PODCAST

SoCal Military News and Views

Mike Walsh

SoCal Military News is a podcast dedicated to connecting active duty and military veterans with the people of Southern California and around the country. Join us every week to hear their stories and talk with those passionate souls dedicated to improving their quality of life and to leaving a lasting positive impact in the military community – now and in the future.
Ep. 9 Helping the Homeless Veterans of San Diego with Kelly LuisiEp. 8 Creating the BEST Life for Veterans & Civilians with Michelle Ranae Wild
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ College professor and CEO of BEST (Brain Education Strategies and Technologies), Michelle Ranae Wild, recently spoke at VANC’s Monday Meeting about her special education program at Coastline Community College and her nonprofit. Through her school, she teaches numerous adults in Coastline Community College’s Acquired Brain Injury Program, and through her nonprofit, she helps countless individuals who suffer from cognitive challenges. Not only does BEST offer webinars and workshops for individuals who have a brain injury, PTSD, ADHD, or autism, the nonprofit also provides the BEST Suite, which has various apps that are designed to help people regain their functional capabilities. Michelle is also joined today by Kristi Kragthorpe, Co-founder, Curriculum Designer at BEST. Michelle’s impact is far-reaching, as her programs have been implemented in schools, rehabilitation facilities, and VA hospitals across the country. In this episode of VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, Michelle shares exciting news about the expansion of her program at Coastline Community College, how she started BEST, and how the apps on the BEST Suite help others. Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/. Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden. Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty. Learn more about BEST: https://bestconnections.org. Get the BEST Suite: https://bestconnections.org/best-suite-app/ Find out more about Coastline Community College’s Acquired Brain Injury Program: coastline.edu/abi. Follow BEST on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bestbrainorg. Connect with BEST on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brain-education-strategies-technology/. Discover more about BEST on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvzN9rQcYj2k2I3VNWqPog. Check out BEST on Instagram: https://instagram.com/bestbrainorg. Reach out to BEST on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestbrainorg. Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com.
Nov 16 2021
22 mins
Ep. 7 Veterans Day Honoring All Who Served
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Program Welcome Remarks - Frank Pulley, SgtMaj USMC (Ret) Invocation - LCDR Buster L. Williams, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps, MCB Camp Pendleton Posting The Colors - Color Guard Pledge of Allegiance - Eve Nasby National Anthem - Eve Nasby Keynote Speaker - Daniel Whitney, Commanding Officer, H & S Battalion, MCI-West Benediction - Walter Leverette, VANC Chaplain VANC Member Organizations and Programs, * denotes Congressionally Chartered organization. *American GI Forum, Oceanside Chapter – 3rd Thursday (6 PM) *American Legion Post #760 N. Oceanside – 2nd Monday (6 PM) Buffalo Soldiers – 2nd Saturday (11 AM) Connected Warriors Yoga – Every Tuesday (10 am) Eagle Young Marines - ongoing *Gold Star Wives of America - Monthly Homeless Veterans of San Diego –Monday & Wednesday (9-noon) Hospice of the North Coast Interfaith Community Services Involved Men of Oceanside, 2nd Saturday (9 AM) *Jewish War Veterans- North County 385 -2nd Sunday (10 AM) *Marine Corps League -Camp Pendleton 3rd Thursday (6 PM) Marine Corps Riders MC – on going Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Military In Transition - Firefighter For A Day – Palomar College *Military Order of the Purple Heart, #493 – 3rd Wednesday (1 PM) *Military Order of the World Wars – 4th Saturday (10 AM) Military Solutions, Inc. Save Our Streets (SOS) - Monthly Team Rubicon - Monthly Team Souther – Monthly Top NG Services Vet Art – on going Vets Beyond the Uniform – ongoing Veterans Writing Group of San Diego, 3rd Saturday (11 AM) Women Marines Association, CA7 – 2nd Saturday (11 AM) ANC gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance provided by the following: American Legion Post #760Sanders Tech-Ed FoundationTop NG Color Guard H & S Bn, MCB Camp Pendleton Color Sergeant: Sgt Xiaotang Xu(Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Cpl Elisabeth Posey LCpl Isaura Rioslopez  PFC Jony Morales VANC Volunteers & Membership  A very special thank you to: Dorothy’s Military Shop and Laundry Music by Emmalyn – VANC Choir If you want to learn more or get involved, click on one of the links below! Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com.
Nov 11 2021
42 mins
Ep. 6 BONUS Episode with The American Legion
