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Follow Kristine, USMC Life's founder, and Jackie for a fresh and candid look at issues affecting military families and life outside the Corps.
 
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We're talking with Judy Davis from The Direction Diva to discuss stress relief, empowerment and personal growth in our military world. Judy is a motivational speaker, author and blogger who specializes in advocating for and supporting the military community. One of her philosophies is focusing on "one moment at a time" to empower others with co ...…
 
We've got Kalen Arreola with us, the founder of Stars and Stripes Marketing and PR as well as Pinups for Patriots. She is an Army Veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and is active in the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation in San Diego, Calif., VeteransPlus in Tampa, Fla., Women Veterans of Colorado, Honoring Our Fallen, San Dieg ...…
 
We're looking forward to some big laughs with Former U.S. Marine, Police Officer and Firefighter turned National Headlining Comedian, Travis Howze protected America's citizens for over 14 years, and now he's making fun of them! Whether dodging bullets, chasing bad guys or running into burning buildings he is always Funny Under Fire! Having appe ...…
 
Today's Topic: Learning to Party, Half Pint Style This week's feature guest is El Brown, the founder of KinderJam which focuses kids on music, movement, learning, and fun! We’re going to be dishing: How you can follow your passion and start a business in our military lifestyle like El did.Getting over hurdles and roadblocks. Finding the time to ...…
 
Consider this the first show of Semper Feisty 2.0. We're getting a little more crazy and playing a few games to keep your mind guessing! Today's Topic: For the Love of School Each week we'll be visiting a general topic and will be playing a game on behalf of someone. Today we are playing for a Marine who has EAS'd, Shawn Eckhart. If we win on S ...…
 
Have you taken MOAA's Military Spouse Survey? Now through 10/16/13. Lock and Load Java Carl from Lock-N-Load Java is giving us a some coffee lessons. Learn how this veteran and wife Lori started their own business and how they give back to charities. They send donated coffee to deployed troops so they know how much they're appreciated. If you w ...…
 
The Rosie Network: Connecting You to Jobs We're talking to Navy spouses Stephanie Brown and Jill Ivie to discuss their new organization, The Rosie Network, which is helping to combat the problem of veteran and military spouse employment. The Rosie Network allows users to register on their site and create a customizable website which is free to ...…
 
Join in as we discuss the 5 Love Languages Military Edition book with authors Jocelyn Green and Gary Chapman. The 5 Love Languages has helped military couples heal broken relationships and strengthen healthy relationships. Special features include: Stories of military couples who have found ways to use the 5 love languages in their unique lifes ...…
 
Jane Pamphile from Next Step Care Placement will be joining us to discuss how to deal with finding care for elderly family members, a challenging situation for many of us because of the geographical distances. She'll also provide some good lessons learned. Terri Barnes from Stars and Stripes Newspaper will be joining us to discuss her "Spouseca ...…
 
We are thrilled to have Mrs. Bonnie Amos join Semper Feisty Radio. Join us as we discuss her trip to Afghanistan this winter and what it took to get her there. We also are discussing her recent trips to Iwakuni and Okinawa and how the landscape is changing overseas for our military families. We also delve into how she has managed to raise kids ...…
 
We’re interviewing Betty Turnbull, Author of “A Sergeant in the House” where she tells the story of Lenny who desperately wants a puppy. His father is in the military, the family must move frequently, and Lenny is still very young to care for an animal, so Lenny strikes a bargain: When his daddy becomes a sergeant, Lenny can have a puppy. When ...…
 
We're highlighting a few new businesses we recently discovered and love. Many of us are entrepreneurs and we want to know how these businesses got their start and why customers love them. Maybe you can find some inspiration and tips for your own business. Sseko Designs: We met the founder of Sseko, Ben, at an INC conference and he’s doing amazi ...…
 
Join us as we discuss Dogs on Deployment with Alisa Johnson and how they help foster pets for our service members when they are sent on deployments or out of the country. You can "like" their Facebook page, or sign the Change.org pledge to require bases to change their policies to standardize breed policies on base. Next we interview Stephen Pe ...…
 
Segment One: Back to the Roots has developed an amazing AquaFarm... it's a self-cleaning fish tank which grows food, all in one! We're going to be giving away a kit on usmclife.com so enter to win yours here. We met Alex at an INC Magazine event and fell in love with their 'home grow" mushroom kit and how they support our kids in elementary sch ...…
 
We're welcoming Jen from People I want to Punch in the Throat and author of "I Just Want to Pee Alone" which delves into life and motherhood. The book description states, "Motherhood is the toughest - and funniest - job you'll ever love. Raising kids is hard work. The pay sucks, your boss is a tyrant, and the working conditions are pitiful." We ...…
 
Elaine has written The Road Home: Smoothing the Transition Back from Deployment, which covers the challenges of reunion and reintegration. This book is on Mrs. Amos' Recommended Reading List. You can follow Elaine on her blog to stay connected as well. Next we're connecting with Mia, Camp Pendleton's Stroller Warriors organizer. All athletic ab ...…
 
We're talking about emergency preparedness and what you need to do to be prepared in your home. Here's the link to the USB solar charger device we talked about from Amazon.com Lisa Parrott joins us to discuss career transitions, job skills and more. We're dishing: Challenges Veterans and their families face transitioning - 'translating skills a ...…
 
We're talking with Mary Reding, President of the Military Spouse JD Network, a Bar Association for military spouses and a foundation to help military families. The goal of the organization is to support the military community and has a grassroots network of advocates across the country. Are you a military spouse lawyer? Join them for a luncheon ...…
 
