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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We talk about how the candidates did and to whom they appeal. Aaron outs himself as an elitist snob.
This is part 2, if you haven't heard part 1 yet, go listen to that first.
We discuss the recent suicide of a Muslim Marine recruit. Was it Islamophobia? Or just a kid who couldn't hack it?
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?
We talk about veteran's response to the QB who won't stand for the national anthem. Steve rants. Business as usual.
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.
We recap some of our issues from the big trip, and then we talk about the Walking Dead and zombie survival.
Short discussion about the best and worst war and military movies.
We discuss our upcoming trip around the Western U.S.
We discuss an article on themilitaryleader.com.
We tell some war stories and share some wisdom for the next generation of veterans.
A conversation about veterans guarding terrorist targets, and guns, etc..
A conversation about the Orlando terror attack, gun control, and media treatment of the issues.
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.
A short discussion of some fallen comrades.