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Life Interrupted (Eric Fort)

Apr 06, 2020

Growing up as the son of a United States Navy pilot who was killed in action during Vietnam, Eric Fort always felt a need to serve. Prior to Operation Desert Storm he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. While serving stateside in California Eric was motivated to provide additional support for our troops and founded Lone Warriors.

Eric talks about being “called up” and having to change his life mid-college…

… then talks through what deployment...

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Always in Process (Scott Strickland)

Mar 30, 2020

Major Scott Strickland served in numerous capacities in the United States Army, including flying Apache helicopters— a tandem machine in which two warriors must truly work as one (in fact, the sis probably one of the most advanced vehicles the U.S. military has in its arsenal).

Since returning from the front lines, Scott continues to assist his fellow veterans who may be struggling with post-military issues.

Scott is a certified John Maxwell trainer and brought a wealth of expertise...

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Moral Injury-- A Deeper Look (Andy Jenkins)

Mar 23, 2020

In this talk we build on the previous two, so you may want to roll back to the discussion on PTSD if you haven’t been there yet…

Here, I discuss Moral Injury- a close counterpart to PTSD that often looks like it and manifests symptoms in similar ways. However, despite that cliche that if it “looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck… then it’s a duck,” when it comes to PTSD and Moral Injury, the two are different.

Turns out, if you...

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Moral Injury (Maj. Gen.Jim Mukoyama)

Mar 16, 2020

General Mukoyanma tells the story of leading his troops to win a decisive battle...

He then realized, as he shouted orders to them, that he stood at the bodies of enemies he had just let his soldiers to kill.

Moments before, these were living and breathing creatures. Now, they were gone.

Something  inside of him shifted. Something that caused him to see the two-fold reality of war— that it’s often necessary yet it takes more than a mere physical toll.

Sometimes, often, it...

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Intro to PTSD (Andy Jenkins)

Mar 09, 2020

In episode 2 of the Warrior Hope podcast we talk about PTSD.

The reality is that most of us are not diagnosable with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. So, our goal isn’t to get a diagnosis. Rather, our goal is to talk honestly about the emotional hurts of the past— not matters how big or small they are— so that we can walk forward in greater degrees of health.

Many of us stuff our feelings— especially the feelings of hurt and pain.

The problem is… well…...

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Hope Now (Bob Waldrep)

Mar 02, 2020

Bob Waldrep is the Executive Director of Crosswinds, founded the organization in 2008.

He’s is the co-writer and Executive Producer for the films, Invisible Scars, which addresses the trauma associated with PTSD, and Honoring the Code, which deals with Moral Injury.

In addition to these documentaries, he’s authored or co-authored a stack of books… most recently, the Warrior Hope curriculum we use at Centers of Hope.

Bob has been researching the emotional and mental traumas...

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