Jackie and I are dishing thank you cards, dishing traditions including May Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Easter, and more. Join us on an interview with Danielle Herzog, mom blogger and author of Martinis and Minivans, a fun and hilarious look at motherhood. We're talking about divorce in our world, motherhood, and our fascination with Kim Kardashia ...…
 
We've taken a small break and are so happy to be back with all of you! We've got a great show for you today: 1. Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home with Marshele Carter Waddel. She delves into her personal life dealing her husband's PTSD and TBI at home. Marshele is married to a retired Navy Seal and the book delves into their marriage and how their ...…
 
Many in our military world choose to homeschool their children because of transitioning from state to state. Technology has also evolved, connecting our kids virtually and allowing parents to find teachers with extended skill sets. Would you ever home school your kids? A recent article discussed a young married couple who died unexpectedly in a ...…
 
Jacey Eckhart, Director of Spouse and Family Programs for Military.com and Editor of SpouseBuzz.com joins us to talk about the new Military Spouse Summit in Virginia. This event sounds amazing and they've made it FREE to attend, so ditch the kids, grab some food and meet some other great military spouses. Santosh Balajapalli joins us to discuss ...…
 
Amber Dusick: If you haven't heard of Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures, then you are missing out on one funny blog. Amber Dusick, wife and mom of two boys, started drawing pictures because she "was going crazy and needed a place to vent". Her blog posts have gone viral and anyone can relate to her posts. They're funny and real. Plus ...…
 
Scott Celley, Vice President of External Affairs for TriWest joins us to discuss information you want to know about the big switch on April 1st. As you may or may not know, TriWest lost the Tricare contract to United Healthcare and beneficiaries have a lot of questions about how they will be affected. We read off some of our viewer's questions ...…
 
Kaye Putnam, founder of Successful Military Wife joins us to connect women and provide the tools and inspiration to help you on your journey. Her goals are to educate and empower military spouses to create their own massive success by starting businesses and building their personal brand. Visit her site to begin your success story! Do you have ...…
 
Cameron from Military Town Advisor joins us to discuss her website. She is a Navy military spouse and is the founder of this PCS resource, where military families write reviews about neighborhoods and schools surrounding US military bases. We'll find out how she got started and what tips she can offer you! Jackie and I will are dishing some of ...…
 
Mike Christy joins us from Together We Served, a website dedicated to preserving military memories and allowing a military member to describe in detail what they did in the service, honors and achievements awarded, and reconnect with fellow veterans. TWS launched in 2003 and is now has a dedicated website for each service: Marines, Army, Air Fo ...…
 
We're going to discuss the very real problem of PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Segment One: D. Nicole Johnson Starr, a PTSD expert and founder/Executive Director of "The PTSD Retreat" which holds retreats and seminars, finding counselors, coaching with EFT and more. The PTSD Retreat does not charge any veterans or their family members fo ...…
 
It's 2013 and many states are passing marijuana laws that civilians and federal employees (military members) are asking about. In California, there's medical marijuana, but in Colorado and Washington, it's legal to buy, consume, and have marijuana on your person. Learn about how pot affects civilians working as federal contractors, spouses and ...…
 
We're going to be dishing about some amazing Military Spouses. I'm lucky enough to have met and known several nominees and branch winners of the past Military Spouse of the Year winners. This year, I've been nominated for the 2013 Military Spouse of the Year. What an honor to represent the Marine Corps. You may remember Jennifer Pilcher, Milita ...…
 
This week, we’re continuing to focus on the holidays and some of the activities that we participate in each year. *Bianca Strzalkowski fights for equality against the Fort Bragg Officer Spouse Club, which banned Ashley Broadway, a same-sex Army wife married to a Lt. Col on the base. The spouse applied for membership and was denied. She then wro ...…
 
This week, we’re continuing to focus on the holidays and some of the activities that we participate in each year. We’re really excited to be dishing the latest episodes of Married to the Army. *Stephanie Drachkovitch, executive producer of Oprah Network’s Married to the Army: Alaska joins us for a pre-recorded session where we dish the show and ...…
 
This week, we're focusing on the holidays and what we can do as military families to find joy and happiness this season. Joining Semper Feisty radio this week is: *We're discussing life as mommies, getting our kids dressed, career fairs for military spouses and active duty and the book, 1001 Things to Love About Military Life, which accounts pe ...…
 
This week's episode is our "Man Episode" featuring mighty military veterans. We'll have *Patrick O’Donnell, author of eight critically acclaimed books that recount the epic stories of America’s wars and a combat historian with a dozen documentaries on WWII and modern warfare. Some of his books include Dog Company, the Boys of Pointe du Hoc and ...…
 
The month of November, we're featuring books on Mrs. Amos' Recommended Reading List. Today's segments are featuring, *Author Mollie Gross, Confessions of a Military Wife and military wife humorist. A funny and engaging look at military life, letting you into her life when she was married to her active duty Marine Corps spouse during Operation I ...…
 
The month of November, we're featuring books on Mrs. Amos' Recommended Reading List. Today's segments are featuring, *Author Ellie Kay, who has authored 14 books and has helped many military families find financial freedom. We’ll be discussing her book which made the list, Heroes at Home which provides military families with inspiration and enc ...…
 
The month of November, we're featuring books on Mrs. Amos' Recommended Reading List. Today's segments are featuring, *Author Holly Scherer, part of the committee which helped The First Lady of the Marine Corps form her new Recommended Reading List. Holly has also co-authored two books, "1001 Things To Love About Military Life" and "Help, I’m a ...…
 
Welcome to the Series Premier of Semper Feisty Radio with USMC Life! Meet Kristine, founder of the website and her military spouse friend, Jackie. These two ladies will bring different approaches and perspectives on life in the Corps, current issues, family life and more. Today's segments will focus on: *The Commandant's wife, Mrs. Bonnie Amos' ...…
 
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