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Borne the Battle

Borne the Battle recognizes each battle, challenge, and sacrifice our Veterans endure during and after their service, as well as spotlighting important resources, offices, and benefits VA offers our Veterans.
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May 26, 2017

Each year, at their national convention, Student Veterans of America announces a Student Veteran of the Year. This award is competitive and quite prestigious as the Veterans considered have impressive resumes as service members and as student Veterans. 2017's Student Veteran of the Year is Kate Tillotson, a Marine Veteran currently attending University of Tulsa.

Kate served in the Marine Corps for four years as a Radio Operator. After she got out, she began pursuing higher education. Now, she's the president of her Veterans group on campus. Kate talks to us about growing and developing her SVA chapter to be one of the most active groups on campus.

Covered in Episode 32:

  • Recap of #VeteranChat on Twitter and Life Insurance chat on Got Your 6
  • Interview with Marine Veteran Kate Tillotson
     
    • Why she joined the Marine Corps
    • Her experience in the Marines
    • Going from military to student life
    • Challenges of being a student Veteran
    • Growing and developing her SVA chapter on campus
  • Finding your campus' SVA chapter or student Veterans group
  • #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Robert Consulmagno
May 19, 2017

Episode 31 of This Week at VA is another "best of" type episode. This volume of Meritorious Segments includes soundbites from AMVETS National Director Joe Chenelly, Team Rubicon Chief Operations Officer Art delaCruz, and Team RWB Executive Director Blayne Smith.

Even if you've heard each episode, I know you'll appreciate hearing these stories and sentiments again.

Covered in episode 31:

  •  Blayne Smith talks about value of Team RWB
  • Joe Chenelly describes AMVETS' service to Veterans

  • Art delaCruz explains his role at Team Rubicon and why the organization is so powerful
May 12, 2017

We are 30 episodes into the podcast and I'm going to do something a little different with this one. This is going to be a "best of" episode. I pulled four clips from our more popular interviews to feature in what I'm calling "meritorious segments."

Even if you've heard each episode, I know you'll appreciate hearing these stories and sentiments again.

Covered in episode 30:

  •  Kayla Williams on deploying to Iraq
  • Jared Lyon on the value that student Veterans bring to a campus

  • John Lee Dumas about why he chooses VA in Puerto Rico

  • Bill Rausch about his feelings regarding his Bronze Star and being proud of his service
May 5, 2017

I was introduced to Bob Wright by an organization named Us Too. Us Too is an organization that supports and advocates for men at all stages of prostate cancer. Bob is an Army Veteran having served in Vietnam. He is going to talk to us about his time in the military, discovering he had cancer, and become a support group leader for men.

Bob served as a Battalion Surgeon`s Assistant as First Lieutenant Medical Service Corps with 101st Airborne Division. He was in Vietnam from 1969-1970. During his time in service, his efforts were recognized with a Combat Medical Badge, Bronze Star , Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.

Covered in Episode 29:

  • How to submit questions to podcast
  • Interview with Army Veteran Bob Wright
     
    • Why she joined the Army
    • His experience in Vietnam and the Army
    • Discovering he had cancer
    • Defeating cancer
    • Becoming a support group leader
  • VA research on cancer
  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Carl Woida
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