Behind the Warrior

Behind the Warrior

Behind the Warrior Podcast is hosted by the EOD Warrior Foundation. This podcast is focused on a variety of relatable subjects impacting EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Warriors, their Families and military families at large. Topics such as TBI, PTSD, health, wellness and much more. We share personal stories, resources and interview experts and organizations that shed light on difficult subjects and we have a little fun too! The various opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by guests, contributors, and participants of the Behind the Warrior podcast are their own and are intended for informational purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, view points, or policies of the EOD Warrior Foundation or its employees and volunteers. To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, please go to www.eodwarriorfoundation.org

Episodes

August 12, 2022 71 min

Join us this week in a fascinating interview about the EOD Bomb Suit.  Dr. Makris, shares his background, and gives us an in-depth look at all the hard work that is put into engineering and testing the EOD Bomb Suit, the features of the latest version the EOD 10, and their mission at Med-Eng to save Bomb Techs lives.  
 
 https://www.med-eng.com/

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Join Maria and Dr. Chris Frueh for the second half of a 2-part interview on Operators Syndrome.  

In this episode you will learn  what Operators Syndrome is and Dr. Frueh offers a roadmap on how to get the treatment you need, and information on various new  cutting edge treatment modalities that are becoming available to veterans.  

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Join Maria for an interesting two part interview with Dr. Chris Frueh, author of "Operators Syndrome". 

In the first episode, Dr.  Frueh will share a little about his own life and background and then explain what this new term is, and what it means to the military community.  

In the second episode, we will explore various cutting edge treatment modalities that are becoming available.  


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Join Maria and Patrick to learn about a non profit called Home Base, which was founded by the Boston Red Socks, and is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans, Service Members, and their Families.  They have access to 21st century technology and nationally renowned clinicians who provide world class clinical care, wellness, training, and research, all at no cost regardless of service era or discharge status. 

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Dr. Eddie Zant talks about the incredible healing benefits that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has on the brain and it's successful use in the treatment of PTSD and TBI.  Dr. Zant is passionate about helping veterans regaining cognitive function after traumatic concussive events and getting their lives back.  

Visit his website at:  http://flhbot.com/

Two locations:  

913 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Phone:  850-243-8229

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Join us as we welcome Sweethelda Castro, Office Administrator at the EOD Warrior Foundation.  Sweet is the newest member of our team and we are excited to have her!  Sweet shares about her exciting and diverse career path, her family and what keeps her motivated every day! Welcome to the team Sweet! 

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April 23, 2022 38 min

This is the second half of a 2-part interview on the Remembrance Garden which will be unveiled on May 5th at NAVSCOLEOD.   Join Maria as she talks with Greg Mittelman, Chairman of the Board of the EOD Warrior Foundation, and Sherri Beck, the recently retired Director of Programs, as they reflect on the Remembrance Garden, a place where everyone is welcome, to come to remember and honor all EOD Warriors and their service to our coun...

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Join us this week as we start an exciting 2-part interview on the expansion of the EOD Memorial Wall at NAVSCOLEOD.  For the first half of the podcast, we have the honor of speaking with United States Marine Corps (Retired) Major John Haynes.  John is a highly decorated veteran and EOD Technician and served in WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam.   John was the driving force behind the construction of the original EOD Memorial at Indi...

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Ep - #66 Cigna’s Veteran Support Line 

Join Maria this week, in an important conversation with Alexandra Bradley and Jason Youngblood to learn about Cigna’s commitment to supporting veterans.  Cigna's Veteran Support Line is an anonymous national support line available to all military members and their families, that is free and available 24/7/365.  

Cigna Veteran Support Line:  855.244.6211

Cigna Military and Veteran Resources:

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Join Maria for an exciting interview with Tony (2-Stroke) Cerrone, the President of the EODMC, who joins us to clear up some rumors about the EODMC, and to talk about their mission to serve EOD techs and their families.  Tony, a Purple Heart recipient, talks about his career as an EOD tech in the Air Force, and his passion for riding.  

