Home Bound Veteran

Home Bound Veteran


HBV is a podcast focused on documenting the transition stories of veterans and their families as they leave a life of service and integrate back into life as civilians again.

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39 episodes

S4 Ep. 20 - The Story of Us

Were wrapping up another season with our story. We talk marriage, transition, jobs, family, and lessons learned from this podcast. We hope youve enjoyed this season as much as we did.

1h 1m
Dec 15, 2021
S4 Ep. 19 - Land of the Free

In this Veterans Day special we speak with two veterans who, after their service, found healing through getting out into nature and are now paving the way for all veterans to experience the same. Aaron Leonard and Lornett Vestal head up the Sierra Club Military Outreach program which ensures that every veteran has the opportunity to experience healing and growth through outdoor adventures. 

1h 7m
Nov 11, 2021
S4 Ep 18 - In Service To Those Who Served

Dereks enlistment in the Marines propelled him from a life of uncertainty to one filled with challenges he eagerly took on with great success. From being commissioned as an officer, to becoming an aviator, serving with special operations forces, earning his PhD., and now serving as the CEO of Project Recover, Derek has excelled while serving. His transition story will inspire and inform any person preparing for a career change. 

1h 14m
Oct 18, 2021
S4 Ep. 17 - Healing

Tom Voss is not your average Joe, not by a long shot. After serving with a scout sniper platoon in Iraq, he found that life as a civilian just wasnt the same. After almost making an irreversible life choice, Tom decided he needed to start processing things in a healthy way. He and a fellow veteran decided to go for a walk, a long walk, 2700 miles long. Their trek was documented in the film, Almost Sunrise, and this was the beginning of his journey of healing. Tom has since written a book, focused on meditation as a path to healing, and has started a non-profit helping others seek peace and healing through meditation. Toms example and his efforts to promote self-care and mental health is transformative work for our veteran community in need of healing.

1h 11m
Sep 17, 2021
S4 Ep. 16 - The Power of the Mindfulness

Richard Goerling, founder of Mindful Badge, has been leading the charge for change within the first responder community for quite some time and his work couldnt be more timely. After spending two decades in the Coast Guard and in law enforcement, Richard now focuses his time helping those who serve do so from a healthy, grounded position so that their influence in the communities they work is a positive and impactful one.

Sep 06, 2021
S4 Ep. 15 - A Legacy of Service

Jerry Quinn has been serving his country for 34 years as an active duty and reserve member of the Army. His son is currently serving in the Marine Corps following in Jerrys footsteps of service. Jerrys service is continued in his civilian role as the Chief Operating Officer of AAFMAA (American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association) which is the countrys longest standing non-profit financial services provider to our service members and their families. In this episode Jerry shares with us his experience of transition and gives us insight into how AAFMAA stands ready to assist military families in all of their financial needs. Enjoy!

Aug 19, 2021
S4 Ep. 14 - Fighting To Save Those Who Fought

What happens when an alum from Berkley goes to Vegas? Youll have to listen to this episode to find out but if you guessed a multi-million dollar non-profit foundation that supports veterans and their families in their time of transition and need youd be on the right track. Kristy Kaufmann has created a one-stop-shop support machine for military service members and their families. Listen now to learn more!

Aug 06, 2021
S4 Ep 13 - Preparing For Departure

Stu Grazier, a Navy pilot and entrepreneur who, along with his fellow service member, have amassed a portfolio of income producing properties and are building a business helping others earn money. Even more importantly, they are conducting  business morally, ethically, and giving back to the veteran community in big ways.

Jul 25, 2021
S4 Ep. 12 - Stand And Fight

Brian "Tosh" Chontosh is a decorated Marine with tales of heroism in battle to correlate with the medals hes earned, but he doesnt like to talk about those experiences. Instead, he focuses on what hes learned and how hes grown since his days on the battlefield. Who knows, you might learn and grow if you listen to Toshs story.

1h 17m
Jul 05, 2021
S4 Ep. 11 - Hope Is On The Way

Robin stepped up years ago to help a friend in need and since that moment in 2006 she has continued to bridge the gap for military families in need. Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive programs to service members, veterans, and their families to help them survive and thrive. Listen to learn more and Own Your Journey.

Jun 16, 2021
S4 Ep. 10 - Lean Forward, Fight Hard

John Wayne Walding. His name give you an indication of the kind of man he is. Born on the 4th of July, raised by his grandparents while his parents were in prison, joined the Army on a whim, became a Green Beret, survived a devastating injury in combat and is continuing to lead humbly and honorably.

1h 19m
May 27, 2021
S4 Ep. 9 - Learning How To Learn

 Derek Auguste from the Warrior Scholar Project discusses how he was able to leverage from a one week education bootcamp and accelerate his career transition from the military into a college degree and soon to be law school. 

1h 0m
May 12, 2021
S4 Ep. 8 - Let's Get Uncomfortable

 Weve been a country at war since 2001, nearly 20 years. The support for those who have served is seemingly unwavering but, as well learn from this episode, the focus may need to shift. Learn more about the documentary that should challenge us in our perspectives on supporting our troops both now and in the future. 

1h 4m
Apr 21, 2021
S4 Ep. 7 - The Purpose of Purpose

Brian Calcagno from Team Rubicon found his purpose in the Army flying helicopters. But life after service was not as purpose driven until a wildfire reengaged his desire to serve. After volunteering with Team Rubicon he found his calling once again in service to others.

