Episode 100 – Mistress Carrie

Episode 100 – Mistress Carrie

Episode 100 – Mistress Carrie

100. 100 Episodes equals about 60 hours of content that have been produced in the last two years. I first want to thanks family, friends, co-workers and those unknown who have taken time to listen to me work on this. What is this? What is Oscar Mike Radio? Oscar Mike Radio is my way raising awareness for Veteran and Military by giving a voice to stories that would otherwise not be told. 94 episodes ago I met Kip Clark, host of the podcast Stride and Saunter (https://www.strideandsaunter.com/) and he told me I could do this.

Before the first episode was even created, Keith Hayes and Anthony Arnold got behind me to get this idea off the ground. I am happy and proud to be part of the Whoobazoo Network (https://whoobazoo.com/). This team continues to move me in the right direction, and the podcast has only gotten better.

So Episode 100 it seemed fitting to ask Mistress Carrie to come back on the show. Her first time on Oscar Mike Radio was Episode 62 – Click link here for entire show –  Mistress Carrie – Episode 62 This episode was eye opener for me. I thought I was getting good at interviewing people and talking about Veterans’ Issues. Mistress Carrie was gracious and engaging and I learned a lot about content production. She is a total pro with decades of experience and I had a blast talking with her.

I worked to get better. We met up again for Episode 84 – Mistress Carrie Part 1 and she talked about working to be embedded with an unnamed Special Forces Unit. To hear how she had to prepare and what happened around that was a great story. This kind of story doesn’t happen that often, and it was cool getting the behind the scenes info.

Having Mistress Carrie back on for 100 seemed fitting. Yes she is a public figure and celebrity, but no one can argue that she walks that the talk when it comes to Veterans. I enjoyed talking with her about Richard Fitts Jr.’s documentary, 21 Years a Folded Flag. Both us of have interviewed and talked with Richard Fitts Jr. and are looking forward to seeing the finished film.

If you look at the picture below, the story behind this image made the entire experience for episode 100 worth it. I am not going to spoil it here. I will end by saying that I hope to see what is going in with 22 Kill Boston at Jump Town, and I am looking forward to seeing what Mistress Carrie is going to do next. Thanks for celebrating 100 with me Mistress, Semper Fidelis.

 


American AF – Great Story behind this picture


 

 

 

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 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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Website and Social Media Links

Stay in the know by following Sgt. Megan on these links

 

Episode 87 – Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes 2018

Episode 87 – Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes 2018

Episode 87 – Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes 2018

Horses. Beautiful, majestic, peaceful creatures that most people do not know can help Veterans with PTSD. I talked to Julie Lovely last year, check out Episode 52 here – (Oscar Mike Radio Episode 52).

I met Julie on her farm and set up to begin talking with her. Note to self: Make sure I have headphones whenever I go remote. Snow had made scheduling challenging:)

We were in her barn, and to me this is the best part of doing this episode. Here we are sitting in a barn, outside on a cool spring day talking about what Julie is doing with Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes in 2018.

There is a lot coming up this year. First there is the Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes 2018 Benefit Dinner on April 21st at the Easton, MA Country Club. This benefit dinner and silent auction is to raise funds that Wild Hearts will use to provide equestrian therapy classes to Veterans.

2018 marks the first year that there will be two sessions for the Veterans. There is the Spring Healing through Horsemanship Veterans Program. Based on the need, Julie decided to have a fall session.  Her program is growing, and I am happy that Veterans find this valuable.

Talking with Julie, I could see the excitement in her eyes as she was talking about working with Veterans. Even with all the work required to get the paddocks, barn, and training area ready all while preparing for the benefit diner, there was this undercurrent of energy that is contagious. I  can’t wait to come back and talk with her and the whole crew this summer.  I can’t say this enough, people who serve in this way deserve our support.



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Contest!!!!

I have two tickets for the 2018 Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction. Here the rules:

  1. Drop me an email – travis@oscarmikeradio.com or a Facebook Book Message and tell me how I met Julie.
  2. I will put all the people who put in the proverbial bowl.
  3. I will do a drawing on Facebook Live on Sunday, April 15th, 2018.
  4. The winner will receive two tickets at Will – Call if needed to come to the event.