MCEC is a professional coalition with a diverse community consisting of public school districts, private schools, colleges and universities, small businesses and corporations, organizations, military commands and installations, military families, and caring individuals from local communities across our Nation ... all for the sake of the child. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Ms. Judy Glennon about the importance of knowing this resource.
Why podcast? Should you podcast? Can you podcast while still serving? Podcasting, much like social media, has guidelines that our service members should know and follow. There are so many topics you can podcast on, but should you? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn, speak to Rod Rodriguez on why and how you should podcast. Learn how this medium could be useful for you and your command. Also, bring in your legal and public affairs counsel to be successful and timely.
The nation finds itself in an intense conversation about systemic racism and the topic of "Black Lives Matter." This topic is heavy, hard-hitting, and tough to have, but one that needs to happen. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with the U.S. Army's Chief Diversity Officer, COL Tim Holman, on this topic and what diversity, inclusion, and equality mean to the U.S. Army.
The DoD Military-Civilian Transition Office (MCTO) provide streamlined services to members of the armed forces and their families. Mike Miller is the Director of Private and Public Engagement within the Department of Defense’s Defense Personnel and Family Support Center (DPFSC). Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Mr. Miller about the benefits and resources to our military community as service members being to plan their transition from the military.
Are you a Dad that comes home physically each day from work, but struggles to come home emotionally and mentally?
Are you a military dad? Are you looking for stories like yours? Listen as I was a guest on the Military Veteran Dad podcast with Ben Killoy. We had the chance to talk about being parents, the legacy of military service, and what Soldier for Life does to help connect our military community to resources.
Our Community Salutes (OCS) is a national, non-profit organization helping communities recognize, honor, and support high school seniors who plan to enlist in the U.S. Armed Services after graduation.
Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Dr. Ken Hartman about this year's virtual ceremony, America Salutes, on July 4th as we honor our graduating high school seniors enlist in our Armed Forces.
American Corporate Partners is a nonprofit helping veterans, spouses find their careers through mentoring, networking and online advice. Women’s Veteran Mentoring connects female veterans with entrepreneurs, business leaders for yearlong mentorships. AdvisorNet an online career Q&A to assist veterans, service members with career advice. Active Duty Spouse Program connects spouses nationwide with business leaders. LTC Nunn speaks with Mrs. Deere on the benefits ACP offer our military community.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Cohen Veterans Network serve veterans and families. CVN’s focus is post-9/11 veterans and families, to get ahead of challenges before they become chronic or acute.
CVN offer therapy for a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, anger, grief, family issues, relationship, and children’s behavioral problems.
Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn talk with Mr. Paul Wood on the work they are doing for our community.
Wear Blue is a running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military. Our running community unites and supports military and their families, veterans, Gold Star families, and civilians through active remembrance and meaningful relationships.
Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with the founder of Wear Blue Run to Remember, Lisa Hallet. Hear her story of how this non-profit was created and the commitment of giving back to those that remember our fallen heroes.
Army Medicine provides sustained health services and research in support to enable readiness and conserve the fighting strength while caring for our Soldiers and Families. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn talk with Mr. John Resta, Director of Army Public Health Center, Deputy Chief of Staff Public Health, U.S Army Medical Command discuss the Army's response to COVID-19. The Army has Soldiers on the front line across our communities to treat, and develop a vaccine.
United States Army Recruiting Command recruits America's best and brightest volunteers that are able to deploy, fight and win. USAREC has the mission of providing the strength for America’s Army.
Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to the Deputy Commanding General for USAREC, BG Patrick Michaelis on the latest ways our recruiters are meeting their mission during COVID-19. Understand how the Army puts the health and wellness of our new Soldiers and their staffs first.
Dr. Paul Lawrence serves as the Under Secretary for Benefits in the Veterans Benefits Administration (VA). Dr. Lawrence is committed to connecting and working with our Veterans across America. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Dr. Lawrence about new programs within the VA and how our Veterans can stay connected during COVID-19. If you don't know what benefits you are entitled to as a Veteran, be sure to go to www.va.gov and get connected!
Military Spouses, are you looking for remote work opportunities? Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak with Erica McMannes of Instant Teams. Learn how Instant Teams uses technology to provide a vetted workforce of teams with highly qualified individuals. If you are a company in need of talent and want to access the military spouse talent pool, you will not want to miss this episode!
The Army's Career Skills Program, what is it? Who can participate in it? If you have ever wondered about advancing your skills in something other than the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) assigned to you, then you need to listen to this episode. Understand how a CSP, DoD Skillsbridge and fellowship all have in common. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn chat with MAJ Jenna Russell, the Soldier for Life director of education and employment. You will be glad you tuned in!
