The Soldier For Life Podcast
The U.S. Army Soldier For Life Podcast shares information about education, employment and health & wellness resources available to Soldiers, veterans, and their families.
info_outline S9E12 Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities 10/03/2021
S9E12 Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities invites active duty, retired, and veterans to Aspen Snowmass to participate in summer and winter outdoor adaptive recreation. Our professional sports instructors teach people with disabilities how to use adaptive equipment so they can re-engage in outdoor physical activity.
info_outline S9E11 Reflecting 20 years since 9/11 with Gen. Paul E. Funk II 09/12/2021
S9E11 Reflecting 20 years since 9/11 with Gen. Paul E. Funk II Its been 20 years since the fatal day of Sept. 11, 2001, and the world as we knew it changed. The United States Army was plunged into a 20-year war on terror, and the sacrifice for many military families has shaped many military leaders. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Gen. Paul E. Funk II, the Commanding General of Training and Doctrine Command, about what it meant to have served this past 20 years.
info_outline S9E10 How to be an ally and empower women 09/05/2021
S9E10 How to be an ally and empower women You've heard the terms allyship and empowerment, but what does that mean when you apply that toward men? Specifically, do men have a role in helping women gain a seat at the table and maintaining one? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Dr. David Tharp and Kevin Weaver about this critical topic. Grab some tissues, listen as LTC Nunn recounts her own assault story, and share her vulnerability and why we need to change the culture.
info_outline S9E9 Owning Your Transition with Herb Thompson 08/29/2021
S9E9 Owning Your Transition with Herb Thompson Transitioning from the military is never easy. We at Soldier for Life talk about starting your process as early as 24 months prior to your separation date. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Herb Thompson, Army Veteran and Author on his transition and how owning your transition is critical to being successful in deploying into America.
info_outline S9E8 The David Johnson Show 08/22/2021
S9E8 The David Johnson Show David founded Promotion Board Media to build a tribe of Veteran Content Creators. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to David Johnson on how and why you should create a video podcast show. Content creation can be a lot of fun, but understanding how complex and time-consuming beforehand is a must. A must listen before you get started!
info_outline S9E7 Work Play Obsession All In Foundation 08/15/2021
S9E7 Work Play Obsession All In Foundation Sometimes local resources can make all the difference in the world. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Army Veteran Topaz Navarro, Executive Director of Work Play Obsession All In Foundation, a mental health nonprofit organization that leverages recreational activities to address and heal trauma wounds. The nonprofit serves as both a peer support group and a post-service community to bond over their shared experiences.
info_outline S9E6 The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) 08/08/2021
S9E6 The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the country's leading organization protecting the rights of military service members and their families. MOAA's mission is to improve the lives of those who serve and their families by advocating for the military community. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Mark Belinsky, Director of Currently Serving and Retired Affairs at MOAA, on why knowing who and what MOAA does for the military community.
info_outline S9E5 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 08/01/2021
S9E5 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, four powerful words that have been taboo for so long in the military. Yet, these four words have impacted the military community in so many ways, including mental health, suicide, divorce rates, and even the health and well-being of military spouses and their children. Listen to listen LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Dr. Charles Hoge Pschastrist from the OFfice of the Army Surgeon General Office talk about this very complex topic to help break the stigma surrounding PTSD.
info_outline S9E4 The Marine Rapper 07/25/2021
S9E4 The Marine Rapper The Marine Rapper is a 15x billboard charting artist, #1 Billboard Rap artist, CEO of Ninja Punch Music, Military Musician & Marine combat veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Raymond, the talent behind The Marine Rapper, about his journey after his Marine Corps Service. Transition is never easy, and breaking into the entertainment/music industry is tough, but The Marine Rapper was able to navigate it successfully.
info_outline S9E3 HunterSeven Foundation 07/18/2021
S9E3 HunterSeven Foundation HunterSeven Foundation provides information to veterans at a heightened risk that empowers them to work with medical providers to identify diseases in the earliest stages, before the onset of signs and symptoms. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Executive Director Chelsey Poisson about the importance of understanding your symptoms and advocating early. Knowing what to look for can save your life.
