Eye on Veterans

Eye on Veterans

Eye on Veterans

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Each week, Navy veteran and Journalist Phil Briggs looks at life from the military veteran's perspective. From topics like treating PTSD, TBIs with marijuana and psychedelics to pushing Congress to pass better laws. Plus, we hear dramatic stories from combat vets, discover job openings, and meet celebrity actors, athletes, and musicians
  1. August 12, 2022
    38 min
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    Veteran Victory! From Toxic Protest on Capitol Hill to the President's signature
    On Wednesday August 10, President Biden signed “The PACT Act” into law. The signature took only minutes but the effort to secure health care and monetary benefits for vets dying from toxic exposures was a fight…
  2. July 29, 2022
    34 min
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    How Senators f***d over military vets
    Why did Republican Senators vote against The PACT Act?! Which would give care and benefits to vets dying from exposure to toxic burn pits in war zones? We checked in with Tim Jensen, combat vet and Grunt Style…
  3. July 25, 2022
    38 min
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    Cloud Warriors: How a Marine is hiring vets for awesome tech jobs
    Marine Corps veteran Jason Walters went from homeless to hi-tech executive. After enduring some painful life events, he fought to find a way into the growing software and IT field and became the founder of the…
  4. July 18, 2022
    53 min
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    Fight for Justice: How Rosie and LeRoy Torres took on SCOTUS, Congress, and TX!
    Iraq war vet and former TX State trooper LeRoy Torres lost his job after developing a debilitating lung disease caused by the toxic burn pits in Iraq. His wife Rosie is a fighter and after founding Burn Pits 36…
  5. July 08, 2022
    33 min
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    Wanna get away? Read "March on! " A Veteran's Travel Guide
    Off-the-beaten-path historical sites and great veteran-owned breweries! Navy veteran, historian, and beer lover Michael Embrich shares some excellent travel advice in his book "March On! A Veterans Travel Guide…
  6. July 01, 2022
    27 min
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    Hero Transformers: Defeating Addiction, PTSD in Florida
    Can drug/alcohol addiction or PTSD be cured at the beach? Army vet and Primary Therapist Tamara Evans discusses Transformations Treatment Center in Delray Beach, Fl., and their program “Help for Our Heroes”. It…
  7. June 28, 2022
    24 min
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    Vet The Vote: How can 100K vets restore trust in US Elections?
    In this era of smack-talk politics, and a media environment that stokes hate and fear ... how can we trust anything in politics? Or that our elections are actually functioning right? That's where "Vet The Vote"…
  8. June 17, 2022
    53 min
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    Tim Kennedy: SF vet, UFC Champ shares his "Scars and Stripes"
    Tim Kennedy is an elite Green Beret veteran who survived brutal combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. But he’s likely best known as a former UFC Champ and Mixed Martial Arts master. In his new book “Scars and Stripes…
  9. June 10, 2022
    31 min
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    Gun Violence: USMC vet trains schools and students
    Mass shootings have become a tragic part of life in America. Beyond the prayers and politics, one veteran is dedicated to helping make schools safer. Marine Corps combat veteran Jake Edwards, served in Falluja…
  10. June 03, 2022
    45 min
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    Killer Drugs: How to fight Addiction, Heroin and Fentanyl
    Last year 100K Americans died from a drug overdose. Several years ago, (Ret.) Navy Admiral and former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Sandy Winnefeld’s son overdosed and died while in college.  Adm…
  11. May 30, 2022
    11 min
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    Honoring Memorial Day with Steve Hartman
    For the 3rd year in a row, CBS is kicking off a nationwide initiative commemorating Memorial Day – inviting buglers, trumpeters, and other musicians across the country to honor our fallen soldiers by playing Ta…
  12. May 27, 2022
    25 min
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    Memorial Day Wknd: Why we're havin' beers, BBQ and Johnny Cash
    Memories, Merica, and good music! We talk Memorial Day Weekend with Michelle Black, Goldstar widow of Green Beret SSgt Bryan Black, Navy SEAL Team 6 veteran Rob O'Neill and Nashville country singer, Marine Corp…
  13. May 27, 2022
    15 min
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    Drink Better Beer: Hops for Heroes!
    Life is too short for bad beer, and this Summer craft brewers are not just making good IPAs, they're making a difference. The national nonprofit Soldiers’ Angels is inviting professional craft breweries of all…
  14. May 20, 2022
    19 min
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    NOW HIRING: Veteran Mechanics to keep America truckin'
    Supply Chain issues can be bad news for the delivery of online shopping orders, but it also highlights the explosive growth in the trucking and transportation industry. Marine Corps vet Kevin Clark, SVP Cox Aut…
  15. May 13, 2022
    40 min
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    More proof Hyperbaric Oxygen heals PTSD and more!
    Is the cure for PTSD, and other mental health issues like depression, all around us ... and we don’t even utilize it? This week we look another example of how Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is successfully treating…
  16. April 29, 2022
    42 min
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    Do psychedelic mushrooms effectively treat anxiety, depression and suicide?
    At times, life had been a bad trip for Marine Corps veteran Brandon Sparks. After experiencing service-connected trauma, his life began to crash. From depression to addiction and from suicide to homelessness he…
  17. April 29, 2022
    23 min
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    Former Drill Instructor now motivating corporate America
    Though Robin C Fortner may not be as loud as she was at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC, her message is just as powerful. Hear how she helped change the game for women in the military. And we di…
  18. April 29, 2022
    24 min
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    From managing Marines to milllion $ contracts
    When Laurie Sayles, founder of Civility Management Solutions joined the Marine Corps she probably never thought it was the path to becoming a CEO. In our interview, she shares how she went from the military to…
  19. April 22, 2022
    16 min
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    Hire Heroes USA: How vets can find their next career
    Way more than just a resume builder, Hire Heroes USA places thousands of veterans in great careers every year. We hear more about what they offer from Nadine Bullock-Pottinga, Chief Development Officer at Hire…
  20. April 22, 2022
    15 min
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    Calling ALL Veterans! Here's how to get a job in technology
    Feel like you missed out because you don't have a computer science degree? Don't worry! Revature is a company ready to help veterans get high-paying jobs in technology, and they’re offering this opportunity to…

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