Episode 93 – #impactfulathleteinteraction

Episode 93 – #impactfulathleteinteraction

Episode 93 – #impactfulathleteinteraction

with Tim Montjoy of Operation Teammate

University Georgia Bulldogs have been great supporters of Operation Teammate

Impactful Athlete Interaction. It is a mouthful that doesn’t really roll off the tongue. However, talking with Tim Montjoy for the third time, I get the sense that this phrase is not supposed to glide into thin air. There are all kinds of good things happening when athletes interact with children of military servicemembers. These children, who are separated from Mom or Dad for an extended period of time, see what hard work and dedication can pay off for their future.

I met Tim about two years ago and I swear he hasn’t stopped moving. Tim seems to running on full afterburner all the time as he is constantly talking with people about Operation Teammate, the children he serves, and what is next. He hasn’t slowed down from his time in the Air Force.

What is next is building on the mission focus for Operation Teammate. Instead of having a photo op for kids with the athletes, Tim wants to make sure that Operation Teammate adds value as a lifelong journey. These events are opportunities for children and athletes to learn from each other. The children see what striving for excellence can do for their future. Impactful means the athletes have the experience of learning about the sacrifices military servicemembers and their families endure. These athletes are also using this time to impart life lessons for the children. Thus we have the term #impactfulathleteinteraction. You will be seeing this phrase more and more in the future as Operation Teammate grows and expands their mission outreach. Thanks to everyone who supports Operation Teammate. As a LSU fan, I have to say #godawgs!

 


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Contacts for Operation Teammate

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Past Episodes with Operation Teammate


Episode 92 – 21 Years a Folded Flag

Episode 92 – 21 Years a Folded Flag

Episode 92 – 21 Years a Folded Flag

I met with Richard Fitts Jr. and Rudy Childs on a cold April Sunday. Believe it or not it can get really cold and nasty during Spring in New England. We were meeting to talk about his documentary, “21 Years a Folded Flag”. Looking at the trailer got me interested in this story because I feel that Vietnam Veterans and Gold Star Family Members still get shut out compared to other wars and conflicts.

This documentary is about Richard Fitts Sr. who was a Green Beret in the Army. He lost his life in Laos on November 30th 1968 during a top secret, classified mission.

Richard was two years old at the time, and never got to know his father. Sitting there listening to him talk, I couldn’t imagine what that must have been like. It wasn’t until over 20 years later that the Fitts family got to find out what had happened to Richard Sr.

Richard wanted tell this story to keep his father’s memory alive. Rudy Childs started working on this film project and it became a labor of love. Richard and Rudy entered this film into a festival in Maryland and it almost won. They are proud of their work and I am looking forward to seeing the finished product. Check out their fundraiser (Fund my story/”green beret father”), and consider donating to help get this story told.

 


Check out the Sneak Preview to “21 Years a Folded Flag” on YouTube

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Richard Fitts Jr. and Rudy Childs will be presenting a sneak peek at the final unfinished version on May 29th, 7:00 PM at the East Bridgewater, MA Library.

The Library is located on 32 Union Street East Bridgewater, MA 02333. I will be there.

 

Richard Fitts Drive in Abington, MA.

 

Episode 91 – Dirty VA Hospital Room

Episode 91 – Dirty VA Hospital Room

Episode 91 – Dirty VA Hospital Room

Question of the Week

Question of the Week is why do I crochet? Simply put, I crochet because I made a promise. A listener needed yarn to make hats and gloves for Veterans. I asked a group with Project Linus if they had yarn they could donate.

The group leader said yes if I learned to crochet. The image on the left will be my next blanket. It is a corner to corner blanket. I like doing this because it is something to do with my hands. Also the finished product goes to Project Linus (http://projectlinus.org/). I will keep them coming.

 


The Word

I was interested in the story that broke about a veteran’s father who took pictures of a hospital room that was, in a word, filthy. It is my understanding that hospital rooms are supposed to clean. Looking at the photos it seems that this room was dirty for a while. Stephen Wilson – The Father’s Twitter Page

My question is this. After all the outrage over a Master Sergeant who re-enlisted with a sock puppet on her hand, where is the outrage over this room? Where is the brass coming down hard on this? Where are all the Facebook Veterans who rail against the injustices of the world? Where are they? What are they doing? They would rather make noise over a sock puppet and get two people kicked out of the military than keep the heat on a VA Hospital that services Veterans. I don’t get it. But by all means, get angry over things that don’t really matter.


Upcoming Events

  • June 10th, 2018 – #teamdarrah is having a cornhole tournament at the Avon VFW. This is to raise money for Veteran’s Causes
  • July 28th, 2018 – Burnouts 4 Veterans will be at it again on July 28th at the Brockton VFW.
Episode 90 – Sock Puppet Silliness

Episode 90 – Sock Puppet Silliness

Episode 90 – Sock Puppet Silliness

Welcome back! It is just me this week and so here is a show with traditional flow you all are used to on Oscar Mike Radio. Stand up, shuffle-up and walk to the door, it is time to JUMP!


