The Back Brief

The Back Brief

The Back Brief

CATEGORY: News
Hosted by Army combat veteran Rod Rodriguez and featuring the Connecting Vets team of reporters, The Back Brief is a weekly show featuring the top veteran stories of the week.
  1. June 19, 2022
    15 min
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    Russia and Order 66
    We're back with a new episode!We're talking Russia, Ukraine, the EU, and NUKES!Will daddy stop hitting mommy? Find out on this episode of The Back Brief!Email me at rod@connectingvets.com
  2. December 17, 2021
    16 min
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    The Biggest Story NOONE is talking about...
    Is this the story of the century? Are we NOT alone? Why doesn't anyone care? Also Ghislaine Maxwell, why isnt that all over the news?
  3. November 22, 2021
    22 min
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    Rittenhouse Syndrome
    New Devil Dog in my world and the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse is done! Not exactly Veteran news but definitely news for Veterans...Email me your comments at rod@connectingvets.com
  4. November 10, 2021
    12 min
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    Veterans Day has some bite!
    A short Veterans Day message from host Rod Rodriguez. Does this Vet day hit a bit different for you?Like, Listen, Subscribe, and Share this podcast!
  5. September 11, 2021
    23 min
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    Biden mandates vaccines, Tim Kennedy catches heat, and 9/11
    President Biden is mandating "large" companies have vaccinated employees. This move could affect millions of Americans. We talk about some recent controversy around Special Forces Master Sergeant and Social Med…
  6. September 01, 2021
    30 min
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    National Pull-Out Day, No Dog Left Behind, and a USMC LTC commits career Sepuku
    We talk the National Pull-Out of Afghanistan and whether we could have won the forever war. Then did we leave military working dogs behind in Kabul. And finally we talk about USMC LTC Scheller and his videos ca…
  7. August 12, 2021
    24 min
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    Mandatory Vaccines for the DoD, healthcare worker goes off on Soldier, and sports fans can suck
    The SECDEF says mandatory vaccine policy is enroute but some servicembers are already pissed. Then a Tik Tok video goes viral showing a healthcare worker going psycho "Karen" on a Soldier, should this have turn…
  8. August 12, 2021
    26 min
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    WTF about Afghanistan?
    Are we watching 20 years of work in Afghanistan go down the drain? The Taliban are taking the country back, our embassy is in danger of being overrun, and the Marines are poised to save the day but is the count…
  9. July 30, 2021
    52 min
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    Simone Biles and "You're Welcome", a book about a breakdown
    Sports Analyst and Life Flip Media CEO Eric Mitchell and I talk about his initial reaction to Simone Biles decision to quit her Olympic run and how he feels about it now. Follow Life Flip Media @lifeflipmediaTh…
  10. March 10, 2021
    1 hr 27 min
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    Former SF Soldier Chris Mcphee talks race, extremism, and clothing!
    Chris Mcphee is a former SF soldier turned videographer and now apparel company partner! He's bringing a new face to the world of veteran clothing and changing the way we think a veteran looks like.Check out th…
  11. January 29, 2021
    24 min
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    Reddit vs Wall Street
    This week has been absolutely crazy for investors! Folks have jumped on the GameStop, AMC, and Black Berry bandwagons, but what does it mean for you? Before you go pulling out your TSP and life savings, give fi…
  12. January 15, 2021
    14 min
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    VA is denied COVID vaccines, 21K Troops for DC, and some news you might have missed!
    CV reporter Abbie Bennett takes us into some of this week's most important stories! Warp Speed denies the VA more COVID vaccines, 21,000 troops authorized to protect the Capital, and some news you might have mi…
  13. January 06, 2021
    22 min
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    DC under siege, what happens next with Jack Murphy
    Jack Murphy and Rod Rodriguez talk about the breaking story of the rioters breaching the Capitol floor and what this means for the country.Go to www.connectingvets.com for more stories about this national crise…
  14. December 23, 2020
    24 min
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    Phil Briggs Has a Heart Attack, also Christmas
    CV reporter and Navy veteran Phil Briggs almost died over the Thanksgiving holidays but he lived to tell the tale of his heart attack. Folks, go get your ticker checked and while you're checking things check ou…
  15. December 18, 2020
    1 hr 5 min
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    The Death of a Delta Force Operator is raising questions...then Jack & Rod dive into the COMMENTS!
    CV reporter Jack Murphy takes us into the unfolding story of the death of Delta Force Operator Master Sgt. William J. Lavigne II. A tragic story with a past that involves another shooting, the death of a Green…
  16. December 11, 2020
    25 min
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    The New Administration vs EVERYTHING, then Fort Hood...NOT the Great Place
    Darienne Page joins me on the show to talk about how the Biden administration will handle vaccines and whether troops will come home. We also talk about the role the military will play in the vaccine distributi…
  17. December 11, 2020
    39 min
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    The KRAKEN is still in AIT and a Russian Gangster Hosts an Intel Summit
    SUBSCRIBE BUTTON...HIT IT! CV reporter Jack Murphy brings us another 2020 story this time of retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney who is convinced that an Army AIT Battalion masterminded a Spec Ops raid in…
  18. December 03, 2020
    40 min
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    Ex-Marines and a Porn Star Form 'Death Squad' & Ousted VA Official Speaks Out!
    Connecting Vets reporters Jack Murphy and Abbie Bennett take us from the bizarre story of ex-Marines and a porn star forming an anti-BLM 'death squad' to ousted VA deputy secretary James Byrne speaks out about…
  19. November 18, 2020
    44 min
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    VA COVID #'s UP, hospitalizations DOWN & Is Joe Biden REALLY the President-Elect?
    Connecting Vets Reporter Abbie Bennett takes us into the latest Veterans Affairs COVID numbers and the recent report on the continuing rise of veteran suicides.Then, former Senior Counsel to the Secretary of Ho…
  20. November 11, 2020
    59 min
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    Election fraud, MG accident at Benning, and SECDEF is ousted over Twitter!
    This is The Back Brief where we cover the latest and greatest veteran news of the week so you don't miss a thing! On this episode:00:35 - What does Veterans Day mean to Veterans?8:00 - SECDEF is fired on Twitte…

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