Gulf War Era Veteran

Gulf War Era Veteran

Welcome to To Gulf War Era Veterans. Whether you served one month or retired from active duty, you found your homies. Every family touched by a veteran has a story. Many stories are good, some are bad and occasionally some are humorous. We aim to share stories to help veterans, their families, and their community. Many topics include disability benefits, education benefits, Home loans, PTSD, business, jobs, laughter, and tragedy. Join us as a listener or a guest.


April 3, 2023 26 mins

Are you curious about the incredible people behind the care packages sent to deployed service members? Well, those thoughtful packages likely came from the amazing Blue Star Mothers! Nike Roach and Jesse Almanza sat down with the Charlotte Chapter of Blue Star Mothers President Fostoria Pierson and other members to learn about their inspiring mission to support our service members and veterans. The passion and dedication of this or...

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Most of us already know companies like USAA, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Wendy’s were founded by veterans.  What you may not know is the name of the equally important veteran-owned businesses that are closer to you than you think. It may be you or the person that fixed your car, computer or helped you with that annoying speeding ticket. In this episode of the KNOW ZONE, Nike Roach and Jesse Almanza ta...

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 Thoughts of suicide are not new to the veteran community. In fact, one study indicated that on average somewhere between 17-22 veterans take their life each day. That statistic did not sit well with our guest. On this episode of the KNOW ZONE Nike Roach and Jesse Almanza talk with Marine and former Platoon Sergeant Chris Kirwan. Chris served in Afghanistan but after finding out two good friends committed suicide Chris started a pr...

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What happens when the job you signed up for becomes obsolete? What were some high and low points in your military career? What happens when a loved one is diagnosed with a debilitating disease and you are the primary caregiver and a disabled veteran yourself? In this Episode of the KNOW ZONE, Nike Roach talks with retired US Navy Petty Officer First Class Princess Bacote-Brown. In this two-part serie...

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September 19, 2021 51 mins

Have you ever struggled to build a strong network of people that will support you on your next mission at home or at your new position? Do you find it hard to have fun when you meet new people? Would you like to learn how to meet amazing people from all walks of life and have a lasting relationship with them? On this episode of the Gulf War Era Veteran-Know Zone Nike Roach talks with Retired USAF Col. and COO of Concise Networking ...

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September 12, 2021 33 mins

Do you know who represents you in the 117 Congress? Do know how this impacts your life as a veteran or the family of a veteran. Did you know that only one in every six members is a veteran? In this episode of the KNOW ZONE, Nike Roach, Jesse Almanza and special guest Andy Hernandez from the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune , talk about why this recent congress may need your h...

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September 5, 2021 34 mins

Have you ever thought about death? What about what will happen to you after you take your last breath. Chances are if you are part of a faith community you have an answer. However what happens up to that point? How do you can you prepare yourself and your family for the next chapter in your life. If you are like many veterans unless you are up in age these questions often get overlooked. However today Nike Roach and Jesse Almanza t...

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Did you know that many veterans are silently in our lives every day? Many are business leaders, parents, teachers, and yes even the forgotten. Today we talk with Nurse, Desert Storm Combat Veteran, and Executive Director of Combat Female Veteran Families United (CFVFU) Sandra Robinson about an often overlooked part of the veteran population. These veterans often go back into their civilian life with very few knowing their con...

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