Armed & Ready

Armed & Ready

VA Loan Guy, Air Force Veteran, and Host of Armed & Ready, Jason Wood interviews veterans turned entrepreneurs and other interesting people with military backgrounds.

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March 25, 2022 31 min

Happy Friday!

This week on the Armed & Ready podcast, I sat down with a former U.S. Army Special Forces Fire Team Leader for the 3rd Ranger Battalion, Jared Bost! Jared served 5 years in the military, exiting in 2021 to attend the College of Charleston and start his fitness and personal training company, The Modern Spartan. Tune in to hear all about Jared's journey from joining the Army at just 18 years old, to becoming a st...

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Happy Friday!

This week on the Armed & Ready podcast, I sat down with San Diego's real estate power couple, Mike & Bair Bell! Mike is a retired US Navy sailor, current National Airspace Specialist for the FAA, & realtor. Bair is a real estate agent and entrepreneur who owned and operated several Salon/ Spas across the country. Mike & Bair are high school sweethearts and parents of four beautiful children. Tune in...

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How does someone go from 21 years as a public servant to owning and operating a real estate investment company? Seth's story is one of a kind and inspiring to all who are planning on making a major career change, but just don't know how to do it. There are plenty of options and opportunities for those in similar positions as Seth. Tune in to hear how a career firefighter/EMT transitioned into the real estate and financial w...

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Happy Friday!

This week on the Armed & Ready podcast, we had the pleasure of having a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert C. Chaplin, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan. RADM Chaplin comes from a military family and followed suit by joined the Naval academy where he eventually attended flight school. He is a very accomplished helicopter pilot who spent the majority of his career flying for the Navy before moving up the ranks ...

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Happy Friday!

This week on the Armed & Ready podcast, we have another San Diego local and Navy veteran, Petty Officer Robert Morgan! Petty Officer Morgan is the founder of a non-profit organization called Dancing Veterans San Diego. This is an organization that serves veterans, service members & their families by using dancing as an alternate outlet. Robert is a career software engineer here in sunny San Diego, California. T...

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On this week's episode of the Armed & Ready podcast, we have a very special guest; my good friend and Nevada's future Governor, Joey Gilbert! Joey is a U.S. Air Force veteran, 3-time national champion boxer, a lawyer, and the current running-man for Nevada's race for Governor.

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December 15, 2021 51 min
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It is Friday, and we have a brand new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! Today's episode has Jesse Futia, an active-duty Army Ranger and real estate investor.


Jesse Futia shares his experience of how he got involved in the military. Growing up as a New Yorker and remembering his experience 20 years ago during 9/11 has always made serving in the military vital to him. Jesse also shares his experience of how he got into rea...

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It is Friday, and we have a brand new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! Today's episode has Randall Parkes, a former Marine and Real Estate Agent for Compass.

Randall Parkes shares his experience servicing in Afghanistan and helping to escort people out after the invasion of the Taliban. His first deployment was in 2007, and this was one that stuck out to him the most. During this time, he was also able to meet his inter...

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It is Friday, and we have a brand new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! Today's episode has Cameron King, Active Duty Army, and Digital Market Specialist. 

Cameron King shares his story about entering the military later in life than initially expected. Although he knew he wanted to serve since 18 years old, his path took him down a different avenue of traveling abroad, working in advertising, and successfully establishin...

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August 27, 2021 39 min

It is Friday, and we have a special episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! Today's episode has a special guest Kevin Key, a college friend of mine and an Army Special Forces Veteran. Kevin served in Afghanistan and is currently helping Interpreters he worked with in getting them out of harm's way as the Taliban are taking over the country. 

This topic is not easy for any of us to wrap our heads around, but we must discuss...

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It is Friday, and we have a brand new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! Today's episode has Derek Mensen, MBV, Marine Veteran and Director of Operations at Trident Coffee.

Derek Mensen shares his dedication to serving his country and his experience of joining the marine corps. He also shares his experience of transitioning out of the military and diving deeper into his own passions, along with his position at Trident Cof...

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August 13, 2021 24 min

It is Friday, and we have a brand new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! Today's episode has returnee from season one Eric Johnson, Navy Veteran and CEO of Trident Coffee Roasters.

Eric Johnson shares his experience developing his business idea in the coffee industry after being overseas. He emphasizes how coffee and tea are a communal experience we all share and incorporates his passion for health and wellness into Tride...

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It is Friday, and we have a brand new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! In today's episode, we have Brian Arrington, an Air-Force Veteran. 

Brian Arrington shares his story behind why he went into the Air Force, his experience teaching at the Ravens School, and then being stationed in the Cannon Air-Force base in Mexico.  

After the Air Force, Brian went to work with nonprofits a year after his transition out of service. ...

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It is Friday, and we have a brand new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! In today's episode, we have Knight Campbell, a navy veteran. 

Knight Campbell shares about his experience getting into the naval academy and his experience there. Knight had started as a student and later went on to teach at his alma mater. He explains the growth in himself the academy brought along with his positive experiences there. Knight also ta...

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July 23, 2021 40 min

It is Friday, and we have a brand new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! In today's episode, we created a recap of our favorite episodes of 2021 so far!  

Tune in to hear the experiences of military veterans like USMC Veteran and Jedi Daniel Lane. Army Vet and Black Rifle Coffee Company Marty Skovlund, and more! A special thanks to all those who have been a part of the Armed & Ready Podcast! 

What has been your favorit...

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It is Friday, and we have a brand new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! In today's episode, we have Nick Busse, a former army vet of 13 years.?

In today's podcast, we discuss Nick Busse's experience in the army, the path that led him here, and why serving the country has been an essential journey to him. Nick also discusses his transition when leaving the army and starting his professional career at Lee Filters. ...

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It is Friday, and we have a brand new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! In today’s episode, we have guest Dan DeVille, CEO of Sentry Residential. 

In todays podcast we discuss Dan’s entrepreneur background and how it all started! Dan shared his first temp job at Sony and after two months he was promoted into a manager role at just 23 years old. Dan also explained his true passion in business was serving people with a purpose...

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It is Friday which means a brand new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast is out for you to listen to!

 In today’s episode, we have guest Ricky “Tank” Ferran, USMC Veteran, and now Founder of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children.

In this episode Tank shares he was born in Cuba came to the US at the age of 13. Tank had many family members he looked up to that were in the Marines so he decided to followed their footsteps in joining a...

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