The Borne the Battle podcast 
  • Powerful stories of veterans 
  • The changing ways veterans are getting information 

And much, much more! 

Feb 10, 2020

Navy veteran, clinical psychologist and yoga instructor, Tim Avery, shares the benefits of yoga - both body and mind - in Eagle Nation Podcast Episode 139. We cover a lot of ground including:

  • How Tim went first tried out yoga and got involved in the Veterans Yoga Project
  • The relationship, recovery, physical and mental health benefits yoga can offer veterans
  • The connection between yoga and psychology
  • Why veterans should give Eagle NamasDay a shot

And much, much more!

Dec 16, 2019

Former U.S. Marine Corps infantryman and volunteer firefighter turned entrepreneur Zachary Green, shares his journey from the military to developing life-saving technology in this Eagle Nation Podcast episode. In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:

  • A life-changing firefighting experience that prompted the idea for his business
  • The comparison between entrepreneurship and military service  
  • The concepts of purpose, luck and grit 

And much, much more!

Nov 25, 2019

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Steven Weintraub is working toward a new mission - helping other veterans stay engaged with their communities and families while building lifelong memories. In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:

  • His time and deployments in the Marine Corps 
  • Why staying engaged is critical in veterans’ transition to civilian life
  • The differences between generations of veterans 
  • How Team RWB members can get tickets

And much, much more!

Nov 18, 2019

Evie King is a former Army Brat who said she would never marry into the military. Now, she’s going into her eighth year of being a military spouse and advocating for the health and wellness of our military and veteran communities. 

In this podcast, we cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Her experience as a military spouse
  • The role military families play in overall veteran and service member wellness
  • Her favorite self-care techniques and resources

And much, much more! 

Sep 23, 2019

Benjamin Bun is an Army veteran, Crossfit Gym owner, competitive athlete, and social media influencer. In this episode we cover a lot of ground, to include:

  • Why he spends so much time with social media, and what it’s like to be completely honest.
  • Dealing with old injuries and why it’s important to keep moving.
  • Why social connection is so important for physical fitness
  • And why you should participate in WOD for Warriors!

And much, much, more!

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