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We Served. . .Now What?

We Served. . .Now What?

By Aaron Perkins

Through conversations, research, and stories of personal experience, on this show, we seek to answer the questions Post-9/11 veterans are already asking.

To submit your own questions for the podcast, record a voice memo on your phone, and email us your questions at podcast@couragetofightagain.com.
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S3 Ep4 - Finding Purpose in Corporate America (Special Guest: Col(R) Ted Studdard)

We Served. . .Now What?Oct 01, 2019

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S6 E10 - Real Conversations on Mental Health (w/ Special Guest: Patricia Perkins)
May 11, 202134:47
S6 E9 - How to identify what you are passionate about
Apr 27, 202126:17
S6 E8 - Life: TBD
Apr 13, 202122:09
S6 E7 - How YOU can build resilience in the face of chronic conditions
Mar 30, 202123:01
S6 E6 - How to get a good job
Mar 16, 202119:30
S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits?
Mar 02, 202134:04
S6 E4 - How do I use my Post-9/11 GI Bill?
Feb 16, 202121:30
S6 E3 - What is VA Solid Start?
Feb 02, 202130:48
S6 E2 - What does a normal transition from the military look like
Jan 19, 202118:56
S6 E1 - What's New for Veterans in 2021?

S6 E1 - What's New for Veterans in 2021?

Happy New Year!

In this first episode of Season 6, Aaron breaks down a few new things veterans are asking about:

COVID-19 vaccines (http://bit.ly/3hOOm8H) Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) (https://bit.ly/35aCEQK) VA overpayment notifications (http://bit.ly/3rWpdxp) VA Welcome Kit (http://bit.ly/358WkEE)

Grab your copy of RESOLVE at Courage to Fight Again! (http://bit.ly/37gE79u)

Join the Post-9/11 Veterans and Families Facebook Group! (http://bit.ly/3pP9uyi) Drop us a line at podcast@couragetofightagain.com.

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CREDITS:

Intro/Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles (https://filmmusic.io/song/6298-corporate-uplifting-chill) Mid-Roll Ad Music: Inspiring Advertising by Rafael Crux (https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-)


Jan 05, 202113:30
Bonus Episode - When It's Time to Pivot
Nov 09, 202010:42
S5 E10 - Story of You (w/ Special Guest: Annie Brock)
Sep 29, 202041:34
S5 E9 - Bonus Episode (w/ Special Guest: Dr. Thomas Moorman)
Sep 22, 202032:48
S5 E8 - Story of You (LIVE w/ Special Guest: Raymond Lott)

S5 E8 - Story of You (LIVE w/ Special Guest: Raymond Lott)

In our first-ever LIVE podcast interview, Aaron sits down and talks candidly with Marine Corps Veteran, Raymond Lott.

Unfiltered, uncut, and full of mistakes, this is the FULL conversation!

Raymond is better known across social media and the music sphere as @TheMarineRapper.

If you don't know who The Marine Rapper is, you'll definitely know who he is after you listen to this episode.

If you'd rather watch the full interview, head over to the Courage to Fight Again Facebook page.

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RESOLVE, the book we've been working on for nearly 2 years, is now available for purchase at the Courage to Fight Again website! Get your copy today!

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- Intro Music: Inspiring Teaser by Rafael Krux -

- Outro Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles

Sep 16, 202001:20:52
S5 E7 - Story of You (w/ Special Guests: Dave Flounders & Kathleen Saucier)
Sep 09, 202048:45
S5 E6 - Story of You (w/ Special Guest: Dr. Athena Ives)
Sep 01, 202046:30
S5 E5 - Story of You (w/ Special Guest: Joe Land)
Aug 25, 202042:12
S5 E4 - Story of You (w/ Special Guest: John Wayne Walding)
Aug 18, 202044:41
S5 E3 - Story of You (w/ Special Guest: Babee Garcia)
Aug 11, 202038:04
S5 E2 - Story of You (w/ Special Guest: Linsey Daley)
Aug 04, 202033:20
S5 E1 - Story of You (w/ Special Guest: Charlan Rieve)
Jul 28, 202047:36
Coming in Season 5. . .
Jun 30, 202003:42
S4 E4 - Finding Your Value in Post-Military Life (Special Guest: Matt Aston)
May 26, 202044:55
S4 E3 9 Ways to Make the (Quarantined) World a Better Place
May 19, 202027:31
S4 E2 - How to Know If You're Coping Well (Special Guest: Cherie Hickey)
May 12, 202035:49
S4 E1 Watch YOUR Lane

