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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May 14, 2021 41 min

This week's guest is Marty Skovlund; Army Veteran now Executive editor at Coffee or Die Magazine from The Black Rifle Coffee Company. 

We sit down for a great discussion in marketing and the importance of a sharp online presence, and how staying up-to-date widely can increase engagement. Marty also shares his experiences with launching a magazine from online to print and working in the competitive coffee industry. 

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We have Kevin Welch on this week's episode, which also happens to be our producer`s brother.?

Kevin has an impressive story to share, having previously served in the US Peace Corps and now specializing in epidemiology.?

Kevin is a public health doctor, who, ironically, graduated right before the Covid-19 pandemic, now working in global health and investing in real estate.?
During his graduate education, he served in the US Pea...

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In today´s episode of the podcast,  we have Air Force Veteran Dennis Amoroso and his COO Jim Shumard of Advanced Materials Processing Inc. 

After sharing a bit about the mining industry, we broke new ground describing the science behind their mining operations and how they convert mine waste into environmentally friendly fertilizer. If there's one thing for sure, this episode is a gem! 

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On today’s episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast, we have guest John Vallas, former active duty navy, now entrepreneur. 

John shares his experiences from his 10-year navy career as a diver, submariner, and chief. 
We learn how he through personal development courses found his passion, opened a coffee shop, built a multi-million dollar coffee roasting facility, and started Vallas Construction & Development.  John also tells us ...

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In today’s episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast, I chat with Hank Braxton, former U.S. military intelligence analyst, now movie producer.

Make sure you give it a listen to hear about how Hank went from making movies with his buddies during deployment in Korea to working with A-listers in Hollywood and much more. 





 

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In this week's episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast, we had Daniel Lane come onboard and describe his journey as a Pastor's son with a passion for Star Wars, and how the philosophy of the Force guided his path into becoming a Marine. During his service, Daniel channeled his passion for Star Wars into lightsaber dueling & making, eventually resulting in his current career making custom sabers and dueling with other f...

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Chris Snyder is visiting the podcast this week, and we discuss the tools needed for succeeding when adjusting to civilian life. We get to hear about his deployment in Afghanistan and how he created a career in cybersecurity as a security analyst by having strategic plans for himself when getting out of service.

Make sure you listen to today’s episode if you would like to learn more about practical tips and tricks that can lead to en...

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In today’s episode, Phil Layton, U.S. Navy Veteran, and CEO of PI Energy share his experience from his 10-year career in the navy as an Engineering Duty Officer. 

We learn about his exciting stories from the cool places he got to see during his time in the Navy and his impressive work for PI Energy.  If you would like to learn more about what it is like being an engineer in the military, and how we can combat climate change with new...

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Former U.S. Naval Aviator, now actor, and Bitcoin enthusiast, Doug Lito returns. 

Lito reveals what it is like going through the intense training for flying fighter jets and the skills that go into landing on a ship.

Make sure you tune in to hear Lito´s opinion on Bitcoin and his excitement in starring in the upcoming Top Gun Maverick 2021 film. 

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On this week's episode of the Armed & Ready podcast, Mike the Money Guy Returns! Veteran, Michael Dunn, shares how he applied his experiences in the military to his entrepreneurship. By using his creativity, intellect, and motivation, he runs Decade Consulting Group, M3 Academy, and M3 Automaster Software. From developing financial solutions, curating consulting, and mentoring as Mike the Money Guy, Michael´s story is somet...

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February 26, 2021 47 min

We are out with a special episode this week - a compilation of our favorite episodes! 
In today's episode, you can listen to a collection of some of the major highlights from this season of the Armed & Ready Podcast. 
Tune in to hear all the inspiring stories we´ve had the pleasure of uncovering.

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We are out with a new episode of the Armed & Ready Podcast! 

I sit down with Corey Ramsey, former US Navy intelligence specialist and now program director at New Alternatives. We had a great conversation where he shared his wise knowledge on a career in the military, as well as, his crazy stories from overseas. 

You definitely do not want to miss this episode. 

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🌐 Check out more information on VA Loans & Mortgages by visiting: https://valoanguy.us 

💬 Let me know what you think of this Armed and Ready podcast episode in the comment section below.

📆 Every Friday a new episode of Armed & Ready comes out, all with the goal of highlighting veterans turned entrepreneurs, people giving back to the community, and sharing helpful information that will help you be “Arme...

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Welcome back to another episode of the Armed and Ready podcast. Today we’ll be talking about working with NATO soldiers, having a game plan for your exit strategy and how Justin turned a hobby into a business.

Joined by veteran and coder and small business owner, Justin Eichenluab,  we’ll be talking about his business S.P. Forge and Leather. Check out his homemade goods for veterans here: https://spforgeandleather.com/

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Welcome back to another episode of the Armed and Ready podcast. Today we’ll be talking about recovering historic planes, ships and submarines. Joined by navy veteran and entrepreneur Taras Lyssenko, we’ll be talking about the coolest and craziest missions he's been able to be part of.

� Check out more information on VA Loans & Mortgages by visiting: https://valoanguy.us
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Jason Wood, the VA Loan Guy and host of Armed & Ready sits down with Dave Krasner and Ken Peck of Round Canopy and W and R Vets. 

Every Friday a new episode of Armed & Ready comes out, all with the goal of highlighting veterans turned entrepreneurs, people giving back to the community, and sharing helpful information that will help you be “Armed & Ready” in all aspects of life.

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Jason Wood, the VA Loan Guy and host of Armed & Ready sits down with CJ Machado, photojournalist, veteran advocate and Founder of Love Amazingly Productions. In this jam-packed episode she talks about a time when she learned to skydive in order to join a D Day anniversary event and reveals a previously, top-secret expedition she was on to find a WWI U-Boat. 

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Jason Wood, the VA Loan Guy and host of Armed & Ready sits down with Steve Fambro, the co-CEO of Aptera Motors. In this episode, Steve talks about the versatility of an engineering degree, 3 ways to raise capital for a start up idea, and the future of electric vehicles.

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Jason Wood, the VA Loan Guy and host of Armed & Ready sits down with Will Potts for an episode that covers on the importance of building your business slowly, managing your expectations, and the fact that everybody can benefit from a  mentor.

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