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Eagle Nation Podcast

Welcome to the Eagle Nation Podcast! We’re excited to bring you a bi-monthly 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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Dec 1, 2022

Team RWB’s E-Commerce Manager Alec Rhodes joins the Eagle Nation Podcast to talk about his journey from the military and into Team RWB's gear store. In today’s episode, we cover a lot of ground including:

  1. Work-life balance

  2. What's coming in 2023 for the Team RWB Gear Shop

  3. And much, much more.

Nov 3, 2022

Team RWB’s Director of Finance Laken Stutzman joins the Eagle Nation Podcast sharing insight into how Team RWB has grown since Laken joined the team as a volunteer in 2011, through the pandemic, and beyond. In today’s episode, we cover a lot of ground including:

  • Her journey into nonprofit finance

  • Work-life balance

  • How much Team RWB has grown and is running full speed into 2023

  • And much, much more.

Oct 20, 2022
Alan Cole leads a community for service members, police, and first responders as President and CEO of GovX. In this episode, we cover a lot of ground, including: 
  • Team RWB Patch Campaign
  • From a humble beginning to president and CEO
  • Why GovX supports veterans and first responders
  • And much much more
Oct 6, 2022

Keith Galloway's commitment to service has followed him through playing football at the Naval Academy, serving as a P-3 Pilot, and fighting fires in Orange County California. Today, Keith serves as Team RWB's Operations Manager.

In Eagle Nation Podcast Season 2 Episode 3, we cover a lot of ground, including:

  • Work-life balance
  • Team RWB's operations strategy 
  • What's in store for 2023 
  • And much, much more
Sep 22, 2022

In 2010, Mike Erwin founded Team RWB to support America's veterans after serving combat tours overseas. Today, Mike lives on a 32-acre farm and serves as the organization's Executive Director. 

In Eagle Nation Podcast Season 2 Episode 2, we cover a lot of ground, including:

  • The history of Team RWB 

  • Farm life 

  • How Mike prioritizes his own health and wellness 

  • Mike's vision for 2023
  • And much, much more

Sep 8, 2022
Jimmie Lucas, a twenty-year military veteran, overcame challenges around mental health and depression by running and becoming vulnerable while asking for help. Today, he serves as Team RWB's Community Engagement Manager and the host of the Eagle Nation Podcast.
 
In Eagle Nation Podcast Season 2 Episode 1, he covers a lot of ground, including:
  • Jimmie’s military and Team RWB background
  • Remembering September 11, 21 years later
  • The ways in which running supports health and wellness
  • How cracking an egg is crucial to mental health challenges
  • And much, much more
May 16, 2022

About the Episode:

Kent and Ryan met in college while competing with the Japanese Olympic Judo team and training with the U.S. Paralympic team and embarked on a mission to fuel their bodies and minds in a healthy, effective way. Today, the friends own and operate Neuro, the health and wellness company behind Neuro Gum and Neuro Mints.

In Eagle Nation Podcast Episode 162, we cover a lot of ground, including:

  • The history of Neuro from fulfilling orders in their apartments to appearing on Shark Tank

  • How physical activity has been part of their journey

  • All things caffeine - both benefits and challenges

  • And much, much more!

Mar 21, 2022
J.M. Thompson overcame challenges around depression and addiction through ultra running. Today, he serves as a staff psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Oakland, California, and is the author of "Running is a Kind of Dreaming." 

In Eagle Nation Podcast Episode 161, we cover a lot of ground, including: 
  • J.M. Thompson's background in clinical psychology 
  • The ways in which aerobic exercise supports mental and physical health
  • How a 200-mile race around Lake Taho was a life-changing experience 
  • And much, much more! 
Jan 24, 2022
Col. (Ret.) Nate Prussian, former commander of 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) wanted to make a difference through his work after the military. Today, he serves as the Chief Operating Officer of The Guardian Group, combating human trafficking in the United States.
In Eagle Nation Podcast episode 160, we cover a lot of ground, including:
  • Nate's transition from the military to Guardian Group
  • The issue of human trafficking in the United States
  • How the veteran and military community has a role to play in combating human trafficking
  • And much, much more!
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!

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