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David Willis HomeFront Sitrep Podcast

My name is David Willis, I knew at a very early age that I was going into the military but didn’t know what branch. As I got older and started learning about each branch and quickly figured out that the Marines was the best. I served in the Marine Corps from 97-04. My MOS was 0311(infantry). I went to Paris Island for boot camp after boot camp I was stationed with 2nd blt 8th Marines Golf company. While with 2/8 I went on several deployments to port a prince Haiti, Okinawa, South Korea, Greece, also did two trips to Bridgeport California for cold weather training, I wasn’t going to make a Mediterranean float so I extended and joined 1st blt 8th Marines Bravo company. During my time there we deployed to the Mediterranean and had stops in Spain, Italy, Malta, Africa, and other ports. I got out of the Marines in August of 01, but 9/11 happened and was recalled to go back in where I was stationed with a mobilization support battalion and deployed.

After getting out of the Marines in 04, I met my now wife and we started a family. I have two beautiful daughters. I also started working in the pest control industry, that didn’t suit me, so I went to work in the telecommunications industry and have been since 2006. I worked for Insight communications for eight years and worked myself up to supervisor and held that title for two and half years. Currently I work for AT&T as a buried services machine operator, was a Wire Technician for my first 9 years.

My passion is helping veterans, I started the Communications Workers of America Local 3310 veterans committee, where we worked with other local unions and businesses from Louisville to rebuild homes for homeless veterans called Operation Victory. Currently still co chair on this committee, but I am also the president for the state of Kentucky for AT&T Veterans, which is a chapter of the national 501c3. While being president myself and another veteran Gene Spear came up with the ideal of a tiny home community for homeless veterans. We were gaining traction when I was asked to serve on the board for Veteran’s Club Inc as sergeant of arms, where I helped build the organization into a nationally recognized 501c3. During this time I brought the tiny home community over to Veteran’s Club. I left Veteran’s Club for personal reasons and the project was canceled. My daughters and myself still volunteer with any veteran event we are able to.

I currently host a podcast called HomeFront Sitrep, we bring in 501c3’s and veteran owned businesses from around the country to tell their stories and what lead them to give back to their communities and veterans. As for The Oath that I took, I would absolutely do it again, in a heartbeat!
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Oscar Mike Radio with Travis Partington

I served in the Marine Corps in the late 1990s, got out, and moved on with life. I began getting involved with some local veteran organizations and realized that there are many different stories and e…

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I served in the Marine Corps in the late 1990s, got out, and moved on with life. I began getting involved with some local veteran organizations and realized that there are many different stories and efforts happening that need to be told. For active military service members, veterans, and non veterans, I had an idea to create a place to meet and share ideas on how to be there for each other. I looked at different ways to do this and decided the best way to get the message out, was to use a podcast/internet radio format. To all those who have supported this so far, thank you and Semper Fidelis.…

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Back The Heroes Rumble With Carl Whalen &Raquo; 5Ac709Db56B848Fbd430972B8394B076
Back the Heroes Rumble with Carl Whalen

Our mission is to honor law enforcement officers, fire fighters and the military community and the families they have left behind. Our objective and vision is to not just be another organization that …

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Our mission is to honor law enforcement officers, fire fighters and the military community and the families they have left behind. Our objective and vision is to not just be another organization that donates a check and then disappears. We intend on creating a network with the families of the fallen to meet and support one another during these toughest of times along with our partnered Non-profits of these communities. It is our desire to connect these families with these corporations for resources as well. We will be hosting various events to raise funds that will be donated to the selected f…

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Willis and Brandon chatting with special guest Th30ry

Willis and Brandon just chatting about Brandon being the newest member of the HomeFront Sitrep team, we are joined by Th30ry who is a Marine Corps veteran and Rapper from Chicago, IL.My name is Ryan D…

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Willis and Brandon just chatting about Brandon being the newest member of the HomeFront Sitrep team, we are joined by Th30ry who is a Marine Corps veteran and Rapper from Chicago, IL.My name is Ryan Doerrfeld. I go by Th30ry for my music stage name. I am currently under management by Liquid Sound Records, and am an independent hip hop artist. I own my own LLC called From The Bottom. I'm 33 years old, and have a beautiful, supportive family alongside me to help me achieve my goal of making it in the music industry. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL but currently living in and working out of …

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Mighty Oaks Foundation With Jeremy Stalnecker &Raquo; 5Ac709Db56B848Fbd430972B8394B076
Mighty Oaks Foundation with Jeremy Stalnecker

Jeremy Stalnecker is the CEO of the Mighty Oaks Foundation. The Mighty Oaks Foundation is dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families who are suffering from the unseen wounds…

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Jeremy Stalnecker is the CEO of the Mighty Oaks Foundation. The Mighty Oaks Foundation is dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families who are suffering from the unseen wounds of combat such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).While growing up in San Jacinto, CA, Jeremy’s only goal in life was to leave home and join the Marine Corps. This dream was finally realized with an active duty commission in 1999. Following Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, VA, Jeremy was assigned to First Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division as an infantry platoon commander…