S4 E1 Watch YOUR Lane

In times like these, it's easy for our focus to get off on things that - let's be honest - really don't matter.
In this episode, Aaron shares some encouragement and a few insights about staying focused in a time of uncertainty.
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Intro Music: Funny Adventures by WinnieTheMoog (https://filmmusic.io/song/6048-funny-adventures)
Outro Music: MorningCoffee by AlekSound (https://filmmusic.io/song/5946-morning-coffee)
Copyright, Courage to Fight Again, 2020
May 05, 202015:33
Bonus Episode - Storm Shelter (Unscripted)
Apr 12, 202011:19
Bonus Episode - Staying Connected (Special Guest: Brian Bagwell)
Apr 07, 202032:17
Bonus Episode - You Can't Google This!
Mar 27, 202012:17
S3 Ep10 - How Important It Is to Find Purpose (Special Guests from Season 3)
Nov 12, 201934:45
S3 Ep9 - Finding Purpose in Speaking Out (Special Guest: Amanda Huffman)
Nov 05, 201936:01
S3 Ep8 - Finding Purpose in Being Available (Special Guest: Duane France)
Oct 29, 201934:47
S3 Ep7 - Finding Purpose in Bridging Gaps (Special Guest: Eddie Dunn)
Oct 22, 201941:59
S3 Ep6 - Finding Purpose in Post-Traumatic Growth (Special Guest: Mike Nasche)
Oct 15, 201956:02
S3 Ep5 - Finding Purpose in Continuing to Provide Leadership (Special Guest: GEN(R) Martin Dempsey)
Oct 08, 201940:32
S3 Ep4 - Finding Purpose in Corporate America (Special Guest: Col(R) Ted Studdard)
Oct 01, 201943:37
S3 Ep 3 - Finding Purpose Beyond the Pain of Loss (Special Guest: Bonnie Carroll)
Sep 24, 201925:59
S3 Ep 2 - Finding Purpose in Rebranding Yourself (Special Guest: Pete Turner)

S3 Ep 2 - Finding Purpose in Rebranding Yourself (Special Guest: Pete Turner)

In this episode, Aaron sits down with former Army spy, turned professional podcast producer Pete Turner.

Pete shares some amazing insights into why it is so critical to be willing to rebrand yourself after the military, when you should strongly consider getting out of your comfort zone and doing something new, and also shares the first step that *every* Veteran should take.


Sep 17, 201934:57
S3 Ep1 - Finding Purpose in Joining the Movement (Special Guest: Patricia Perkins)
Sep 10, 201932:16
S2 Ep 10 - SMARTA Goals

S2 Ep 10 - SMARTA Goals

In the final episode of Season 2 of the Courage to Fight Again podcast, Aaron shares why we as individuals need to have goals for ourselves, and he adds one more critical elements to the SMART way of achieving goals you set for yourself.

Aaron also shares what's in store for Courage to Fight Again, what we're going to be working on over the next few months, and how you can help!

Psst - want to be a BETA tester for the new RESOLVE curriculum? Email Aaron at aaron.perkins@couragetofightagain.com and let him know!

Ready?

Let's move out!

Apr 25, 201921:03
S2 Ep 9 - What Do We Do About Chronic Pain? - Pt. 2 (Special Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Richardson)

S2 Ep 9 - What Do We Do About Chronic Pain? - Pt. 2 (Special Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Richardson)

In this episode, Aaron continues his interview with chronic pain expert Dr. Elizabeth Richardson.

Dr. Richardson shares not only more valuable insights into how pain impacts those of us in the Veteran community, but she also touches on a relatively new practice in the area of pain management this is seeing some great success for Veterans across the country.


