Borne the Battle

Borne the Battle

Hosted by Marine Corps Veteran Tanner Iskra, Borne the Battle recognizes each battle, challenge, and sacrifice our Veterans endure during and after their service, as well as spotlighting important resources, offices, and benefits VA offers our Veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast, nor any media, products or services they may provide.... Show More

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August 2, 2020 48 min
Army Veteran and former VA employee, Terrence Hayes, is the VFW’s National Director of Communication. In this episode, Hayes discusses what he’s learned about the VFW since starting his new position.
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An estimated 2,200 Native Alaskan Veterans who served during the Vietnam War, or their heirs, can soon acquire up to 160 acres of federal land in Alaska. Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management and VA break down the Alaska Native Veterans Program of 2019 and how you can help them identify eligible veterans.
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Air Force Veteran Blake Stilwell a former combat photographer and current staff writer for Military.com whose work has appeared on Business Insider, Fox News, ABC News, NBC, HBO, and at the White House.
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Army Veteran Erik Schlimmer has camped over 1,000 nights, climbed over 2,000 summits and hiked over 15,000 miles. In 2010 he hiked the entire Trans Adirondack Route – which spans over 230 miles – over just a few weeks. Schlimmer believes that hiking is one of the best ways for anyone – Veteran or otherwise – to improve their health and their happiness.
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Marine Veteran Ben Killoy struggled with the challenges of being a father. He found online communities of other men going through the same struggle, connected with the and in doing so, was able to better connect has a husband and as a dad. He spent years learning to blog, write, and connect with other people. Killoy then founded his Military Veteran Dad Podcast in 2018. He shares stories and helps Veteran fathers be more present fo...
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Breakdown on how the VA is addressing the challenge of homeless and at-risk veterans during COVID-19 with 300 million dollars in emergency funding provided by the CARES Act.
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This 200th episode of Borne the Battle features Air Force Veteran Aerial Johnson, better known by her wrestling name “Big Swole,” Aerial shares her time in the military and how she transitioned into civilian life to eventually became a professional wrestler.
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Army Veteran Josh Strickland is a family man, the lead singer of the Phoenix-based band the Bayou Bandits, and a registered nurse who has worked through the COVID-19 pandemic in some of the hardest-hit areas of the United States.
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Marine Corps Veteran Beau Higgins shares his story of how he started working for Amazon, and talks about the current employment landscape during COVID-19.
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While most events and clubs can’t function as normal, Army Veteran Luke Wade and the KC Crew have found ways to keep people and communities connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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"Navy Veteran Bryan Bergjans is bridging the educational gap of the VA Home Loan Program by educating future veteran homeowners, and realtors."
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This week's episode of Borne the Battle features Prince Taylor's journey from a rough transition with entry level jobs to VA HR to organizing TEDx Veterans Affairs. 
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COVID-19 update on VA benefits (GI Bill, Home Loan, etc.) featuring Undersecretary of the Veterans Benefits Administration, Dr. Paul Lawrence.
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Marine and Gulf War Veteran G. Michael Hopf shares his journey from joining the Marines to signing with the largest book publisher in the world.
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Through founding Team RWB, Army Veteran and Team RWB Executive Director, Mike Erwin, discovered that he didn’t have to be in the military to continue serving. He has since founded more nonprofits and has co-written a book.
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LTG Raymond Mason says that receiving help in times of struggle is a sign of great strength. Today, he's the Director of the Army Emergency Relief (AER).
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Marine Corps Veteran / Sniper Brian Marren is an expert in Human Behavior Pattern Recognition and Analysis. He has trained Tier One military units, Fortune 500 companies, schools, churches, as well as local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Brian explains how Human Behavior Pattern Recognition and Analysis is a scientific form of human behavior profiling--not based on race or religion but rather on how all humans behave.
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The director and director of operations for the VA's Debt Management Center break down how they are executing the president's directive to suspend or extend all VA Debt Collection due to COVID-19.
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April 7, 2020 23 min
Two new VA coronavirus websites are online. Update on the Wheelchair and Golden Age Games. VA suspends debt collection. Update on COVID-19 support from New Jersey Medical Center. Interview with Army Veteran Chad Butters, who early on, transformed his Pennsylvania distillery into a hand sanitizer production facility.
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While they only knew him for one day, Army Veterans Phil Hall and Fred Navarro remember the man that sacrificed his life for them and their fellow brothers in Vietnam. They both signed statements of recommendation to upgrade Airman William H. Pitsenbarger’s Air Force Cross to the Medal of Honor. In December 2000, 32 years after the Battle of Xa Cam My, Phil and Fred were able to attend Pitsenbarger’s Medal of Honor ceremony. The f...
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