Apr 07, 2021
S4 Ep. 6 - Leading With Intention (Part 2)

 Errol Doebler, CEO of Leader 193 and author of the book, shares with us lessons hes learned from life, the SEALS, and the FBI. Enjoy parts 1 and 2 of this episode. Own Your Journey. 

Mar 24, 2021
S4 Ep. 6 - Leading With Intention (Part 1)

 Errol Doebler, CEO of Leader 193 and author of the book, shares with us lessons hes learned from life, the SEALS, and the FBI. Enjoy parts 1 and 2 of this episode. Own Your Journey. 

Mar 24, 2021
S4 Ep. 5 - Seeing Old Places With New Eyes (Part 1)

 In this episode we talk with Dr. Mark Santow from the Providence Clemente Veterans Initiative and learn how the study of the humanities is changing the lives of some veterans in Rhode Island. Could this happen in your city? Listen to find out more. Make sure you listen to both parts of this episode. 

Mar 10, 2021
S4 Ep. 5 - Seeing Old Places With New Eyes (Part 2)

 In this episode we talk with Dr. Mark Santow from the Providence Clemente Veterans Initiative and learn how the study of the humanities is changing the lives of some veterans in Rhode Island. Could this happen in your city? Listen to find out more. Make sure you listen to both parts of this episode. 

Mar 10, 2021
S4 Ep. 4 - The Best Things In Life Are Free (Part 3)

 In this episode, we talk with three alum from the IVMF programs and get a perspective on the direct benefits that the Institute for Veterans and Military Families offers those who have served our country. 

1h 19m
Feb 24, 2021
S4 Ep. 3 - The Best Things In Life Are Free (part 2)

 In this episode we spend some more time with the IVMF team to discuss transition and the various programs they offer free of charge to veterans and their families. And guess what, listening to this podcast is free too so why not listen and learn? 

1h 4m
Feb 10, 2021
S4 Ep. 2 - The Best Things In Life Are Free (Part 1)

 Maureen Casey and Nick Armstrong from Syracuse Universitys Institute for Veterans and Military Families talk about the programs roots and how it has become a force in the veteran transition assistance space. We also dive into the opportunities and challenges surrounding veterans and their families as they transition out of the military. 

Jan 27, 2021
S4 Ep. 1 - What Is The Standard

In this episode we talk with director Phil Wall and GORUCK Founder and CEO Jason McCarthy about their film The Standard, a documentary that captures one of the GORUCK Selection challenges. GORUCK Selection is not only the toughest endurance event on the planet, it’s also an attempt to bridge the military-civilian divide. Hosted by a group of Special Forces combat veterans, this 48-hour challenge is a condensed interpretation of the US Army’s 24-day Assessment and Selection. For the participants, the event is a chance to test their limits while paying tribute to those who serve. For the Special Force Cadre who lead the event, it’s an opportunity to honor their roots and connect with civilians.

1h 4m
Jan 13, 2021
S3 Ep. 17 - Talk About What We Don't Talk About

 Duane France is helping to change the narrative of the broken, helpless veteran. Through his efforts he is helping veterans to identify when they or their loved one is not right and to seek help. Duane is a mental health counselor, a combat veteran, and among many other things, the producer of the podcast Seeking The Military Suicide Solution. We hope that you enjoy this final episode of season 3. 

Nov 18, 2020
S3 Ep. 16 - Not By Sight

In this episode Brian Dickinson, author of Blind Descent, veteran, and experienced mountaineer, shares his story of how he relied on his experience as a combat rescue swimmer in the Navy, his faith, and his climbing skills after he became snow blind at the summit of Mt. Everest.

1h 12m
Nov 04, 2020
S3 Ep. 15 - The Green Beret With A Purpose

Zac Lois, founder of Operation Socrates, describes his path from Army SF to becoming an 8th grade teacher, and creating a program that will help other veterans follow his path.

Oct 21, 2020
S3 Ep. 14 - Guns, Superbikes, and a Super Woman

 Niccole Cox is the Director of Race Operations for MotoAmerica, the organization responsible for all Superbike races in North America. But thats just scratching the surface of what shes accomplished in her life so far. Find out how Niccole went from college to door gunner in the National Guard, to planning and executing internationally televised Superbike races. 

Oct 07, 2020
S3 Ep. 10 - Cutting Edge Transitions

Bryant Kryck from Operation Trench Kitchen and Executive Chef of CRAFTpdx shares his story of service in the Army, sustaining an injury while deployed in Iraq ending his post-service dreams. With one door closed, Bryant utilized his GI bill and began a trajectory that has led to him reaching incredible milestones which include a rapid rise through the chef ranks and being featured in two national TV game shows. Enjoy this story and then go visit www.operationtrenchkitchen.com.

Oct 07, 2020
S3 Ep. 13 - More Than A Game

The USA Patriots represents some of our nation’s bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers and veterans. These men and women have sustained severe injuries resulting in amputation, and through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again, playing against able- bodied teams in exhibition games across the country. Desiree Ellison is the team’s Executive Director. #service #sacrifice #military #veteran #amputee #athlete #competitor 

1h 3m
Sep 24, 2020