Veteran’s PATH enables returning veterans to rediscover meaning, purpose, and joy in their lives through mindfulness, meditation, and a safe community. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn talk to Jon Macaskill, Retired Navy SEAL Officer about Veteran's PATH and how they reconnect veterans through practical tools of meditation and mindfulness, physical and outdoor experiences, and a community of camaraderie, to assist veterans rediscover peace, acceptance, transformation, and honor in a new journey forward.
Welcome to Season 4! We start season 4 as spring starts to really blooming and the weather starts to get warmer. For many, the spring is not only a time of rebirth, but also for careers to change and start anew. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn as she speaks to Mrs. Melissa Helmick an Army Spouse and mentor and with COL (Ret) Leif Johnson. This episode covers how to start your retirement, but from the spouse's point of view. Listen how the spouse is just as vital to the retirement process.
Team Red White Blue strives to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. LTC Olivia Nunn was a guest on TRWB podast series, Eagle Nation. Listen as she shares with John Pinter and Bana Miller more about the U.S. Army Soldier for Life program and her own Army journey.
Army Emergency Relief (AER) is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own." AER financial assistance is conducted within the Army structure by mission commanders and garrison commanders through AER Sections located at U.S. Army installations worldwide. Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn as she talks to the Director of AER, LTG (Ret) Raymond Mason about AER, who benefits from the program and how AER supports our Army Spouses!
Women's History Month was designated in the month of March in 1987 by congress. March celebrates the contributions women have made to the United States. In honor of the achievements of women, listen to LTC Nunn speak to the President of The Women In Military Service For America Memorial, Ms. Phyllis Wilson and the CEO of Women's Veteran Interactive, Ms. Ginger Miller on the history of women in the military and how to support our women veterans.
MyArmyBenefits is the official Army Benefits Website! Browse over 150 fact sheets for benefit eligbility and highlights. Calculate estimates of your survivor and survivor education benefits. Forecast your retirement benefits. Learn about the resources at your new duty assignment before you PCS! Listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Ms. Chelsea Ortiz about all the information available at your fingertips.
"Winning matters, and People are my number one priority. People are our Soldiers - Regular Army, National Guard, and Reserve - their Families, Civilians, and Soldiers for Life - Retirees and Veterans. We must take care of our people..." General James McConville, 40th Chief of Staff, Army
Listen as LTC Olivia Nunn speaks to Dr. Lyle Hogue from the Assistant Secretary of the Army -Manpower and Reserve Affairs on the Army's People Strategy.
A dynamic national non-profit organization that empowers enlisted military veterans by providing them a skill bridge to enable a successful transition from the military into the classroom. Listen as LTC Olivia Nunn speaks with CEO, Ryan Pavel, on how to maximize your education preparation to a top-tier school like Columbia, Harvard, and USC.
The U.S. Army Reserve is part-time service, full-time success. Find out how you can continue your service after leaving active duty in the U.S. Army Reserves. The Army Reserve offers more than 100 different jobs that provide valuable training and experience while you pursue your career or educational goals. Listen as LTC Olivia Nunn speaks to MSG Spoon about the opportunities in the Army Reserve.
Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program is a program designed for veterans to who wish to pursue a civilian healthcare career in the state of Virginia. Listen as LTC Olivia Nunn speaks to Army Veteran and program graduate of the MMAC program, Phillip Trezza. Learn how the MMAC team recruits, reviews and refers candidates to healthcare employers throughout the state of Virginia.
Soldier for Life traveled to the land down under and was a guest on WithYouWithMe's "Be Fierce" podcast series. Listen in as LTC Olivia Nunn shares the latest Military Spouse initiatives and why she decided to join the U.S. Army.
MSG Eric Hayman hosts this week's guest, Daphne Front from Transition to Trades. MSG Hayman speaks to Daphne about a career-skills bridge opportunity near Fort Campbell, KY. MSG Hayman also speaks to Bryan Witzel a retired Army Sergeant Major that successful transitioned following his 30 years of service. Listen in on the opportunities that can lead to a successful and prosperous career following your time in service.
LTC Olivia Nunn sits down with the U.S. Army Director of Retirement Services, Mr. Mark Overberg. Mr. Overberg and his team are the subject matter experts on all things Army Retirement planning and policies. Mr. Overberg discusses with LTC Nunn how a Soldier should begin their retirement process 24 months prior to their final date in the Army.
It’s 2020, and New Year’s Resolutions are big this time of year. LTC Olivia Nunn sits down with MAJ Joetta Khan, a U.S. Army Dietitian at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Learn the components of a healthy diet in order prepare physically for the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).
Soldier for Life with Recruit Military sponsors a virtual hiring fair for our military spouses on January 15, 2020. The unemployment rate for our spouses is higher than the national average. Take advantage of this virtual hiring fair and get connected with employers that want to hire our military spouses.
