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SoCal Military News and Views

SoCal Military News is a podcast dedicated to connecting active duty and military veterans with the people of Southern California and around the country. Hear their stories and talk with those passionate souls dedicated to improving their quality of life and to leaving a lasting positive impact in the military community – now and in the future.

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Ep. 16 Bob Bourdette, Regional Manager Advocate Health Advisors
Recorded at the monthly 1st Monday meeting on November 7th, 2022. Bob Bourdette - Regional Manager Advocate Health Advisors. They are a Veteran owned and operated company, they founded their company because they saw too many of our Seniors and fellow Veterans struggling with the complexity of both Medicare and VA benefits. They complement VA benefits with the right Medicare coverage and show Veterans how to synchronize the two. Visit Advocate Health Advisors https://www.advocatehealthllc.com for more information. Get Connected to VANC Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/. Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty. Learn more about our amazing sponsor, John Sanders: https://www.johnsanders.com/about. Produced by Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
16:07 11/22/2022
Ep. 15 Joshua "Jay" Baptist - Wave Neuroscience Veteran Coordinator
Recorded at the monthly 1st Monday meeting on November 7th, 2022. Joshua "Jay" Baptist - Wave Neuroscience Veteran Coordinator - Do you or anyone you know suffer from brain fog after waking? Do you find yourself reading the same thing multiple times but still cannot seem to comprehend the information? Do you have trouble with memory, headaches, or anxiety? Today Jay talked about brain care treatment and two initiatives that provide this treatment at ZERO cost to Veterans and Active Duty service members. Visit Wave Neuro https://waveneuro.com/  for more information. Get Connected to VANC Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/. Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty. Learn more about our amazing sponsor, John Sanders: https://www.johnsanders.com/about. Produced by Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
13:08 11/15/2022
Ep. 14 Jim Reiser, Hospice of the North Coast (HNC)
Recorded at the monthly 1st Monday meeting on November 7th, 2022. Jim Reiser, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Bereavement Coordinator of Hospice of the North Coast (HNC). At the Hope Bereavement Center of HNC, their goal is to support the bereaved so they are enriched by the grieving process. Jim shared about their free bereavement and loss resources for veterans and their families, including support groups, individual counseling, and two major annual healing events and more, all that honor loved ones who have passed. Visit Hospice of the North Coast https://hospicenorthcoast.org/ for more information. Get Connected to VANC Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/. Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty. Learn more about our amazing sponsor, John Sanders: https://www.johnsanders.com/about. Produced by Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
15:28 11/08/2022
Ep. 13 Chuck and Lori - VANC Then and Now
This is John Biethan, a friend of VANC. In March 2022 I encouraged Chuck Atkinson, the President of VANC, and Lori Boody, Executive Director, to have a conversation and share the stories of their early years working together, back then, and today now. To hear Chuck's story, visit Ep.12, Don’t Ever Tell Chuck Atkinson No.  Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/. Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden. Contact VANC: info@vanc.me. Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty. Connect with Lori Boody: lori@vanc.me. Learn more about our amazing sponsor, John Sanders: https://www.johnsanders.com/about.