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Beyond Boundaries Richmond

ADVENTURE IS FOR EVERYONEBeyond Boundaries is a non-profit based in Richmond, Virginia specializing in guiding participants with disabilities, veterans, underserved youth, and recovery programs on out…

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ADVENTURE IS FOR EVERYONEBeyond Boundaries is a non-profit based in Richmond, Virginia specializing in guiding participants with disabilities, veterans, underserved youth, and recovery programs on outdoor adventures.Support Our MissionThe mission of Beyond Boundaries is to offer individuals of all ability levels, no matter physical, cognitive, or economic situation, the opportunity to experience outdoor activities with the surrounding community.About Beyond BoundariesWe work with individuals of all abilities, and from varying backgrounds, in one of the most challenging and thrilling fields…o…

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Tip of the Spear, a Veteran Roundtable

A collaborative of veteran podcasters get together on the last Wednesday of the month and talk about current events globally, we also talk about currents events within the military and veteran communi…

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A collaborative of veteran podcasters get together on the last Wednesday of the month and talk about current events globally, we also talk about currents events within the military and veteran communities

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Homefront Sitrep With Freedom Alliance &Raquo; 5Ac709Db56B848Fbd430972B8394B076
HomeFront Sitrep with Freedom Alliance

When America’s military was sent to liberate Kuwait in 1990, Freedom Alliance determined that our troops would receive the respect and support their Vietnam-era predecessors were denied a generation…

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When America’s military was sent to liberate Kuwait in 1990, Freedom Alliance determined that our troops would receive the respect and support their Vietnam-era predecessors were denied a generation before. The organization, which had just been founded, assembled and shipped 125,000 care packages to our troops in the field. Each box was filled with items to help servicemembers fight the desert heat, stay healthy, and convey the public’s overwhelming support. It was one of several projects we initiated to care for our war fighters.After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, America…

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Homefront Sitrep With Veteran Hundo Club &Raquo; 5Ac709Db56B848Fbd430972B8394B076
HomeFront Sitrep with Veteran Hundo Club

We Have Set Our Entire Structure Around Building The Next Generation Of Veterans Enhanced For Taking Control Of Their Lives. This Will Reverse 2,500 Years Of Human History. We Aim To Be The Number One…

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We Have Set Our Entire Structure Around Building The Next Generation Of Veterans Enhanced For Taking Control Of Their Lives. This Will Reverse 2,500 Years Of Human History. We Aim To Be The Number One Social And Educational Source Globally For Veterans. We Aim To Ensure No One Is Ever “Air-Dropped” Back Into Society Again Without Being Prepared Before They Leave Military Service. We Begin By Assisting Veterans Before They Even Leave Active Military Service. Preparation For Success Is Our Mission Because We Are A Proactive Organization.

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Two Wolf Foundation

MissionTwo Wolf Foundation exists to serve members of the warrior tribe on their healing journey. At the root of our mission is a passion to offer continued support for combat veterans and former firs…

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MissionTwo Wolf Foundation exists to serve members of the warrior tribe on their healing journey. At the root of our mission is a passion to offer continued support for combat veterans and former first responders seeking purpose and belonging. We want to ensure that the torch continues to be carried forward in recovery and post-traumatic growth.VisionTwo Wolf Foundation offers the warrior a new mission. We mobilize our nation's combat veterans and first responders to serve with new purpose towards the protection, conservation, and sustainment of our US public land systems. Two Wolf Foundation…

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HomeFront Sitrep with Two Wolf Foundation

Thank you for your interest in learning more about Two Wolf Foundation. ​ Here at TWF, we are wholly dedicated to enhancing the lives of combat veterans and first responders that made the decision…

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Thank you for your interest in learning more about Two Wolf Foundation. ​ Here at TWF, we are wholly dedicated to enhancing the lives of combat veterans and first responders that made the decision to grow beyond trauma and substance addiction. We believe that these warriors possess the strength and skills needed to serve in new and exciting ways that support ongoing wilderness conservation efforts of US public lands.Two Wolf Foundation exists to serve members of the warrior tribe on their healing journey. At the root of our mission is a passion to offer continued support for combat…

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Invets With Jerry Young &Raquo; 5Ac709Db56B848Fbd430972B8394B076
INVETS with Jerry Young

INvets is made up of a dedicated group of veterans, military spouses, career development experts, and content specialists who understand how important veterans and their spouses are to our Indiana wor…

INvets is made up of…

INvets is made up of a dedicated group of veterans, military spouses, career development experts, and content specialists who understand how important veterans and their spouses are to our Indiana workforce.Jerry retired from the military after a dual-branch career in both the active-duty Air Force and the Indiana National Guard. Jerry has also had a diverse civilian work history that he draws upon to connect veterans and their spouses with employers and resources across the state.jerry@invets.org

