Home Base Nation

Home Base Nation

Home Base Nation brings you discussions on thriving beyond surviving, and conversations with the civilian and military leaders of a grateful nation, who have been listening to our veterans and military families, and creating service for those who have served. Hosted by Dr. Ron Hirschberg, physician at Home Base and Mass General Brigham.

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May 19, 2022 50 min

This is the second of two episodes this week in honor Mental Health Action Day which this year falls on Thursday, May 19th. Dr. Ron Hirschberg talks with U.S. Army Veteran, burn survivor, actor, motivational speaker, The New York Times best-selling author of the book Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit, and Dancing with the Stars Season 13 winner. Ron and JR talk about service, survival - or rebirth as JR desc...

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This is the first of two episodes this week in honor Mental Health Action Day which this year falls on Thursday, May 19th. Dr. Ron Hirschberg talks with U.S. Army Veteran and country music artist Craig Morgan. Craig spent nearly 11 years with the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, serving in both Panama and Desert Storm. As a country music artist for more than 20 years, Craig has had 25 songs on the Billboard Charts, including his ...

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Today's episode features a conversation with Brandi Benson, U.S. Army veteran and author of the book "The Enemy Within: A Young Soldier's Unexpected Battle with Cancer." Brandi, a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, cancer survivor, and outspoken mental health advocate, was only twenty-four and a few months into her first deployment when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, possibly due to toxic e...

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Today's episode is another installment of Home Base Nation: Veteran Stories with Joshua Maloney, a Cape Cod-based U.S. Army and Army Reserves veteran. Josh is no stranger to Home Base, having participated in our Training for First Responders when he was a Barnstable, MA police officer, and as a patient with us in 2019 when he participated in our Intensive Care Programs, or ICP. Today, Josh works with the Veterans Yoga Project a...

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Today’s episode brings us back home - to Home Base, and to Boston. Dr. Patrick Downes is a psychologist at Home Base and a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Speaking with Patrick, you immediately can see that this is someone who embodies the essence of someone who serves those who serve. A Cambridge, MA native and Boston College alumnus, Patrick started his psychology training in 2012, and planned to pursue a career as ...

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Picture this: you get into an Uber on your way to the airport in Los Angeles, and after some light exchanges with your driver, you learn that he is a Vietnam veteran. The infamous LA traffic fades away as you learn more about his life and service, and before you know it, thirty minutes have gone by and you're already at the airport. Well, that's what happened to Ron Hirschberg the other week as he was a podcast conference i...

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Thom Tran wears many hats, just like his dad. He’s a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant and paratrooper, a first generation Vietnamese-American, a Purple Heart recipient, and a ‘triple-threat’ entertainer - an actor, musician, and comedian. Thom’s father was a pilot in the South Vietnamese air force, and was a POW for three years before escaping, getting his family to a refugee camp, and then later immigrating the whole family to the...

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Many deployed troops are lovers of rock music, and those deployed from the New England area would send Boston's beloved radio DJ and podcast host Mistress Carrie letters from Iraq and Afghanistan. A vehement supporter of U.S. troops and veterans, she wanted to find a way to give back, and in 2006 she made her way to Iraq, as the first non-news journalist embedded with troops there, before "deploying" for a second time i...

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Home Base Nation is back for season four on March 21st! Today, amidst the global fear and exhaustion that exists for both military and civilian communities, we know that we can’t lose hope, and we bring you this season with a renewed sense of purpose. This season, we will bring you more conversations with - and stories about - veterans, service members, military families, and the artists, athletes, comedians, activists, who all sha...

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Season Four of Home Base Nation will start in just a few weeks, and we have been working over the past few months to bring you another great season. Given what is going on in the world right now, our mental health and military community has its finger on the pulse with you all and our hearts are with the Ukrainian people and all those trying to escape the violence in the Ukraine right now. We sat down on Tuesday to record an upcomi...

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If you are your loved one is experiencing any emotional, mental health struggles, you are not alone and please contact Home Base 617-724-5202, or www.homebase.org  

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Home Base Nation Team: Steve Monaco, Maureen Roderick, Laurie Gallagher, Karianne Kraus, Lucy Little, Taylor Orlando, w...

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Operation Christmas Drop - Official Trailer / Netflix

The Guam Daily Post - Article on OCD

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"Operation Christmas Drop is the world’s longest running humanitarian airdrop training mission, providing critical supplies to many Micronesian islands, impacting more than 20,000 people across 1.8 million square nautical miles of operating area. The drop is the oldest ongoing Department of Defense mission which remains...

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The Intrepid Valor Award - Honorees included Air Force Veteran / Master Sgt (Ret) Kyle Hines, Surviving Spouse of Lt Col Matt Block, Barbara Block, Army Special Forces Veteran Julian Kitching, US Navy Servicemember Wayne “Ty” Garvin, and Marine / Chief Warrant Officer Stephen Rudinksi.

"Service isn't loud.  Service is what happens in the quiet and when people aren't looking. It's about how we take care of each other ...

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If you are your loved one is experiencing any emotional, mental health struggles, you are not alone and please contact Home Base 617-724-5202, or www.homebase.org  

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If you are your loved one is experiencing any emotional, mental health struggles, you are not alone and please contact Home Base 617-724-5202, or www.homebase.org  

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Home Base Nation Team: Steve Monaco, Maureen Roderick, Laurie Gallagher, Karianne Kraus, Lucy Little, and COO Michael All...

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Salute To Freedom Gala: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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If you are your loved one is experiencing any emotional, mental health struggles, you are not alone and please contact Home Base 617-724-5202, or www.homebase.org  

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This conversation was recorded in August, 2021  at the time of the US was pulling troops out of Afghanistan. HBN released this relevant content on all of our minds that week: Your Sacrifice Matters (8/23/21)

Today we dive into Nate’s work and experiences at home. What moved him towards the military and about what he continues to do for his own form of service. Looking backwards, Nate’s story seems to fit together at every turn. But ...

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Many thanks for Dr. Pam Hall who has devoted years and her own service to our servicemen and women who’ve experience trauma and stress in their lives.

Check out her new book: PTSD Unplugged  and see Dr. Pam’s website to learn more.

Remember if you want to sign up for Home Base No-Shave November to directly support the care at Home Base, sign up at www.homebase.org/noshave

If you are local, check out the Boston Televent, an all-day pro...

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...Mask work is steeped in human history, and in many cultures around the world. Mask therapy work with service members stems from the work of Art Therapist Melissa Walker at Creative Forces at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (or NICoE), part of Walter Reed Medical Center. The language of trauma may not be accessed, or not there at all. And we recognize that the important thing here is the process of creating a unique an...

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Former United States Navy SEALKevin Lacz served two tours in 2006 in Ramadi, Iraq. He is a decorated veteran, writer, actor, physician assistant. Originally from New England and a loyal Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins fan, he currently lives with his wife Lindsey and their two kids in the panhandle of Florida.

Kevin is also a creative guy who found himself taking on a few roles in the movie world, notably playing himself (Dauber) in Cl...

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