info_outline S9E2 Moral Injury with LTC David Tharp 07/11/2021
S9E2 Moral Injury with LTC David Tharp What does Moral Injury have to do with mental health or PTSD? Everything! It's all related, and for many of our service members, moral injury is another topic that tends to be taboo. To break the stigma on mental health, we need to address it head-on. There is no shame in asking for help. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with LTC David Tharp on this very topic and why it matters to our military community.
info_outline S9E1 Mental Health with Pasha Palanker 07/04/2021
S9E1 Mental Health with Pasha Palanker Break the silence and the stigma about mental health. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Army Veteran Pasha Palanker about his own mental health journey, why it's important to recognize the need to ask for help and its impact on your life and your family's. Pasha has had his own brush with death, including surviving a suicide bomber. You don't want to miss this episode.
info_outline S8E13 Rewriting Your Story with COL (Ret.) Greg Gadson 06/27/2021
S8E13 Rewriting Your Story with COL (Ret.) Greg Gadson Sometimes you get the chance to rewrite your own story, and sometimes that story gets rewritten for you. Not everyone gets the perfect chance, but overcoming our challenges and rise is where the fighting spirit lives. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Army Veteran, Actor, Motivational Speaker, COL Retired Greg Gadson on owning his story. Listen to Greg speak to not letting him loosing his two legs in service to our nation stop him from achieving the best version of himself.
info_outline S8E12 Links to Freedom 06/20/2021
S8E12 Links to Freedom Did you know that the game of Golf is a great form of therapy? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Rob Koon, Co-founder and Chairman of Links to Freedom, and Steve Greiner Co-founder, Executive Director, and PGA Professional about the game of golf and the form of therapy it provides. Links to Freedom has developed the HERO model, a proven four-part program that applies the physical, emotional, and social aspects of rehabilitation that is easily adaptable to existing programs and facilities.
info_outline S8E11 Hiring Our Heroes 06/13/2021
S8E11 Hiring Our Heroes Your transition from the military is just around the corner, and you find yourself asking, what do I do next? Leveraging the DoD's Skillbridge Program is a great way to answer that question. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Erice Eversolve and Meredith Lozar at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Hiring our Heroes program. Understanding your resources and the opportunities available to you and your military spouse can go a long way in preparing your jump from service.
info_outline S8E10 Spiritual Health for Today's Warfighter 06/06/2021
S8E10 Spiritual Health for Today's Warfighter We know that physical, mental health is important, but what about spiritual health? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Chaplain COL Steve Prost and Chaplain LTC Paul Fritts on the importance of spiritual fitness and the ties it has to spiritual readiness.
info_outline S8E9 Mission Hire Me 05/30/2021
S8E9 Mission Hire Me Are you looking for a job? Are you a transitioning service member? Are you a military spouse looking for employment? If you answered yes to any of these, this podcast is for you! Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to CEO and Founder of Mission Hire Me, Mr. Bill Barnett on how creating a video profile can enhance your hiring chance. Mission Hire Me, creates visually engaging and professionally edited video profiles for use in job applications and on social media.
info_outline S8E8 How to Navigate USAJOBS 05/23/2021
S8E8 How to Navigate USAJOBS Transitions are part of life. If you are a service member or a military spouse looking for the next chapter in your career, be sure to listen to this week's episode. Finding a job can be stressful, understanding how to navigate the hiring platform can be time-consuming. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Michelle Early the USAJOBs program manager. Find out how to create a profile, navigate the platform and find success in securing employment!
info_outline S8E7 Investing 101 05/16/2021
S8E7 Investing 101 Stocks, Bonds, 401K... do any of these terms leave you anxious? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Army Veteran David Fulton, a Financial Planner, on what you need to know about investing. Investing is for everyone! Knowledge is power, and understanding the importance of investing can pay huge dividends in the end.
info_outline S8E6 Army Hiring Days 05/09/2021
S8E6 Army Hiring Days Once a Soldier, Always a Soldier...a Soldier for Life! Our military is an all-volunteer force, and to keep it that way, we need to inspire the next generation to serve. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to the Command Sergeant Major of the US Army Recruiting Command, CSM John Foley, about the latest campaign, "Army Hiring Days." Your service may have ended, but your mission hasn't; share your Army Story and support our Army Recruiters fill our Army with the very best!