13:09 08/05/2022
Ep.12 Don’t Ever Tell Chuck Atkinson No
The Veterans Association of North County Resource Center is the inspiration of veteran Chuck Atkinson.  As a Past Commander of the American Legion Post #146, his dream, initially, was to locate a place where his American Legion Post could meet on a regular basis. However, he had long felt that the North County area lacked a cohesive mechanism for providing important services to his fellow veterans and to the servicemen and women in the community, and so he began to collaborate with other veteran associations and the City of Oceanside to find a solution. His efforts resulted in the signing of a lease between the City of Oceanside and the Veterans Association of North County for the property at 1617 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. The site currently features a 13,500 square foot structure that previously housed the Oceanside Police Department. Construction began in 2013 to transform the existing building into a facility that addressed the specific needs of our veterans, retired, active-duty personnel, and their families. Now we need your help to maintain the building and property, our many programs, and the future goals of VANC. There are many ways to provide your support. From sponsorship opportunities to donations of goods and services. We invite you to call us, walk-in for a tour, or visit our website at www.vanc.me to learn more about VANC and our efforts to assist veterans throughout the area. Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/. Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden. Contact VANC: info@vanc.me. Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty. Connect with Lori Boody: lori@vanc.me. Learn more about our amazing sponsor, John Sanders: https://www.johnsanders.com/about. Produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. found at https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
25:43 03/18/2022
Ep. 11 Revisiting How We Serve All Who Serve feat. Exec. Director Lori Boody and John Sanders
Today VANC’s Executive Director, Lori Boody, and John Sanders from the Sanders Tech-Ed Foundation chat about the history of VANC and all the ways it serves active-duty military, veterans, and their families, and how the organization is positively impacting the community through its certification courses, resources, events, and more. Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/. Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden. Contact VANC: info@vanc.me. Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty. Connect with Lori Boody: lori@vanc.me. Learn more about our amazing sponsor, John Sanders: https://www.johnsanders.com/about. Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
34:10 12/14/2021
Ep. 10 Inspiring the Next Generation Through the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Click here to learn more about VANC. Much can be learned from history, particularly military history. Artifacts carry stories of trials and triumphs that encourage, educate, and embolden those who are willing to learn from them. Through its engaging exhibits and its collection of historical Marine Corps’ aircraft, the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum offers a unique experience to its visitors who want to learn more about the Marine Corps’ aviation history.   On this episode of VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, Brigadier General Michael J. Aguilar and Victor Franco from the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum share how the museum serves as an encouragement and inspiration to past, present, and future military members, what led them to be a part of the museum, and how the museum is expanding to serve an even wider audience. Get Connected Discover more about VANC here! Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall. Contact VANC. Follow VANC on Facebook. Learn more about the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. Connect with Brigadier General Aguilar. Reach out to Victor Franco. Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting. 
34:46 11/30/2021
Ep. 9 Helping the Homeless Veterans of San Diego with Kelly Luisi
Learn more about VANC here. Without a doubt, homelessness is prevalent in the San Diego area. One of the populations that is most significantly affected by homelessness is the veteran community. Kelly Luisi, the founder of the Homeless Veterans of San Diego, is working to change that. Kelly Luisi has always been passionate about helping veterans and their families after her brother was killed serving in Iraq. Now, she leads a nonprofit out of VANC, so she can support veterans who are homeless. Through the Homeless Veterans of San Diego, she leads programs to help veterans get back on their feet, navigate the VA system, and be hired for jobs. In this conversation, she and Mike discuss how he and VANC were instrumental in helping her establish her nonprofit, what programs her organization offers, and how they help veterans thrive. Get Connected Discover more about VANC. Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall. Contact VANC here. Follow VANC on Facebook.  Reach out to Kelly Luisi. Learn more about how you can help homeless veterans here! Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting. 
19:41 11/23/2021
Ep. 8 Creating the BEST Life for Veterans & Civilians with Michelle Ranae Wild
