The Burn Pit

Father and son veterans of the war on terror talk about military life, politics, motorcycles, fitness, veteran's issues, and anything that comes up.
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Jan 4, 2017

Steve recommends a new book (Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind). Then we talk about military retirement and a plan to possibly end concurrent receipt of VA disability (at around 27 minutes).

Finally a deep discussion of health issues veterans are having from exposure to burn pits overseas. (Around the 45 minute mark.)

Dec 12, 2016

A Bullet Points episode focusing on how we got started in getting fit and how to maintain life-long fitness.

We discuss military fitness training, and how we got past them.

Dec 7, 2016

Starting a new feature with this podcast. Bullet Points - a collection of short discussions on several topics of the day, with emphasis on veteran's interests.

In this podcast: The protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline, "Mad Dog" Mattis for Defense Secretary, David Patraeus for SecState, and the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Nov 11, 2016

We talk some music, tell some war stories, and then we discuss PTSD and the VA. Stay to the end for some punny dog jokes.

Oct 27, 2016

First a discussion about drone video of a big VBIED from the Taliban in Afghanistan, and why terrorists have not tried the same thing in the States.

Discussion about the National Guard bonuses starts at the 36 minute mark.

In the last 10 minutes we talk a but about a good book and some stories from the cold war.

Oct 7, 2016

We ramble on about nonsense for a while and then get into transgender issues. That's just how we roll. One of us is wrong at one point.

Sep 27, 2016

We talk about how the candidates did and to whom they appeal. Aaron outs himself as an elitist snob.

Sep 27, 2016

This is part 2, if you haven't heard part 1 yet, go listen to that first.

Sep 16, 2016

We discuss the recent suicide of a Muslim Marine recruit. Was it Islamophobia? Or just a kid who couldn't hack it?

Sep 7, 2016

Talking about the Afghan interpreter Aaron worked with in Helmand Province in 2011. Trying to get Jack a visa is proving difficult. These interpreters served America, why is this so hard?

Sep 2, 2016

We talk about veteran's response to the QB who won't stand for the national anthem. Steve rants. Business as usual.

Aug 31, 2016

We discuss the IAVA and whether they actually represent the GWOT veteran. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American claims to be a non-partisan organization. There is evidence to the contrary.

Aug 23, 2016

We recap some of our issues from the big trip, and then we talk about the Walking Dead and zombie survival. 

Aug 2, 2016

Short discussion about the best and worst war and military movies.

Jul 26, 2016

We discuss our upcoming trip around the Western U.S.

Jun 30, 2016

We tell some war stories and share some wisdom for the next generation of veterans.

Jun 27, 2016

A conversation about veterans guarding terrorist targets, and guns, etc..

Jun 14, 2016

A conversation about the Orlando terror attack, gun control, and media treatment of the issues.

Jun 7, 2016

A conversation about the death of Muhammad Ali, how veterans have reacted, and about race in America. We appreciate feedback. Reach us on Twitter @burnpittalk, and on Facebook at /burnpittalk.

We had some technical issues with the audio. We apologize for the clicks you may hear in the audio. 


May 30, 2016

A short discussion of some fallen comrades.

May 25, 2016

A short intro episode to describe who we are and what we are planning to do with this podcast.