Question of the Week

What is the Weekend Safety Brief? Simply put, the weekend safety brief will be a weekly YouTube Livestream. I need to get better in front of the camera, and this seemed a fun way to do it.

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Episode 90!!

Episode 90 is here!!! This starts the official countdown to Episode 100! Time flies and I have been having fun ever since this started. One of the big things going forward that I can now announce is Oscar Mike Radio which as you all know is part of the Whoobazoo will now be streaming to Radio Massasoit.

Episode 88 with Sgt Megan was the very first episode, and I am excited that Oscar Mike Radio will be heard by a younger demographic.

 


The Word – Sock Puppet Silliness

Was this so heinous that it cost two people their careers?

Look at the image to your left. This is Master Sergeant Robin Brown (E-8) with the Tennessee Air National Guard. She was removed from her position at the Joint Public Affairs Office after this video hit critical mass on social media. I looked at this video and while I could argue that it wasn’t exactly, 100% military proper, based on the weight of the collars in the room it certainly wasn’t a moment that warranted the reaction by the brass. The brass being Major General Terry Haston who kicked out MSGT Brown, forced the retirement of the Colonel who presided over the ceremony. His main crime was he did not raise his right hand during the ceremony. Adam Weinstein, Senior Editor for Task and Purpose & Navy Veteran sums up how I feel with the following article. Everybody Involved In That Dino Puppet Reenlistment Video Just Got Fired .

People are getting upset for the wrong things…..

 

 

 

 

Episode 89 – Jody Part 3 – Norman Early

Episode 89 – Jody Part 3 – Norman Early

Episode 89 – Jody Part 3

Norma Early III After 3 Marines worked this Jody over….

Take a good look at the image on the left. This is Norman Early III. Norman is a Jody who was having an affair with Diana Reyes, who was the wife of Marine Lance Cpl. Sergio Medina. When he found out is wife was having an affair he and two of his fellow Marines beat up Norman. You can read about the story here in the Washington Post Article – (Marine Veterans Sentenced).

Wes and I want to be clear. We can certainly understand how this Marine felt, and we can empathize with his situation. Jody was doing what used to be a crime, and got caught. If you read the article, you will see that Norman got a beat down. There is no sympathy from us for what happened to this guy. Married women are never a good risk for a fling. However, we simply cannot condone using violence to resolve a situation like this one. It never works.

Here are somethings we feel you should not do if you find out that Jody has been coming around like the cockroaches they are. I say they and cockroaches, because we understand this affects both men and women in the service.

1. Do not use physical violence to retaliate. These Marines destroyed their lives in 30 minutes.

2 . Do not speak, text or email threats of any type to Jody or your X. No soon to be X, just X. They are gone, goodbye

3. Do not try to take this out on Jody. As messed up as it seems, your significant other betrayed your trust. Jody was there to help.

That is about as K.I.S.S as we can make it for this month. Next month, we will go over what you should do. Thanks for listening.


Contact Emails

If you have comments, questions, or think we are just plain wrong, contact us.

  • Wes – wesley.mullings@gmail.com
  • Travis – travis@oscarmikeradio.com

Jody and Jodie Podcast Links

I will add the episode links so you can get caught up. This is a year long series, so buckle up

Links to Jody/Jodie Past Podcasts

  1. Episode 81 – Jody Part 1
  2. Episode 85 – Jodie Part 2
Episode 88 – Sgt Megan

Episode 88 – Sgt Megan

Episode 88 – Marine Comedian Sgt Megan

About 6 weeks ago, I saw a video about a military dependent who was a stripper. She had gotten divorced from her Marine husband and had gone back home. The video was made by Megan Bruce. At first I thought she was a civilian trying something new, but I was wrong. Megan Bruce served in the Marine Corps, and wants to use comedy to tell stories about the military experience from a female point of view. I was curious because I haven’t seen anyone in the military, especially a female, do comedy like this. The video is laugh out loud funny, but also seemed empathetic to men who go through the divorce process, and lose access to their children.

I reached out to Megan and we started talking. Come to find out she has a long term plan for what she is trying to do.  These videos are funny, but  it is the way she gets into character that leads me to believe that the Sgt Megan brand can go somewhere.

I think both videos show her range and educate without being preachy/angry. The best part of seeing her videos was reading the comments. Most people didn’t pick up on the fact that the character was not real. Even when Megan said, hey I was just in character, people had difficulty accepting that this was an act.

We all could be watching something big happening. There is space in the comedy world for someone like Sgt Bruce. She is going to be on again soon and we will talk about other things she is working on for her comedy routine. Check out the videos below and be sure to hit the links to stay in the know. OMR sends.


VIDEOS

This is the first – Confessions of a Strippa Dependa

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This is the is the second video – The Military Women Double Standard and the Solution to it All

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