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 S3E13 Team Red White Blue 03/29/2020
S3E13 Team Red White Blue Team Red White Blue strives to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. LTC Olivia Nunn was a guest on TRWB podast series, Eagle Nation. Listen as she shares with John Pinter and Bana Miller more about the U.S. Army Soldier for Life program and her own Army journey.
info_outline S3E12 Army Emergency Relief 03/22/2020
S3E12 Army Emergency Relief Army Emergency Relief (AER) is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own." AER financial assistance is conducted within the Army structure by mission commanders and garrison commanders through AER Sections located at U.S. Army installations worldwide. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn as she talks to the Director of AER, LTG (Ret) Raymond Mason about AER, who benefits from the program and how AER supports our Army Spouses!
info_outline S3E11 Military Women In Honor of Women's History Month 03/15/2020
S3E11 Military Women In Honor of Women's History Month Women's History Month was designated in the month of March in 1987 by congress. March celebrates the contributions women have made to the United States. In honor of the achievements of women, listen to LTC Nunn speak to the President of The Women In Military Service For America Memorial, Ms. Phyllis Wilson and the CEO of Women's Veteran Interactive, Ms. Ginger Miller on the history of women in the military and how to support our women veterans.
info_outline S3E10 MyArmyBenefits 03/08/2020
S3E10 MyArmyBenefits MyArmyBenefits is the official Army Benefits Website! Browse over 150 fact sheets for benefit eligbility and highlights. Calculate estimates of your survivor and survivor education benefits. Forecast your retirement benefits. Learn about the resources at your new duty assignment before you PCS! Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Ms. Chelsea Ortiz about all the information available at your fingertips.
info_outline S3E9 Army People Strategy 03/01/2020
S3E9 Army People Strategy "Winning matters, and People are my number one priority. People are our Soldiers - Regular Army, National Guard, and Reserve - their Families, Civilians, and Soldiers for Life - Retirees and Veterans. We must take care of our people..." General James McConville, 40th Chief of Staff, Army
info_outline S3E8 Warrior Scholar Project 02/23/2020
S3E8 Warrior Scholar Project A dynamic national non-profit organization that empowers enlisted military veterans by providing them a skill bridge to enable a successful transition from the military into the classroom. Listen as LTC Olivia Nunn speaks with CEO, Ryan Pavel, on how to maximize your education preparation to a top-tier school like Columbia, Harvard, and USC.
info_outline S3E7 Opportunities in the U.S. Army Reserves 02/17/2020
S3E7 Opportunities in the U.S. Army Reserves The U.S. Army Reserve is part-time service, full-time success. Find out how you can continue your service after leaving active duty in the U.S. Army Reserves. The Army Reserve offers more than 100 different jobs that provide valuable training and experience while you pursue your career or educational goals. Listen as LTC Olivia Nunn speaks to MSG Spoon about the opportunities in the Army Reserve.
info_outline S3E6 Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program 02/09/2020
S3E6 Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program is a program designed for veterans to who wish to pursue a civilian healthcare career in the state of Virginia. Listen as LTC Olivia Nunn speaks to Army Veteran and program graduate of the MMAC program, Phillip Trezza. Learn how the MMAC team recruits, reviews and refers candidates to healthcare employers throughout the state of Virginia.
info_outline S3E4 Transition to Trades 01/26/2020
S3E4 Transition to Trades MSG Eric Hayman hosts this week's guest, Daphne Front from Transition to Trades. MSG Hayman speaks to Daphne about a career-skills bridge opportunity near Fort Campbell, KY. MSG Hayman also speaks to Bryan Witzel a retired Army Sergeant Major that successful transitioned following his 30 years of service. Listen in on the opportunities that can lead to a successful and prosperous career following your time in service.
info_outline S3E3 How to Start Your Retirement 01/19/2020
S3E3 How to Start Your Retirement LTC Olivia Nunn sits down with the U.S. Army Director of Retirement Services, Mr. Mark Overberg. Mr. Overberg and his team are the subject matter experts on all things Army Retirement planning and policies. Mr. Overberg discusses with LTC Nunn how a Soldier should begin their retirement process 24 months prior to their final date in the Army.
info_outline S3E2 New You, Healthy You 01/12/2020
S3E2 New You, Healthy You It’s 2020, and New Year’s Resolutions are big this time of year. LTC Olivia Nunn sits down with MAJ Joetta Khan, a U.S. Army Dietitian at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Learn the components of a healthy diet in order prepare physically for the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).
info_outline S3E1 Recruit Military Spouse Hiring Fair 01/05/2020
S3E1 Recruit Military Spouse Hiring Fair Soldier for Life with Recruit Military sponsors a virtual hiring fair for our military spouses on January 15, 2020. The unemployment rate for our spouses is higher than the national average. Take advantage of this virtual hiring fair and get connected with employers that want to hire our military spouses.
info_outline S2: Episode 11 Farewell to Host, LTC Robin Johnson 12/29/2019
S2: Episode 11 Farewell to Host, LTC Robin Johnson LTC Robin Johnson, creator, producer, and host of the Soldier For Life Podcast says farewell and hands over the reigns to LTC Olivia Nunn. Robin gets real about her retirement process and opens up about how she discovered what the next chapter would be for her.
