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Jason Comstock is helping veterans and their family and friends to share their stories. These stories can cover a broad spectrum of experiences from time in service to the return home and beyond. He hopes that sharing to these stories will help every listener to better understand the sometimes-complicated lives of veterans and their families.

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Military Intelligence: Serving to protect

In this episode, Levi Lee tells how serving in the Army helped him take control of his career. He discusses how serving as an intelligence analyst boosted his career and helped him feel like he was protecting his fellow soldiers, including his brother, who served in the Marine Corps. He completed his mission with accomplishments…

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Still my guys: Continue-ing Mission

In this episode, Sgt. Josh Hansen talks about the purpose he felt working to keep his fellow soldiers safe as he cleared explosive devices from roadways as they traveled throughout Iraq. After being wounded and leaving the Army, he realized his responsibility to the men and women with whom he’d served never ended. He found…

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No such thing as a former Marine

In this episode, 20-year-old Keimon Dixson shares his excitement about becoming a United States Marine at age 18. He talks about what he learned from deployments to the Philippines and Guantanamo Bay, and how he enjoyed seeing the world and being part of something larger than himself. But he also suffered harassment and was ostracized…

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The Best Worst Day

In this episode Jason Comstock and Amy Donaldson talk to Retired Sergeant 1st Class Arlo Doyle about his military career, the impact of multiple deployments, and a long-running joke that nearly became reality. Just days before Arlo was scheduled to return home from his fourth deployment, an attack left him with a traumatic brain injury….

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The Realities of Women in the Military

In this episode Krista Palmer shares her dream of helping others by joining the Air Force with host Tom Luoma. Krista found great joy and satisfaction serving in security forces. Sadly, like an estimated 25% of her fellow female service members, Krista was sexually assaulted; and like so many, no one listened or did anything…

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A soldier’s Olympic journey

In this episode, Amy Donaldson talks with Army Captain (soon-to-be Major) Chris Fogt about why he joined the military, what it was like to be competing as an Olympic bobsledder for Team USA when the men he trained with were deployed to Iraq, and why he left the sport after the 2010 Games to serve…

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‘A real veteran’: Vietnam in a suitcase

In this episode, Jason Comstock talks with Army Veteran Stan Taylor and his wife Anita about his service during the Vietnam War. Although Stan came from a family that served in the military he had no desire to serve but was drafted, and felt he needed to honor those who’d served by doing what was…

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The View from a Ship at War

In this episode, hosts Jason Comstock and Tom Luoma talk with Navy Veteran Keith Gordon and his family about his service during World War II. Keith discusses being drafted and what life was like aboard a ship fighting the Japanese on the water and islands in the Pacific Ocean. He reads a letter sent to…

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Roadside Uncertainty

In this episode, US Army Veteran Jason Comstock tells his story about the unexpected impact of serving in the War on Terror during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Not until years after returning home, did he and his family feel the full weight of those experiences on Jason’s heart and mind.  While driving home from work one afternoon…

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Unexpected Consequences

In this episode, U.S. Army Veteran Frank DeVito shares a story about the unexpected sacrifices service members often make when they choose military service. For DeVito, a mistake on some paperwork meant not having the opportunity to say goodbye to a family member who’d loved and supported him, including his decision to join the military,…

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