Apr 18, 201920:41
S2 Ep 8 - What Do We Do About Chronic Pain? (Special Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Richardson)

S2 Ep 8 - What Do We Do About Chronic Pain? (Special Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Richardson)

In this episode, Aaron interviews chronic pain expert, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson. As Veterans, how should we view chronic pain? Is it worse for Veterans than for the rest of the world? And if it is, what do we do about it? Get the answers to all these questions and more in this episode of the Courage to Fight Again podcast!
Apr 11, 201930:52
S2 Ep 7 - Everything ELSE You Ever Wanted to Know About VA Loans (Special Guest: Chris Montz)
Apr 04, 201926:60
S2 Ep 6 - Just the News...Mostly (March)
Mar 28, 201915:11
S2, Ep 5 - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About VA Loans (Special Guest: Chris Montz)

S2, Ep 5 - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About VA Loans (Special Guest: Chris Montz)

Today's special guest is Chris Montz.
Chris is a VA Loan expert with over 17 years of experience, and in this episode, he answers so many questions about the VA Loan that we can't possibly list them all in the show notes.
Take a listen, and if you still have questions, drop us a line on our Facebook page!
Mar 21, 201922:00
S2 Ep 4 - Finding Your Value: Part 2 (Special Guest: Matt Aston)
Mar 14, 201913:29
S2 Ep 3 - Finding Your Value (Special Guest: Matt Aston)

S2 Ep 3 - Finding Your Value (Special Guest: Matt Aston)

On today's show, we have a special guest!

Matt Aston is a U.S. Army infantry Veteran, engineer, entrepreneur, musician, and now, worship leader at one of the largest churches in the nation.

In this episode we are talking about value - where do we find our value once we leave the military? Is there a definitive standard we can use to measure our own self-worth?

Matt answers these questions and more, coming from the perspective of a Veteran who has rediscovered purpose in post-military life. And he shares practical tips on how you can too!

Mar 07, 201932:09
S2 Ep 2 - Just the News...Mostly (February)
Feb 28, 201923:45
S2 Ep 1 - Why Try?

S2 Ep 1 - Why Try?

As Veterans, sometimes it's difficult to even know - why should we try to rediscover our purpose?

We had purpose at one point in the past, and we can't imagine what that would be like - having purpose again.

And that begs the question, "Why try?"

Why even put forth the effort to rediscover purpose?

We answer that question and more in this, the very first episode of Season 2!

Feb 21, 201917:00
(Bonus Episode) What Lies Ahead
Jan 29, 201914:11
Help! I've Been Affected By the Shutdown!
Jan 16, 201913:05
S1 Ep 10 - Why do Veterans commit suicide?
Sep 28, 201815:03
S1 Ep 9 - What IS it with Veterans' Mental Health?
Sep 14, 201823:45
S1 Ep 8 - What's it like when a Veteran returns to school?
Sep 04, 201821:05
S1 Ep 7 - Do Veterans make less money than civilians?

S1 Ep 7 - Do Veterans make less money than civilians?

In this episode, we are continuing our series on the "Ten most frequently asked questions about Veterans' transitions." We explore 3 questions: - Are tax credits for hiring Veterans useful and cost-effective (and why does that matter to the Veteran?) - Are Veterans earning lower wages than civilians? - How effective are support services for Veterans' transitions? Be sure to check out 100,000 Jobs Mission at: https://www.veteranjobsmission.com/ Also, check out Microsoft Software and Systems Academy here: https://military.microsoft.com/programs/mssa/ To access the report referenced in this episode, head over to www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1095.html.

Aug 28, 201822:20
S1 Ep 6 - Veterans are on unemployment - are YOU eligible?
Aug 20, 201809:41
S1 Ep 5 - Veteran Unemployment and Who's Responsible
Aug 06, 201815:42
S1 Ep 4 - A proper introduction (and a vision for the future)

S1 Ep 4 - A proper introduction (and a vision for the future)

In this episode, Aaron gives a proper introduction of who he is, why he started Courage to Fight Again, and his vision for the future.

Jul 20, 201822:25
S1 Ep 3 - The Transition (Special Guest - George Macko)

S1 Ep 3 - The Transition (Special Guest - George Macko)

In this episode, we are talking about the transition from the military to the civilian sector, and we have a special guest too! George Macko transitioned from the Army just a few months ago, and he shares some of his story as well as his struggles, and provides some excellent recommendations on how you can better navigate the transition.
Jul 06, 201821:40
S1 Ep 2 - A Word

S1 Ep 2 - A Word

This is a mini-episode, and we are talking about our namesake - COURAGE.

As Veterans, we know about courage, but it looks quite a bit different after exchanging the uniform for civilian clothes.
Jun 22, 201808:47
S1 Ep 1 - It Begins

S1 Ep 1 - It Begins

Our first show! This episode tells a bit more about the podcast, as well as our new mission as Veterans.

Jun 13, 201811:03