info_outline S8E5 Call of Duty Transition Resources with Special Forces 05/02/2021
S8E5 Call of Duty Transition Resources with Special Forces Is Call of Duty real? Are Army Special Forces and Rangers the types of heroes that don't flinch in the face of danger? Are these heroes like those depicted in the movies? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Army Rangers LTC Dan Ferriter, and MSG Yuma Barnett along with Special Forces SGM Matt Parrish about the Real Life "Call of Duty," and the transitioning resources available to these elite operators
info_outline S8E4 Insurance 101 with AAFMAA 04/25/2021
S8E4 Insurance 101 with AAFMAA American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association. What does AAFMAA do for our military community? Find out in this episode as LTC Olivia Nunn speaks with Jeremy Karr, Army Veteran, and the Membership Coordinator at AAFMA. Listen about the importance of having insurance before, during, and after your time in service, and what options are available outside of the standard SGLI afforded our service members. If you ever wanted to know the basics of Insurance 101, this is the episode you can't miss!
info_outline S8E3 Paralyzed Veterans of America Veterans Career Program 04/18/2021
S8E3 Paralyzed Veterans of America Veterans Career Program PVA was founded by a band of service members who came home from WWII with spinal cord injuries. They created Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization dedicated to serving veterans—and to medical research, advocacy, and civil rights for all people with disabilities. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Lauren Lobrano the Director of the Veterans Career Program about the opportunities available to our military veterans.
info_outline S8E2 Blue Star Families 04/11/2021
S8E2 Blue Star Families Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower these families to thrive as they serve. We're committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors to create vibrant communities of mutual support. We believe we're all stronger when we take care of one another. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with founder and CEO Ms. Kathy Roth-Douquet about the program, the work they do, and why it's important to advocate for military families.
info_outline S8E1 Military Families Program 04/04/2021
S8E1 Military Families Program If you need a one-stop for your military family concerns/questions, check out Military Families Program. Two great non-profit organizations, Veterans Success Resource Group and the Yellow Ribbons United came together to help tackle the resource challenge for our military families. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Scott Davidson and Emma Dockery about upcoming events and how to get connected.
info_outline S7E13 Myth Busting the COVID vaccine with TRADOC 03/28/2021
S7E13 Myth Busting the COVID vaccine with TRADOC Do you believe in vaccinations? Are you concerned about getting the new COVID 19 vaccine but want to make the best decision? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Dr. COL. Chris Meyering, the Command Surgeon for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Dr. Meyering busts some of the concerns and why getting the vaccine is important to you, your family, and the health of our fighting force.
info_outline S7E12 Army Career Skills from a Retiring CSM Point of View 03/21/2021
S7E12 Army Career Skills from a Retiring CSM Point of View You may have heard about the DoD Skillsbridge Program and the Army's equivalent, Career Skills Program. We here at SFL are a huge advocate of Soldiers utilizing their last 6 months to intern at a company to gain valuable skills and knowledge during their transition window. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with CSM Tabitha Gavia on her take of the Army's CSP. CSM Gavia shares how her internship afforded her the opportunity to land employment as she hangs up her combat boots for the last time.
info_outline S7E11 Camouflaged Sisters 03/14/2021
S7E11 Camouflaged Sisters You've heard of "Band of Brothers," but have you heard of "Band of Sisters?" Service to our nation is an admirable one and not very many Americans serve. When you look out across the military, 17 percent of our service members are women. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Army Veteran, Lila Holley about the need for women to share their voices and tell their stories.
info_outline S7E10 Resiliency with Lisa Jaster 03/07/2021
S7E10 Resiliency with Lisa Jaster Resiliency, where does it come from? Why does it matter and how does it play a role in overcoming some of your life's biggest challenges. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with LTC Lisa Jaster about resiliency and her story of becoming the first mom to earn the coveted Ranger Tab. You don't want to miss this episode of what digging deep really means.
info_outline S7E9 Representation Matters with 1LT Simone Askew 02/28/2021
S7E9 Representation Matters with 1LT Simone Askew Does representation matter? Do you need to see yourself in someone else? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with 1LT Simone Askew this very question. Simone shares her experiences and how West Point and being the First African American Female First Captain mattered to her and everyone else.