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Guitars 4 Vets With Gruven Tom Lamog &Raquo; 5Ac709Db56B848Fbd430972B8394B076
Guitars 4 Vets with Gruven Tom Lamog

800,000 U.S. VETERANS STRUGGLE WITH PHYSICAL INJURIES, PTSD AND OTHER EMOTIONAL DISTRESS. WE BELIEVE GUITARS CAN HELP THE HEALING PROCESS.Music helps decrease anxiety, increase self-esteem, and reduce…

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Monica Sanford, Doctor of Nursing to Veteran Advocate

Monica is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, with specialty practice in Cardiology and Hospitalist services.Graduated from Johns Hopkins University with her Bachelors, Geo…

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Monica is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, with specialty practice in Cardiology and Hospitalist services.Graduated from Johns Hopkins University with her Bachelors, Georgetown University with her Master’s and Vanderbilt University with her Doctor of Nursing Practice. She is active in local, state and Federal legislative affairs and advocating for NP Practice, Cardiology issues, Veteran Affairs and increasing access to care for minority and underserved populations.She received the 2020 American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence, and …

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Herostock With Jason Steiner &Raquo; 5Ac709Db56B848Fbd430972B8394B076
HEROSTOCK with Jason Steiner

HEROSTOCK began in 2022, under the name VetStock, with two local Nebraska bands playing for a group of 100 Veterans and First Responders in a shop on an acreage in SE Lincoln. 12 local non-profits wer…

HEROSTOCK began in 2…

HEROSTOCK began in 2022, under the name VetStock, with two local Nebraska bands playing for a group of 100 Veterans and First Responders in a shop on an acreage in SE Lincoln. 12 local non-profits were there to make the Veterans in need aware of their services, including housing, mental health, hunting, and motorcycle therapy. The response was so great, that the founders decided to make it bigger, better, and renamed it HEROSTOCK, to include Veterans, First Responders, Law Enforcement, and Gold Star families, so they could take stock in our Nation's heroes.​In 2023, we had 6 singers/bands on…

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Home For Heroes With Realtor Jeremy Koonce &Raquo; 5Ac709Db56B848Fbd430972B8394B076
Home for Heroes with Realtor Jeremy Koonce

Jeremy Koonce is a dedicated realtor at Custom Select Realty, specializing in assisting clients in finding their ideal homes. He is particularly focused on supporting veterans, first responders, teach…

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Jeremy Koonce is a dedicated realtor at Custom Select Realty, specializing in assisting clients in finding their ideal homes. He is particularly focused on supporting veterans, first responders, teachers, and healthcare workers through the Homes for Heroes program. Jeremy brings a unique perspective to his work, having served as a veteran in the Louisiana Army National Guard and worked as a paramedic for 27 years before retiring in 2021. Prior to his Retirement from EMS, Jeremy also served as Assistant Director of Operations for a large urban ambulance service. His dedication to service extend…

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American Legion Post 291 (Newport Harbor California) &Raquo; 5Ac709Db56B848Fbd430972B8394B076
American Legion Post 291 (Newport Harbor California)

Post 291 was founded in 1924 by a group of thirty World War I veterans who were residents of the Newport Harbor area. They held an organizational meeting in the quarters of the Balboa Chamber of Comme…

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Post 291 was founded in 1924 by a group of thirty World War I veterans who were residents of the Newport Harbor area. They held an organizational meeting in the quarters of the Balboa Chamber of Commerce. The group elected as their first Commander, Raymond Hitchcock Brunswick.The new hut was built almost entirely by volunteer labor provided by Post 291 Legionnaires and took about two months to complete. The first meeting was held in the new hut on December 2, 1925.

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Warriors 2 Racers With Ed Mclean &Raquo; 5Ac709Db56B848Fbd430972B8394B076
Warriors 2 Racers with Ed McLean

Warriors2Racers is a dedicated driver and crew development program organized, directed, and operated by all volunteer veterans for our fellow military veteran brothers and sisters as part of the Resil…

Warriors2Racers is a…

Warriors2Racers is a dedicated driver and crew development program organized, directed, and operated by all volunteer veterans for our fellow military veteran brothers and sisters as part of the Resilience Racing portfolio, a 501(c)3 Not for Profit.Many veterans experience a feeling of no longer belonging to the military "family" when they leave the service. W2R(sm) was established to help veterans find that sense of belonging again and to be part of a team once more.Endurance racing was chosen due to the increased reliance on other members of the team to ensure success and safety and the redu…

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Michelle Black, Author/Goldstar Widow

Michelle is the mother of two boys and a Gold Star Wife. As the first woman in her family to graduate high school, she attended California Polytechnic State University where she graduated with a degre…

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Michelle is the mother of two boys and a Gold Star Wife. As the first woman in her family to graduate high school, she attended California Polytechnic State University where she graduated with a degree in environmental sciences and horticulture. Michelle has a passion for writing. She has been published in the New York Times, The Daily Beast, and Task & Purpose. She lives in Washington state.

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