info_outline S2: Episode 9 Military One Source 12/10/2019
S2: Episode 9 Military One Source Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help servicemembers and their families reach goals, overcome challenges and thrive. Servicemembers and their families are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more. For more information, check out: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/
info_outline S2: Episode 8: Association of the United States Army 12/05/2019
S2: Episode 8: Association of the United States Army The Association of the United States Army is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Army and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.
info_outline S2: Episode 7: Onward to Opportunity 11/26/2019
S2: Episode 7: Onward to Opportunity Onward to Opportunity (O2O) formerly known as the Veteran Career Transition Program (VCTP) is a free career training program that provides professional certification and job placement support to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses.
info_outline Thrift Savings Plan 11/11/2019
Thrift Savings Plan Rob Shaye, Coast Guardsman and finance expert, shares practical advice on the Thrift Savings Plan and how to choose a financial planner that has your best interest in mind. www.tsp.gov THIS PODCAST IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY OR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR THE FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD.
info_outline S2, Episode 3: Careers in Transportation Industry 10/28/2019
S2, Episode 3: Careers in Transportation Industry Soldier For Life's Midwest Deputy Director interviews Selden Fritschner, Senior Transportation Specialist at the Department of Transportation to discuss the creative solutions that they have developed to fill the Nation's 70,000 truck driver shortage.
info_outline Season 2,Episode 2: VET TIX 10/21/2019
Season 2,Episode 2: VET TIX LTC Robin Johnson interviews Steve Weintraub from Vet Tix! Vet Tix secures FREE tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation. Listen to this short 12 minute episode on how to take advantage of this incredible resource!
info_outline Season 2, Episode 1: Military Spouse Employment 10/07/2019
Season 2, Episode 1: Military Spouse Employment LTC Robin Johnson, Soldier For Life's Employment Director, interviews Lee Kelley, Director of Military Community Support Programs for Military Community and Family Policy. They discuss the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities site, and may other no-cost resources for military spouses seeking employment.
info_outline Episode 10: Suicide Awareness Month: I AM RYAN MATTHEWS 09/30/2019
Episode 10: Suicide Awareness Month: I AM RYAN MATTHEWS This episode closes out Season 1 and Suicide Awareness Month with special guest, Ryan Matthews. Ryan is an Army veteran, professional dog trainer, and public speaker. He vulnerably shares his story with us and provides real-life advice on how to overcome life's chaos.
info_outline Episode 9: Department of Labor VETS 09/23/2019
Episode 9: Department of Labor VETS In this episode, we speak with SGM Kris Rick, SMA fellow to the Department of Labor Veteran Employment and Training Services. Did you know that there are over 2400 American Job Centers are ready to help veterans and military spouses with career planning and connection to employers? Listen to this 30 minute episode that talks about military spouse employment, apprenticeships, and how veterans can leverage the resources provided by DOL-VETS. DOL VETs prepares America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provides them with employment resources and expertise, protects their employment rights and promotes their employment opportunities. Check out
info_outline Episode 8: Heroes Make America, Manufacturing Career Skills Program 09/16/2019
Episode 8: Heroes Make America, Manufacturing Career Skills Program This episode is about a Career Skills Program (Skillbridge) in the Manufacturing Industry with Babs Chase, Vice President, Military and Veterans Programs, The Manufacturing Institute. Heroes MAKE America is The Manufacturing Institute’s initiative to build a pipeline between the military and manufacturing. Their signature program arms transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses with the skills and certifications to find – and excel – in careers in manufacturing. The program also works to educate manufacturers on how to recruit, hire and retain talent from the military community. The manufacturing industry is experiencing historic levels of optimism and growth but that optimism is also fueling a workforce crisis. - Manufacturers are creating more open jobs than there are skilled workers to fill them. The military talent is well-positioned to transition into these careers. Heroes MAKE America is open to service members within their last six months of military service, veterans and military spouses. Heroes enrolls transitioning service members while they are still on active duty, enabling them to continue to receive military pay and benefits. For more info, go to email@example.com
info_outline Episode 7: Service to School 09/10/2019
Episode 7: Service to School This episode features Christine Schwartz with Service to School and offers candid advice on how to get accepted to top tier schools. Additionally, it features some updates on the Army's education initiatives with Soldier For Life Education Director, MAJ Jenna Russell. There is a special bonus on this episode with the debut of the Army Strong compilation from the U.S. Army Band (Downrange)!
info_outline Episode 6: VA Home Loans 08/26/2019
Episode 6: VA Home Loans In this episode, David Piatek, National Guardsmen and Vice President, Federal Savings Bank (NMLS 673568) shares with us the "101" on the VA Home Loan Benefit. *This episode does not constitute the Army or DoD's endorsement of Federal Savings Bank or any other non-federal entity mentioned.
info_outline Episode 5: Veteran Franchising with VetFran 08/19/2019
Episode 5: Veteran Franchising with VetFran This episode educates veterans, military spouses, and caregivers on a career as a franchisee. Radim Dragomaca, Director of VetFran shares some tips for success and also announces the partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to support military caregivers with resources and employment opportunities.