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ College professor and CEO of BEST (Brain Education Strategies and Technologies), Michelle Ranae Wild, recently spoke at VANC’s Monday Meeting about her special education program at Coastline Community College and her nonprofit. Through her school, she teaches numerous adults in Coastline Community College’s Acquired Brain Injury Program, and through her nonprofit, she helps countless individuals who suffer from cognitive challenges. Not only does BEST offer webinars and workshops for individuals who have a brain injury, PTSD, ADHD, or autism, the nonprofit also provides the BEST Suite, which has various apps that are designed to help people regain their functional capabilities. Michelle is also joined today by Kristi Kragthorpe, Co-founder, Curriculum Designer at BEST. Michelle’s impact is far-reaching, as her programs have been implemented in schools, rehabilitation facilities, and VA hospitals across the country. In this episode of VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, Michelle shares exciting news about the expansion of her program at Coastline Community College, how she started BEST, and how the apps on the BEST Suite help others. Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/. Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden. Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty. Learn more about BEST: https://bestconnections.org. Get the BEST Suite: https://bestconnections.org/best-suite-app/ Find out more about Coastline Community College’s Acquired Brain Injury Program: coastline.edu/abi. Follow BEST on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bestbrainorg. Connect with BEST on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brain-education-strategies-technology/. Discover more about BEST on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvzN9rQcYj2k2I3VNWqPog. Check out BEST on Instagram: https://instagram.com/bestbrainorg. Reach out to BEST on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestbrainorg. Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
22:15 11/16/2021
Ep. 7 Veterans Day Honoring All Who Served
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Program Welcome Remarks - Frank Pulley, SgtMaj USMC (Ret) Invocation - LCDR Buster L. Williams, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps, MCB Camp Pendleton Posting The Colors - Color Guard Pledge of Allegiance - Eve Nasby National Anthem - Eve Nasby Keynote Speaker - Daniel Whitney, Commanding Officer, H & S Battalion, MCI-West Benediction - Walter Leverette, VANC Chaplain VANC Member Organizations and Programs, * denotes Congressionally Chartered organization. *American GI Forum, Oceanside Chapter – 3rd Thursday (6 PM) *American Legion Post #760 N. Oceanside – 2nd Monday (6 PM) Buffalo Soldiers – 2nd Saturday (11 AM) Connected Warriors Yoga – Every Tuesday (10 am) Eagle Young Marines - ongoing *Gold Star Wives of America - Monthly Homeless Veterans of San Diego –Monday & Wednesday (9-noon) Hospice of the North Coast Interfaith Community Services Involved Men of Oceanside, 2nd Saturday (9 AM) *Jewish War Veterans- North County 385 -2nd Sunday (10 AM) *Marine Corps League -Camp Pendleton 3rd Thursday (6 PM) Marine Corps Riders MC – on going Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Military In Transition - Firefighter For A Day – Palomar College *Military Order of the Purple Heart, #493 – 3rd Wednesday (1 PM) *Military Order of the World Wars – 4th Saturday (10 AM) Military Solutions, Inc. Save Our Streets (SOS) - Monthly Team Rubicon - Monthly Team Souther – Monthly Top NG Services Vet Art – on going Vets Beyond the Uniform – ongoing Veterans Writing Group of San Diego, 3rd Saturday (11 AM) Women Marines Association, CA7 – 2nd Saturday (11 AM) ANC gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance provided by the following: American Legion Post #760Sanders Tech-Ed FoundationTop NG Color Guard H & S Bn, MCB Camp Pendleton Color Sergeant: Sgt Xiaotang Xu(Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Cpl Elisabeth Posey LCpl Isaura Rioslopez  PFC Jony Morales VANC Volunteers & Membership  A very special thank you to: Dorothy’s Military Shop and Laundry Music by Emmalyn – VANC Choir If you want to learn more or get involved, click on one of the links below! Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
42:30 11/11/2021
Ep. 6 BONUS Episode with The American Legion
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Mike Walsh: Today we’re picking up the conversation from episode 5 about their experience in Germany and how that mirrors what's going on today, is fascinating. Recently, on VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, Mike Walsh spoke with two members of American Legion Post 760, Vincent Barna and Matthew Shillingburg. Together, they talk about the history of the American Legion, what it does for the community, and how you can get involved in this incredible organization that helps veterans across the nation. The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization. With almost 13,000 chapters across the world, it holds true to its motto: “Veterans Strengthening America.” American Legion Post 760 was chartered at VANC to serve the community in Oceanside. Whether it’s helping veterans find jobs, raising awareness about PTSD in the community, encouraging patriotism, or supporting the next generation of Americans, the American Legion is there to serve military members and mobilize people to support veterans. If you want to learn more or get involved, click on one of the links below! Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty Learn more about American Legion: https://www.legion.org/ Check out what American Legion Post 760 is doing: https://www.vanc.me/american-legion-post-760 Volunteer with American Legion: https://www.legion.org/volunteers Discover more about Walk for the Fallen: https://walkforthefallen.org/ Reach out to Matthew Shillingburg: matthewshillingburg@yahoo.com Connect with Vincent Barna: vincentbarna@hotmail.com Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
09:35 11/09/2021
Ep. 5 Strengthening America with The American Legion