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Mike Walsh: Today we’re picking up the conversation from episode 5 about their experience in Germany and how that mirrors what's going on today, is fascinating. Recently, on VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, Mike Walsh spoke with two members of American Legion Post 760, Vincent Barna and Matthew Shillingburg. Together, they talk about the history of the American Legion, what it does for the community, and how you can get involved in this incredible organization that helps veterans across the nation. The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization. With almost 13,000 chapters across the world, it holds true to its motto: “Veterans Strengthening America.” American Legion Post 760 was chartered at VANC to serve the community in Oceanside. Whether it’s helping veterans find jobs, raising awareness about PTSD in the community, encouraging patriotism, or supporting the next generation of Americans, the American Legion is there to serve military members and mobilize people to support veterans. If you want to learn more or get involved, click on one of the links below! Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty Learn more about American Legion: https://www.legion.org/ Check out what American Legion Post 760 is doing: https://www.vanc.me/american-legion-post-760 Volunteer with American Legion: https://www.legion.org/volunteers Discover more about Walk for the Fallen: https://walkforthefallen.org/ Reach out to Matthew Shillingburg: matthewshillingburg@yahoo.com Connect with Vincent Barna: vincentbarna@hotmail.com Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com.
Nov 9 2021
9 mins
Ep. 5 Strengthening America with The American Legion
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Recently, on VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, Mike Walsh spoke with two members of American Legion Post 760, Vincent Barna and Matthew Shillingburg. Together, they talk about the history of the American Legion, what it does for the community, and how you can get involved in this incredible organization that helps veterans across the nation. The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization. With almost 13,000 chapters across the world, it holds true to its motto: “Veterans Strengthening America.” American Legion Post 760 was chartered at VANC to serve the community in Oceanside. Whether it’s helping veterans find jobs, raising awareness about PTSD in the community, encouraging patriotism, or supporting the next generation of Americans, the American Legion is there to serve military members and mobilize people to support veterans. If you want to learn more or get involved, click on one of the links below! Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty Learn more about American Legion: https://www.legion.org/ Check out what American Legion Post 760 is doing: https://www.vanc.me/american-legion-post-760 Volunteer with American Legion: https://www.legion.org/volunteers Discover more about Walk for the Fallen: https://walkforthefallen.org/ Reach out to Matthew Shillingburg: matthewshillingburg@yahoo.com Connect with Vincent Barna: vincentbarna@hotmail.com Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com.
Nov 2 2021
40 mins
Ep. 4 Built to Serve: How Team Rubicon Accomplishes the MissionEp. 3 Stories of the Secret War with Retired Green Beret, John Stryker Meyer
Recently, military hero, author, and podcast host, John Stryker Meyer joined Mike Walsh on VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast. In this episode, he shares the story of his time in Vietnam and how he is using his platform to encourage fellow Green Berets, share their stories, and inspire listeners across the country. John Stryker Meyer enlisted in the Army, became a Green Beret, and was part of the Secret War in Vietnam. He is a huge supporter of VANC, as well as a good friend of Chuck Atkinson and Mike Walsh. Although he is no longer a resident of Southern California, John continues to support VANC and help fellow veterans. He has not only written three books on the Vietnam War, he is also the host of the podcast, the SOGCast, which aims to amplify the stories of Green Berets who served in the Secret War. He and Mike talk about his story, how he and Chuck became friends, and what he is doing to continue supporting military men and women. Want to check out John’s books or listen to his podcast? Click on one of the links below! Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty Learn more about John Styker Meyer: https://sogchronicles.com/authors/ Pick up one of John’s books: https://www.amazon.com/John-Stryker-Meyer/e/B002A510S4%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Listen to the SOGCast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sogcast-untold-stories-of-mac-v-sog/id1572904295 Check out his interviews on Jocko Willink’s show: https://www.podchaser.com/creators/john-stryker-meyer-107a9GgC3y Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com.
Oct 19 2021
44 mins
Ep. 2 The Colonel
The Future of the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps with Colonel Daniel Whitley Learn more about VANC here: https://www.vanc.me/ On this episode of VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast, your host Mike Walsh, speaks with Colonel Daniel M. Whitley, who shares insight on the future of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.  Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon recipient Colonel Daniel M. Whitley has served in the Marines since 1997. Originally an artillery officer, he spent time recruiting, serving on a tour in the Pentagon, and training with the Navy at the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific, before he became the Commanding Officer of the Headquarters and Support Battalion at Camp Pendleton. He recently spoke at VANC’s Monday meeting, which occurs on the first Monday of every month. He and Mike talk about the future posture that the Marines and Navy are implementing, which emphasizes Lethality, Mobility, Resiliency, Joint Force Enablers, and Talent Management. Get Connected Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/ Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden Contact VANC: info@vanc.me Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty Resources Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting https://www.imaginepodcasting.com.
Oct 12 2021
22 mins
Ep. 1 Today, Tomorrow, Always

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