Oscar Mike Radio

Oscar Mike Radio

Hosted by Marine Veteran Travis Partington, Oscar Mike Radio is a show about real-life stories of active-duty military and Veterans. For more than six years, the show has been raising awareness about the people and programs that support the military and Veterans. Co-Produced by Keith Hayes of Sinista1 Productions. Sponsored by Joyce Asack of Asack Real Estate, and Mark Holmes of Reapers Detailing and Powerwashing. Supported by Caisson Shaving Company, BlackCat Designs, and Savage American Woodwork A Whoobazoo.com Client

Episodes

April 11, 2024 47 mins

I would like to welcome returning guest Phil Cook to Oscar Mike Radio. I met Phil during an Irreverent Warrior’s hike in Nashville, TN.

Phil's unwavering dedication shines through in his efforts to honor fallen soldiers and veterans. Notably, he carried a flag bearing the names of 12 fallen soldiers from the 101st Second Brigade during the Baton Death March at White Sands Missile Range.

Beyond this, Phil crafts cedar challeng...

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Jeff Nelligan, a U.S. Army Reserve Veteran, applied military discipline principles to parenting, emphasizing punctuality, follow-through, and modesty in his children. He believes in preparing his sons for real-world challenges, encouraging them to complete tasks independently, like navigating public spaces and handling financial transactions. This approach aims to foster self-reliance and problem-solving skills, setting clear expec...

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March 28, 2024 71 mins

This week features John Michael Ferrari, an Army veteran turned celebrated musician. John's journey from a San Francisco youth to a national recording artist embodies resilience and passion. Starting with a right-handed guitar despite being left-handed, he mirrored Elvis's iconic posture, showcasing the adaptability that marked his life, including during his military service.


John was drafted into the Army unexpectedly...

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March 21, 2024 55 mins

This week features returning guest, Stephen Russell, creator of the "Tales of Nihilism" comic series. Stephen’s artistic path highlights the immense potential within our community. "Tales of Nihilism" has since amassed over 7,000 page reads, proving its appeal beyond conventional superhero tales.

Stephen's involvement in Plastic City Comic-Con was pivotal, turning his passion project into a serious business...

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Richard Kaufman's journey from being labeled as the "worst soldier" to achieving "Soldier of the Year" epitomizes resilience. His 23-year military tenure, marked by significant challenges, including a severe injury leading to an 80% vision loss, ended in 2012. Post-military life brought its struggles, notably a suicide attempt, but also a pivotal moment of self-discovery and a thirst for knowledge, influenced by figures like Robert...
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March 7, 2024 71 mins

This week’s show highlighted the legacy of Japanese American World War II service members through a conversation with Dr. Mitchell T. Maki, Executive Director of the Go For Broke National Education Center. This center, founded by veterans 35 years ago, aims to preserve the history and contributions of Japanese Americans, focusing on their extraordinary service during a period of severe discrimination following the Pearl Harbor atta...

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This episode features an interview with Cody Howell, a Navy veteran turned country music artist. Howell shared his riveting experiences as a mass communication specialist, from serving on an aircraft carrier to engaging in special operations. His transition to music was a testament to the healing power of creativity, and he gave us a glimpse into the soulful stories behind his songs.

“Any Way You Go” gets you thinking about choices...

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Joe Klaunberg’s journey is nothing short of inspiring. From his days as a Marine Corps chemical biological radiological nuclear defense specialist to his current endeavors in the acting industry, Joe exemplifies the versatility of military training. His skills in martial arts and critical thinking have found new expressions in film. His involvement with Veteran Powered Films and his creative response to the loss of a friend highlig...

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This week Jeffrey Meshel talks about profound insights from his book, “Trust Is a Double-Edged Sword: Trust Me”. Trust is the foundation of all our relationships, both personal and professional. Jeffrey eloquently discussed the impact of trust, the repercussions of its absence, and the need for informed decision-making.

Jeffrey and I talked about the building blocks of Trust: Integrity, Consistency, and Reliability. These form the ...