LTC Robin Johnson, creator, producer, and host of the Soldier For Life Podcast says farewell and hands over the reigns to LTC Olivia Nunn. Robin gets real about her retirement process and opens up about how she discovered what the next chapter would be for her.
The Soldier For Life Director, COL Pres Farris shares the mission and vision of the Soldier For Life (SFL) office and what it means to BE a Soldier For Life.
This podcast is not an endorsement by the United States Army or Department of Defense
Music by the U.S. Army Band, Downrange
Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help servicemembers and their families reach goals, overcome challenges and thrive. Servicemembers and their families are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more. For more information, check out: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/
The Association of the United States Army is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Army and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.
Onward to Opportunity (O2O) formerly known as the Veteran Career Transition Program (VCTP) is a free career training program that provides professional certification and job placement support to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses.
Rob Shaye, Coast Guardsman and finance expert, shares practical advice on the Thrift Savings Plan and how to choose a financial planner that has your best interest in mind. www.tsp.gov www.firesidefinances.com THIS PODCAST IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY OR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
Soldier For Life's Midwest Deputy Director interviews Selden Fritschner, Senior Transportation Specialist at the Department of Transportation to discuss the creative solutions that they have developed to fill the Nation's 70,000 truck driver shortage.
LTC Robin Johnson interviews Steve Weintraub from Vet Tix! Vet Tix secures FREE tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation. Listen to this short 12 minute episode on how to take advantage of this incredible resource! www.vettix.org
LTC Robin Johnson, Soldier For Life's Employment Director, interviews Lee Kelley, Director of Military Community Support Programs for Military Community and Family Policy. They discuss the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities site, https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/ and may other no-cost resources for military spouses seeking employment. https://www.militaryonesource.mil/
This episode closes out Season 1 and Suicide Awareness Month with special guest, Ryan Matthews. Ryan is an Army veteran, professional dog trainer, and public speaker. He vulnerably shares his story with us and provides real-life advice on how to overcome life's chaos. www.iamryanmatthews.com
In this episode, we speak with SGM Kris Rick, SMA fellow to the Department of Labor Veteran Employment and Training Services. Did you know that there are over 2400 American Job Centers are ready to help veterans and military spouses with career planning and connection to employers? Listen to this 30 minute episode that talks about military spouse employment, apprenticeships, and how veterans can leverage the resources provided by DOL-VETS. DOL VETs prepares America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provides them with employment resources and expertise, protects their employment rights and promotes their employment opportunities. Check out https://veterans.gov
This episode is about a Career Skills Program (Skillbridge) in the Manufacturing Industry with Babs Chase, Vice President, Military and Veterans Programs, The Manufacturing Institute. Heroes MAKE America is The Manufacturing Institute’s initiative to build a pipeline between the military and manufacturing. Their signature program arms transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses with the skills and certifications to find – and excel – in careers in manufacturing. The program also works to educate manufacturers on how to recruit, hire and retain talent from the military community. The manufacturing industry is experiencing historic levels of optimism and growth but that optimism is also fueling a workforce crisis. - Manufacturers are creating more open jobs than there are skilled workers to fill them. The military talent is well-positioned to transition into these careers. Heroes MAKE America is open to service members within their last six months of military service, veterans and military spouses. Heroes enrolls transitioning service members while they are still on active duty, enabling them to continue to receive military pay and benefits. For more info, go to firstname.lastname@example.org
This episode features Christine Schwartz with Service to School and offers candid advice on how to get accepted to top tier schools. Additionally, it features some updates on the Army's education initiatives with Soldier For Life Education Director, MAJ Jenna Russell. There is a special bonus on this episode with the debut of the Army Strong compilation from the U.S. Army Band (Downrange)! www.service2school.org
In this episode, David Piatek, National Guardsmen and Vice President, Federal Savings Bank (NMLS 673568) shares with us the "101" on the VA Home Loan Benefit. https://youtube.be/dNrt3PPkmc8 *This episode does not constitute the Army or DoD's endorsement of Federal Savings Bank or any other non-federal entity mentioned.
This episode educates veterans, military spouses, and caregivers on a career as a franchisee. Radim Dragomaca, Director of VetFran shares some tips for success and also announces the partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to support military caregivers with resources and employment opportunities. www.vetfran.org
This episode features Soldier For Life, Michael Quinn with expert advice on Linked In and Personal Brand. Mike was a 2018 Top LinkedIn Voice and is a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young and President & CEO of HireMilitary. He shares some powerful insights on how to develop your LI profile to best posture you for success in your post-service career.
Over $1 billion in tax credits are dispersed each year by the WOTC program. As a Veteran, not only does your time and dedication qualify you as a high quality candidate, these Veteran Tax Credits make you even more desirable for employers looking to hire Veterans.