EODMC Website: 

https://www.eodmc.com

EODMC Facebook Page:

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February 17, 2022 35 min

Join Maria for a great conversation with Ray Bowne, Whole Health System Director and Veterans Health Education Coordinator with the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, to learn about the exciting paradigm shift that is happening in the VA right now, called Whole Heath.  Ray talks about his career in the military and his decision to become an RN after he retired, which led him to his current role.  Ray is passionate about helpin...

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Join us as we welcome Ashlee Steinhart, Hope & Wellness Coordinator at the EOD Warrior Foundation.  Ashlee is new to our team and we are excited to have her!  Ashlee talks about growing up as an only child and the different paths she took that brought her ultimately to following her heart, being the spouse of an EOD tech and traveling all over the world, and her love of pop music!  Ashlee is looking forward to helping EOD Warri...

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Join Maria in an exciting conversation on Transcendental Meditation (TM), with Vin DeCrescenzo, Director of Veterans Programs with the David Lynch Foundation.   In this interview Vin explains what TM is, and how a very simple technique practiced twice a day every day is making a profound difference in the veteran community and the world.    

Through TM, countless veterans are gaining  very real, practical benefits that come from thi...

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Sherri Beck is retiring after 14 years of service to the EOD Family.  EODWF Executive Director Nicole Motsek and Financial Assistance and Resources Coordinator Maria Schabla interview Sherri about the various roles she has filled over the years in support of EOD Warriors and their families.  Her dedication to the community, compassion for others and just being who she is has touched so many lives. Sharing her delicious banana bread...

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Join Sherri and Maria for a great conversation with USMC SSgt (RET) Timothy Brown.  Tim talks about joining the military , the raw and honest reality of war, and being severely wounded in February of 2011.   Tim has not allowed his injuries to define him, as a triple amputee, he has overcome so much over the past ten years and is focused on future goals.  Determined to get out of the hospital bed, a long recovery and rehabilitate, ...

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Maria and Sherri have an interesting conversation with artist, self-relationship guide,  and Jui- Jitsu instructor,  Maurice Hunter.  Maurice resides in the Panhandle of Florida and on his own journey of exploration, he found the concept of Selflove . Yes, spelled as one word and you will understand why after listening.  Maurice explains how he came to the realization of this concept that started with a letter to his daughter. Self...

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Join Sherri Beck and Maria Schabla for a great conversation with Air Force Veteran and CEO  Stephen Humphreys as we chat about American Veterans Archaeological Recovery (AVAR). This non-profit "conducts expert archaeological fieldwork worldwide by combing the drive and precision of military veterans with expert training and supervision." Stephen talks about his personal experience of finding his purpose and passion of archa...

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This week, Sherri talks with Erin Faith Allen, Operations Director for the non-profit, Purple Hearts Reunited. Erin shares the story of how it was founded in 2012  by retired Army Major Zachariah Fike. It all began when Zach was gifted a Purple Heart medal by his mother.   Zach turned the medal over, revealing the name of PVT Corrado Piccoli, and he went on a mission to bring this heart home to PVT Piccoli's family. Since then ...

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This weeks episode is sharing the story of Twenty Two Until None. A nonprofit focused on "Ending suicide one step at a time."  The Vice President of the organization, Chrystal Verengia-Bushnell talks about how the organization got started on Veterans Day in 2014;  the what, why, when, where and how. She provides information on various programmatic offerings and powerful words of encouragement.  As we continue to talk openly...

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Take a few moments to meet Maria Schabla , Financial Assistance & Resources Coordinator at the EOD Warrior Foundation.  Maria is new to our team and we are excited to have her !  Maria talks about growing up in a military family, her time in service,  the Peace Corps and the importance of family.  Maria is looking forward to helping EOD Warriors and their families in a time of need and resources. Enjoy!

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