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February 8, 2024 57 mins

This show features Dr. Aaron Bryant, a multifaceted individual who has served in the U.S Army became a mental health professional, and author.

Growing up in Compton, California, Dr. Bryant's life took a significant turn when he joined the military and became a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger. His transition back to civilian life was fraught with challenges, but it was also a period of self-discovery and growth. He spoke candidly abou...

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February 1, 2024 47 mins

I'm excited to share with you a remarkable conversation I had with Devon Brown, a fellow Marine Corps veteran and coach, whose personal journey of transformation is nothing short of extraordinary.

Devon's story begins in the small town of Evergreen, North Carolina, a place so tiny it boasts only one stoplight. Despite his love for baseball, Devon found himself entangled in a web of poor decisions that led him astray. His wa...

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I had the pleasure of talking with Johnny Moody, a Marine Corps veteran whose story is as inspiring as it is informative.

Johnny's journey began in the Marine Corps, where discipline and dedication shaped his character. After serving our country, he transitioned to a firefighter role, but his passion for helping others didn't stop there. He pursued a career in nursing, driven by a desire to make a tangible difference in peo...

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January 18, 2024 56 mins

On "Oscar Mike Radio," we not only talk about challenges but also solutions and hope. I extend my gratitude and welcome two incredible guests, Dana Spain, and Jessica Baker, to discuss the pressing issue of veterans' homelessness and the power of advocacy.

Dana shares her inspiring journey of serving those who served. Her passion led to the founding of the Veterans Village; a concept born out of the desire to provide ...

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Mark Petersen, is the founder of the People's Patriot Project. The organization has been a lifeline for many, especially during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. They've ingeniously adapted to the new normal by hosting virtual happy hours, providing a platform for musicians and comedians within their network, and ensuring that the camaraderie and community spirit remain strong despite physical distancing. One of the ...
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The first guest for 2024, Faye Simon, is the Editor-in-Chief of Exceptional Parent Magazine. Faye shared her journey from being an early childhood teacher to leading a publication that serves as a lifeline for families with special needs. The magazine's mission is to provide valuable information, resources, and stories that inspire and empower. With a focus on awareness, acceptance, and inclusion, Exceptional Parent Magazine has a ...
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December 28, 2023 58 mins

WARNING: Not appropriate for young viewers. Graphic descriptions of military sexual trauma are in this conversation. It was a pleasure to talk with fellow Military Broadcast Radio host Audry McHugh. Audry McHugh is not just a Navy Veteran; she is a symbol of resilience, strength, and unwavering determination. Her journey, marked by military sexual trauma and its aftermath, has led her to create the Amazonian Warrior Foundation, ...

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Wreaths Across America Day, a day to honor and remember our fallen heroes took place on December 16th, and in the spirit of understanding the immense effort that goes into this heartwarming tradition, we continue our series by interviewing Courtney, the Manager of Transportation and Industry Relations for Wreaths Across America. Courtney, a civilian with over 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, plays a pivotal ro...

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I recently had the privilege of interviewing Karen Worcester, the Executive Director of Wreaths Across America. This organization has a profound mission: to honor and remember our fallen veterans by placing wreaths on their graves.


The story of Wreaths Across America began in 1992 when Karen's family, who were in the balsam business, found themselves with a surplus of wreaths. They wanted to do something meaningful with th...

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I had an enlightening conversation with Bryon Wiebold, the Mayor of Farmersville, Texas, and a dedicated individual working in Industry Relations at Tenstreet. The discussion centered around Farmersville's unwavering commitment to supporting Wreaths Across America, a heartfelt initiative that pays tribute to the sacrifices of American servicemembers. Farmersville, the proud hometown of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in W...

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November 30, 2023 54 mins

In the fast-paced world we live in, it's not often that we get the chance to sit down and chat with someone whose life has taken them on a unique journey—one that involves not only conquering monster trucks but also navigating the gears of life itself. Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with Bryce Kenny, the man behind the wheel of the Great Clips Mohawk Warrior Monster Truck in the Monster Jam World Tour. What struck me ...

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