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Recently, on VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, Mike Walsh spoke with two members of American Legion Post 760, Vincent Barna and Matthew Shillingburg. Together, they talk about the history of the American Legion, what it does for the community, and how you can get involved in this incredible organization that helps veterans across the nation. The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization. With almost 13,000 chapters across the world, it holds true to its motto: “Veterans Strengthening America.” American Legion Post 760 was chartered at VANC to serve the community in Oceanside. Whether it’s helping veterans find jobs, raising awareness about PTSD in the community, encouraging patriotism, or supporting the next generation of Americans, the American Legion is there to serve military members and mobilize people to support veterans. If you want to learn more or get involved, click on one of the links below! Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty Learn more about American Legion: https://www.legion.org/ Check out what American Legion Post 760 is doing: https://www.vanc.me/american-legion-post-760 Volunteer with American Legion: https://www.legion.org/volunteers Discover more about Walk for the Fallen: https://walkforthefallen.org/ Reach out to Matthew Shillingburg: matthewshillingburg@yahoo.com Connect with Vincent Barna: vincentbarna@hotmail.com Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
40:25 11/02/2021
Ep. 4 Built to Serve: How Team Rubicon Accomplishes the Mission
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ On this episode of VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, Team Rubicon Southern California State Administrator, Kevin Kothlow, and Lt. Colonel James Coler talk about Team Rubicon’s mission, how they got involved in the organization, and the incredible emergency response deployments they have been a part of. By providing disaster relief and emergency services, Team Rubicon mobilizes veterans and civilians to continue their service to this nation. The organization is a conduit to get people off the couch and into action by deploying them to a disaster site, so they can help those in need. From disaster relief to fire mitigation to hurricane response and more, Team Rubicon is truly built to serve all over the globe. Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty Learn more about Team Rubicon: https://teamrubiconusa.org/ Volunteer with Team Rubicon: https://teamrubiconusa.org/volunteer/ Reach out to Lt. Colonel James Coler: James.Coler@teamrubiconusa.org Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
42:57 10/26/2021
Ep. 3 Stories of the Secret War with Retired Green Beret, John Stryker Meyer
Recently, military hero, author, and podcast host, John Stryker Meyer joined Mike Walsh on VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast. In this episode, he shares the story of his time in Vietnam and how he is using his platform to encourage fellow Green Berets, share their stories, and inspire listeners across the country. John Stryker Meyer enlisted in the Army, became a Green Beret, and was part of the Secret War in Vietnam. He is a huge supporter of VANC, as well as a good friend of Chuck Atkinson and Mike Walsh. Although he is no longer a resident of Southern California, John continues to support VANC and help fellow veterans. He has not only written three books on the Vietnam War, he is also the host of the podcast, the SOGCast, which aims to amplify the stories of Green Berets who served in the Secret War. He and Mike talk about his story, how he and Chuck became friends, and what he is doing to continue supporting military men and women. Want to check out John’s books or listen to his podcast? Click on one of the links below! Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty Learn more about John Styker Meyer: https://sogchronicles.com/authors/ Pick up one of John’s books: https://www.amazon.com/John-Stryker-Meyer/e/B002A510S4%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Listen to the SOGCast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sogcast-untold-stories-of-mac-v-sog/id1572904295 Check out his interviews on Jocko Willink’s show: https://www.podchaser.com/creators/john-stryker-meyer-107a9GgC3y Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
44:26 10/19/2021
Ep. 2 The Colonel
The Future of the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps with Colonel Daniel Whitley Learn more about VANC here: https://www.vanc.me/ On this episode of VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, your host Mike Walsh, speaks with Colonel Daniel M. Whitley, who shares insight on the future of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.  Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon recipient Colonel Daniel M. Whitley has served in the Marines since 1997. Originally an artillery officer, he spent time recruiting, serving on a tour in the Pentagon, and training with the Navy at the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific, before he became the Commanding Officer of the Headquarters and Support Battalion at Camp Pendleton. He recently spoke at VANC’s Monday meeting, which occurs on the first Monday of every month. He and Mike talk about the future posture that the Marines and Navy are implementing, which emphasizes Lethality, Mobility, Resiliency, Joint Force Enablers, and Talent Management. Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
22:56 10/12/2021
Ep. 1 Today, Tomorrow, Always
Welcome to VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast! Each week, your host, Mike Walsh, speaks with active-duty military members, veterans, and citizens who support our military, so that you can hear their stories as they serve our country and support those who do.  In the pilot episode, Mike speaks with VANC’s Executive Director, Lori Boody, and our podcast sponsor, John Sanders from the Sanders Tech-Ed Foundation. Together, they talk about how VANC began, the ways it serves active-duty military, veterans, and their families, and how the organization is positively impacting the community through its certification courses, resources, events, and more. Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/. Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden. Contact VANC: info@vanc.me. Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty. Connect with Lori Boody: lori@vanc.me. Learn more about our amazing sponsor, John Sanders: https://www.johnsanders.com/about. Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com. 
40:19 10/06/2021