184 – My Military Story – Swim Qual

184 – My Military Story – Swim Qual

I continue my military story with #184 which is about swim qualification in the Marine Corps. Knowing how to swim is kind of important for any Marine. Also, one can’t graduate boot without passing a basic water qualification. I am not the best swimmer and treading water for four minutes seemed like an eternity. I just had to make slow, easy movements and keep breathing. Sounds simple enough, but panic is a laughing bastard when I let it take over my mind. If you are planning on joining the Marine Corps take some swimming lessons. It is only a week out of boot camp, but like range an important part of being a Green Amphibious Monster.


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170 – Veterans Day

170 – Veterans Day

Veterans Day has become Veterans month. I think that is a good thing. It is my hope that in all our hearts and minds that Veterans Day is a year around thing. We as a country are making good progress so let’s keep it going!

I am almost caught up. Got a bit behind due to other areas of my life. No worries, I am moving like a HAWK Missile off the rail!



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167 – Danielle Rocco – Devoted to Soldier

167 – Danielle Rocco – Devoted to Soldier

I had the pleasure of talking with Danielle Rocco remote and on location. She is a Marine Mom, transformation coach, speaker and now author of, “Devoted to a Soldier.” She talked with me about her work with Veterans Advocacy.

The question has to be what hasn’t Danielle done? Professional ballerina, business owner, author, filmmaker, coach and now Veterans Advocate, Danielle believes anyone can make positive change in their lives at anytime.

Devoted to a Soldier is about develop strong relationships. The strongest being with one’s self. As I listened to Danielle talk about this during our time, I felt that I was on that path. Getting reminded of what I need to do daily was coaching at its best.

You can go to Danielle’s website – https://devotedtoasoldier.com/ to learn more about her documentary and Veteran’s Advocacy work.



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166 – My Military Story – The Gas Chamber

166 – My Military Story – The Gas Chamber

It has been as while so I wanted to to tell another part of my time in the military. The Gas Chamber to me was the worst part of boot camp.. Don’t know why I feel that way I just do.

Look at these upcoming events below. Make sure you like and follow Oscar Mike Radio and these orgs.

Check out Frost Call this org setups up VA Game Night for Veterans. They have an event Friday, September 27th at the Jamaica Plain VA.

Heidrea For Heroes is having their 2nd Annual Harvest Day Brunch on October 12, 10 AM – 3 PM. The event is at Franklin Elks Lodge #2136
1077 Pond St, Franklin, Massachusetts 02038.



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165 – Jim Tough 600 – 22 for 22 Charlie Mike

165 – Jim Tough 600 – 22 for 22 Charlie Mike

Jim Tough has been doing pushups for 600 Days to raise awareness about Veterans Suicide and the harm PTSD does to people. It is more than just pushups though, Jim relays an inspirational message to people who need to hear it. Sometimes these messages are a NCOs proverbial boot in the south end but they are from the heart. I have learned a lot from listening to the messages of the day.

Jim doesn’t do these for the attention. The goal is to get to a point where he doesn’t have to do them at all. The need is real. Please do not use a permanent solution to a temporary problem.



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