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Now displaying: 2020
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!

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