Borne the Battle
Summary: Hosted by Marine Corps Veteran Tanner Iskra, Borne the Battle recognizes each battle, challenge, and sacrifice our Veterans endure during and after their service, as well as spotlighting important resources, offices, and benefits VA offers our Veterans.
Fisher houses are a vital part of helping Veterans heal. If there is an open room in a Fisher House next to a VA or military medical facility, a family can join in their Veteran’s recovery at no lodging cost. Today, two new Fisher houses opened at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, New York City. To mark today’s event, today’s interview is the current President of the Fisher House Foundation, Army Veteran David Coker. Enjoy.
Not only is Army Veteran Jan a wrestler, he’s a producer of the documentary “Valhalla Club.” The feature documents how three wrestlers, formed a wrestling stable based on collectively fighting their PTSD through wrestling. Recently, the Valhalla Club were featured on the first episode Comedy Central’s new show, “Klepper.” Additionally, Jan is a VA employee. We talked about his role in the Office of Business Process Integration. #BtBattle Veteran of the Week Marine Veteran Edgar Huff
Before our interns left for the year, I wanted to reward them with their own episode. For his “final” we challenged Zach to go find an interview off his campus. He interviewed Joseph Pennington, a former Navy Seabee and the current Director of Military Programs for AllState. Joseph talks about how his grandfather, inspired him to raise his right hand, his transition, and his experience in building military programs. #BtBattle Veteran of the Week: Marine Veteran Megan McClung
#143: Stephen Holley - Navy SEAL Veteran, Naval Academy Quarterback, CEO of Carry The Load
#142: Carroll Harris - Marine Veteran, Postal Inspector, Marine Corps Historian
#141: BourBiz - Military Veteran/MilSpouse Networking Event
#140: Danny Chung – Marine Veteran, Microsoft Chief of Staff of Military Affairs
#139: Jennifer Marshall – Navy Veteran, Actress (Stranger Things, Hawaii Five-O)
#138: Sean Ricks – Navy Veteran, CEO of Ricks Roasters Coffee Company
#137: John Buckley II – Army Veteran, Koch Industries, Veteran Advocate, Wichita Kansas
#136: Valroy Williams – Army / Navy Veteran, Queens NY Submariner to NC Farmer
Tanner's first podcast features a former mentor. Rick Robinson is an Emmy award winning director of photography and cinematographer. Rick talks about being a combat videographer in Grenada and Beirut, breaking into Hollywood and working on major motion pictures, working on a documentary film crew for a Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" World Tour, teaching at film schools, working on features in the South Pacific and his journey back to the Marine Corps after 30 years.
#134: Tanner Iskra – Marine Veteran, new host of Borne the Battle
#133: Joel Chaverri – Marine Veteran, Vet Center Director
#132: Brent Thompson – Navy Veteran, Head Brewer at Texas Ale Project